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Polycom and Jive Announce Strategic Relationship to Bring HD Video Collaboration to Social Business
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011
New video solutions powered by Polycom platform to increase productivity and deliver competitive advantage for businesses running Jive
PALO ALTO and PLEASANTON, Calif. - Sep 14, 2011 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), and Jive Software, a leading social business solution, today announced a strategic relationship to integrate Polycom HD video into Jive's social business platform. The new solution will transform how businesses engage and collaborate with customers, employees, and partners. The solution will allow Jive customers to conduct live video chats, including group video calls, as well as record video meetings or messages for archiving, training, and ongoing collaboration.
As consumers and knowledge workers rapidly adopt social business and video collaboration, seamlessly integrating the two technologies is addressing a clear market need. Video-enabled social platforms give people a powerful communication vehicle to more deeply engage with others in their social circles. Video collaboration promotes richer conversations, more effective discussions, faster decision-making, and improved creativity and brainstorming.
"Integrating social business with real-time video is the next logical step in significantly improving how enterprise users communicate, collaborate, and become more productive," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, executive vice president and general manager of UC solutions and chief development officer, Polycom. "Together, Polycom and Jive will deliver a real-time HD video solution powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform for social business that is incredibly easy to use and fulfills the growing demand for real-time workplace collaboration."
"Jive is excited to partner with Polycom to bring the latest innovation in video communications to our customers," said Chris Morace, senior vice president of Business Development, Jive. "This partnership is yet another step in our commitment to leverage the power of social to change the way business gets done in the enterprise."
The HD video offerings will be based on open standards to ensure interoperability with other business and communications applications. The planned offerings will enable users to make point-to-point and multi-point group video calls in real-time, as well as record meetings or video messages and archive them in the context of their group for others to retrieve and view at any time.
A technology demonstration of the Polycom and Jive Software HD video collaboration solution will be showcased at JiveWorld11 in Las Vegas, October 4-6, 2011.
About Social Business
Social Business Software is a new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Jive's Social Business software combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software and social media monitoring offerings into an integrated platform. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage.
About Polycom UC Solutions and Polycom RealPresence Platform
Polycom UC solutions create a highly collaborative environment that significantly improves learning and engagement, as well as overall productivity and efficiency. Offerings include HD voice and video solutions for personal, mobile, group, and immersive telepresence experiences. Polycom helps companies of all sizes, in all industries, become high-performance workplaces where people collaborate on-demand between any location, over any network, with their device of choice.
The Polycom RealPresence Platform is the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration, and delivers the industry's only universal bridging software that supports up to 75,000 device registrations and 25,000 concurrent sessions. The platform includes universal video collaboration, video resource management, virtualization management, universal access and security, and video content management. With a broad ecosystem of partners, Polycom provides the most comprehensive, reliable, and scalable collaboration platform for managing and delivering UC solutions to employees, partners and suppliers – on-premises or from the cloud.