Social Enterprise

Why Your Business Needs More Successful Women in Business and the Boardroom

When I think back to my adolescent days, dreaming of what I would be when I grow up, I distinctly remember the Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford movie Working Girl. In the 1988 film, Griffith’s spunky secretary pretends she has her boss’ (Signourney Weaver) job and proves that—despite foibles and gender bias—regular girls can rise to corporate greatness. At the …

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7 Ways Crowdsourcing is Influencing the World

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With online social interactions becoming a huge part of our day-to-day lives, both for personal use through Facebook or Twitter and for work with the growing phenomenon of social business through platforms like Jive, the influence of the crowd has become a major factor in our world. Whether it’s IT decision makers allowing employees to have a say in software …

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Get the free eBook now! The Future of Business Collaboration

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Experts from PGi, Jive Software, Plantronics Developer Connection, BrandGlue, Jonathan Farrington & Associates and Frost & Sullivan bring you an exciting new eBook, The Future of Business Collaboration. The free eBook reviews the hottest trends in business collaboration today: Crowdsourcing and Social Business Technology The Consumerization of IT (BYOD, BYOA and more) Mobility and the Mobile Worker Social Media and …

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Twelve Things to Look for in a Mobile Business App

Everybody has an app these days – even the Census Bureau went live earlier this year with a mobile app that provides real-time data on the U.S. economy. Within the U.S., the average smart phone user has 22 apps and it’s predicted that, by 2014, global downloads of all apps will reach 76.9 billion. Entertainment and social networking apps are …

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What’s coworking? And why is it so awesome?

With the economy in a long, slow recovery, with many people still looking for work, some have created their own jobs. Others have found that working for someone else is frustrating, unfulfilling, or just doesn’t fit their personalities (I’m a part of the latter group). For whatever reason, more people than ever before are working for themselves. About a year …

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Answering Your Top 5 Questions About the Facebook IPO and Facebook IPO Price

If you’re anything like me (read: not a Wall Street junkie), you’re scratching your head wondering why the Facebook IPO (NYSE: FB) and Facebook IPO price  are such a big deal. If anything, some of us are moderately concerned that Facebook’s big push into the public spotlight might negatively impact our own little profile pages in the world’s favorite social media …

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Telecommuting and the planet

To many workers, telecommuting seems ideal. Work from home, and you can say goodbye to long, frustrating commutes during rush hour, save money on gas, avoid distractions and trade in stuffy suits for loungewear. The hardest part about becoming a teleworker may be convincing your boss that it’s a good idea in the first place. But as more employers have …

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In review: #shiftsxsw video interview with Brian Solis

It was only fitting that Brian Solis would kick off the #ShiftSXSW event series.  Solis currently serves as principle of a research-based advisory firm called Altimeter Group. Most recently, Solis, who has built a reputation as a thought leader in new media, published a new book The End of Business As Usual.  Something that Solis has received a rave reviews …

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‘Human cloud’ of workers already taking shape

Two-thirds of workers expect their offices to go fully virtual within the next few years, a survey found. Virtualization makes cloud computing possible, productive and profitable. Many businesses large and small think it can do the same thing for work by creating a human cloud based on virtual collaboration, according to a new survey. For some workers, that day is already …

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A focus on the intersection of the future and the way we work: #ShiftSXSW

Beginning tomorrow, PGi will engage thought leaders, strategists, and business visionaries in a three-day conversation that intersects at the interactive hub of the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. Our offices, located the top of the Frost Bank Building, will serve as host for the second #shift conference. This pop-up event empowers, studies and celebrates exciting new fields as well as …

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#ShiftSXSW: Learn More About Brian Solis and the Future of Digital Platforms

With #shiftSXSW just a few days away, we wanted to share some more information on our key speaker Brian Solis. #Shift is about changing the way we think about the work-life balance, communicating and connecting, and the use of technology in business. Brian Solis, prominent social media analyst and thought leader, certainly fits the bill for this event. Whether it’s …

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Turn Your Location Services on for #shiftSXSW

Attending SXSW this year? The SXSWi (interactive) panels bring together some of the greatest forward thinking tech-heads from around the world, with social media serving as the keynote for many of their ideas. With SXSW and our #shift event in mind, and being a bit of an app-junkie, I saw a new locational service that I had to write about: …

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Event in Review: #ShiftNYC Dialogue on Social Enterprise

In the #shift event series, we focus conversation and thinking about the progression in professional cultures. One of our favorite topics revolves around social enterprise: the power of integrating social responsibility in the fabric of our business models, and creating new types of organizations that not only drive profit, but drive impact as well. We were thrilled to have such …

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Are you connected? Brian Solis at #shiftSXSW

In preparation for our upcoming #shiftSXSW event, we would like to highlight a few of our special guests, and, in their honor, address topics that are near and dear to them. We are kicking off our series of events with a discussion about social convergence and connectivity, and this conversation would not be complete without our featured panelist, Brian Solis. …

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PGi is a Proud Sponsor of Berts Big Adventure 2011

PGi was delighted to attend this year’s 10th year Anniversary send-off celebration for the amazing kids of Berts Big Adventure 2011. Each year, Bert’s Big Adventure provides a spectacular five-day journey to Walt Disney World, where children with chronic or terminal illnesses can connect with others facing similar issues, experience events that otherwise could not be afforded and enjoy the …

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The Zen of Social Media: The Balance Between the Warm and Fuzzies & Social Media Addiction

Hello, my name is Blakely and I’m a social media-aholic. And you might be, too. Have you ever felt that phantom smartphone vibration? Sleep with your phone next to the bed — just in case? Get nervous when your 140-character haiku brilliance doesn’t get retweeted? Or comment on a Facebook post while in the shower? You just might be hooked. …

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‘Like’ this: Facebook and Greenpeace to collaborate on clean energy

Agreement comes nearly two years into Greenpeace’s campaign criticizing Facebook’s coal-powered data centers.                       Photo credit: Pshab/Flickr Facebook and Greenpeace have decided to bury the hatchet and become friends. It’s the end of a two-year feud that led Greenpeace to openly and frequently criticize the social networking giant for using …

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iMeet’s Ahead of the Curve: 12 Tech Trends for 2012

Aimlessly surfing the web this weekend using StumbleUpon as my trusty guide, I came across an immaculately arranged page, peaking my interest enough to stay and read for a bit. What I discovered was Fast Company’s Co.Design blog. The topic: twelve technology trends that will command 2012, which only engaged me further. As I read through the predicted directions of …

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Maybe You CAN Change the World: The Future of Social Good

If your company disregards social media as a consumer trend or solely personal tool, you’re grossly underestimating its power. Social media is the first true collective voice of our world, making the exchange of information faster than previously imaginable and creating a global social awareness like never before. Just consider the transformation of information exchange in the past twenty years. …

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The future of our networked society

This week, I found myself inspired by the video “On the Brink” and as soon as I watched it, I wanted to share it with my #Shift readers. It explores the rapid change we are all in the midst of and a part of, and how technology now enables humans to more fully actualize what we truly are. This new, …

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