Unified Communications Featured Article

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 (News - Alert), 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.

Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO Austin 2012, happening now in Austin, TX.  Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO (News - Alert). Follow us on Twitter.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

Article comments powered by Disqus

Featured Whitepapers

Building A Business Case For Unified Communications

The hype surrounding any emerging technology often shrouds the private sector with mixed feelings, as decision-makers try to decipher whether new offerings will enhance operations, hinder productivity or introduce some bizarre mixture of the two.

Instant Cashflow Improvement and Rapid ROI with Unified Communications

The up-and-down economy of the past several years has highlighted the need to operate more effi ciently and cut costs wherever possible. In most situations, these two notions would seem contradictory, but a number of emerging technologies - cloud computing, virtualization and the bring-your-own-device movement among them - are helping companies accomplish these goals.

The Top Four Pitfalls of Unified Communications

Today's enterprise needs to be agile if decision-makers wish to remain competitive and relevant in the eyes of consumers. As more companies and customers around the world begin leveraging innovative devices like smartphones, tablets and next-generation laptops, the need to deploy unified communications grows alongside it. Neglecting to implement the technology may result in dire consequences that could spell the end of an organization.