Sonal Bisht
Polycom Employee

Microsoft and Polycom are jointly organising a #PolycomChat session on business productivity that will be hosted by the @PolycomEurope Twitter account on Thursday 14 April at 11:30 BST. Questions should be posted on the day on Twitter using the hashtag #PolycomChat or submitted in advance of the event here https://bit.ly/1XekIbj. In addition, the attendees of the Polycom-Microsoft webinar are also invited to join this chat session to ask any follow-up questions with #PolycomChat taking place straight after the webinar. To learn more about the unified communications solutions created specifically to leverage the Skype for Business environment, visit Polycom stand J920 at the UC Expo exhibition taking place in London on 19-20 April. Enter the #ShowMeTrio competition at the Polycom stand to have a chance to win a brand new Polycom® RealPresence Trio™; share @PolycomEurope’s #ShowMeTrio post along with the #ShowMeTrio hashtag on your social networks to have a chance to win.    


The Twitter chat: #PolycomChat

14 April, 11:30 BST, https://bit.ly/1XekIbj

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To stay ahead in the highly competitive world of today, businesses need to find the right mix of technology for their workforce so they can achieve their daily business objectives efficiently. Productivity is improved significantly by customising the unified communications solutions for the business outcomes. It could be further leveraged if collaboration technology could work seamlessly with the existing Microsoft Skype for Business and Office 365 environment to provide intuitive workflows and collaboration experiences.


Join #PolycomChat to discuss business productivity with our expert panellists – @CharlieOJames, EMEA Director of Microsoft Alliance at Polycom, and @IanWoolner, Senior Product Marketing Manager (UK) at Microsoft Skype for Business.


The webinar: Polycom and Microsoft

14 April, 11:00 BST, http://bit.ly/1pH8eOg


Whether you are looking to extend video to the cloud as part of your move to Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business or you want to leverage your existing video investment within your chosen Microsoft environment, the recent announcements made by Polycom and Microsoft ensure that you will be able to seamlessly integrate video conferencing into all current workflows.


Register to attend the webinar to learn to ‘Expand the reach of Office 365 and Skype for Business’ first-hand from both Charlie James at Polycom and Ian Woolner at Microsoft Skype for Business. Straight after the webinar, you are invited to join the #PolycomChat session (details above) where you could ask any follow-up questions.


The exhibition: UC Expo 2016

19-20 April, London, http://bit.ly/1XkQwLRUC-Expo-2016-Flashcard-v1.jpg


On 9 March, Polycom and Microsoft jointly announced an overarching strategy to uniquely unite the worlds of productivity and video collaboration. Join our experts at UC Expo 2016 to learn more about the Polycom-Microsoft roadmap for Office 365 and how it could help you extend the productivity of Skype for Business.


You could also win a brand new Polycom® RealPresence Trio™ by ShowMeTrio-Flashcard-UC Expo.JPGentering the #ShowMeTrio competition at the Polycom stand J920. For a chance to win, share the image on the right along with hashtag #ShowMeTrio on the social network of your choice; remember to tag @PolycomEurope too. T&Cs apply.  


Sonal Bisht
Polycom Employee



@PolycomEurope will open its doors once again on Twitter. The next #PolycomChat session will take place on 11 August at 12:00-13:00 BST, where we will be discussing the technology that instigates collaboration in workplaces and its place in the office of the future.


Why should you join us for #PolycomChat?


If you are interested in how companies, both large and small, can future-proof their business processes through collaboration solutions, then the next #PolycomChat is for you.


The open forum welcomes all discussions on how IT can increase their business potential, drive innovation and optimise budgets. IT is the business hero that can help shape and ultimately make the future workplace a reality today. 


Who are our panel?


Industry experts Ray McGroarty, Global Director for Enterprise UC Solutions at Polycom, and Matthew Ball, Principal Analyst at Canalys, are our panellists for this session. Both our experts will provide differing insights on how to get the best from your collaboration solutions.


Here is how you can join the discussion and also invite others who wish to participate.


Hashtag: #PolycomChat

Date: Tuesday 11 August

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 BST

Event page: http://www.polycom.co.uk/go/TwitterChat-IT

How you or your contacts can join the event or ask questions is explained below:

  • On Twitter: Participants can join the Q&A on the day by 
    tweeting their questions including #PolycomChat  in all conversations
  • Not on Twitter: Questions can be submitted in advance by:
  • We endeavour to respond to all questions on Twitter or otherwise be in touch directly to provide a response.
Sonal Bisht
Polycom Employee

Waiting times to see a General Practitioner (GP) and the struggle to find the right appointment time to balance your work, life and health isn’t that unfamiliar to many of us. The situation can become more stressful when you have to meet that one specialist who is based in a particular hospital on the other side of the country, and that appointment is accompanied with travel expenses. On top of that GPs are often overworked and are expected to make themselves available 24/7.


So why we are still stuck in this cycle? We are we still waiting to see the true convergence of technology in healthcare when mobile devices are readily available and have already become the definition of easier living. Why can we meet our friends and family over phone or video at the click of a button – but not use the very same technology in a healthcare scenario?


We will always need health consultations in person; however, we can now easily extend these consultations to the next village, town or city for the needy through video solutions. Equipping health practitioners with video technology can reduce the pressure on them and their patients.


Perhaps you have ideas of your own?


We are opening up this debate through a Twitter chat we are organising with the industry leading experts – Andrew Graley, EMEA Director Healthcare at Polycom, Mark Evans, Commercial Director at Imerja, and Veronica Southern, Director at Veronica Southern Telerehab Ltd (ex-NHS clinician).


If you have strong views on this subject, views you wish to air or are just curious – please do drop by.


Questions on Twitter should be tagged #PolycomChat and will be answered live between 12:30-13:30 BST on 19 May 2015. Alternatively, you can also leave your questions in the comments section of this article so we can provide you a response.

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