Two influential technology industry analyst firms, Gartner and IDC, have separately recognized Polycom as a Leader in the videoconferencing market. Polycom (NASDAQ:PLCM) has been positioned as a leader in Gartner's July 2016 Group Video Systems Magic Quadrant for the second consecutive year while also being named a "Leader" in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing Equipment 2016 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US41304916, June 2016) report for the third straight year.

The IDC MarketScape noted that Polycom "has often been recognized for its best-of-breed approach in the video collaboration market" while also emphasizing that Polycom solutions "integrate directly with Microsoft Skype for Business/Lync without gateways, resulting in reduced complexity, lower costs, and a single workflow for a better user experience."

"We believe the recognition of two of the industry's most influential analyst firms provides validation of our vision, strategy and solutions in the video collaboration market," said Jim Kruger, Chief Marketing Officer of Polycom. "Polycom is pleased to be recognized as a Leader in open standards-based interoperability which is critical for creating a broader network of people to connect with."

The IDC MarketScape acknowledged Polycom's record of strength and success in the enterprise channel network space. For more information, or to download an excerpt of the Gartner and IDC reports, please visit here.

Note from Gartner

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About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360 degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Polycom

Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 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 or connect with us on  TwitterFacebook, and  LinkedIn to learn more.

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