ATLANTA, October 12, 2009 - Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), Premiere Global Services Spot on 2009 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America Thursday, October 12, 2009.
Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), a global provider of on-demand, applied communication technologies, today announced that it made the 2009 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. In its third year on the list, Premiere Global was ranked 138th. The 2009 InformationWeek 500 companies were revealed on Sept. 14, 2009 at an awards ceremony held during the InformationWeek 500 Conference at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.
"The past year represented a breakthrough for Premiere Global, as we began to build a robust online community centered around software developers and our many technology partners," said David Guthrie, CTO, Premiere Global Services, Inc. "PGiConnect and its access to our open APIs have fostered a rapid succession of development activities that have streamlined and automated customer integration efforts and delivered concrete business benefits and return on investment. InformationWeek's honor confirms our continuous efforts to provide customers with an innovative approach to creating greater business value."
Launched in October 2008, PGiConnect is a Web 2.0 social networking community that enables employees, enterprise customers, system integrators, resellers and partners around the world to network, collaborate and build applications in real-time leveraging Premiere Global’s on-demand communication technologies platform and its robust suite of APIs. With nearly 1,000 registered participants, PGiConnect makes creating and deploying new apps by developers, integrators and customers simple.
“For more than 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. “Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year’s winners, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, now in its 21st year, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Top winners have included: Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 ranking is unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
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TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the InformationWeek.com, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, bMighty.com, and Advanced Trading; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, market research, and analyst services.
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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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