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February 16, 2010

Pbworks launches voice collaboration platform with click-to-call conferencing

Allows users to trigger conference calls using desk phone or iPhone

By CBR Staff Writer

PBworks, a provider of hosted collaboration offerings for business and education, has released Voice Collaboration with click-to-call conferencing, which enables a user to initiate an instant conference call by clicking the names of the desired participants.

The company that the Voice Collaboration enables users to add new participants at any time, and each conference call is recorded and stored. In addition, Voice Collaboration can be triggered using a desk phone or iPhone.

According to Pbworks, the new offering facilitates to add a colleague to an ad-hoc conference call with a single click that initiates an outbound call to the colleague’s regular phone. The user can also call anyone who already has a PBworks user profile, or manually dial telephone number.

Jim Groff, CEO of Pbworks, said: When teams work in the same office, so much work gets done during on-the-fly cubicle or hallway conversations. But when teams are geographically dispersed, those conversations aren’t possible.

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“Online collaboration tools help, but real-time voice is unbeatable for rapid brainstorming and decision-making. Our new Voice Collaboration features let business people initiate these instant conference calls while working on the PBworks platform. It allows for the free flow of information, invaluable feedback and immediate decision-making necessary to get work done.

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