Polycom has established a new solutions centre and office in New Zealand, located in Auckland’s Central Business District. According to the 2011 Frost & Sullivan NZ Unified Communications market report, New Zealand’s UC sector was worth $113.3 million in 2010 and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.3 percent between 2011 and 2017, of which the growth of the video conferencing and collaboration sector is forecast at a CAGR of 15.6 percent.
Andre Clarke, New Zealand country manager at Frost & Sullivan commented, “Polycom has experienced strong growth in New Zealand driven by an equally strong demand for video collaboration solutions. New Zealand companies are realising that investing in video solutions starts paying for itself immediately with significant savings in travel costs and improvements in business productivity. Polycom’s commitment to providing productivity-enhancing video collaboration solutions gives it strong brand recognition in this rapidly expanding segment.”
Responding to New Zealand’s growing demand for unified communications and video collaboration solutions, the solutions centre showcases the latest video, cloud, and mobility solutions. All designed to make video and voice collaboration simple to use, while meeting the diverse and often complex needs of New Zealand business, from large scale enterprise to SMBs and government departments.
“Our new solutions centre has been designed to offer practical video collaboration solutions that will transform the way people connect and share information whether they are in the office or on the move,” said Michael Chetner, VP (Asia Pacific), Polycom.
The solutions centre further expands Polycom’s presence in New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region as a whole, and is the newest addition to Polycom’s network of solutions centres around the world, which continues to expand with recent openings in Hong Kong, India, Korea, and Sydney.