Story image

Polycom unveils 'VaaS' offering

24 Jan 12

Unified Communication (UC) experts Polycom have unveiled their ‘VaaS’ (Video as a Servce) offering, RealPresence Cloud, which they say will accelerate adoption among businesses and improve time-to-revenue for channel partners.



Described as ‘a wholesale, carrier-ready offering’, RealPresence Cloud equips service providers with the infrastructure, endpoints and services they need to sell the subscription-based video collaboration service.



Polycom is targeting both SMBs and enterprise customers with the solution, president and CEO Andy Miller says.



"We want to make it as easy as possible for service providers to augment their existing offerings with video collaboration solutions,” Miller says.



"To that end, we’re removing the barriers to entry with our wholesale cloud offerings… thereby enabling our partners to get to market faster and generate new revenue more quickly.”



Miller adds that Polycom will not compete with service providers or offer a retail service direct to end users.



"We will be an enabler of cloud services, partnering with service providers and, in time, solutions providers.”



RealPresence Cloud is available now for qualified service providers. Go here for more.

Kiwis make waves in IoT World Cup
A New Zealand company, KotahiNet, has been named as a finalist in the IoT World Cup for its River Pollution Monitoring solution.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.
Half of companies unable to detect IoT device breaches
A Gemalto study also shows that the of blockchain technology to help secure IoT data, services and devices has doubled in a year.