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Technology Resolutions for 2018

As the final few weeks of 2017 approach, we find ourselves in the tricky conundrum of trying to finish the year strong while simultaneously planning ahead for the upcoming year. As a result, the December month places an extraordinary amount of pressure on technology leaders. Although it’s easy to get consumed with year-ending projects, it is extremely important to ensure …

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Making Your Remote Workers Your Most Engaged Workers

Let’s look at that title for a second. Could remote employees be your most-engaged workers? Aren’t they just scattered across the globe doing who knows what? Well, we beg to differ. Remote employees can be your most engaged and productive workers when you’ve got the right collection of tech in the toolbox. A recent study found that 77 percent of …

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Can Company Culture Kill Tech Adoption?

For large enterprises, it can be a struggle to implement new technology with the growing needs of employees today. A recent study shows that businesses typically understand that new technology is important for users and organizational growth, but fail to implement it effectively in their environments. For example, this study finds that 84 percent of technology leaders believe cloud-based solutions …

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Staying Aware of Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks — emails that impersonate a trusted source to trick users into sharing information — are a challenge for every email user. Recently, our PGi billing team became aware of a phishing scheme that impersonates a PGi invoice. To ensure customers are vigilant against phishing schemes, we wanted to share the following information and updates. We’ve had reports of …

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How to Maximize Your Skype for Business Investment

With over 50 billion minutes of traffic each month, it’s no secret that Skype for Business (Skype) is frequently used by enterprises to solve day-to-day instant messaging and communication needs. No matter which communication or collaboration system you use, for many IT professionals extracting the most value out of your investments is a difficult job. We recently caught up with …

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How To Switch Gears When Feeling Overwhelmed

Have you ever gotten stuck or distracted during a work assignment? Or have you been given too many projects at once and can’t effectively manage your time? In the face of many tasks to complete, it can be easy sit at your desk and dread the work that lies ahead. We’ve all done it before. We have a million things …

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Thankful for Technology

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and you know the all-too-familiar drill – family and/or friends are gathered around a table and someone says, “let’s go around and say what we are thankful for.” You could go the cliché route and say “family” or “my health” or “this food”, and hopefully, we are all thankful for such things. However, we would be …

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PGi Increases Webcast Streaming Powers with Hive

We’re excited about our new reseller agreement with Hive Streaming, a leader in enterprise video distribution solutions, to continue to deliver a high-quality, analytics-supported webcast streaming experience for customers. In our checklist, “Maximizing Broadband While Running HD Video in the Workplace”, we explored the effects of streaming HD video in the workplace and how many enterprises today run into bandwidth …

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Going Mobile is the Future of the Workplace

In order to succeed in today’s world, businesses must prepare for a sophisticated and modern approach to productivity, collaboration and communications through mobile enablement. According to a recent study, 90 percent of IT decision makers say that mobility is critical to business growth and fuels productivity, customer engagement and competitiveness. Cell phones seem to be attached to our hands now …

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Four Non-Cliché Holiday Tips to Keep You Productive

This may come as a surprise to you, but the holiday season is here. That means holiday music, eggnog, family get-togethers and the many yearly traditions will soon be all around us. It can be difficult to not daydream at work or lick your chops at the thought of all the food you will consume. However, this time of year, …

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PGi Teams up with ConnexiCore to Drive Collaboration

PGi announced that we will be teaming up with ConnexiCore, the enterprise cloud technology consultancy provider, to be its primary communications and collaboration solutions provider. The relationship brings PGi’s award-winning collaboration suite of products to ConnexiCore customers, including: GlobalMeet audio, video and web conferencing, webcasting and operator-assisted event conferencing services. Driving Connectivity & Business Growth ConnexiCore will work closely with …

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Collaboration Tools to Close Out a Strong Q4

For many companies, November and December mean a close to the fiscal or calendar year. These final months of the year will determine whether an organization’s goals were met and if they made progress from the previous year. Also, this gives organizations a chance to begin thinking about plans for the upcoming year. Further, the holidays can be known for …

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Fidgeting at Work?

Fidget toys and other sensory gadgets are continually making waves around the world and in businesses today. Yes, we are also referring to the same ever-so-popular fidget spinners that broke the internet this year and eclipsed $1B in sales worldwide. Although some identify them as toys just for kids, research shows the demand is continually increasing more and more in …

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Analyst Insights: Selecting a Collaboration Provider (Part Two)

The pressure is mounting on IT professionals to either roll-out a high-performing communications portfolio or face the consequences. In fact, employees attribute 86 percent of workplace failures due to a lack of collaboration. That means enterprises lose money when their communications are not successful. The issues, in most cases, stems from organizations not understanding what success looks like in a …

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Scariest Meeting Moments: PGi Employee Edition

We’ve all been on a conference call or virtual meeting when someone or something just seemed out of place – a line left off mute or a video stream that presented a “unique” situation. With Halloween right around the corner, we asked our PGi team members to share some of the scariest, funniest and most awkward meeting moments from this …

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