Polycom Introduces Green Services Program
Polycom announced a green services program for the collaboration industry in conjunction with Earth Day.
Polycom announced a green services program for the collaboration industry in conjunction with Earth Day. Going Green with Polycom is a three-step program that aims to help organizations reduce their carbon emissions through increased use of video applications as an alternative to travel.
The three stages of the Going Green with Polycom program include:
- Video Readiness: This first stage benchmarks service quality, operational efficiency in terms of capacity and resources, and the business benefits resulting from maximum user adoption and experience. It also helps identify the applications and workflows that are ideal for video, as well as how to optimize conferencing operations.
- Planning Rollout and Implementation or the "Green Assessment Service": This stage establishes a direct link between effective use of videoconferencing and reductions in carbon emissions, but first it establishes the role and potential for videoconferencing to support an organization's overall environmental objectives. Consultants then examine current use of conferencing and travel patterns to develop effective programs for environmentally responsible use of videoconferencing technology.
- Tracking and Measurement - This final aspect of the program uses an application called Video-Miles, from Polycom ARENA partner The Visual Environment. The software monitors and measures every videoconference by automatically calculating the number of travel miles, the amount of carbon saved, and detailed ROI from travel cost savings. Results are tracked and readily available.
"Going Green with Polycom is a new addition to Polycom's suite of Professional services offerings," said Geno Alissi, general manager and senior vice president of Polycom Global Services, in a statement. "Polycom and its partners offer the broadest service and support programs for collaboration and communication in the industry. No one knows more about how to implement collaborative communications solutions into a unified communications network than Polycom and its authorized channel partners."