PGi and Intelisys Expand Strategic Partnership to Include iMeet® and GlobalMeet®
ATLANTA, August 24, 2011 - PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in virtual meetings, today announced an expansion of its five-year partnership with Intelisys, the nation’s leading master agency distributor of business communications services. Under the expanded agreement, Intelisys will now sell PGi’s latest innovative virtual meetings solutions, iMeet and GlobalMeet, to its more than 350 master agents.
“Intelisys has been a valued partner to PGi for several years, and it is one of the most respected brands in the channel,” said Ralph Hawkins, senior vice president, PGi Partner channel. “Identifying the next generation of collaboration technologies propelled Intelisys to deepen our existing relationship and bring iMeet and GlobalMeet to their base of Sales Partners.”
Launched in 2011, iMeet and GlobalMeet are PGi’s latest innovations in online meetings. iMeet is a fresh approach to video conferencing that gives users their own, personal video meeting room online. The iMeet experience is simple, social and enjoyable – without the hassle of software downloads, hardware investments or IT support. GlobalMeet tightly integrates traditional audio and web conferencing into one complete solution, with no software downloads for meeting guests and a “connect me” feature that calls participants automatically, making dial-in numbers and passcodes obsolete.
“Using group video technologies like iMeet to host our team meetings strengthens connections and improves business productivity, which is why we want to offer iMeet to our agent base,” says Dana Topping, co-owner of Intelisys. “We also believe that with its market-leading pricing, GlobalMeet is an ideal solution for small businesses looking for a powerful, yet affordable audio and web meeting product.”
The PGi Partner channel is an important, growing part of PGi’s global business. The PGi Partner team is focused on building strategic partnerships with companies like Intelisys to resell and use its suite of meeting technologies.
For more details about registering as an Intelisys agent to sell PGi’s suite of audio, web and video conferencing solutions, please visit http://www.intelisys.com. For more information about PGi and its portfolio of meetings solutions, visit http://www.pgi.com.
About Premiere Global Services | PGi
PGi is a global leader in virtual meetings. For 20 years, we have innovated technologies that help people meet and collaborate in more enjoyable and productive ways. Every month, we bring together over 15 million people in nearly 4 million virtual meetings. Headquartered in Atlanta, PGi has a presence in 24 countries worldwide. For more information, visit us at http://www.pgi.com.
Intelisys is the only telecom master agency focused exclusively on supporting the Channel’s top-producing sales agents. The company specializes in providing a broad suite of telecom value-based solutions to ensure the top-producing agent’s success. Intelisys services include a complete selection of carrier voice and data services, wireless and wired access, auxiliary services such as voice and web conferencing, mobility solutions, professional service offerings and Intelisys’ proprietary telecom asset management tool, Audex. Since its inception in 1994, Intelisys’ growth is a result of the unique formula of recruiting top-producing agents, capitalizing on industry trends, and most importantly, providing exceptional operational and back-office support. This formula has positioned Intelisys as the recognized thought leader in the telecommunications independent sales channel.
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