TECH SUPPLIER Nov 2019 - Market Note - Doc # EUR145646319
Poly "Re-Emerges" on its Analyst Day 2019
By: Melissa FremeijerSenior Research Analyst, European Telecommunications and Networking, Rich CostelloSenior Research Analyst, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C)
This IDC Market Note discusses Poly (formerly Polycom), which held its Poly Analyst Day 2019 on October 14 at its headquarters in San Jose, California. Poly's management team updated the analyst community regarding its corporate vision, strategy, and execution plans for the coming year. This report also summarizes IDC's opinion on information and strategy discussed during the event, examines the ongoing integration progress with Plantronics, and lays out the company's vision going forward.
"IDC views Poly's renewed focus on voice and video endpoints as central to its strategic alliance approach, as well as in its vendor-agnostic platform approach, as a sensible competitive strategy. Poly's vision in developing its services lines is well grounded, with clear plans for business development. Its aim is to leverage its endpoints, software, and services capabilities — along with its partner alliances — to capitalize on market growth opportunities," said Melissa Fremeijer, senior research analyst, IDC's European Tech Solutions and Ecosystems.