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Westcon Teams with Polycom to Map the Future of Unified Communications
Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012
Partners and Customers from Around the World Converge at UC Vision 2
 
Tarrytown, NY, and San Jose, Calif. - December 6, 2012 - Further demonstrating a no boundaries approach to unified communications, Westcon Group and Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today launched UC Vision 2 - a virtual and live event helping global partners and customers to design more effective converged communications strategies. Westcon is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers.
 
Originating from the Polycom Executive Experience Center in New York City, the event links nearly 200 partners and customers from nine cities and three countries to participate via Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions. The technology helps organizations collaborate face-to-face from any location for more productive and effective meetings.
 
Fueled by a proven ability to drive business efficiencies and cost savings, companies are increasingly turning to video collaboration as an effective business resource. UC Vision 2 is aimed at demonstrating the power of converged technologies in a real-world environment, helping resellers effectively guide customers through complex roll-out strategies.
 
"There's no doubt about it - unified communications and collaboration has become an integral component of any successful business environment. Polycom's high-definition video and voice collaboration solutions help millions around the world meet with anyone, anywhere, across devices," said Ashan Willy, Polycom's Vice President of Worldwide Systems Engineering. "We're pleased to team with a thought leader like Westcon yet again, helping customers solve complex problems, generate new ideas and work together to achieve their business goals."
 
At UC Vision 2, attendees are offered an exclusive look into the Polycom Executive Experience Center, an ideal learning environment for the latest in interoperable UC&C solutions. The event is highlighted by keynote addresses from Polycom's Ashan Willy and features a look inside real-world UC&C deployments with Westcon Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Bill Hurley.
 
"In meeting with customers, perhaps the number one concern is how to effectively navigate the challenges of collaboration," said Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy, Senior Vice President US and Canada, Westcon Group. "Polycom offers some of the market's premier technologies, helping customers maximize the power of real-time collaboration. UC Vision is a great event, offering partners and customers a sneak peek into all that can be accomplished leveraging unified communications."
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