These new capabilities, combined with the integration of the latest functionality from social media platforms, will take the industry to the next level. Reducing costs and driving measurable results are now synonymous with excellence in branding and with engaging customers and partners through integrated social networking platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn.
New York, NY (Vocus) October 28, 2009
CGS, the global leading provider of virtual event solutions (http://www.virtualevents365.com), today announced the general availability of VirtualEvents365 Version 3, featuring capabilities such as social media integration, new self service tools and custom templates that enable agencies to deliver more engaging branding environments for their clients.
"As our business continues to expand--by 60% this year alone, our customers and partners are expecting a broader set of self service tools and the ability to design their own environment," commented Michael Wilding, senior vice president of technology solutions and training at CGS. "These new capabilities, combined with the integration of the latest functionality from social media platforms, will take the industry to the next level. Reducing costs and driving measurable results are now synonymous with excellence in branding and with engaging customers and partners through integrated social networking platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn."
Key business benefits delivered by VirtualEvents365 Version 3 include:
Leveraging social media, organizations can quickly locate attendees with common interests and create personal collaboration rooms where participants can share ideas, best practices and experiences. Collaboration rooms enable interactive, two-way communications with a flexible format selected by the attendees. Formats include chat, VOIP, video, polling, application sharing and white boarding. Collaboration rooms augment other social media elements, such as chat cafés, attendee profiling and discussion forums, increasing an event host's engagement with attendees and enhancing the opportunity to generate leads while nurturing existing relationships.
New self service tools enable organizations to create, manage and execute a turnkey virtual event quickly and efficiently. Utilizing self service tools makes it easy for event organizers to build virtual exhibit booths, assign the appropriate resources, coordinate sponsorships and develop surveys, delivering more successful online experiences.
The addition of custom templates allows a company to extend their brand into the virtual world easily and cost-effectively. Custom templates enable the creation of unique branding experiences for attendees while they visit breakout rooms, participate in sessions, attend keynote addresses or interact with booth exhibitors. As a result, organizers create a virtual-world environment that engages customers, partners or employees, while preserving--for the first time in a virtual environment--the same brand experience as a live, in person event.
VirtualEvents365 Version 3 also enables consistent high-speed, streaming rich media delivery anywhere in the world, driving greater levels of customer engagement and satisfaction.
About CGS VirtualEvents365℠
CGS VirtualEvents365 is the global leader in virtual event solutions for corporate events, demand generation marketing events & launches, corporate e-learning, virtual job fairs, virtual conferences and virtual tradeshows. This innovative platform builds on CGS's 25 years of experience developing technology-based solutions for over 3,500 organizations worldwide. For more information please visit http://www.virtualevents365.com
For twenty-five years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through technology. With global delivery capabilities, expertise across leading platforms and deep experience in multiple industries, CGS has become the IT partner of choice for thousands of organizations worldwide. CGS delivers a wide array of proprietary and third-party business applications, technology and business services, outsourcing solutions and learning & communications platforms. Headquartered in New York City, CGS maintains a worldwide presence with 20 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information please visit http://www.cgsinc.com
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