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Strategic Alliance Integrates PGi's Award-Winning iMeet® Web Conferencing with TPN's Cloud UC Platform
ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGi), a global leader in collaboration and software services for over 20 years, and Thinking Phone Networks (TPN), the innovative leader in unified communications as a service (UCaaS), today announced a strategic alliance that will integrate PGi's award-winning iMeet web conferencing software with the TPN cloud platform-the first time a third-party collaboration application has been hosted in TPN's industry-leading ThinkingSuite solution.
"Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is changing the way enterprises collaborate, and we strongly believe that integrating PGi's iMeet into our UCaaS platform will provide unprecedented value for our clients," said Alex DiNunzio, Thinking Phone Networks' Senior Product Manager. "Today's businesses are searching for technologies that can replace their onsite collaboration solutions with cloud-based, full-featured applications that empower productivity and growth anywhere, anytime, on any device."
"We are excited to work alongside an innovative partner like TPN to bring a collaborative advantage to more companies worldwide, and I am thrilled that we can help TPN round out its UCaaS portfolio," said Ralph Hawkins, SVP of PGi Partner Channel. "By joining forces with TPN, PGi aligns with another cloud innovator to advance the future of business collaboration. iMeet's innovative collaboration software and TPN's UCaaS leadership combine to deliver a powerful solution to an entirely new audience of business users who need simple, personal and mobile collaboration solutions to expand their reach and drive their businesses forward."
Thinking Phone Networks, twice named a Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant "Leader" and a leading cloud service provider by Infonetics Research, assists midmarket and larger enterprises in deploying cloud UC services quickly, easily and cost effectively. TPN's award-winning ThinkingSuite solution combines powerful mobility-enabled and analytics-driven communications services with third-party application integration on an open architected platform.
PGi's award-winning Partner Channel program is dedicated to the individual sales strategies and success of its partners worldwide. PGi Partner Channel is the global leader in conferencing and collaboration partnerships, with a global team of experienced channel managers, sales and marketing professionals. To learn more, visit PGi Partner Channel at pgi.com/solutions/partners.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc. ¦ PGi
PGi has been a leading global provider of collaboration software and services for over 20 years. PGi's cloud-based software applications let business users connect, collaborate and share ideas and information from their desktop, tablet or smartphone, enabling greater productivity in the office or on the go. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries, and its award-winning solutions provide a collaborative advantage to over 45,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, PGi has hosted more than 1.1 billion people from 137 countries in over 250 million virtual meetings. For more information, visit PGi at pgi.com.
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