Polycom Top-Ranked for Video Collaboration ‘Strategy’ and ‘Current Offerings’ in New Report from Leading Independent Research Firm
Polycom receives perfect scores in the categories of quality of experience, interoperability, product roadmap, partnerships, and security and compliance
London – 22 Aug 2012 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced that Forrester Research Inc. named Polycom a leader and top-ranked Company in both ‘current offerings’ and ‘strategy’ in a new report on video collaboration solutions.
The report, titled “The Forrester Wave™: Room-Based Videoconferencing, Q3 2012,” uses 39 criteria to evaluate the top vendors in the industry, looking at video collaboration solutions for every work environment – from mobile and desktops to room systems and immersive telepresence – along with the services that support them. Forrester found that Polycom has taken the top scores in ‘current offerings’ based on such factors as conferencing experience, quality of experience, management platform, recording and streaming, and security and compliance, all for which Polycom was also top-ranked. In the ‘strategy’ category, Forrester named Polycom a leader largely because of its product roadmap and particular strengths in “UC integration” and “interoperability”—a key focus of and competitive advantage for Polycom and its global ecosystem of over 7,000 partners. In addition, Polycom was top ranked in the “partners” category. (Download the full report here).
“As Forrester notes in its new ‘Wave’ report, Polycom is now top-ranked in ‘current offerings’ for video collaboration. Polycom today is delivering the most useful innovations, best user experiences, and broadest interoperability of any video collaboration company,” said Polycom CEO Andy Miller. “Importantly, Forrester also named Polycom the top-ranked company in ‘strategy’— which we see as validation from an important thought leader that Polycom is on the right track with our vision to make video collaboration ubiquitous through an innovative roadmap and by offering the industry’s best user experience. Polycom will also continue to offer the industry’s broadest multi-vendor integration and lowest TCO. For our more than 415,000 customers globally, Polycom is delivering innovations in video collaboration that are changing the way people work, collaborate, learn, govern, create and even help save lives.”
“Polycom has a diverse portfolio of endpoints including a range of options that run the gamut from mobile and room-based systems to immersive telepresence,” wrote Phillip Karcher, the author of the Forrester Research report. “Through technology partnerships, with Microsoft in particular, Polycom provides endpoints that work well in multi-vendor environments. Many of its endpoints also interoperate natively with nonstandard protocols and codecs.”