CJ Group South Korea selects Polycom RealPresence Mobile 2.0 for UC&C project

Telecom Lead Asia: CJ Group in South Korea has selected Polycom RealPresence Mobile 2.0 for its UC&C project.

CJ Group selected the software application as an enhancement to its existing video conferencing solution.

RealPresence Mobile 2.0 enables CJ Group to build SmartWork culture to improve mobile worker productivity and drive communications beyond the conference room and office.

Thanks to Polycom, CJ employees currently use more than 500 hours of video calls per month. Currently, CJ Group has over 440 Polycom units, spread across over 100 offices locally and abroad.

“CJ Group employees feel at ease using Polycom video collaboration solutions, whether at their desks, in a meeting room, or on the go on their mobile devices. This not only improves work efficiency and reduces costs; it also leads to the creation of a smart and flexible corporate culture. As CJ Group’s business expands, the company plans to continue to expand our current video solution and Polycom is the optimum partner for this project,” said Sang-cheon Ryu, department head, CJ Systems.

CJ Group expects users, who are already familiar with Polycom’s user interface, will be able to use the RealPresence Mobile 2.0 application with ease.

Executives at CJ Group’s subsidiaries are using video solutions on desktops and mobile environments, improving meetings across their business units.

CJ Cheil Jedang, a subsidiary of CJ Group, holds regular research/production meetings among headquarters, research centers, and production sites abroad in Brazil, Indonesia, and China via video, reducing the cost of its international business trips by 34 percent compared to the same period the previous year.

By enabling users to connect with foreign branch offices in Southeast Asia, America, and China via mobile video using tablets and smartphones, the company is maximizing workplace efficiency, and their current video investments. To date, CJ Group as a whole has reduced costs for business trips by about 25 percent annually, saving US$2.6 billion annually (as of June 2009).

“Polycom will support CJ Group to ensure the success of its unified communications and collaboration project with Polycom’s video collaboration solutions such as our mobile video application that lets customers take secure, HD video meetings on the go,” said Dae-jun Shin, country manager, Polycom Korea.

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