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Polycom Vice President of Channels Ron Myers Recognized as a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel’s CRN


Proven Leader Drives Channel Strategy Improvements at Polycom

PLEASANTON, Calif. - Polycom, Inc. [Nasdaq: PLCM], the leader in telepresence, video and voice solutions, today announced that Ron Myers has been named a 2010 Channel Chief by the Everything Channel’s CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently design, promote, and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Ron Myers joined Polycom in 2009 as vice president of U.S. Channels. Since joining the company, Myers has been instrumental in launching Polycom’s new Choice Partner Program, which was announced to partners last month. The program aims to help Polycom channel improve their expertise in areas such as unified communications, voice over IP, and video communications. The three-tiered program emphasizes partner loyalty and mutual investments in success. Prior to joining Polycom, Myers held senior management positions at Service Source and Tandberg.

For the eighth consecutive year the Channel Chiefs were chosen based by Everything Channel editorial on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

“It is truly an honor to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Myers. “To me, this is a recognition of the Polycom team, which includes our channel partners who are critical to our growing success. As the communications market continues to evolve, we are delivering on the Polycom Open Collaboration Network™ strategy, which I’m confident will help our partners achieve continued and improved growth.”

“Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year’s Channel Chiefs offers tremendous insight into the who’s who of the Channel,” said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director at Everything Channel. “Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel’s voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud the 2010 Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies.”

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit The Channel Chief list was published in the February 22, 2010 issue.

About Everything Channel (,
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its “Complete Technology Channel Solution,” Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

About the Polycom Open Collaboration Network
Polycom’s integration efforts with its partners support Polycom’s Open Collaboration Network strategy, providing an open and interoperable collaboration solution that gives customers greater flexibility and investment protection for their UC environment. By working with leading unified communications platform providers, Polycom is able to deliver its productivity-enhancing and cost-saving telepresence, video and voice collaboration products as an integrated part of core unified communication environments, making the technologies easily accessible as part of the everyday workflow within a comprehensive solution that is easy to deploy and manage.

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 for more information and follow us on Twitter @AllAboutPolycom.


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