PGi, AppDirect Form Cloud Collaboration Partnership

Atlanta-based PGi, the conferencing and collaboration provider, has formed a strategic alliance with AppDirect, the cloud-service marketplace. The pair plan to bring an innovative virtual meeting experience and other cloud-based business applications to small businesses and midsize companies around the world.

AppDirect will offer PGis cloud-based collaboration solution, iMeet, to its new and existing channel partners for inclusion in their cloud marketplaces. PGi will refer and resell AppDirects platform services to its new and existing large channel partners, allowing AppDirect to build and manage cloud services marketplaces on their behalf.

Every business from start-up to global enterprise needs reliable collaboration tools to stay connected and competitive in todays increasingly mobile world,” said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. … By reselling AppDirects cloud marketplace platform to our global carrier partners, PGi will increase access to iMeet for businesses of all sizes worldwide.”

PGi’s iMeet is a cloud-based collaboration solution that lets people meet face-to-face online from anywhere, anytime on any device.  iMeet incorporates collaboration tools such as HD video, social networks and file sharing, and offers a full suite of desktop and mobile meeting apps, the company said.

Were seeing that small businesses prefer to acquire cloud applications in a bundled fashion and from a trusted provider, which is exactly what weve set out to make possible at AppDirect,” said Daniel Saks, president and co-CEO, AppDirect. With the increasing demand for virtual collaboration services, were thrilled to offer our channel partners the opportunity to include iMeet in their cloud marketplaces.”

AppDirects platform allows service providers to bundle cloud-based services with their traditional offerings. The bundles allow customers the added convenience of receiving a single bill and accessing a single portal to manage all of their business applications.

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