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Workers Want Promotions, Work-life Balance and New Tech in 2015 According to PGi Survey

Most Desired 2015 Workplace Perks are Team Collaboration Apps and Flexible Work Programs

Dec 4, 2014

ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As 2015 approaches, workers are making annual New Year's resolutions to advance their careers, boost productivity and work smarter—not harder. A new survey by PGi (NYSE: PGI), the world's largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services, indicates that U.S. knowledge workers believe many of their personal resolutions will be driven by business technology, including new communications tools (59%), Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) security (37%) and apps that automate old-school tasks (36%).

PGi's 2015 Workplace Resolutions Survey revealed workers' top five goals for the New Year:

  • Earn a raise or promotion (22.6%)
  • Establish a better work-life balance (18.2%)
  • Implement better technology (16.9%)
  • Become more organized (16.7%)
  • Pursue continuing education (12.1%)

Workers also reported their most-wanted tools and technology for 2015, with tablet computers taking top billing (23.7%), followed by project management tools (15.1%), productivity apps (14.5%), analytics software (11.9%) and team collaboration workspaces (11.1%). Team collaboration workspaces ranked first for the communications tool workers want more of in 2015.

PGi partnered with AirWatch® by VMware®, Edelman and Frost & Sullivan to launch its 2015 edition of "The Future of Business Collaboration," the eBook series which examines the latest trends, technologies and innovations that shape the landscape of modern business collaboration. The eBook examines five emerging trends that will significantly influence businesses, employees and markets in the coming year:

  • The Evolution of BYOD/BYOA: Challenges of "Anywhere-ization"
  • The "Internet of Things" Infiltrates Businesses: The New "Workplace of Things"
  • Solving the Problem of Time Zones: Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Collaboration
  • Defining the Success of Big Data: Collaborating Beyond Data Collection into Effective Application
  • Unifying Business Applications: Convergence of Collaboration

"PGi's latest survey reveals that 2015 is going to be another year of high expectations for workers," said Sean O'Brien, PGi EVP of strategy and communications. "Workers are increasingly looking to their employers for technologies and apps that help them achieve their personal and professional resolutions and goals—for example, better access to software that fosters virtual collaboration, while reducing reliance on email and in-person meetings. With nearly 50,000 customers worldwide, we at PGi know that collaboration is a must-have for businesses and workers alike, facilitating growth for companies and helping employees achieve their career goals and a healthier work-life balance."

About the Survey
PGi conducted an online survey of U.S.-based customers and knowledge workers in November 2014, securing responses from 1,205 individuals. For the full survey results, including predictions on the biggest changes at work in 2015 and the most desired employee benefits, visit http://bit.ly/PGi2015Trends.

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About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi
PGi is the world's largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services. PGi's unified collaboration platform empowers business users and teams to connect, share ideas and manage projects with the simplicity and everywhere-access of the latest cloud technologies. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries, and its award-winning solutions provide a collaborative advantage to nearly 50,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100. In the last five years, PGi has helped over a billion people worldwide connect, collaborate and get work done—in teams, large groups and one-on-one. For more information, visit PGi at pgi.com.

Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical information, should be considered forward-looking and subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in PGi's forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; technological changes and the development of alternatives to our services; market acceptance of PGi's SaaS products, including iMeet® and GlobalMeet®; our ability to attract new customers and to retain and further penetrate our existing customers; our ability to establish and maintain strategic reseller and distribution relationships; risks associated with challenging global economic conditions; price increases from our telecommunications service providers; service interruptions and network downtime, including undetected errors or defects in our software; technological obsolescence and our ability to upgrade our equipment or increase our network capacity; concerns regarding the security and privacy of our customers' confidential information; future write-downs of goodwill or other intangible assets; greater than anticipated tax and regulatory liabilities; restructuring and cost reduction initiatives and the market reaction thereto; our level of indebtedness; risks associated with acquisitions and divestitures; indemnification claims from the sale of our PGiSend business; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, including possible adverse results of litigation or infringement claims; regulatory or legislative changes, including further government regulations applicable to traditional telecommunications service providers and data privacy; risks associated with international operations and market expansion, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. We do not undertake any obligation to update or to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release or the date of the statement, if a different date, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Media Contact:
Blakely Thomas-Aguilar
404-262-8429
blakely.thomas-aguilar@pgi.com

PGi has been a global leader in collaboration and virtual meetings for over 20 years. PGi's cloud-based solutions deliver multi-point, real-time virtual collaboration using video, voice, mobile, web streaming and file sharing technologies. (PRNewsFoto/PGi)

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