BCS Global Achieves Polycom Cloud Video Operator Specialization


December 16, 2015, London – BCS Global Networks Limited, a cloud-based video and collaboration solutions provider and Gold Solution Provider of Polycom, has achieved Polycom’s Cloud Video Operator Specialization.

Customers are increasingly looking to consume Video as a Service. Polycom’s new specialization was created to help its video partners evolve their business models from pure hardware to a diversified mix that includes hardware, software and advanced services. Polycom says this cloud model aims to provide BCS Global with a powerful competitive advantage.

“The cloud is about building annuity revenue streams for our partners,” said Gary Testa, Polycom’s global vice president of conferencing service providers. “As a Gold Solution Provider of Polycom, BCS Global has the flexibility to decide how it wants to deliver hosted UC or video services to its customers, where as a private, hybrid or public cloud offer.”

Market dynamics suggest the cloud is the next frontier for solution providers.

Testa added that according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the very nature of cloud also makes it easy for solution providers to serve customers in a wider range of geographies than ever before. “Previously, serving customers in a new market meant at the very least collaborating with a local company to support the sales and deployment effort or investing in opening a local office with the hope that everything will work out. In the cloud economy, solutions can be implemented remotely with limited local touch.”

As a Polycom Gold Solution Provider, BCS Global ensures that its customers are receiving the highest quality technical expertise and sales support as well as industry-leading unified communications solutions to help customers improve collaboration, boost productivity and operate high-performing workplaces.

BCS Global is an independent provider of visual communications. The customer-focused company differentiates itself by providing “best of breed” technologies and unlimited applications to help its customers to communicate more effectively and to exceed their business goals.

“We are extremely proud of our longstanding relationship with Polycom,” said Dan Tanel, CTO of BCS Global. “With Polycom’s Cloud Video Operator Specialization, we see more market opportunities to offer our customers the right solutions to meet their business needs.”

BCS Global this year introduced Virtual Connect Polycom Powered, a personal on-demand meeting space that enables high-quality, face-to-face video collaboration through a variety of technologies from the boardroom, desktop, laptop, or mobile device – anywhere, anytime.

BCS Global will attend TEAM Polycom 2016 on January 11-14, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.

About BCS Global Networks

BCS Global Networks (www.bcsglobal.com) is a leading worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services. Privately held and headquartered in Berkshire, UK with offices in New York, Toronto, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, BCS Global provides comprehensive managed video services and a 24×7 global live video and audio help-desk support to its customers across the globe.

Early this year, BCS Global merged with Video Guidance, one of America’s premier video conferencing companies. The new global enterprise links BCS Global’s capabilities in Europe and Asia with Video Guidance’s in North America. Video Guidance became a wholly owned subsidiary of BCS and retains the respected Video Guidance name and brand in the U.S.


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