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Polycom's Nick Tidd, VP Global Partners, Recognized as 2017 CRN® Channel Chief

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Polycom, Inc., a global leader in helping organizations achieve new
levels of teamwork, efficiency and productivity by unleashing the power
of human collaboration, announced today that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, has named Nick Tidd, Vice President, Global Partner
Organization, to its exclusive 2017 list of the 50 Most Influential
Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list are part of an elite
group drawn from the larger pool of Channel Chief honorees each year and
represent the cream of the IT channel crop—leaders who drive the channel
agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. This
distinguished group is recognized for outstanding achievement in driving
growth and revenue in their organizations, as well as extraordinary
leadership in the channel as a whole.

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Nick Tidd, Vice President, Global Partner Organization, Polycom was named to CRN's exclusive 2017 list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs. (Photo: Business Wire)

All Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff on the
basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry,
dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving
future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has
demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the channel by consistently
promoting, defending and executing outstanding partner programs.
However, only 50 of these were selected for the Most Influential list,
each singled out for his or her prominent role in guiding and shaping
the IT channel itself.

For more than two decades, Tidd has served as a leader in the channel
space with brands such as 3Com and D-Link. He joined Polycom in January
2016 and leads Polycom's worldwide channel partner programs, strategy,
enablement, and operations and works closely with colleagues and
partners to develop a winning channel strategy. Under Tidd, Polycom's
channel partners have benefited from a simplified partner accreditation
program, a new view into partner analytics and a partner investment
strategy commensurate with partner performance.

"The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished
themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing
effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a
whole," said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "They represent an
extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both
invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their
achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year."

"Nick has made an extremely valuable contribution to Polycom and our
channel partners over the last year," said Jim Kruger, Chief Marketing
Officer, Polycom. "Faced with the difficult task of maintaining a strong
channel program despite the uncertainty of being acquired, Nick
developed strong bonds with our key channel partners and delivered
exceptional results. Looking ahead to 2017, Nick will continue to focus
on helping our partners achieve their business goals through innovative
go-to-market programs and initiatives."

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential
Channel Chiefs, is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online
at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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About Polycom

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. Visit www.polycom.com or
connect with us on TwitterFacebook,
and LinkedIn to
learn more.

In September 2016 Polycom announced the completion of its acquisition by
affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC ("Siris" or "Siris Capital") in a
transaction reflecting an equity value of approximately $2.0 billion in
cash. In connection with the closing of the transaction, the company,
which continues to operate as Polycom, Inc., is wholly owned by
affiliates of Siris Capital.

© 2017 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom 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.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our
dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and
innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we
connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end
users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we
draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for
ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

Copyright ©2016. The Channel Company, LLC. CRN and The Channel
Company logo are registered trademarks of The Channel Company, LLC. All
rights reserved.

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