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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

Mobility Progress Report: positive advancement but much work left to be done

10th July, 2014 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

Earlier this month, the Mobile Work Exchange surveyed a combined 154 federal IT, HR and telework executives to discover what progress – if any – they’ve made towards embracing the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 and Digital Government Strategy. These two mandates require that agencies work towards implementing telework and … Read More

Three simple steps to billions in savings via VTC

8th July, 2014 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

The theme across the federal government since the Great Recession has been “doing more with less.” Budgets across all agencies have been tight, leading to sequestration, furloughs,  reduced travel budgets and hiring freezes. These budget cuts have impacted productivity, hampered collaboration and made it difficult for federal agencies to come … Read More

Offsetting collaboration and cost concerns with video as a service

17th June, 2014 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

Utilizing VTC, government agencies can still attend meetings, conferences, symposiums and events – just without the travel. By attending these events via video, they get all the benefits without the cost and lost productivity of traveling offsite. The benefits of video teleconferencing (VTC) in the federal government are well documented.… Read More

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