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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

Silver tsunami targets state and local governments

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

The graying of the federal workforce has been a consistent topic of conversation in and around the Beltway for the past few years. However, this phenomenon – which involves a large population of federal government employees rapidly approaching retirement age – is not just a problem for the government at … Read More

Cutting Costs and Broadening Your Reach: The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

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

Using telemedicine, a single tele-ENT clinic was able to see 92 patients over several months, saving the referring clinics an estimated $25,450 in travel expenses. The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is a U.S. Army-operated military hospital located in Landstuhl, Germany. It is the single largest military hospital outside of … Read More

Vendor lock-in more dangerous in time of transformative change

29th April, 2014 - Posted by Kourtney Wooten - No Comments

Public sector IT is in a state of transformation today. You simply need to look around to see how fundamentally things have changed in just the past few years. Employees have gone mobile. Infrastructure has gone from on-premises to the cloud. Financing has gone from CAPEX to OPEX. Meetings have … Read More

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