Polycom showcases joint customer momentum in video platform integration with IBM


By Telecom Lead Team: Polycom, a provider
of unified communications (UC), announced key initiatives that further its
social business strategy, including customer momentum with IBM and strategic
product updates, such as native integration of PolycomRealPresence video
solutions with the most recent version of IBM Sametime.


The integration of Polycom’s video
solutions with IBM social business platforms IBM Sametime and IBM
Connections helps companies tap into the transformational power of social
and web platforms, empowering video calls from within the email and social
business interfaces users are familiar with to connect to standards-based


“Video collaboration is mission
critical in organizations today, and the ways companies are using video is
rapidly evolving. Every day, more people gravitate to social networks as their
primary way to share and stay connected,” said Sue Hayden, executive vice
president Strategic Alliances, Polycom.


By natively integrating the
PolycomRealPresence Platform with IBM’s social business applications,
users can make video calls from within Sametime or Connections. With the
integration with IBM,
Polycom is delivering easy-to-use solutions that help customers change how they
do business, driving productivity, efficiency, and ROI.


Polycom has had significant customer
momentum with the Sametime integration. Customers of all types, from
governmental organizations to Fortune Global 1000 companies across multiple
geographies and industries are already benefiting from the IBM and Polycom


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