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Microsoft Teams
Poly announces new Trio device and new personal speaker
The Trio C60 smart conferencing device and the Calisto 5300 personal speaker are bot Teams-enabled out of the box.
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Unified Communications
Video: How to make remote work, work for the channel
Two Ingram Micro NZ business development managers explain how to make work from home benefit any business and its employees.
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Partner Programme
Poly updates partner programme
The company is combining the Polycom and Plantronics partner programmes together to reach a wider range of partners.
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Unified Communications
8x8, Poly and ScanSource join forces for cloud UC
The joint programme, CloudFuel, will help organisations move to cloud technology for unified communications, collaboration and contact centre.
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Polycom
New Savi wireless headsets range announced
Poly is the first enterprise headset company to offer a DECT Headset with active noise cancelling.
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Polycom
New Poly device combines content sharing and video conferencing
The G5700 for mid to large conference rooms integrates the sharing of digital content with audio and video conference features in a single device.
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Unified Communications
Poly appoints new A/NZ managing director, Andy Hurt
“We’re excited to be bringing together two established pioneers in audio and video technology to be moving forward and one business – Poly."
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Unified Communications
Polycom & Plantronics rebrand to Poly, a new UC powerhouse
The name change comes after last year’s Plantronics acquisition of Polycom, a deal that was worth US $2 billion.
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Microsoft Teams
Plantronics and HP’s new Teams conferencing solution
The solution for large and mid-sized rooms combines HP Elite Slice with Polycom Trio and EagleEye IV video conferencing.
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Unified Communications
Review: Polycom's VoxBox may be the last speaker you'll need
Super clear voice in both directions, Bluetooth connectivity, and a sleek form factor - what else can you ask for?
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Polycom
Preparing for the future of work – growing big ideas from small spaces
We’ve all seen it: our offices are changing from the traditional four walls - to no walls. A need to reduce real estate costs is a key driver, as is enabling a more diverse and agile workforce.
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Unified Communications
Video conferencing in dire need of simplification, study shows
A Forrester study shows that 84% of companies are using two or more cloud-based video conferencing apps.
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Polycom
Exclusive: What the workplace of the future looks like
"The workplace of the future is designed to focus on employee engagement, creativity and collaboration."
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Polycom
Polycom recognises success at first ever A/NZ Partner Awards
Telstra, Spark, Ingram Micro NZ, Dimension Data, and Data#3 among winners.
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Microsoft Teams
Polycom goes 'all in' on Microsoft Teams at Inspire 2018
Polycom says it’s going ‘all in’ on Microsoft Teams to create the best experiences across a range of different communications devices and solutions.
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Unified Communications
Plantronics completes US$2 billion acquisition of Polycom
The acquisition of Polycom will supposedly accelerate and expand Plantronics’ UC vision.
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Digital Transformation
Digital Disruption in the C Suite: Is it A Case of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’?
It has even been predicted that AI will contribute over US$15 trillion to global GDP by 2030 but will come at great cost.
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Unified Communications
Polycom’s conference smartphone will soon be smarter
Polycom are adding facial tracking, dual monitor support and better audio coverage to their flagship Trio offering, plus integration with Zoom Rooms.
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Unified Communications
Polycom launches new cloud services for enterprises and service providers
“It makes sense to better leverage the cloud and improve the way our customers manage, measure and interact with voice, video and content sharing.”
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Unified Communications
BlueJeans UC approach leads to record sales growth
A new executive team, bookings and strategic partnerships have helped drive broad enterprise adoption.
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Microsoft
Cisco vs. Microsoft: Giants battle for leadership as market reaches all-time high
“We are now having to track 160 different vendors and service providers in order to really understand the market.”
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Unified Communications
Plantronics will acquire Polycom for US$2b
With the acquisition, Plantronics hopes to enlarge their footprint on the unified communications ecosystem considerably.
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Customer experience
Polycom dials up APAC CX strategy with new appointment
Andrew Hug will lead the charge creating a customer-focused strategy that combines securing customer insights and analysis.
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Unified Communications
NLP ready to roll into home and work
UC consultant Ian Darby recently ended up in San Jose where natural language processing (NLP) was a hot topic. Here is his take on the Next Big Thing.