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Webcasting Solution Improves Global Employee Engagement for Belden Inc.

For well over one hundred years, Belden Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of networking connectivity and software products for enterprise, industrial, broadcast and security markets. The St. Louis-based company has a large global presence with 9,000 employees on nearly every continent. With such a strong global presence, however, Belden struggled to fully meet its goal of being a world-class …

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The 4-Step Checklist for Weighing Your Enterprise’s Technology Options

In an ever-changing business climate with a growing need for technology solutions, it can be increasingly stressful to decide what tools your company needs to be successful. Making the wrong move could set your company back in not only dollars, but also valuable time. You never want to be playing catch-up in the technology race. Such losses can be avoided, …

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Reinventing Global IT with an Eye on the Customer

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The most common perception of IT is that it is the guys in the back room that make all those invisible systems work and help you get your laptop working again when you get stuck. The traditional industry focus of IT has been on gaining better efficiencies and reducing costs. And to be honest, that is the way it works …

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The American Workhorse: How to Work Smarter Not Longer

Working smarter is an art form, a science, and most of the time a healthy dose of both. Some of us are simply better at working smarter and make it look easy to those not in the know. Working smarter helps to avoid overworking and under producing. When it’s done right, you reap the benefits of more time to focus …

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Building Great IT Teams Amidst Tech Talent Shortage

Our IT team at PGi commits to three things for success: our philosophy of agile, our framework of scrum and our team of skilled workers. Today, though, it’s nearly impossible to find great IT workers unless you’re willing to really work at it. About half a million IT jobs currently sit open, and because of the rapid pace of new …

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PGi Talks IT Evolution with Frost and Sullivan in Latest Webinar

As today’s workplace evolves, IT departments must constantly adapt and evolve to meet the demands of the organization.  Workplace trends such as telework, BYOT, and the increased need for collaboration continue to be major drivers of change, leading IT teams to realize the importance of staying ahead of the curve and understanding how to integrate UC&C solutions effectively. On April …

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Tech Tips for Better Marketing Collaboration

Collaboration is an integral part of marketing and marketing is constantly evolving. In order to stay ahead of the curve, marketers must continuously adapt to the changing landscape of collaboration solutions in the market. Marketing collaboration tools are ultimately a necessity to effectively support all of an organization’s strategies, initiatives and objectives. There are a wide variety of tools available …

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3 Tips for Evaluating Audio Conferencing

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In spite of the advances in communication technologies of late—face-to-face video, instant messaging, mobile applications and more—it can be easy to forget that audio conferencing is still the cornerstone of collaboration. All of the video chats and online meetings in the world are useless to your organization without consistent, high-quality audio tailored to your company’s unique needs. Audio remains a …

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The Rule of Thirds: Incorporate the Past, Present & Future into Your Meeting Agenda

None of us enjoy pointless meetings that go nowhere. Meetings should really only last as long as they need to in order to accomplish the specified objective, and there is plenty of debate on exactly how long that should be. The length of your meeting can vary according to the meeting agenda, subject matter, and number of attendees. Fortunately, conducting …

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2016 Future of Business Collaboration eBook

Collaboration is the heart of businesses everywhere, and it’s much more than solutions or products—it’s the combination of people, tools and technology working seamlessly together to help people communicate and work more effectively. This year’s Future of Business Collaboration eBook focuses on just that–the idea that technology is evolving to help create a more employee-focused workplace, and to help workers …

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New Flexible Work Policy? How to Get Your Team on Board

Even though your company plans on sticking with its brick-and-mortar roots, it wants to adopt a more modern way of conducting business. One of the ways it plans to achieve that is by adopting a flexible work policy in which staffers will have the ability to customize their workday based on the needs of the company, as well as their …

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Are You Losing Patience for Process by Chasing Innovation?

To create a culture of open innovation, you need to break a lot of rules. You have to part with traditional hierarchy to empower every employee to present and pursue ideas no matter their function or title. So it seems counterintuitive that systems and processes play a big part in innovation, but in reality, it’s difficult to realize innovation without …

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4 Ways to Avoid a Burnout at Work

I’d like to be transparent for a moment. I really think the age-old adage, “You’ll never a work a day in your life if you love what you do”, is subjective. Every job has its ups and downs, no matter how passionate you are about what you’re doing. There’s always going to be periods where you’re clocking in long hours, …

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International Retailer Supports Global Growth with GlobalMeet Audio

For 60 years, an off-price retailer of apparel and home goods has been growing globally. As a PGi customer for nearly 10 years, they have relied on PGi to fully understand its business, its organizational goals, and to provide scalable, enterprise collaboration solutions for their growing needs. The international retailer uses Microsoft Skype for Business in order to reach local …

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Customer Insight Series: A Lesson on the Benefits of Telework

At PGi, we love insights—especially those from our customers. We love learning more about what their daily lives as knowledge workers are like, how they use collaboration technology and more. Understanding our customers not only gives us a peek into how we can create new features or completely new products to address common pain points, but it also gives us …

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How BYOD Creates Challenges for Collaboration

BYOD is often espoused as a victory for the user, a story of empowerment for the newly flexible, tech-savvy workforce. It speaks to catering to employee preference and enabling real choice. That’s the user end of the story. On the business end, BYOD can cause challenges for the often-besieged IT department. Budgets are shrinking and infrastructures and software deployments are …

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Case Study: Northwestern University Grows Online Learning with PGi

Northwestern University (NU), headquartered in Evanston, Ill., comprises a student body of 21,000. To support their online learning programs, the university has leveraged a combination of independent learning and interactive audio and web conferencing. However, by offering a VoIP only option, the school’s web conferencing solution left virtual classroom sessions without a critical component: reliable audio. Students and faculty were …

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IT Must Partner and Adapt to Deliver Business Value

The role and responsibilities of today’s CIO are evolving thanks to a myriad of new business trends and technologies. Increased demand for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices in the workplace brings along with it new challenges, such as managing BYOD devices and mitigating shadow IT. The deployment of SaaS-based tools is booming, and with it comes challenges related to security …

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How To Ensure Your Non-Verbal Cues Are on Point During Virtual Meetings

“All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses” – Friedrich Nietzsche Perception is reality. Our non-verbal cues can affect how others perceive our intentions, mood and character. When we present and communicate during virtual meetings, getting these right is critically important as they can influence your audience’s view of you. Consider these insights to …

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iMeet Wins TMC Cloud Computing Product of the Year

It is with tremendous excitement that we announce that PGi’s iMeet has won TMC’s Cloud Computing Product of the Year award! The Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, honors vendors with the most innovative, useful, and beneficial cloud products and services that have been brought to market in the past year. For more than 20 years, TMC …

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