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Polycom Forms New Public Sector Organization to Increase Focus on Unique Video Collaboration Needs of U.S. Government, Education and Healthcare Market
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Polycom Forms New Public Sector Organization to Increase Focus on Unique Video Collaboration Needs of U.S. Government, Education and Healthcare Market
Barry Morris will lead new Public Sector organization that combines Polycom’s Federal, State & Local Government, Education and Healthcare Organizations in the U.S.
Washington, DC - Aug 29, 2012 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced the launch of a new Public Sector organization, created by combining the company’s U.S. Federal and State and Local Government organizations, Education and Healthcare groups, as well as its Grants division, into one entity.
The new organization enables Polycom to dedicate more focus and resources to the unique video collaboration and video teleconferencing (VTC) needs of customers in critical U.S. Government, Education and Healthcare markets, and will be led by Barry Morris, President, Polycom Public Sector. Morris previously served as Vice President of Polycom's Federal Government division.
"With our consistent success in the Federal space, the expanding opportunities in Healthcare and Education, and the unique video-enabled use cases of these markets, it became clear to us that we needed to grow our investments in and focus on the greater public sector space," said Andy Miller, President and CEO, Polycom.  "The formation of our Public Sector organization is a show of Polycom's continued commitment to our customers. We are aligning ourselves to better serve as a resource for their success, understand their unique and complex VTC needs, and provide them with the best innovations, TCO and interoperable video collaboration solutions in the industry."
"I am pleased to lead Polycom's new Public Sector organization and help drive market share growth in these strategic vertical markets," said Morris.  "Certifications, public funding, contract vehicles and procurement regulations are all major concerns for any public sector organization and this re-alignment of our resources will maximize our ability to serve them and address their unique needs."
Recognized as an Innovator and Leader for Video Collaboration in the Public Sector
Polycom and the Polycom® RealPresence® video solutions have seen continued success with Public Sector customers in the U.S. and around the world in 2012. On August 16, the Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) awarded Polycom its 2012 Pillar award, which recognizes a non-government organization for technology innovation and contributions to foster collaboration, education, training and development initiatives that benefit the Federal Government.  In addition, four Polycom customers – the Army National Guard (ARNG), the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the National Park Service (NPS) and World Bank – also earned 2012 FGDLA awards for their contributions to distance learning in the Federal sector
Driving Industry-Leading Ease-of-Use, Interoperability and Lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership for the Public Sector
As a leader in UC innovation and multi-vendor interoperability, Polycom continues its drive towards wide-scale adoption, delivery, and management of UC and video collaboration within the Government, Education and Healthcare markets.  Polycom offers a full portfolio of RealPresence video collaboration solutions – from video software for mobile devices and laptops to video room systems and immersive theaters to practitioner carts for the healthcare industry – which are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform. The RealPresence Platform – the most comprehensive and interoperable UC infrastructure for universal video collaboration – provides robust provisioning, management, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security. The unique open-standards approach of the Polycom RealPresence Platform ensures integration with hundreds of unified communications and social networking applications, and integrates with core networking and security infrastructure to deliver secure collaboration with any number of people across heterogeneous networks with up to 50 percent less bandwidth consumption than other solutions. Because of Polycom's focus on interoperability, the RealPresence Platform transforms islands of employees and fragmented communications systems into a seamless video enterprise, which makes enterprise-grade video easily and securely accessible to all authorized personnel whether they're mobile, remote, or on-site.