ATLANTA, February 22, 2010 - LotusLive Meetings Now Available Integrated with PGi’s Award-Winning Audio Services
PGi (NYSE: PGI), a leading provider of meeting and collaboration solutions, today announced the addition of LotusLive™ Meetings to its portfolio of online meeting solutions.The new offering provides an innovative conferencing and collaboration option for its clients, enabling users to take advantage of PGi's award-winning audio service integrated into LotusLive Meetings.
"PGi's goal is to make meaningful connections easier and more engaging for our clients, and the addition of LotusLive Meetings will help ensure we continue doing just that," said David Guthrie, chief technology officer, PGi. "Twelve million people turn to PGi every month to collaborate, and the addition of dynamic and effective Web conferencing products like LotusLive Meetings allow us to provide the broadest suite of online meeting tools in the marketplace."
IBM’s LotusLive Meetings is a full-featured, easy-to-use, Web meetings service that enables users to quickly and confidently share information, give presentations and demonstrate software in a security-rich environment.
With integrated audio from PGi into LotusLive Meetings, users can attend a Web meeting and enjoy the benefits of an in-person meeting even when participants are in remote settings. In addition, the audio portion of the meeting can be simply managed directly from the LotusLive Meetings interface.
"IBM is excited to welcome PGi to the rapidly expanding LotusLive Partner Community designed for business," said Sean Poulley, IBM vice president of cloud collaboration. "LotusLive and PGi together offer customers a more audience-friendly, Web 2.0 way of delivering an integrated audio and web conference. This combination gives customers greater ease of use, easier access and faster adoption compared with existing online services, all to help customers reduce travel costs immediately."
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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, Georgia with operations in 24 countries worldwide. You can learn more at PGi
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