Offers Most Complete Solutions for Open, Standards-Based Unified Communications through the Polycom Partner Network
Polycom, Inc., the global leader in open standards-based unified communications, has launched the Polycom Partner Network, which coalesces all previous partner programs into a single, unified global partner framework for Polycom’s ecosystem of approximately 7,000 channel and alliance partners.
As part of the Polycom Partner Network, Polycom has launched a new developer program to enable ISVs to leverage Polycom APIs (application programming interfaces) and SDKs (software development kits); and “Polycom Ready” and “Polycom Powered” branding for technology partners integrating or embedding Polycom software in their devices, products, or software applications.
Polycom Partner Network partners embrace and extend Polycom’s open, standards-based video collaboration solutions and together deliver the most complete video collaboration solutions available to more than 400,000 Polycom customers. Through the Polycom Partner Network, technology providers, ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and other valued partners can easily address the multi-faceted needs of today’s organisations that are using face-to-face video collaboration to improve productivity, engagement, time-to-market, business continuity, as well as for unique applications across various vertical industries.
Meeting this challenge requires not only Polycom’s close collaboration with partners, but often extends throughout the lifecycles of multi-vendor solutions, from building in open standards-based interoperability during design to implementing customised solutions to support specific industry use cases such as telemedicine or distance learning. With this evolution of its partner ecosystem, Polycom is expanding its leadership in open standards-based unified communications to make it easier to deliver multi-vendor UC solutions that meet the unique needs of every customer.
“The sophisticated nature of today’s enterprise communications infrastructure, combined with the need to deliver communications solutions to employees or users who may be on-the-go, at home, or in the office in any number of work environments, requires Polycom and our partners to collaborate closely to deliver true unified communications solutions,” said Tracey Newell, Executive Vice President of Global Sales at Polycom.
“The new Polycom Partner Network broadens our global partner ecosystem so that partners can focus on what they do best, and easily find and collaborate with the right partners in our ecosystem to deliver complete and customised unified communications and video collaboration solutions for every customer, worldwide. Our vision at Polycom is to make video collaboration ubiquitous, and we believe the Polycom Partner Network is critical to making this vision a reality.”