Polycom buys Accordent for $50m

Polycom has bought the video content management technology company in a cash deal, as part of its plans to mix acquisition with organic growth

Polycom has acquired Accordent Technologies, which provides video content management technology.

The $50m (£31m) cash deal highlights how Polycom plans to grow with a mix of acquisition and organic growth.

Accordent's technology, which delivers live webcast technology, rich media webcasting and streaming extensions to video conferencing, will be integrated with Polycom's UC Intelligent Core. Accordent is also a partner with Microsoft and will help Polycom better integrate with Lync and SharePoint.

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