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Plantronics Extends LevaData Partnership Across Global Product Portfolio

LevaData’s Cognitive Sourcing Platform Helps Drive Global Supply Chain Benefits for a Market Leader in Unified Communications and Collaboration LevaData, the company that delivers applied AI to transform strategic sourcing and procurement, announced a multi-year agreement expanding its partnership with Plantronics, the company that creates premier audio and collaboration experiences for smarter working and better living. Plantronics will implement LevaData’s AI-powered cognitive sourcing and procurement platform…

Plantronics Completes Acquisition of Polycom

Plantronics announced that it has completed its acquisition of Polycom. The acquisition of Polycom will accelerate and expand Plantronics’ vision and enable it to deliver the broadest portfolio of end points in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) ecosystem. “We are pleased that Plantronics and Polycom are moving ahead as one company focused on putting people at the center of every collaboration experience,” stated Joe Burton, Plantronics’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “Plantronics now offers an…

Plantronics to Acquire Polycom for $2 Billion

Creating the Communications and Collaboration Gold-Standard So Good Ideas Are Seen and Heard Plantronics, and Polycom announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Plantronics will acquire Polycom in a cash and stock transaction valued at $2.0 billion enterprise value. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close by the end of the third calendar…

Poly Says Hybrid Working is the New Collaboration Imperative

A new report reveals that astutely navigating work practices, spaces and culture will help respond to crisis, redefine the purpose and reinvent the future of work Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom), a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, issued a new report that highlights a granular shift in focus from "place" to "purpose" of work as businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis, redesign their operations and reinvent the way they work. Out of…

Poly Studio X Family and Poly G7500 are the First Zoom Rooms Appliances to Receive Zoom Certification

Zoom Rooms certification broadens Poly's native, purpose-built portfolio of solutions for secure, seamless video conferencing Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, today announced that the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 video bars and the Poly G7500 video conferencing system are now the first Zoom Rooms Appliances to receive Zoom certification. As the first Android-based appliances to offer native Zoom Rooms functionality, the Poly Studio X30,…

Poly Introduces Powerful New Partner Program

Poly Brings the Award-Winning Polycom and Plantronics Partner Programs Together for Innovative Program Built on Best Practices Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, unveils a new Poly partner program that combines the award-winning Polycom and Plantronics programs under a comprehensive and convenient model that is accessible for partners at all levels. The global program features a new unified portal with easy, real-time access to all assets,…

Poly Supercharges Microsoft Teams Experience with UC Headsets for Smart, Simple Collaboration

Poly adds to its Microsoft Teams certified wireless Bluetooth headset portfolio to help remote and office workers stay connected from anywhere Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, announced Voyager 4245 Office, a new Bluetooth headset solution with a Microsoft Teams-enabled option, further adding to Poly's broad portfolio of Teams-enabled headsets and devices. Poly offers a breadth of solutions with 15 Microsoft Teams-certified headsets and…

Take a Cue from Poly: Six Tips for a Successful Rebrand

A year ago, I was one of many who updated my LinkedIn account with my new employer: Poly. Nobody had ever heard that company name before, because we had just invented it. We brought the new brand to life through an extensive marketing campaign highlighting the new company, which was formed from the combined forces of the two companies formerly known as Plantronics and Polycom. About a year of planning went into creating and launching a new identity for our combined companies. Our vision and strategy behind the rebrand…

MarTech Interview with Amy Barzdukas, CMO at Poly

"Voice and Video technology have reached the point where it’s no longer mandatory to require everyone to be in the same office." Journey into Tech Hi Amy, please tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at Poly? It was an interesting route. For about 16 years I held various Marketing positions at Microsoft, eventually becoming a General Manager in their Server and Tools Marketing Group. I spent a couple of years as a Vice President at HP. Then in 2015, I began a…

Poly to Deliver European Businesses Zoom Rooms-Ready Within 48 Hours

Poly Will Be Able to Ship New Hardware to Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Customers within Two Days in Partnership with Starin Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom), a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, today announces a strategic commitment to deliver its Zoom customer base Poly collaboration gear within two days. Poly is partnering with Starin Marketing Inc., a Midwich Group company, and a leading AV distributor that specializes in audio, video,…

Poly Introduces Poly Lens for Cloud-based Insights and Video Endpoint Management

Poly Lens Management and Insights Add More "Enterprise Cred" to Radically Simple Endpoints; First Step Toward Unifying Poly Management Tools in One Powerful Cloud Solution Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, unveils Poly Lens, a new cloud-based insights and management service. Initially available in a fully supported commercial preview, Poly Lens combines seamless management and updating tools with powerful insight into how Poly devices are actually…

Poly Announces Leadership Transition

Robert Hagerty Appointed Interim CEO, Succeeding Joe Burton Board Commencing Search for Next CEO Plantronics, Inc.,  a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, announced that Robert Hagerty, Chairman of the Poly Board of Directors, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. This appointment follows Joe Burton's decision to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer, by mutual agreement with the Board. Mr. Burton will work closely with…

Poly Builds on its 50-year Heritage of Contact Center Solutions Designed to Enhance Customer Satisfaction

Poly's EncorePro Family of Headsets and MDA 500qd Series Audio Processors Round out the Broadest Range of Devices Available for Dynamic Contact Center Environments Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, announced the introduction of the EncorePro 300 headset and MDA 500QD Series audio processor. These endpoints join Poly's portfolio of voice and video solutions designed to address the needs of the modern-day contact center and ultimately enhance…

8×8, Poly and ScanSource Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Communications Industry’s First Comprehensive “Move to Cloud”…

Three Companies to Launch CloudFuel Program to Accelerate Transition from Legacy On-Premises Business Communication Systems to Leading Cloud Technology Platform and Equipment 8x8, Inc., Plantronics, Inc. and ScanSource, Inc. -- announced they are joining forces to help companies easily move away from legacy on-premises business communication systems to true cloud-based communication solutions. The joint global program, named CloudFuel, will accelerate the process of ensuring organizations have proven cloud technology to…

Poly Commended by Frost & Sullivan for Its Broad Portfolio and Differentiated Value in the Unified Communications & Collaboration…

Poly's breadth of smart endpoints that connect across unified communications platforms reduce the distractions, complexity, and distance in modern workspaces Based on its recent analysis of the global communications and collaboration device market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" - Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) with the 2020 Global Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award for its strong commercial strategy, differentiated portfolio, and tight customer…

Beeswax Becomes the First Programmatic Buying Solution to Integrate with Operative

Unique Integration Between Beeswax's Bidder-As-A-Service Technology and Operative's Publisher-Facing Order Management System Breaks Barriers Between Traditional and Digital Media Channels, Allowing for Simplified Workflows and More Efficient Execution Beeswax, the industry's only custom programmatic buying platform, announced a robust integration with Operative, an advertising management platform used by leading publishers around the world. Beeswax's explosive expansion in the traditional media and television segment…

TTEC Introduces Top Five Customer Experience Tools for 2019

Energize Your Customer Engagement with Key Insights and Emerging Trends from CX Experts Around the Globe TTEC Holdings, Inc., a leading global customer experience technology and services company focused on the design, implementation and delivery of transformative solutions for many of the world's most iconic and disruptive brands, has compiled the company's top CX insights, ideas and trends to help companies kickstart their customer engagement in 2019. Marketing Technology News: Zoho Launches Next Generation of Office…

Alight Analytics Launches Industry-Leading Cross-Channel Attribution Solution

ChannelMix Keys, the Latest Addition to Alight's ChannelMix Platform, Helps Marketers Produce True Cross-Channel Attribution Alight Analytics, the industry leader in marketing analytics, is proud to announce the launch of ChannelMix Keys, the latest addition to its ChannelMix platform, to help marketers produce true cross-channel attribution. With ChannelMix Keys, marketers generate a single multi-character tag or “key” that can be attached to ad campaigns on Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and other online and offline…

A Review of the Top 20 Acquisitions in the Marketing Technology Landscape

MarTech Series Reviews the Top 20 Acquisitions of 2018 That Disrupted the Technology Landscape We begin the New Year with a round-up of the top 20 MarTech acquisitions in 2018. The article is part of the research that intends to shed light on the most-read MarTech topics focused on funding, acquisitions and product launches that were in demand in 2018. While one of the biggest acquisitions of 2018 was IBM acquiring Red-Hat, here are the rest that we found to be disruptive. Cision Completes Acquisition of PRIME Research…

Zoom Expands Communications Platform with Zoom Voice, App Marketplace, Zoom Rooms Device Partnerships & User Experience Enhancements

End-to-End Communications Platform to Demo at Zoomtopia User Conference Today at Zoomtopia 2018, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. will announce new features that together form an end-to-end modern communications platform. While Zoom remains a video-first platform, these new announcements show the company rounding out its product suite to include every business communications use case, including cloud PBX, cross-platform workflows, and enterprise conference rooms. Read More: Torchlite Raises $3 Million to Expand…