Two influential technology industry analyst firms, Gartner and IDC, have separately recognized Polycom as a Leader in the videoconferencing market. Polycom has been positioned as a leader in Gartner’s July 2016 Group Video Systems Magic Quadrant for the second consecutive year while also being named a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing Equipment 2016 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US41304916, June 2016) report for the third straight year.
The IDC MarketScape noted that Polycom “has often been recognized for its best-of-breed approach in the video collaboration market” while also emphasizing that Polycom solutions “integrate directly with Microsoft Skype for Business/Lync without gateways, resulting in reduced complexity, lower costs, and a single workflow for a better user experience.”
“We believe the recognition of two of the industry’s most influential analyst firms provides validation of our vision, strategy and solutions in the video collaboration market,” said Jim Kruger, Chief Marketing Officer of Polycom. “Polycom is pleased to be recognized as a Leader in open standards-based interoperability which is critical for creating a broader network of people to connect with.”
The IDC MarketScape acknowledged Polycom’s record of strength and success in the enterprise channel network space.