Polycom, Inc . (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that it has been recognized as a Smart Work Excellence Company by Korea’s Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS) and National Information Society Agency (NIA). The 2012 Smart Work Excellence Awards, held in Seoul on January 13, recognized companies who have adopted efficient and smart work cultures, with the aim of promoting MOPAS’ key mandate to support the Korean Government’s Smart Work Vitalization Strategy. Smart Work is a practice that focuses on maximizing efficiency and productivity in the workplace through the creation of a flexible work environment, in which employees have greater choice in when and where they do their work through the use of advanced technology solutions. Awardees had to successfully demonstrate improved productivity, competency, employee satisfaction, and overall cost reduction through the implementation of smarter working practices, which include innovative uses of video collaboration technology. Polycom's UC&C solutions, which include video and voice solutions for conference rooms to the desktop and mobile environments, enable employees to work from home and remotely to keep business operations running smoothly and create a highly collaborative environment that significantly improves learning, retention, trust and engagement, as well as overall productivity and efficiency. Polycom’s award-winning Seoul office utilizes the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform to power desktop, room and mobile video collaboration solutions for streamlined communication between local teams, regional headquarters in Singapore, and global headquarters in the U.S. Video conferences with Polycom Korea teams are held daily and remote employees and travelling sales teams are able to participate in team meetings as easily as colleagues at the office, with the ability to present and share content over video. Video collaboration helps Polycom Korea streamline operational costs, reduce travel expenses and enhance overall workplace productivity levels.
“Polycom Korea has created a flexible corporate culture by actively utilizing its own video conferencing solutions for efficient collaboration amongst remote teams, regardless of time or location,” said Dae-Jun Shin, country manager of Polycom Korea. “The Smart Work Excellence Company award proves that Polycom, as the global leader in unified communications and collaboration, is fully utilizing video collaboration to create a smart work culture,” he added.About National Information Society Agency (NIA) Since its establishment in 1987, NIA sowed the first seeds in an information barren land starting with the construction of the National Basic Systems (NBIS) and has for the past 18 years, continued in its efforts to solidify the foundation upon which Korea could transform itself into a nation strong in knowledge and information it has become today. As the agency responsible for the overall implementation and support of the information of the nation and society, NIA, building upon the knowledge and expertise accumulated over the years, will continue to bring new opportunities and possibilities offered by information technology to the nation and society by providing optimal methodologies and solutions to national agencies, local autonomies and public enterprises. About the Korea Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS) The Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS) assumes affairs related to national administration, government organizations, personnel management, e-government and disaster safety. Furthermore, MOPAS actively supports the local government in terms of local administration, finance, and regional development for the promotion of greater local autonomy. The International Administrative Development Center at MOPAS works closely with international organization and overseas governments in the field of development cooperation by providing policy advice and sharing Korea's best administrative practices such as e-government and civil service training. About Polycom Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom ® RealPresence ® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.asia or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward. © 2013 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.