Polycom and Telecom join forces for VaaS
Telecom to use Polycom's RealPresence platform to deliver video-as-a-service to business customers
By Reseller News Staff, Auckland | Thursday, October 18 2012
Polycom has just announced that the Telecom Group in New Zealand will use the vendor's RealPresence platform to provide video-as-a-service to its business customers in the country.
Telecom will utilise the Polycom's RealPresence platform to power both Gen-i (Telecom’s ICT services
division) and Telecom hosted video offerings.
“In today’s competitive market, New Zealand businesses are tasked with finding the most efficient
and cost-effective ways to accelerate operations,” says Leanne Buer, Acting GM Marketing, Gen-i
Australasia. “We work alongside a broad range of corporate, government and business customers who
are looking for new ways to connect with customers and staff who are on the move or working remotely.
With our new cloud-based Video as a Service offering, in partnership with Polycom, we are making it
easier and more affordable for our customers to deploy video across their organisations. It’s as simple-to-
use as setting up a mobile phone service,” she added.
“Organisations have seen such strong results with on-premise video collaboration and they’re now
looking to expand that face-to-face collaborative power via the cloud or in a hybrid private (on premises)
and public cloud model. Delivering video as a service offering on a pay-for-use model vastly reduces
the up-front investment to almost nothing, so organisations can begin to reap the benefits of video
collaboration as fast and as inexpensively as possible,” says Gary Denman, Polycom's managing director for Australia and New Zealand. “Polycom’s goal is to make it possible for everyone to use video as their
preferred way to collaborate – easily, reliably, and securely – no matter where they are. Working with
service providers such as Telecom Group is instrumental to achieve this goal of video ubiquity.”