Jive and Polycom announce their strategic alliance to incorporate HD video to corporate social networks

Polycom , Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), a global leader in unified communications (UC) based on standards and Jive Software , a leading company in corporate social network solutions, today announced its strategic alliance to integrate Polycom HD video on the platform of Jive corporate social network. This new solution will transform the way in which companies relate and work as a team with clients, employees and collaborators. Thanks to the joint solution, Jive customers can perform live video chat sessions (including group videoconferences) as well as record messages or meetings on video to store and use them for training and teamwork purposes.

Consumers and skilled workers are rapidly adopting teamwork solutions through video and corporate social networks, which makes correctly integrating both technologies is imperative in the market. Social media platforms that support the use of video represent a powerful communication tool that favors relationships with other members of the social circle. Teamwork through video promotes better conversations, more efficient meetings, streamlines decision making and enhances creativity and the exchange of ideas.

“The integration of corporate social networks with real-time video is the next logical step to follow to obtain a significant improvement in communications and teamwork, as well as to increase productivity,” says Sudhakar Ramakrishna, executive vice president and director CU solutions general and Polycom development director. “Together, Polycom and Jive will offer a real-time HD video solution for corporate social networks provided by the incredibly easy-to-use Polycom RealPresence platform that will meet the growing demand for professional teamwork environments in real time.”

“Jive is pleased to work with Polycom to offer the latest in video communications to our customers,” said Chris Morace, executive vice president of business development at Jive. “This collaboration represents a step forward in our goal to take advantage of the power of social networks to change the way we do business in companies.”

HD video services will be based on standards to ensure interoperability with the rest of corporate applications and communications. The planned offers will allow users to make point-to-point and multipoint video calls in groups and in real time and, in addition, they can record the meetings or video messages and store them, so that other users can retrieve and view them at another time.

Polycom and Jive Software will demonstrate the technology of their high-definition teamwork solution at JiveWorld11 in Las Vegas between October 4 and 6.

About corporate social networks

Corporate social networking software is a new way to bring employees, customers and integrate social networks of the Internet. Jive’s corporate social networking software combines the power of all virtual community applications, teamwork, social networks and social media tracking and integrates them into a single platform. Just as social network technologies have changed people’s lives; Now, corporate social networks will change the way companies create competitive advantages.