Unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) vendor, Polycom, has opened office in Brisbane, hoping to capitalise from what it sees as a “particularly strong region for growth.”
In addition to running its Queensland operations, the facility will feature a Solutions Centre to showcase a selection of the company’s open, standards-based UC solutions and services which form part of the RealPresence platform.
“Our Queensland business has been growing year-over-year and there is definitely an appetite from local businesses for video collaboration solutions,” Polycom Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) managing director, Gary Denman, said.
“Organisations have changed the way they communicate, collaborate and connect, especially across regions as vast as Queensland. This cultural shift means that video has become the new dial tone for Australian businesses and Queensland is no exception.”
Polycom’s dedicated Queensland team will focus on a number of key vertical industries, including mining, education, healthcare, legal and the public sector.
The team will also be responsible for supporting the vendor’s channel network with go-to-market strategies and initiatives to help partners create competitive advantage. This will include guiding partners in educating both existing and new customers on the value of video collaboration solutions.
According to Frost and Sullivan’s 2013 ‘Australian UC Services Market’ report, the local UC sector will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.9 per cent between 2012 and 2019.
“As our industry continues to change and grow at a significant pace, we are seeing much innovation in the way companies are adopting video as a critical component of their business culture, process and operations,” Denman said.