Today marks a historic milestone with the union of two iconic companies who have played a pioneering role in the development and evolution of modern computing and collaboration technology. From humble origin stories with founders building product prototypes in Silicon Valley garages to powering business for the Fortune 500, HP and Poly are both companies built on strong values, incredible talent, and whose cultures are rooted in innovation and a relentless drive to put customers first. Today, we are one company.
The acquisition of Poly significantly expands HP’s portfolio of Hybrid Work Solutions and further strengthens our ability to drive innovation and growth. Together, we will deliver a complete ecosystem of devices, software, and digital services to create premium employee experiences, improved workforce productivity, and enhanced IT management.
Going forward, businesses need to plan for a hybrid working reality where every meeting will include video and have at least one remote participant. However, the quality and experiences of video collaboration and conference calls in hybrid meetings can vary widely between those in the meeting room and those who are not—potentially causing less-productive meetings and leaving remote workers to feel like second class citizens.
HP and Poly’s technology connect people to transform these inequitable hybrid interactions into beautifully connected and seamless collaboration—together we will redefine how work gets done.
Poly and HP’s history of innovation in audio, video and computing technology stretches back decades – together we put the first astronauts on the moon, put Silicon Valley on the map and pioneered modern business communications. Today we are applying that same knowledge and expertise to deliver innovative professional video and audio tools designed to empower collaboration in the hybrid working era.
The opportunity for growth and innovations to support hybrid working is immense. We are in a once-in-a-generation product cycle where companies are retrofitting office space and upgrading outdated office equipment, while at the same time, making certain their remote employees are equipped with the right gear for hybrid work.
However, the communications challenge posed by the future of work is not simply a hardware issue. It is about business infrastructure: the combined hardware, software and services that support and connect the modern workforce. The combination of HP and Poly creates one go-to solutions provider capable of delivering a comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio of hybrid work solutions, built on the complementary strengths of both companies.
We’re incredibly excited about the value proposition this newly combined organization provides for our customers and partners seeking to support the hybrid work experience for today and be prepared for the future. A huge thank you to all the Poly and HP employees who have worked tirelessly to lay the groundwork for this exciting moment and to all of those who will continue to deliver the world’s best solutions to power the modern workforce.