ATLANTA, July 19, 2010 - The Web has become an indispensable platform for meetings, especially for organizations that must gather, brainstorm and decide across wide geographies and multiple teams. Web conferencing is a powerful tool that easily allows various situations, from quick informal meetings among a handful of colleagues to enterprise gatherings for audiences into the thousands.
PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in virtual meetings, was among the select companies that independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. invited to participate in its June Forrester Wave report, (“The Forrester Wave™:Web Conferencing, Q2 2010”). In this report, PGi was cited as a “strong performer” in Web conferencing.
PGi's proprietary web conferencing solution, Netspoke, is in the midst of a major upgrade, enabling face-to-face meetings, even when people can't physically join in the same room. Forrester wrote that PGi's product “has strong cloud features and audio integration ... Later this year, this strong service will get stronger.“
Web conferencing can deliver results for:
+ Ad hoc collaboration, when Web tools make it easy to share documents among a small group. In this way, Web conferencing serves as a substitute for e-mail.
+ Partner collaboration, similar to ad hoc collaboration, except that if focuses on external audiences, like customers, suppliers or partners.
+ Team Meetings, where permanent team gatherings are called to review tasks or presentations.
“PGi's web conferencing product enables people to collaborate and conduct more effective meetings,” said Jackie Yeaney, CMO, PGi. “We're thrilled that independent research demonstrates the value of PGi's web meeting offerings and its strategic direction. This recommendation furthers our excitement for the upgrade scheduled for later this year when we will take the strong functionality of Netspoke and make it even more intuitive and easy to use. Even those who have never tried web conferencing will find our enhanced web meeting product simple.”
About Premiere Global Services, Inc.
The world collaborates with PGi. Our advanced meeting, conferencing and collaboration solutions energize people and organizations to connect more meaningfully and work together more productively. Our customers include more than 50,000 companies and nearly 90% of the Fortune 500. Every month, 12 million people around the world use PGi's advanced solutions and next-generation platform to meet, work and collaborate. PGi is headquartered in Atlanta, with operations in 24 countries worldwide. You can learn more at www.pgi.com.
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