In addition to all the continuing coverage we received from our social collaboration platform launch, there was some UC-specific news as well. The Discuss UC blog posted a piece on a recent Polycom telepresence event that showcased why UC is becoming a "must have" strategy for enterprises today. Quoting our UC Program Director:
"Collaboration is what we do on daily basis, it’s just what we do, and it needs to be seamless," commented John Del Pizzo of IBM. "Integrating desktop and mobile devices, UC enabled collaboration becomes ubiquitous and will drive transformative and innovative work flow environments."
...seamless and unified methods of communication will help drive the innovation engine through employee empowerment, satisfaction, and motivation.
In Norway, IDG also reported on Polycom's Unified Collaboration Solution for IBM Lotus Sametime that will help organizations reduce cost while improving productivity. IDC's Cindy Borovick is quoted as stating:
"Integrating voice and video communications within the IBM UC environment will help customers drive a more collaborative culture by enhancing the interaction between locations while also reducing travel costs. Customers will benefit by Polycom and IBM working together because it will provide a more seamless experience for end-users and IT managers, along with better investment protection."