Leveraging Polycom to Streamline Workflow


In workplace Utopia, everyone’s faces would be sunny with smiles, we’d produce impeccable documentation, our relationships with colleagues would be unwrinkled, and our companies would grow fat with growth. That’s Utopia, though, and the real present is far from such an idyllic scene. It’s often that our days are fraught with obstacles, personality clashes, and seemingly insurmountable problems. Days can sometimes feel bogged down with bureaucracy and latent with hierarchical delays. So it’s a heaven-send when we find some way to plug into a more efficient structure. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but I’ll repeat it here, VTC is a burgeoning ecosystem of technologies designed to do just that. Today, we’ll focus on a Polycom implementation.

Imagine the Possibilities:

Let’s say that you have a small business, about 75 employees. Because you want to reach the widest base of clients as possible, your employees tend to travel in order to get their work done. Sometimes it’s just around the block, sometimes to the other side of the country, and then there are the trips which cost considerable amounts. We already know that VTC can and does save thousands on trip expenses. But what if you have endpoints operable and your client doesn’t? Polycom ensures that this doesn’t need to become an issue. Instead of demanding that both parties have purchased Polycom equipment, you can easily have your client download a web browser version of the software housed in your Polycom system. This download is compatible with both Skype for Business and Office 365. This means you can launch invites from your Outlook mail. And because this service is hosted in the cloud, there’s no need to purchase additional hardware. It works with your existing Polycom infrastructure for call control and firewall traversal.


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