A round trip between Cape Girardeau and Jefferson City pours nearly 50 pounds of carbon into the atmosphere.The remaining two will receive Polycom HDX telepresence systems as funds become available.Working with SKC Communications, a top-tier Polycom partner and solution provider from Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Holt saw an opportunity to take a strategic approach to MDCs communication infrastructure.
We want every employee to use video conferencing whenever they can to reduce travel, save time and cut carbon emissions, says Holt.Thats when Holt decided to make more strategic use of Polycom video communications systems already installed in six of MDCs largest offices.But tightening budgets have led MDC to ferret out new, cost-effective ways to communicate and collaborate without the money and time lost to travel.
Six regional offices are equipped with Polycom endpoints.SKC has been a big part of achieving that goal.The idea: Integrating Polycom solutions with Microsoft OCS to create an easy-to-use, anyone-can-join UC environment.
Until recently, multi-office meetings required drivingand plenty of it, since some offices are four hours from Jefferson City.Turning Vision into Reality, if MDCs initial experience is any indication, Holt says the vision will soon be a daily reality.
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