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The Technology Powering Modern Workstyles

workstyles

If there’s one thing I’ve learned working in collaboration, it’s that people work differently. Whether it’s a team in another department or even the person sitting next to you, your workstyle is uniquely your own—the things that motivate you and drive your productivity may do nothing for your colleagues. And that’s okay. The technology that drives our workday forward has …

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5 Business Etiquette Blockheads in the Future of Work

business etiquette fails

Still perfecting your not-too-firm but not-too-limp handshake, but clueless about how to navigate online meetings? For today’s workplace, business etiquette best practices are lagging behind. Because increasingly we’re meeting from miles apart instead of in person, yesterday’s business etiquette rules need a fresh revision. Plus, thanks to modern workplace technologies, the office cubicle may undergo a major transformation in the …

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How Collaboration Will Save Company Culture

collaboration styles

I wear a lot of hats at PGi, but one of the closest to my heart is managing a team of corporate communicators. Part of that job entails creating and nurturing the internal culture at PGi, bringing all of our 2,100+ associates together under the same vision, mission and core values. For any organization, creating a healthy, vibrant culture is …

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[eBook] Learn How to Master Modern Business Etiquette

the modern worker's etiquette handbook

Always give a firm handshake. Send thank-you notes after meetings. Stand when being introduced or when someone is exiting the room. These are old-school business etiquette tips that still resonate today and are an important part of conveying respect and professionalism. However, they were also created in a much, much different workplace environment. Today’s workplace is a primarily virtual one, …

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Webcasting 101: TalkPoint and PGi Bring the Power of Self-Service Webcasts

talkpoint webcasting

In case you missed the announcement yesterday, TalkPoint joined the PGi family in a strategic move that takes us another step further down the path to our industry’s future. Integrating PGi’s global resources and infrastructure with TalkPoint’s webcasting software and services just made sense. Together, we’ll bring the power of webcasting to organizations across the globe, enhancing collaboration and driving …

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Any Meeting, Any Size, Anywhere: PGi Acquires TalkPoint

talkpoint

I am thrilled to announce today that PGi has acquired TalkPoint, an industry leader in self-service and managed webcasting software and services. This acquisition brings market-leading and award-winning webcasting SaaS solutions to the PGi portfolio of purpose-built collaboration products, empowering businesses with tools for any meeting of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1997, TalkPoint’s cloud-based Convey™ platform …

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[Infographic] Is Virtual Reality Technology the Future of Work?

Is the future of work virtual reality technology for the virtual workplace - the VR workplace?

Typically associated with computer gaming or a Keanu Reeves sci-fi movie, virtual reality (VR) might be in your workplace sooner than you’d think. This infographic from PGi, a global leader in and services, shows that excitement is building for the potential power that VR and 3D technology represents, particularly in the way work gets done. VR might just be the future …

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Agenday Brings the Fire: PGi’s Smart Calendar Launches on Amazon Appstore

Agenday Smart Calendar App

It’s been a big year for Agenday, PGi’s latest productivity app for iOS and Android™. Launching earlier this year, the Agenday Smart Calendar has already won the Platinum Award for Best Mobile Calendar from the Best Mobile App Awards, and was featured as a Top Mobile Calendar App by General Assembly. PGi’s Innovation Lab has been hard at work improving …

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Nerd Alert: Does Virtual Reality Have a Home in the Workplace?

virtual reality

Virtual reality is an increasingly hot tech topic. Earlier this year, Facebook dropped $2 billion to acquire virtual reality pioneer Oculus. Samsung, perennial hardware powerhouse, is working up a VR headset of its own. Sony has been demoing its Project Morpheus virtual reality prototype, aimed squarely at gamers. And even Google got in the mix at its annual I/O conference …

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Product Design: Once More, With Feeling

As a technology professional, it’s easy to get caught up in the, well, technology of it all: the features, infrastructure and integrations that bring your software, applications and services to life. But you can’t lose sight of the point of all of that technology: creating value for someone, someone with their own unique needs, desires and reactions. Even if you’re …

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Missed the Webcast? Watch PGi’s Karrie Andes and Rejuvenate Your HR Benefits

In case you missed it, last week PGi HR professional Karrie Andes presented a webcast entitled “Boring Benefits? Rejuvenate the Way You Communicate!” In her webcast, Karrie shared her expertise on creating an engaging benefits program that reaches and educates your entire organization. Watch the webcast above and learn: What do the Marketing Pros know? Marketing professionals utilize a wide …

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Make Your Customers Love Your Company

make your customers love your company

Customers are your biggest asset and you don’t want to give them any reason to leave. For that reason alone, the customer service experience is an area of increasing importance for many companies. Before the internet, companies shared a limited connection with their customers and the customer experience only mattered during business hours. In today’s technology driven world, customers have …

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Watch and Read: PGi CEO Boland Jones on Balancing Innovation

balancing innovation

“I find myself, a lot of times, as the CEO of a technology company, getting worn out with how fast things change.” – PGi CEO Boland Jones In the above video and in a recent blog on LinkedIn, PGi’s Boland Jones has been exploring the idea of balancing innovation, and how the breakneck speed of technological innovation can be a …

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Join PGi at Gartner Catalyst 2014!

gartner catalyst 2014

Today marks the kickoff of Gartner Catalyst in San Diego, an intensive 3.5 day event bringing together analysts and technology leaders for industry-shaping panels and discussions. The theme of 2014’s Catalyst event is “Architecting the Digital Business: Scaling and Securing Cloud, Mobility and Data,” focusing on educating IT professionals from a variety of industries on how to best manage the …

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Is Technology Really the Big Bad Wolf to Work-Life Balance?

work-life balance

Recently CIO asked, “Is the Work-Life Balance a Myth?” Unlike many that regard technology as the primary cause of imbalance, the author and experts in the article deem it the champion for perfect harmony between work hours and free time. The disappearing divide between our work and personal lives is in fact reality, but to take this one step further, …

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Nerd Alert: Thoughts on Unplugging from a Smartphone Addict

smartphone addict

It may come as no surprise to you that I’m a wee bit addicted to my smartphone (not sure what gave it away). As much as I love staying tapped in and up-to-date on the latest tech, entertainment, gaming, sports or business news, I’m as guilty as anyone of being too tapped in, to the point of getting sucked in. …

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#TakeBack60 with Summer Work Hours

Recently, PGi conducted a #TakeBack60 survey. The results were eye opening. Most of us work well over 40 hours a week . We’re always searching for ways to boost productivity so we can get some extra time in our day to to do other things. This becomes even more evident during the warm, summer months. Summertime is a great time …

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Are You a Workaholic or a Zen Master? Take our #TakeBack60 Quiz and Find Out!

takeback60

The verdict is in: according to our #TakeBack60 survey, we are all woefully overworked. Technology has allowed us all to be constantly connected, but we’re increasingly using our smartphones and mobile apps to simply grind out more hours rather than more efficiently managing our productivity. Where do you fall on the spectrum? Are you, like the 88% of respondents from …

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PGi’s Latest White Paper is Your Definitive Guide to Modern Audio Conferencing

audio conferencing

Nothing is more important to collaboration than consistent, high-quality audio conferencing connections that you can always rely on. We have a saying around here at PGi: the spoken word is the foundation of collaboration. In spite of all of the advances in modern collaboration tools – features like white-boarding, screen sharing, video meetings and more – audio is still ultimately …

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6 Habits for a Highly Successful Webinar

Webinars are great for distributing messages to target audiences without dealing with travel costs or scheduling conflicts. Even with limited budgets and geographically dispersed audiences, webinars can still be a very powerful tool. Since the popularity of webinars is consistently growing, how can you stand out from the others? Here are 6 things you can do during your next webinar …

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