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Westcon Group and Polycom Join Forces to Launch Virtual and Live Event, UC Vision 2

December 07, 2012

Westcon Group recently collaborated with Polycom (News - Alert), Inc. to launch UC Vision 2, a virtual and live event that helps global partners and customers to design more effective converged communications strategies.


The event, originating from the Polycom Executive Experience Center in New York City, will link 200 partners and customers from nine cities and three countries to participate via Polycom, RealPresence video collaboration solutions.

Organizations, with the help of this technology, will be able to collaborate face-to-face from any location for more productive and effective meetings.

In a statement, Ashan Willy, Polycom's vice president of Worldwide Systems Engineering, said, "There's no doubt about it – unified communications and collaboration have become integral components of any successful business environment. Polycom's high-definition video and voice collaboration solutions help millions around the world meet with anyone, anywhere, across devices."

"We're pleased to team with a thought leader like Westcon yet again,” Willy said, “helping customers solve complex problems, generate new ideas and work together to achieve their business goals."

The event, UC Vision 2 will demonstrate the power of converged technologies in a real-world environment, and will help resellers effectively guide customers through complex rollout strategies. Attendees of the event will be provided with an exclusive look into the Polycom Executive Experience Center, an ideal learning environment for the latest in interoperable UC&C solutions.

"In meeting with customers, perhaps the number one concern is how to effectively navigate the challenges of collaboration," said Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy, senior vice president of Westcon Group (News - Alert) in U.S. and Canada. "Polycom offers some of the market's premier technologies, helping customers maximize the power of real-time collaboration. UC Vision is a great event, offering partners and customers a sneak peek into all that can be accomplished leveraging unified communications."

In related TMC (News - Alert) news, Westcon Group’s president and CEO Dean Douglas (News - Alert) has been named to the Computer Reseller News 30th Anniversary list, "Channel Trailblazers: 30 Peers with 30 Years.”

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Edited by Braden Becker

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