Will Polycom be acquired? That seems to be the million-dollar question at this point, and not a week goes by these days without some kind of Polycom M&A rumor floating to the surface. With Tandberg off the table thanks to the pending Cisco acquisition, Polycom becomes the last standalone video conferencing vendor with the scale to match. Most observers point to a few years of sluggish product refresh and innovation as the reason Polycom ceded so much worldwide market share to Tandberg, but Polycom is still humming along, and most importantly, it has attempted to revamp its channel programs to reward its most loyal partners. And from a brand perspective, Polycom is still a force to be reckoned with, not to mention a friend to just about everyone, thanks to expanded partnerships with everyone from HP, Juniper and Microsoft to Avaya, Siemens and the Asterisk community.