Roche Turkey deploys Vidyo’s video communications and collaboration solution

Infotech Lead Europe: Roche Turkey, a subsidiary of the multinational healthcare company Roche Group, has chosen Vidyo’s video communications and collaboration solution.
Vidyo offers superior quality video over standard IP networks, including the Internet, 4G and LTE and delivers seamless connectivity between room systems, desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Vidyo is the first company to deliver personal telepresence, the company claims.
Prior to using Vidyo , Roche Turkey district managers had to routinely travel to headquarters in Istanbul. “Our employees often had to fly in the day before a meeting or stay overnight because of changeable flight schedules,” said Yavuz Şanes, IT Site head Turkey, Roche Turkey.

“Travel is not only tiring and stressful, but costly in terms of time and money. Our managers are greatly enthusiastic over Vidyo’s many different benefits. They have commented many times about how easy and efficient meetings have become through the use of Vidyo.”
Roche contracted Vitel, a highly regarded Systems Integrator in Turkey to find the best video communications solution. “Vitel provided essential assistance during all phases of the project, from vendor selection to implementation,” said Şanes.
In September, 2012, Roche was recognized the most sustainable healthcare company in the world, topping the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), for the fourth year in a row.
“Vidyo was a natural choice for Roche,” said Şanes. “The Vidyo platform is perfectly in line with the high value our organization places on environmental issues, because of Vidyo’s unique ability to enable our employees to meet and conduct business from wherever they are, whenever they want, without the negative environmental impact of travel.”
Vidyo allows Roche Turkey employees to access telepresence-quality video communications over an iPad using VidyoMobile. This has greatly benefitted the company. In August of 2011, Roche distributed iPads to its field force of 200 people. Since then, they have needed only a single device for all of their communications needs. They are able to connect to conferences from wherever they are — over the Internet, 4G and even 3G, when corporate networks are not available.
According to Roche Turkey’s calculations, in 2011, seven hundred employees participated in 216 video conferences. This eliminated the need for 447,000 kilometers of flight travel and 31,000 kilometers of road travel. Also, transportation related risks for employees were reduced.
“Vidyo has again demonstrated the ease and value of its telepresence-quality video communications platform, delivering significant benefits,” said Eric LeGuiniec, VP and general manager EMEA at Vidyo. “Roche Turkey is now able to conduct its business more effectively and increase the productivity of their employees by using Vidyo as the solution facilitates high-quality, natural visual communication on whatever device is convenient to Roche employees, regardless of location.”
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