TMCnet Feature
November 09, 2012

PGi Enables Virtual Meetings in the Cloud

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Web Editor

PGi is a 20 year-old company that has been providing numerous audio, Web and desktop virtual meeting services, and working in the cloud before it was even called the cloud.

At the recent Cloud Communications Expo in Santa Clara, California, I sat down with representatives from PGi to discuss the company’s products, iMeet and GlobalMeet, its recent award wins, and its vision for the future of the space.

GlobalMeet is a Web conferencing tool that provides all the functionality that businesses needs for meeting in the cloud without requiring downloads. It is a hosted service, which cuts down on capital expenditures and allows for up to a million calls a day. As long as companies have the bandwidth, they can hold conferences with up to 300 participants in any of 160 countries.

iMeet is a desktop video conferencing solution that also requires no hardware. If you have a device: laptop, desktop, iPad or other device with a camera, you can initiate a one-on-one or a one-to-many video conference, integrated with social networking sites, tied into the Web and Facebook (News - Alert), Twitter, LinkedIn and more.

Recently, the company has received several awards and recognitions, including one from Frost & Sullivan and, for the fifth consecutive year, it was recognized as a top channel partner by Channel Partner (News - Alert) Magazine.

PGi also recently won a Stevie Award.

Looking to the future, PGi sees the cloud services industry growing, as companies realize they need to provide SaaS (News - Alert) offerings in order to stay competitive in the marketplace. As for PGi itself, the company is looking to extend its business, working with more dedicated and trusted partners.

Edited by Braden Becker
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