ATLANTA, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), the world's largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services, today announced that its Modality Systems subsidiary was named an elite launch partner for Microsoft® Skype for Business. Elite launch partners have the highest level of experience, training and commitment to the Skype for Business platform and are able to deliver on a global scale.
"The Modality team is thrilled to receive this honor, and we're excited to work alongside Microsoft to deliver the value of Skype for Business to enterprises around the world," said John Lamb, PGi general manager and Modality Systems co-founder. "Since our founding in 2007, Modality's sole focus has been on helping enterprises successfully navigate the entire UC journey, from developing a custom UC strategy to boosting end-user adoption and providing end-to-end support. Our goal is to help customers maximize the value of their Microsoft UC investments by enabling them to create more productive ways of working, improve business processes, reduce costs and accelerate business transformation."
Skype for Business brings together the familiar experience of Skype with the security, compliance and control of Lync®. Skype for Business will transform the way people communicate by extending communications beyond the walls of businesses to reach customers and partners, anytime, anywhere. Elite launch partners are prepared to assist enterprises:
- Address any or all aspects of planning, deployment, operations and adoption lifecycle.
- Optimize hybrid cloud deployments with Microsoft Office 365 and Server-based environments.
- Develop an end-to-end solution with other devices, applications and infrastructure.
"As a Skype for Business launch partner, Modality has demonstrated the highest level of experience, training and commitment to the Skype for Business platform and is able to deliver on a global scale," said Giovanni Mezgec, Microsoft GM of Skype for Business.
Modality Systems is the world's largest dedicated Microsoft Skype for Business services and software firm, with over 50 Lync certified professionals, including six Lync Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and three certified Lync Masters; their collective expertise helped the practice earn the prestigious status of finalist for Communications Partner of the Year in the 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year awards. Modality has developed a suite of proprietary software applications and add-ons designed to extend the value of Lync and Skype for Business environments, enhancing business processes across an organization and facilitating increased productivity for users.
To learn more about Modality and Skype for Business, please visit us at modalitysystems.com or drop by booth #2020 at Enterprise Connect this week.
Microsoft, Skype for Business and Lync are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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.
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