Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today honored top-performing partners from around the world at an awards ceremony during TEAM Polycom 2013, the company’s annual sales and partner conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 4-7, 2013. The Polycom Partner Awards recognize companies for leadership in each of the major partner categories and for excellence in the areas of services, innovation, integration, and industry focus. In total, Polycom honored 70 companies for their achievements in 2012.
“We are thrilled to recognize and honor these top-performing partners who really went above and beyond to meet the needs of our joint customers,” said Ron Myers, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Polycom. “We serve a growing customer base, and an increasingly diverse one, as the power of video collaboration is fast becoming a business requirement for every organization, large and small. The Polycom Partner Award winners highlight how together we best meet the solution, service, and support needs of our customers. Our partners are absolutely critical to our success and these awards shine a spotlight so we can all learn from their achievements.”
The Polycom Partner Awards recognize global partners whose achievements impact Polycom's business on a worldwide basis, theater awards for each of the company's five operating regions, and country awards to partners that primarily do business within a single country. In addition to awards recognizing leaders in each key category, Polycom also recognizes partners with the Excellence Awards:
- Excellence in Services recognizes partners who excelled in services, customer satisfaction and engagement with Polycom's services and sales teams.
- Excellence in Innovation honors partners who demonstrated a unique or innovative approach to implementing Polycom solutions.
- Excellence in Integration spotlights partners that successfully integrated Polycom solutions with a UC platform from a strategic alliance partner.
- Excellence in Industry recognizes partners that were successful in pursuing business within a major vertical industry, such as education, healthcare, or government.
Award winners are part of the Polycom Partner Network, a global ecosystem of alliance and channel partners. The nearly 7,000 Polycom Partner Network members embrace and extend Polycom's open standards-based video collaboration solutions to deliver comprehensive UC&C solutions for the enterprise as well as applications to support a growing number of use cases across vertical industries such as healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, financial services, media and entertainment. As part of the Polycom Partner Network, technology providers, ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and other companies can work with Polycom and each other to deliver tailored solutions for the multi-faceted needs of today’s organizations.Partners were nominated and reviewed by a panel of Polycom’s worldwide and theater executives.