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Premiere Global Services Positioned in the Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
Aug 8, 2008
ATLANTA, GA , AUGUST 13, 2008 - Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI),a global provider of on-demand business process improvement solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the 'Web Conferencing Magic Quadrant' report.
"We are honored to be included in the Magic Quadrant by Gartner and believe it is a reflection of our strong Web collaboration offering including our proprietary Web conferencing technology Netspoke,” said David Guthrie, CTO, Premiere Global Services, Inc. “Premiere Global continues to anticipate and meet our customers’ conferencing needs through technology innovation and a strong partner strategy. By integrating the latest Web technologies with a full suite of audio conferencing services, we make it easier for customers to enrich their communications and work more efficiently."
Recent Netspoke product enhancements include Vista compatibility and improved administrative provisioning capabilities via the Conferencing Hub. Provided to all Netspoke customers, the Conferencing Hub is a centralized Web site that allows moderators to manage all phases of their conferencing experience from pre, during to post-meeting, which includes the ability to archive, record and replay Web collaboration sessions. According to Gartner, "Web conferencing not only allows people to collaborate virtually and share information, it also provides facilities to record and capture formal or ad hoc collaborative interactions for later tracking and reuse. As organizations develop their collaboration strategies from a technical and people perspective, Web-conferencing penetration rates will increase because of the cost savings and productivity improvements Web conferencing brings."
The criteria for this year’s Magic Quadrant included "at least $10 million in annual revenue from sales of Web-Conferencing products."
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted August 3, 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc.
Premiere Global Services, Inc., formerly Ptek Holdings, Inc., is a leading global provider of innovative business communications and data services. Customers use our ASP platform to conduct traditional and VoIP-based collaboration sessions and to process and deliver large quantities of individualized, business critical information. Premiere Global offers outsourced document delivery, data capture, alerts/notifications and campaign management solutions that automate customers' business processes and improve efficiency levels enterprise-wide. We also offer a full suite of conferencing solutions, including automated, operator-assisted and Web collaboration services that enable customers to communicate real-time via our advanced, open standards global conferencing platform.
Premiere Global serves more than 46,000 corporate accounts in nearly every business sector, throughout 18 countries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.pgi.com.
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