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  • 4 May 2015 12:28

New Polycom Services Help IT Expand the Power and Potential of Workplace Collaboration

Polycom® RealAccess™ brings the power of big data and connected products to help IT departments analyse utilisation, capacity and success rates to make faster and smarter decisions

Dedicated to delivering high-quality experiences and customer success, Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) announced today several new services offers designed to help IT administrators make smarter decisions, drive adoption and protect their unified communications and collaboration investments – now and into the future. One of the new unique innovations, Polycom® RealAccess™ services delivery platform, puts personalised and near-real-time data at their fingertips through a secure, cloud-based portal, giving them the power to analyse, manage and make evidence-based decisions about their collaboration environment.

“Organisations are making significant investments in collaboration technology, and because every organisation is unique, they need a partner who can build a solution that satisfies their business needs today and well into the future,” said Navin Mehta, Polycom Senior Vice President of Global Services. “Polycom’s new services provide a clear roadmap for success from planning and evaluation through deployment and ongoing operations. Having the right partner every step of the way helps our customers create better user experiences, which drives adoption and faster return on their investment.”

Through a set of innovative and highly differentiated applications, the Polycom RealAccess services delivery platform provides IT with important data on utilisation, capacity and success rates, giving IT administrators the information they need to make faster and smarter decisions. The platform improves solution performance by identifying issues quickly and proactively, which ultimately improves end user experiences. It also gives IT the flexibility to choose specific applications that best fit their needs, such as:

- Asset Management: Provides detailed insight into endpoints, including information on where and what solutions—down to the software version—are being used.

- Analytics: Provides data and metrics on utilisation, capacity and performance, so customers can make data-driven, evidence-based decisions about current and projected needs.

- Video Library: Contains short how-to training videos to help people use collaboration tools, driving adoption across all levels of the organisation.

“With the Polycom RealAccess services delivery platform, Polycom has changed the way we approach asset and capacity management,” said Laurent Chartier, Global IT Building Manager at SCOR, a global reinsurance company. “By giving us the information, resources and analytics we need, in simple and easy to access ways, Polycom makes our decisions easier and gives us clear feedback on their impact.”

Polycom also has broadened its Managed Services offering to meet the needs of customers who want to outsource all or part of their video collaboration investments. The expanded offers cover the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform (video infrastructure) and endpoints through state-of-the-art monitoring, management, hosting and transformation services, allowing IT departments to spend more time on their strategic priorities. Polycom Managed Services proactively monitors, detects and resolves new issues or threats to current infrastructure, while offering robust reporting and diagnostic tools that are designed to create efficiency and maximise return on investment. The new offerings also give customers the ability to choose the level of service they need.

Organisations of any size adding enterprise voice to their Microsoft Lync (Skype for Business) deployments and using Polycom® VVX® business media phones will now have the benefit of Polycom’s support and expertise with Polycom VVX Services for Lync. These services offerings help customers optimise their networks and infrastructure, familiarise administrators and users with the features of the device, as well as provide assistance from planning to going live and beyond.

The Polycom RealAccess services delivery platform and Polycom Managed Services are globally available today from Polycom and our certified partners. Polycom VVX Services for Lync will be available mid-2015.

For more information on how channel partners can deliver and sell Polycom Services, please visit The Partner View.

About Polycom

Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 415,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com.jp or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn or the Polycom Asia Pacific blog, www.polycom.asia/theview, to learn more.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events, including statements regarding the impact of the new services offerings on adoption, efficiency and return of investment. These forward-looking statements reflect our current intentions and are identified by terminology such as “designed”, “will”, “planned” and other similar statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including future agreements; changes to our strategic areas of focus; and possible delays in the development, availability and shipment of new products due to engineering, manufacturing or other delays. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2014, and in other reports filed by Polycom with the SEC. Polycom disclaims any intent or obligations to update these forward-looking statements.

NOTE: The product plans, specifications, and descriptions herein are provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Polycom reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products and related specifications referenced herein are not guaranteed and will be delivered on a when and if available basis.

© 2015 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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