ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in virtual meetings for over 20 years, was voted a Top 50 Channel Program for the fifth consecutive year by readers of Channel Partners magazine. PGi was selected from nearly 200 nominees comprised of carriers, resellers, master agencies, and hardware and software vendors. Candidates for the Top 50 Channel Program came from the 2012 listings of the Channel Partners Channel Program Guide, self-nominations and write-in names.
"We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as a Top 50 Channel Program for the fifth straight year," said Ralph Hawkins, Senior Vice President / General Manager of the PGi Partners Channel. "Our award-winning virtual meetings solutions, iMeet® and GlobalMeet®, are market leaders, offering users simple and innovative ways to collaborate anytime, anywhere, from any device. This award validates our ongoing commitment to providing our partners with cutting edge solutions, and we look forward to continued success for PGi in the channel."
Headquartered in Atlanta, PGi is a global leader in video, web and audio conferencing solutions for many of the world's largest businesses, as well as tens-of-thousands of small and midsize companies. In 2011, PGi launched iMeet and GlobalMeet, bringing simple, human and mobile online meeting experiences to business users worldwide. iMeet is PGi's virtual office solution for best-in-class video, web and audio meetings, allowing up to 15 people to easily collaborate face-to-face online. GlobalMeet is PGi's easy-to-use and reliable integrated audio and web conferencing solution for up to 125 participants, with no downloads required.
"Each year, Channel Partners readers tell their suppliers and peers which companies have earned their business, and this year is no exception," said Khali Henderson, Editor-in-Chief of Channel Partners. "What is significant about 2012 is the number of first-timers to the list as the indirect channel latches on to convergence, the cloud and evolution related to technology and sales techniques."
All 50 winners will be: featured in the September 2012 issue of Channel Partners magazine; featured in a downloadable Channel Program Guide available on August 23; recognized during the general session at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo on September 12; and designated as a 2012 Top 50 Channel Program winner in the Channel Program Guide online.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi
PGi has been a global leader in virtual meetings for 20 years. Our cloud-based solutions deliver multi-point, real-time virtual collaboration using video, voice and file sharing technologies. PGi solutions are available via desktops, tablets or mobile devices, helping businesses worldwide be more productive, mobile and green. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries and an established base of more than 35,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, we have hosted more than 725 million people from 137 countries in over 165 million meetings. For more information, visit us at http://www.pgi.com.
About Channel Partners magazine
For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (www.channelpartnersconference.com).
Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical information, should be considered forward-looking and subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in Premiere Global Services, Inc.'s forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; technological changes and the development of alternatives to our services; market acceptance of new cloud-based, virtual meeting services, including our iMeet® and GlobalMeet® services; our ability to attract new customers and to retain and further penetrate our existing customers; risks associated with challenging global economic conditions; price increases from our telecommunications service providers; service interruptions and network downtime; technological obsolescence and our ability to upgrade our equipment or increase our network capacity; concerns regarding the security of transactions; future write-downs of goodwill or other intangible assets; greater than anticipated tax liabilities; restructuring and cost reduction initiatives and the market reaction thereto; our level of indebtedness; risks associated with acquisitions and divestitures; the impact of the sale of our PGiSend business; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, including possible adverse results of litigation or infringement claims; regulatory or legislative changes, including further government regulations applicable to traditional telecommunications service providers and data privacy; risks associated with international operations and market expansion, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.