Westcon Group Named EMEA Distributor of the Year by Polycom

Business Practice Singled Out for Excellence in Innovation and Performance

Crawley, UK, 5th March 2014 Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based unified collaboration, has named Westcon Group, EMEA Distributor of the Year.

Westcon wins Team EMEA Distributor of the Year

Polycom honoured partners during TEAM Polycom 2014, the company’s annual partner conference held in Vancouver, Canada, February 11-13, 2014. Polycom recognized honourees based on execution, performance, customer success, business results, and overall commitment to co-developing innovative solutions.

“I am very proud of this achievement and would like to thank everyone on the team for their hard work and dedication in helping us win this award.  The honour reflects the outstanding quality and focus that Westcon provides to the Polycom channel. Westcon is a robust company with a strong heritage in voice and UC focusing on, simplifying business processes for our partners and vendors through value added programmes and support to deliver results,” said David Grant Senior Vice President EMEA, Westcon Convergence

He continued, “Our innovative approach combined with a unique relationship with Microsoft in driving growth for Lync devices; market coverage, support on service renewals, and marketing and management’s commitment to Polycom has resulted in over 45 percent growth in sales year on year for Polycom. It makes the hard work worthwhile and also provides us with the momentum to drive even greater growth with Polycom going forward.”

“In an ever-changing and rapidly evolving market place, it’s critical to have partners like Westcon Group who can help us meet our customers complete business needs with transformative solutions,” said Mike Conlon,  Vice President of Worldwide Channels, Polycom. “We congratulate Westcon’s Convergence team and look forward to supporting their continued success.”

Westcon Group’s convergence business practice  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 UC&C 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. 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.

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Brocade, Cisco, Juniper Networks, F5, Avaya, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.com.

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