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[February 26, 2013]

Polycom Senior Vice President of Global Channels, Ron Myers, Again Recognized as One of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that Ron Myers has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the IT Industry.

Myers was recognized for consistently driving new initiatives to help partners create competitive differentiation. His commitment to the channel community has resulted in additional sales training and learning resources to help them drive business results. Myers was named a Channel Chief in both 2010 and 2012, while Polycom's (News - Alert) Choice Partner Program, re-launched under his leadership, has been awarded a 5-Star Partner rating based on partner feedback three years in a row (2010-2012). Myers manages Polycom's worldwide go-to-market channel partners who are part of the Polycom Partner Network, a global ecosystem of partners who embrace and extend Polycom's open, standards-based video collaboration solutions. Polycom's channel sales organization is continuously refining benefits and offerings to ensure partners are rewarded for their investment in market differentiation efforts, skill development, and training.

"It's an honor to be recognized for the strong channel program we have at Polycom," said Myers. "This is a recognition of the entire Polycom team, which includes our channel partners who are critical to our growing success. The UC&C market presents a tremendous revenue opportunity for the channel, and Poycom is committed to making it as easy as possible for our partners to understand the intricacies associated with their customers' business needs to take advantage of this growing market."

Myers is responsible for program and policy development, partner models, go-to-market strategies, and other initiatives to support Polycom's channel partners. Myers oversaw the creation of the "TEAM Polycom Comes to You" global roadshow that extends the training, product introductions and demonstrations, and strategy to over 900 additional partners who could not attend TEAM Polycom, Polycom's annual sales and partner event. During Myers' tenure, he has been the architect of new specializations and certification offerings as part of the Polycom Preferred and Polycom Choice programs and has enhanced Polycom's lead generation and rewards program. Polycom has also invested in global e-learning infrastructure so that partners can consistently improve their skills while minimizing time away from the office. Additionally, under Myer's leadership, Polycom consolidated its partner ecosystem - including technology providers, ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and other companies - into the Polycom Partner Network.

For over ten years, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. "We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 25, 2013 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

About UBM Tech Channel

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM llc

UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.

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