Polycom Solutions for Stimulus Response Data Sheet
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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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
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,
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.
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