Polycom and Partners Advance Open Collaboration

With the Polycom Open Collaboration Network, announced recently, Polycom and its strategic partners believe they are better able to deliver unified communications (UC) solutions that fill the gaps and provide complete solutions to companies large and small and in all industries.

  • With the Polycom Open Collaborative Network, Polycom provides an open and interoperable collaborative solution that gives customers greater flexibility and investment protection. The main tenets of the Polycom Open Collaboration Network are standards-based solutions, solutions that are scalable, flexible, multi-network, and able to run in mixed environments. They run on more than one communications platform, and are fully redundant. In a press statement, Polycom officials share: "You'll benefit by being able to leverage your existing infrastructure and build a network of vendors and suppliers that works from a standards base so you can be assured that your solutions continue to interoperate in a best-in-class environment."

Polycom is working with the leading unified communications platform providers to deliver applications that cut across different environments. Currently strategic partners include: Avaya, BroadSoft, HP, IBM, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, and Siemens. The company also has a larger network of ARENA partners who enhance the range and variety of unified communications.