Polycom and Plantronics now have a new name, called Poly. The name change comes after last year’s Plantronics acquisition of Polycom, a deal that was worth US $2 billion.
Now, Plantronics and Polycom are one organisation, which will focus on the ‘human experience of communications and collaboration’, Poly says.
The company will leverage both Plantronics and Polycom’s expertise in audio and video, as well as unified communications, across collaboration clouds and people.
"Today feels like my first day as CEO of a new company," comments Poly’s president and chief executive officer, said Joe Burton.
"We see limitless opportunity for how people communicate and collaborate today. With advancements in AI, machine learning and new technologies, we see a future where Poly makes the connection, then quietly steps out of the way to become the one thing you don't notice in the meeting."
"Our new brand represents the many elements of our history that we bring together to enable people to work the way we all work now, which is anywhere and across multiple collaboration tools," comments Poly’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Amy Barzdukas.
The new company will pave the way for innovation in four primary areas:
"No other company has as many communications devices and services that we offer across any platform of choice, and the true power will be in how we bring them together so people can do more,” concludes Barzdukas.