RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Whitlock, a video collaboration company, today announced Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) has named Whitlock as the North American Partner of the Year for the U.S.
Polycom recognized its top partners with its 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards during TEAM Polycom 2016, the company's annual partner conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee, January 11-14, 2016. Honorees excel at incorporating value-added solutions and services, which create lasting value for customers. These partners also demonstrate the highest level of expertise in implementing Polycom's solutions, while delivering best-in-class performance and exceptional sales results.
"2015 was a good year for Whitlock," explains Doug Hall, CEO. "We focused on developing relationships with larger enterprises that embrace global standards, and it was a win-win for our customers and our bottom line." He continues, "We landed in a top spot on the SCN Top 50 List, with a growth rate that well-outpaced the industry average."
"The needs of the modern workplace are constantly evolving, so it's critical for Polycom to have partners like Whitlock who can meet our customers' complete business needs with transformative solutions today and into the future." said Chris Jones, Polycom Americas, Sales and Worldwide Partner Worldwide Partner Organization. "We congratulate Whitlock and look forward to supporting their continued success."
According to Frost & Sullivan, the North American hosted video conferencing services market reached $140 million in revenues in 2014 and will experience a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 40 percent from 2013 to 2019. Whitlock was rated in the top 5 of video managed services providers and noted as a company to watch for Cloud services by Frost & Sullivan analysts. The company offers consulting, integration and managed support of all Polycom solutions, from traditional videoconferencing to Skype for Business rooms to virtual solutions.
Whitlock is part of the Polycom Partner Network. The nearly 7,000 members embrace and extend Polycom's open standards-based video collaboration solutions to deliver comprehensive voice, video and content collaboration solutions for the enterprise, as well as applications to support a growing number of use cases across vertical industries such as healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, financial services, media and entertainment and across business functions such as human resources, facilities, engineering and sales. As part of the Polycom Partner Network, technology providers, ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and other companies can work with Polycom and each other to deliver tailored solutions for the multi-faceted needs of today's organizations.
Whitlock is a video collaboration company that provides strategy, management, technologies and support to the world's largest and most innovative businesses. We believe face-to-face collaboration creates stronger relationships and makes way for both business and personal success. What we give to a customer is the ability to connect, work together and share ideas with each other and the world, with a reliable video experience every time. Whitlock serves customers across the U.S. and provides multi-national solutions through the Global Presence Alliance.
Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection.