Telecom Lead Europe: Lonza, a supplier to pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries, is using Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Polycom RealPresence video solutions, to provide unified communications and collaboration solution to over 11,000 staff across 90 sites.
Lonza has extended their video collaboration to include Polycom RealPresence Immersive video suites and Polycom RealPresence Room video solutions.
The RealPresence Platform delivers a personalized experience to every user, where staff can click a name on their Lync contact list and instantly connect and collaborate together, face-to-face via Polycom video on their desktop or in a conference room-based system to bring people together in high definition.
“We chose Polycom primarily for their experience and reputation; secondly, the interoperability with other systems; and thirdly because of the strength of its strategic relationship and commitment to integrate with Microsoft Lync,” said Ernst Hutter, head of Global IT Infrastructure, Lonza.
The combination of Microsoft Lync and Polycom video collaboration has significantly changed its way of working in the last two years. Lonza has more home users and this has allowed the organization to implement a flexible working environment.
Lonza has seen collaboration increase through the use of high-definition multi-party video conferences, enabling teams to gather information together and collaborate on documents live over video.
In addition, Lonza experienced adoption of video conferencing as it empowers staff to communicate and collaborate whilst experiencing the benefits of increased flexibility. Staff have more time to do their jobs and be more productive rather than be tired from jetlag due to travelling from Europe to China to the United States. Video collaboration provides Lonza with flexibility and speed, enabling them to meet people within the same week without the need for travel.