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Polycom Solutions for Stimulus Response Data Sheet

Published on: Mar 4, 2016

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  • 1. Polycom Solutions for ARRA ® Let Polycom collaborative conferencing solutions help your agency achieve efficiency, accountability, and cost savings in programs funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. As agencies scramble to designate money for specific projects from the American Why Polycom Solutions Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, they are also under intense scrutiny for ARRA? to report how the money is being spent. This means that agencies are being held accountable to ensure the dollars being spent are going to result in a rapid return on Start Today investment (ROI), while increasing the efficiency and productivity of their organizations. Polycom contracts, resources The bottom line is this: taxpayers want to know that their tax dollars are being spent wisely. and programs can help get your projects started within 30 days. Putting Stimulus Dollars to Work for Your Agency By investing in Polycom communication solutions, agencies can quickly allocate stimulus Achieve Immediate ROI dollars in technology that will aid in mission achievement, produce an immediate ROI, Identify cost savings, new expand services to citizens, and create sustainable job opportunities. processes, and measurable performance gains that can be Start Today with Polycom Contracts, Resources & Programs achieved through investments in Spending provisions within the ARRA require that agencies get a quick start on voice, video, and conferencing allocating funding on technology initiatives. With pressure to spend $350 billion by infrastructure solutions. September 30, 2010, many agencies are allocating funds to existing projects that were a part of the government’s strategic IT plan. However, agencies with unallocated Expand Services funds must quickly identify “shovel-ready” projects—like those below—that can provide Modernizing voice, video, and immediate returns. data communication capabilities Contracts. The value of Polycom’s voice, video, and conferencing infrastructure can is vital to enabling agencies be found in its ability to immediately reduce costs, improve organizational efficiency, to be more responsive to the streamline business processes, and enable agencies to be more responsive to the needs needs of citizens. of citizens. For convenience, flexibility and speed, Polycom solutions are available on GSA Schedule Contract #GS-36F-0330J and a number of our partners’ acquisition Create Sustainable Jobs contracts. Create long-term job opportunities for a variety ARRA Tiger Team. To assist agencies with their stringent justification and reporting of skilled workers such as requirements, Polycom has established an ARRA Tiger Team to help identify cost administrators, program savings, new processes, and measurable performance gains that can be achieved managers, telecommunications through investments in voice, video, and conferencing infrastructure solutions. Our team and technology managers, works directly with Polycom’s account managers to deliver customized information to support each agency’s specific requirements. video teleconferencing network engineers, and Certified Video Grant Assistance Program. For state and local government agencies seeking Conferencing Engineers (CVE). assistance in navigating the many funding sources, we designed the Polycom Grant Application Program (PGAP). Specifically designed to help agencies select the ones that are right for their programs, PGAP can assist in the application process by assigning grant coordinators to supervise and expedite the process as well as grant experts to assist in the preparation of the official application. Polycom provides assistance in every aspect of funding selection, preparation, and application. We track over 24 primary grant and funding sources, and search for information on thousands of lesser-known programs. A guide to qualifications and more information on eligibility are available for review online at www.polycom.com/pgap. Trade-In Programs. For agencies needing to quickly allocate resources to “shovel-ready” projects, upgrading video conferencing endpoints and infrastructure components is easy with Polycom’s Trade-In Programs. Our upgrade programs offer
  • 2. Polycom Solutions for ARRA rebates to customers who trade-in approved systems and Expand Services to Citizens infrastructure with an annual maintenance service agreement. The importance of collaborative communication technology is Endpoint and infrastructure upgrades can begin within 30 days that it has the potential to transform government by improving and do not require lengthy processes, studies, or evaluations to efficiencies, cutting down on bureaucratic processes and take place prior to implementation. procedures, and enabling agencies to be more responsive to the needs of citizens. It also serves as a key driver for the use and Achieve Immediate ROI expansion of broadband networks and improves an agency’s With the historic level of transparency, oversight, and ability to share information and respond. That’s why modernizing accountability that has come along with the influx of funding to voice, video, and data communication capabilities as a part of federal, state, and local governments, agencies are turning to renovation and modernization programs is vital to advancing the Polycom’s HD voice, video, and telepresence solutions as a way missions of government agencies. to achieve immediate and measureable cost reductions, improve efficiency and productivity, as well as better protect the security Here are some examples of how agencies can deploy collaborative of personnel. Polycom solutions enable agencies to cut travel communication solutions to expand services to citizens: expenses, recoup productivity lost to travel, create a more open •  Modernize rural health clinics serving rural communities and and accessible organization, while delivering a wider variety of populations services to citizens. •  Expand telemental health programs and home treatment Polycom solutions can be implemented to support a wide range capabilities of programs funded by the ARRA in energy, science, technology, education, healthcare, and infrastructure modernization. Our •  Enhance emergency response capabilities to improve public ability to impact such a variety of programs is a direct result of our safety and protect the homeland commitment to deliver the most comprehensive portfolio of real- time collaborative communication solutions that can be deployed •  Increase education and outreach to communities to support a multitude of daily and mission critical applications. •  Implement telework programs to reduce carbon emissions and Here’s how some federal, state, and local agencies are using energy consumption Polycom solutions to achieve ROI: Collaborative communications can be applied across many •  NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) government programs to aid in mission achievement. The ARRA deployed Polycom Telepresence to decrease costs and has created an opportunity for agencies to seek out innovative improve productivity throughout the Alliance. Immediate ROI ways that technology can solve its business problems. With the can be measured in reduced travel and out-of-office time, help of Polycom, agencies can create sustainable, measurable and reduced time spent managing visiting personnel in theatre, successful programs. reduced security risks to personnel, expanded connectivity to their global environment, and increased interagency Create Sustainable Job Opportunities collaboration on topics such as logistics, project management, In addition to enabling agencies to achieve a fast ROI, and in-theatre progress updates. modernizing collaborative communication networks creates •  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encompasses one of long-term job opportunities for a variety of skilled workers such the largest telemental health networks in the world, with over as administrators, program managers, telecommunications and 45,000 video conferencing and over 5,000 home telemental technology managers, video teleconferencing network engineers, health encounters annually. and Certified Video Conferencing Engineers (CVE). Investing in human resources creates tremendous value to agencies through •  The Oklahoma Army National Guard (OK-ARNG) uses improved system management, performance and user satisfaction. Polycom conferencing infrastructure and collaborative video conferencing to improve readiness and response capabilities, For agencies looking to make a smart investment in the reduce travel, improve productivity, and connect families with development of their personnel, training courses are available deployed soldiers and guardsmen around the world. through the Polycom Learning Center that are designed to improve proficiency in collaborative technology. For savings •  The Virginia Supreme Court was able to decrease the average over a la carte training, agencies may also invest in a Polycom length of a probable cause hearing from one hour to 20 Learning Center Credit Pack which is an ideal way to optimize a minutes with a single city reporting a savings of $1.2 million in conferencing infrastructure investment. one year alone. Learn More Please contact us at 703.793.2080 or visit us at www.polycom.com/ARRA. Polycom Worldwide Headquarters 4750 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588 1.800.POLYCOM or +1.925.924.6000 www.polycom.com © 2009 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom “Triangles” logo and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. No portion hereof may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, for any purpose other than the recipient’s personal use, without the express written permission of Polycom. Part No. 3726-47941-001 Rev 090209

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