Telecom Lead Asia: Polycom, a provider of open
standards-based unified communications (UC), has provided the South Korean
ministry of Public Administration and Security with Polycom RealPresence video
solutions for their SmartWork Centre Building Project.
With Polycom RealPresence video solutions deployed, the
SmartWork centre will allow the ministry to replace in-person meetings with
With this centre, the ministry will be able to reduce
emission trading and transportation costs by approximately $$310 per one
remote worker per year, and reduce commuter time by up to 90 minutes per day.
The initiative, supported by our video collaboration
solutions, reduces the need to commute to work, thereby saving hours in travel
time and employee downtime while increasing productivity. By changing the way
organisations collaborate, we are helping to promote a more flexible and
smarter way to work,” said Dae-jun Shin, country manager of Polycom
The center will promote flexible working practices in
organizations across Korea, and encourage government officers to telework.
The ministry further plans to expand the use of video
collaboration for remote working to reach all of its SmartWork centers across
the country, with a goal of having 30 percent of the total government officers
The ministry has deployed Polycom’s high-definition video
collaboration solutions into key SmartWork centres in locations across Korea
including Jamsil, Guro and Daejeon.
Going ahead, the Korean government plans to build 50
public centers specifically for government officers’ use and 450 private
SmartWork centers equipped with high-definition video collaboration solutions
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