Polycom aligns global channel to form Partner Network

Polycom has strengthened its channel relationships, aligning global channel and alliance programmes into the Polycom Partner Network.

The network encompasses nearly 7,000 partners and boasts "Polycom Read" and "Polycom Powered" branding for technology partners integrating or embedding Polycim software in devices, products or software applications.

As part of the Partner Network, Polycom has launched a new developer programme to enable ISVs to leverage Polycom APIs (application programming interfaces) and SDKs (software development kits).

Tracey Newell, executive vice president of global sales at Polycom, said: "The new Polycom Partner Network broadens our global partner ecosystem so that partners can focus on what they do best, and easily find and collaborate with the right partners in our ecosystem to deliver complete and customised unified communications and video collaboration solutions for every customer, worldwide. Our vision at Polycom is to make video collaboration ubiquitous, and we believe the Polycom Partner Network is critical to making this vision a reality."

The Polycom Partner Network establishes seven partner segments: strategic alliances, technology partners, developers, distributors, solution advisors, system integrators and service providers.