Conclusions From Volcano Flight Ban: Web and Audio Conferencing Ensure Full Business Continuity

Dépèche transmise le 22 avril 2010 par PRNewswire

MUNICH and LONDON, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- From time-critical project management and legally binding shareholder meetings, to get-togethers with important business partners: companies can't go without customer communication and interaction with employees for even a day. That's why the partial closure of European airspace has hit them hard. While overflowing trains and jammed roads are no acceptable alternative, web and audio conferencing is the ideal way to ensure business continuity, despite uncertain forecasts. In fact, virtual working meetings with Premiere Global Services (PGi) are far more than just an emergency backup in case of bird flu, natural disasters, diplomatic crises or terror alerts. Due to economically measurable benefits virtual meetings are now an integral part of the way companies of all sizes collaborate each day.

Minimised travel expenses and workflow acceleration have made web conferencing a business standard. It attracts companies with team functions such as collaboration on files or whiteboards for brainstorming. There is no need to install any software or check hardware capacities. PGi provides the entire infrastructure 24/7. With the web based concept of "Software as a Service" customers get immediate access to top solutions from Adobe, Microsoft, IBM or Cisco WebEx.

"In terms of efficient work processes, increasing cost pressures are making business travel increasingly superfluous. The flight ban has intensified this trend. Virtual meetings", John Stone, Managing Director EMEIA at PGi, is convinced, "are now part of risk management, because business-critical appointments cannot be cancelled without damage."

About PGi

The world collaborates with PGi. Our advanced meeting, conferencing and collaboration solutions energize people and organizations to connect more meaningfully and work together more productively. Our customers include more than 50,000 companies and nearly 90% of the Fortune 500. Every month, 12 million people around the world use PGi's advanced solutions and next-generation platform to meet, work and collaborate. PGi is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations in 24 countries worldwide. You can learn more at .

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; the development of alternatives to our services; general domestic and international economic, business or political conditions; weakening global economic and credit conditions, including customer consolidations, restructuring, bankruptcies or payment defaults; market acceptance of our new services and enhancements; our ability to complete acquisitions and integrate acquired operations; concerns regarding the security of sending information over the Internet and public networks; our ability to upgrade our equipment or increase our network capacity; service interruptions; continued weakness in our legacy broadcast fax business; our dependence on telecommunications supply agreements; increased financial leverage; our dependence on our subsidiaries for cash flow; future write-downs of goodwill or other intangible assets; assessments of income, sales and other taxes for which we have not accrued; our ability to protect our proprietary technology and intellectual property rights; possible adverse results of pending or future litigation or infringement claims; federal or state legislative or regulatory changes, including further government regulations applicable to traditional telecommunications service providers; risks associated with international operations and fluctuations in currency exchange rates; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings with the SEC, including but not limited to the "Risk Factors" sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Further information: PGi Susan Masshafi PGi Corporate Communications Manager EMEA Mail: [email protected] Web: http://www.pgi.com

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