SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

Polycom, Inc.

Polycom, Inc.

September 15, 2009 17:00 ET

Polycom Honored by Prestigious InformationWeek 500 List for Second Consecutive Year

Recognized by InformationWeek as One of the Year's Top Technology Innovations, Polycom's Next-Gen Web Project Boosts Productivity, Improves Online Presence

MONARCH BEACH, CA and PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice communications solutions, today announced that it has once again been named to the 2009 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. Polycom has earned this recognition for two consecutive years. This year, InformationWeek editors honored Polycom for its next-gen Web project, which involved retooling the company's online presence including a number of intranet and extranet sites.

"The goal of our project was to radically change the online experience for Polycom's customers, partners and employees," said Polycom CIO Glenn Noga. "Since launching the project, we've seen significant cost savings due to streamlined and improved globalization practices. Additionally, our employees, partners, and customers all benefit from the improved access to information and the time saved accessing that information online."

A collaborative effort between Polycom's IT and corporate marketing groups, the next-gen Web project aimed to better align the web and portal sites with Polycom's business objectives and offer the stability, scalability, improved content management, customer ease-of-use, access to back-office systems, and new functionality. In addition to making it easier for Polycom stakeholders to navigate the Web site and locate information, the team also wanted to change how Polycom customers and partners to do business with the company.

"The improved infrastructure has resulted in a better public Web site," added Noga. "This amount of time spent by customers on the site has increased. More partners have registered to use the new features and functions on the site, and what's more, the costs and effort required to keep the sites current have decreased dramatically. The project has been a tremendous success, and I'm proud of the team that helped implement it."

The 2009 InformationWeek 500 companies were revealed on September 14, 2009 at an awards ceremony held during the InformationWeek 500 Conference at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.

"For more than 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. "Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue, and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year's winners, including Polycom, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, now in its 21st year, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. Top winners have included: Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Polycom

Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) is the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice solutions and a visionary in communications that empower people to connect and collaborate everywhere. Visit www.polycom.com for more information and follow us on Twitter @AllAboutPolycom.

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The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow -- from the defining and framing of objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), IntelligentEnterprise.com (application architecture), Network Computing (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets such as CIOs, developers and SMBs with Dr. Dobb's InformationWeek Global CIO and bMighty.com, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare. With content at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy, IT professionals turn to our network of expert voices, research and communities to stay informed, get advice, and research technologies to make strategic business decisions. www.informationweek.com

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