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PODCAST: Polycom’s Tia Crawford discusses the role of collaboration solutions in cybersecurity at the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium

18th June, 2015 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

This week, the Polycom Federal team is in Baltimore, MD for AFCEA’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium – a conference that brings together senior military decision makers and industry experts to discuss new technologies and best practices in cybersecurity. This is an extremely important topic in the federal government, not only … Read More

New applications give government IT departments more insight and easier management of their collaboration solutions

11th June, 2015 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

In a recent post on the Public Sector View, my associate – Russ Colbert – described the way today’s advanced video teleconferencing (VTC) solutions are evolving the federal workplace and enabling a new era of flexibility and mobility. The emergence of software-based VTC solutions that can be used on … Read More

How VTC can blunt the impact of the skills gap and an aging workforce on our federal government

9th June, 2015 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

In the most recent Common Characteristics of the Government report released by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), they showed that the average age for the country’s non-seasonal, full-time employees was just north of 47 years old (47.3). Although that may not seem high, it’s actually five years older than … Read More

PODCAST: Information sharing and collaboration top topics at Border Security Expo

23rd April, 2015 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

Every year, representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies responsible for securing the country’s borders join law enforcement organizations from border states, private enterprises and other experts for the annual Border Security Expo. The expo focuses on the trends and challenges impacting organizations responsible for … Read More

Video collaboration immerses students in the waning moments of the Civil War

21st April, 2015 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

Exactly 150 years ago, following the Battle of Appomattox Court House, the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant. The signing of surrender documents in the parlor of the McLean House in Appomattox Court House may not have immediately ended the Civil … Read More

Open standards, innovative technologies make campus-wide communications upgrades viable and cost effective

2nd April, 2015 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

Colleges, universities, government agencies and healthcare institutions with large, sprawling campuses typically have a substantial investment in traditional telephone infrastructure.  Often, the sheer scope of the deployments, reaching thousands or tens of thousands of desktops, can create a very real barrier to adopting more modern, mobile centric, collaboration technology. Often, … Read More

Polycom and Microsoft discuss partnership and announcements at Enterprise Connect

26th March, 2015 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

Last week, members of the Microsoft and Polycom teams were onsite at the annual Enterprise Connect Conference in Orlando, Florida. The conference brings IT decision makers from across multiple industries together with market-leading solutions providers and manufacturers to discuss the latest trends and advancements in unified communications and collaboration technologies.… Read More

DISA upgrades video network, brings IP-based VTC to military

24th March, 2015 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

It was recently announced that a new, next-generation video teleconferencing system is installed and operational at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). DISA is responsible for delivering command and control and information sharing technologies into the branches of the military. DISA offers contract vehicles for military commands looking to purchase … Read More

IDEX Conference shows IT priorities similar across much of the globe

26th February, 2015 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

Each year, senior level military and IT decision makers from the armed forces of a large number of nations come together with the top technology solution providers and manufacturers from 59 different countries for the annual International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX). This year’s IDEX Conference is currently underway in … Read More

DoD turns to integrated unified solutions for secure collaboration

17th February, 2015 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

The Polycom Federal team recently had the opportunity to attend the 2015 AFCEA CyberSpace Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO. This annual event brings together senior decision makers and security experts from the Air Force and the rest of the Department of Defense (DoD) with IT solution providers and manufacturers to … Read More

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