ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGi), a global leader in collaboration and virtual meetings for over 20 years, and Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD), one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions, today announced a distribution agreement that will make PGi's best-in-class global IP audio conferencing and web conferencing software, GlobalMeet available to customers in the U.S. via Tech Data's StreamOne platform that powers Tech Data's award-winning Solutions Store.
GlobalMeet, an easier and better way to use web and audio conferencing on your desktop, phone, tablet or smartphone, is immediately available to Tech Data's channel of solution providers through its Solutions Store. The Solutions Store is powered by Tech Data's StreamOne platform, an automated technology that scales the business and operational scope associated with cloud and subscription services. GlobalMeet audio and web conferencing and collaboration solutions can be accessed anywhere users have a phone line or access to the web via PGi's desktop and mobile apps.
"PGi is a leader in providing channel-friendly collaboration solutions that are the ideal match for Tech Data's Solutions Store offerings," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Tech Data Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services. "GlobalMeet audio and web conferencing creates a new value proposition for Tech Data's channel of solution providers, providing an opportunity to grow revenues by offering customers trusted collaboration services and cloud-based solutions."
PGi's collaboration services are trusted by 75% of the Fortune™ 100. For the past five years, PGi has been recognized as having a "Top 50 Channel Program" by Channel Partners magazine. PGi's turnkey Partner program includes dedicated account teams, an administration portal for online provisioning, a co-branded customer service experience, flexible reporting systems, billing integration and support, partner training, demonstration support and marketing plans.
"PGi is deeply committed to strengthening our industry-leading Partner program and growing distribution of our collaboration software through this agreement with Tech Data," said Ralph Hawkins, senior vice president, PGi Partner Channel. "Selling GlobalMeet audio and web conferencing enables partners to grow their revenues and expand their product lists, while offering additional functionality into their customer base."
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About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi
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. PGi solutions are available via desktops, tablets and mobile devices, helping businesses worldwide be more productive, mobile and environmentally responsible. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries and an established base of over 40,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, PGi has hosted nearly one billion people from 137 countries in over 200 million virtual meetings. For more information, visit PGi at www.pgi.com.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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