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Polycom is Buro Happold's Latest Pick-Up

October 02, 2012

Buro Happold, the consulting firm with nearly 30 offices worldwide, is finding new ways to stay in touch with its international branches. The company, which was founded in England, has more than 1,000 employees across the globe that could use an easier way to get in touch with each other about everyday or important things. Buro Happold has projects in the works that require the assistance of many offices, and the firm has finally landed on a new solution, other than forcing employees to travel.

Some employees fought back against extensive travel demands, saying that the extra strain was altering their ways of life. The firm, too, was bemoaning the loss of valuable hours and manpower that was being wasted with long commutes and time lost to travel and jet lag. That, in addition to the costs associated with flying employees around the globe, was starting to take a toll on Buro Happold. But now, the firm seems to have found a solution to its globe-trotting problems.

With the help of Polycom, Buro Happold has been able to revive its teleconferencing capabilities entirely. Video conference calls are now the norm within the firm, as opposed to face-to-face meetings which required one or the other party to fly halfway around the world.

Polycom won the contract after Buro Happold did its research and discovered the merits associated with this service. The primary reason that the consulting firm chose Polycom was because of its OCS compatibility, though there were other factors at work that also sparked the decision.  

Now, Buro Happold employees and executives can be in touch across the world with the simple inclusion of video chatting into the consulting firm’s universe. This will surely help the productivity and comfort of the Burp Happold family.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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