Polycom, Inc is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications ( UCC ) that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of video, voice, data and Web solutions to deliver the ultimate communications experience. Polycom's high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony and presence-based networks. With its market-driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organizations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage in real-time communications and collaboration. MASERGY is a leading provider of customer-controlled enterprise networks specializing in simplifying wide-area networking for enterprises. The company delivers quality of service ( QoS ) assurance for high-quality VoIP and IP video across converged business networks. MASERGY offers global Ethernet VPNs, combining the simplicity and convenience of Ethernet with the advantages of an international IP/MPLS network to deliver converged network services and reliable application performance. Using award-winning, web-based network management tools, customers can change their bandwidth on demand, add or drop services, or check on the status of their billing and service changes at any time, day or night. The Institute for Shipboard Education is proud to announce that we have formed a strategic alliance with Global Nomads Group ( GNG ), a non-profit organization dedicated to heightening children's understanding and appreciation for the world and its people. Using interactive technologies such as videoconferencing, GNG brings young people together face-to-face to meet across cultural and national boundaries to discuss their differences and similarities, and the world issues that affect them.