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iMeet® Delivers Anytime, Anywhere Connectivity to VARs and SMBs
ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGi), a global leader in collaboration and virtual meetings for over 20 years, and Ingram Micro Inc., the world's largest technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, today announced a managed services agreement that will add PGi's award-winning online meeting solution, iMeet, to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Micro's U.S.-based, value-added reseller (VAR) community will be able to resell license bundles of PGi software offerings to small and medium business customers also located in the U.S. PGi collaboration solutions can be accessed anywhere users have a phone line or access to the web via PGi's desktop and mobile apps.
"PGi is a channel friendly company with cloud solutions that are well positioned for the Ingram Micro marketplace," said Renee Bergeron, vice president, Ingram Micro Cloud Services. "iMeet enables our channel partners to capitalize on new revenue opportunities by positioning cloud-based conferencing solutions that drive productivity and improve collaboration for their customers."
"We are deeply committed to building upon our industry-leading Partner program and strengthening our distribution of PGi collaboration software with the Ingram Micro relationship," said Ralph Hawkins, senior vice president, PGi Partner Channel. "Because iMeet bundles audio, web and video conferencing into a single cloud-based solution, Ingram Micro's extensive VAR community can present their customers with a simple solution that enhances productivity and collaboration for their customers."
For the past five years, PGi has been recognized as having a "Top 50 Channel Program" by Channel Partners magazine. PGi's turnkey Partner program includes dedicated account teams, an administration portal for online provisioning, a co-branded customer service experience, flexible reporting systems, billing integration and support, partner training, demonstration support and marketing plans.
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About Premiere Global Services, Inc. | PGi
PGi has been a global leader in collaboration and virtual meetings for over 20 years. PGi's cloud-based solutions deliver multi-point, real-time virtual collaboration using video, voice, mobile, web streaming and file sharing technologies. PGi solutions are available via desktops, tablets and mobile devices, helping businesses worldwide be more productive, mobile and environmentally responsible. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries and an established base of over 40,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, PGi has hosted nearly one billion people from 137 countries in over 200 million virtual meetings. For more information, visit PGi at www.pgi.com.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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