ATLANTA, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGi), the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services, today announced a new strategic alliance with Telecom Consulting Group, Inc. (TCG) to equip TCG's more than 800 master agents and resellers with PGi's expanding suite of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions, including its award-winning iMeet portfolio of products.
iMeet gives users the power to meet via web, video or audio conferencing—however and wherever they want—from a single, easy-to-use desktop, web or mobile application, or any telephone device. iMeet was designed to have the industry's most elegant and appealing user interface, to be the most intuitive and enjoyable way to meet online.
"We see the industry increasingly moving beyond traditional, phone-based conferencing toward more robust solutions for unified business collaboration," said Alan Mushlin, TCG Partner. "By aligning with PGi, we have access to the innovative solutions we need to fill that gap within our portfolio and to arm our agents and resellers with the products and services they need to compete in this quickly evolving, high-growth market."
"TCG is a recognized leader in IT and communications consulting and services, with an impressive partner and master agent program. This alliance opens new opportunities for PGi and our flagship iMeet solution, as we continue our strategic focus on growing market share for our UC&C portfolio of products," said Ralph Hawkins, SVP of PGi Partner Channel. "Together, TCG and PGi will help businesses collaborate more effectively, improve productivity, grow revenue and drive business results."
In addition to all-in-one web, video and audio conferencing, PGi's expanding iMeet portfolio of UC&C products also includes webcasting and an award-winning smart calendar app. PGi recently announced the integration of iMeet into all popular video room systems and endpoints, extending the utility of an organization's video investments to any desktop or smart mobile device. In the coming months, iMeet will release several new innovations in online team workspaces, project management and sales acceleration.
TCG is one of the nation's largest Telecommunications Master Agencies. The Telecom Consulting Group portfolio ranges from Voice services, Cable solutions, IP Telephony, Data and Fiber networks, Hosted Voice solutions, Call Center applications, Virtualization data storage and back up, and conferencing and collaboration services. Visit tcg-partners.com to learn more.
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 communications 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.
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PGi is the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services. We created iMeet®, an expanding portfolio of purpose-built applications designed to meet the daily collaboration and communications needs of business professionals, with solutions for web, video and audio conferencing, smart calendar management, webcasting, project management and sales acceleration. PGi's award-winning unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions help nearly 50,000 businesses grow faster and operate more efficiently. To learn more, visit us at pgi.com.
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