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PGi Closes Deal to Acquire ReadyTalk

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PGi is dedicated to providing the absolute best communication and collaboration experiences for all our users across the globe, and we are committed to building strategic relationships that further that goal. Earlier this month, we announced that PGi would be acquiring the cloud communications provider ReadyTalk, and we are pleased to announce that we have closed the deal as of …

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Should Marketers Go All-in on Virtual Reality in 2017?

Virtual reality

Virtual reality business in booming, and the popularity of VR technology shows no sign of slowing down. But is VR technology worth the investment for marketing departments?  Find out what iMeetCentral contributor Jason Compton has to say about VR in the marketing line of business: If you believe in mass advertising indicators, the big push to put virtual reality goggles …

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Your Next CEO? The Case for Your CMO

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For marketers, the corporate ladder traditionally is missing a rung or two. Climb to the lofty heights of CMO-dom, sure. Oversee a billion-dollar marketing budget, no problem. But run the whole show? That was best left to the masters of finance, operations and business development. “Looking back a bit, it is not surprising that the person who, essentially, managed the advertising …

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PGi’s Quality Focus

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At PGi, everything we do is motivated by our drive to satisfy our customers and our channel partners. In the UC&C space, your ability to satisfy clients hinges largely upon your ability to deliver outstanding quality in your products. Quality is defined as the features and characteristics of a service that satisfy a customers stated or implied needs.  If the …

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How Data is Driving the Future of Marketing

marketing data

It’s common knowledge among marketers that data is king, and in today’s tech-savvy marketing space, automation and algorithms are largely responsible for providing this information. While the  marketers of yesteryear could only dream of technologies that could make retrieving insights so simple, is there still a place for experience-based strategy in an automated world? Find out what iMeetCentral contributor Jason Compton …

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4 Recruiting Tips from Top Remote Companies

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No doubt about it: the success of a company ultimately comes down to its workforce. After all, when you have a united, happy, productive team whose members feel valued and respected and whose talents are utilized, the company has the potential to reach new heights each and every day. But when your company is a remote one, you have to …

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3 Tips for Convincing Your Company’s Leadership to Embrace Flexible Work Options

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For weeks (or maybe even months), you’ve been regaling your boss with the many benefits of remote work. But as much as you’ve been trying to get him to adopt a more flexible work mindset, he’s still stuck in traditional office operating mode. If you’re itching to work from home, these three tips for convincing your company’s leadership to embrace flexible work …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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25 Productivity Hacks from Top Sales Professionals

Productivity is a major goal for everyone these days. For some, it is the key to promotion, for others it means more free time down the road. In either case, employees at businesses of all sizes and types struggle to work more efficiently and meet the goals aligned with their organization’s strategic objectives. From getting distracted to not even knowing …

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How To Come Up with Presentation Ideas in 10 Minutes or Less

“Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day: teach someone to create killer presentations and you make them look like a creative genius.” There are only a few things that induce sheer panic and terror in us more than having to create and deliver a presentation to our peers or customers. Even worse is when it has to …

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In Defense of Innovation Labs

A video caught my attention the other day on the subject of innovation labs. In it, two Fast Company editors have a back-and-forth debate about whether these types of Labs are actual valuable additions to an organization or, as the counterargument goes, carefully constructed marketing ploys designed to give the illusion of forward-thinking without actually producing anything of value. This …

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