IBM and Polycom to collaborate on video solutions

Pair will develop next generation video collaboration solutions for Polycom RealPresence line

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IBM and Polycom to collaborate on video solutions The partnership will aim to develop solutions to meet growing demand for video collaboration solutions.
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 20, 2012

Polycom and IBM Research are set to co-operate on the development of next generation video collaboration solutions, specifically cloud-based solutions.

The two companies will develop technologies for Polycom's RealPresence Platform, with a focus on developing vertical and social video collaboration solutions, and providing security, performance, reliability and rapid scalability, to meet growing business demand for Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) offerings.

The pair will also collaborate on standard and non-standard video environments, to help enable video services across a wide range of devices, and will also look to mobile video collaboration solutions.

"At its heart, this collaboration with IBM is about laying the foundation for more RealPresence innovation in the cloud. Working with IBM, we're taking a world-class solution and co-developing technologies to help customers - who are increasingly looking to the cloud for video collaboration applications - better communicate, collaborate, and be more productive," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, president of products and services, Polycom.

"Customers who choose Polycom will always be at the forefront of the industry because we're pushing the boundaries of collaboration forward to ensure our customers have the best solutions, both today and in the future. Our work with IBM is yet another step forward in achieving Polycom's goal of connecting anyone across any environment on any device," he added.

"Together with Polycom, we can help customers prepare for the future of this industry, whether they choose premises-based video solutions or private, public, or hybrid cloud delivery models," said Ken King, vice president of business development for IBM Research. "Ultimately, it's about helping Polycom develop new, innovative video products on a cloud computing platform that creates solutions across various industry verticals. By co-developing with Polycom, we can help customers collaborate and make decisions more quickly."

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