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Joshua Erwin

Josh is a content creator and strategist with a passion for all things tech, such as the latest gadgets, apps, games and more. Josh loves listening to and playing music and is a big college football fan, especially for his alma mater Georgia Bulldogs. When not writing for PGi, you’ll find him gaming or drumming on Sundays for the Atlanta Falcons.

Nerd Alert: Defeating FOMO with Content Curation Apps and Tricks

One of the biggest challenges of living in our connected society is wading through the sea of content we’re faced with every day. We are bombarded by content from every direction online. Our friends share funny videos on Facebook, a colleague posts a market analysis on LinkedIn, the non-stop fire hose known as Twitter rolls on—it’s intimidating, but it’s also …

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Nerd Alert: Google Glass Tours Atlanta

I have experienced Nerdvana, and its name is Google Glass. The Google Glass team is currently touring the country, giving us regular, non-Explorers a chance to play with the future of wearable technology. This past weekend the team came to my hometown of Atlanta, and so of course I was there bright and early Saturday morning for my chance to …

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#KickTheHabit and Join the Fight Against Soul-Sucking Meetings

Meetings are a bit of a workplace conundrum. We know we need them to move projects forward, align strategies and stay productive, but they’re often so soul-crushingly boring and inefficient that we’d rather avoid them. Meetings become a necessary evil instead of the productive, useful and (dare I say it?) enjoyable core component of our work lives that they should …

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Conquer Your Resolutions and Find Your Work-Health Balance in our Latest eBook

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to our New Year’s Resolutions: how are we going to choose to better ourselves in the new year? In PGi’s latest free eBook, we tackle one of the most common resolution areas, health and fitness, and explore the unique opportunities that teleworkers and flexible workers have to engage in healthy …

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Nerd Alert: The Coolest Tech from CES 2014

If you’ve been on a tech blog at all in the past week, you’ve been bombarded with images and news of the latest and greatest tech and gadgets out of the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, currently under way in Las Vegas. CES is an international technology trade show where industry giants and startups alike demo new products and prototypes, …

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On the Fifth Day of Telework my Freedom Gave to Me a Worklife in Perfect Harmony

When we decided to tackle the 12 Days of Telework, one word immediately sprang to my mind: balance. For me, telework is balance. I’m still in the office regularly but I have the freedom to telework as the need arises, or if I’m simply looking for a change in scenery for a day. Having that level of freedom gives me …

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PGi’s Green Data Center Featured on Mother Nature Network

PGi has long been committed to promoting environmental responsibility, both through our collaboration products that empower telecommuting and a dedication to philanthropy and volunteerism. One of our proudest achievements is our green data center, located at our Olathe, Kansas office, that handles all of our internal technologies like email. In an article and video featured on the Mother Nature Network, …

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Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity and Innovation in the 21st Century

PGi has always been committed to leveraging creativity and innovation in order to design and produce the most intuitive and effective collaboration tools in the world. Our entire management team and all of our associates are firm believers in the power of innovation and how it can change all of our personal and professional lives for the better. In the …

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Nerd Alert: Technology Worth Being Thankful For

As the temperatures drop and the days get darker, it’s that time of year once again to reflect on everything that we’re thankful for. While “family,” “friends,” and “good health” are all givens, let’s be honest: what we really love is our tech! It’s amazing how far things have come even just in my short life to this point. And …

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What Years of Drumline Have Taught Me About Presentations

It’s the best time of year for football lovers. That chill in the air signals that it’s time for tailgates with friends, insane college crowds, channel-surfing with pro football diehards and cheering on your favorite teams. That love of football inspired us to create our latest eBook, “The Presentation Playbook,” bringing all that gridiron knowledge to the boardroom to power …

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Nerd Alert: Food Apps for the Culinarily Challenged

As a true tech nerd, whenever I’m faced with a challenge, my first instinct is to seek out an app to help solve the problem. When I wanted to lose weight, I started with a Couch to 5K app and then transitioned to Nike+ to track my workouts. When I wanted to find a way to better manage my bills, …

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Happy Halloween: 7 Online Meeting Horror Stories

Online meetings are one of the best ways to get your team together, but just like in-person meetings they can result in terrifying tales. The “buffer zone” created by technology allows people to meet under less-than-ideal circumstances, often with scary results. In honor of Halloween, here are 7 online meeting horror stories guaranteed to keep you up at night: The …

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Weird, Interesting & Cool Ways People are Using Technology

Every day, we’re surrounded by innovative technology that improves and streamlines our personal and professional lives. Tech like smartphones, tablets, GPS systems and positioning sensors have given rise to new, context-sensitive applications for our hardware and software that give us the information we need when we need it. However, beyond the practical business and personal implications of such technology lie …

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4 Public Speaking Superheroes

We’re big fans of the power of presentations here at PGi. A well-executed presentation can change minds, open doors and steer the future of a company or career. Even if you’re equipped with the latest and greatest presentation tips, tricks and best practices, public speaking is still one of the most intimidating aspects of any presentation. In fact, comedian Jerry …

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Nerd Alert: Science Fiction Stories That Are Now Reality

Pocket-sized computers of immense power. Augmented reality heads-up displays. Graphical interfaces manipulated purely by touch. Just a few short years ago, these ideas were the purview of science fiction stories, impossible visions of a hyper-technological future. Today? These ideas are visions of Thursday. It can be easy to forget, when we’re completely immersed in technology on a daily basis, just …

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5 Ways to Thank Your Remote Manager This Boss’s Day

Today is Boss’s Day, the day when we come together to acknowledge the knowledge, kindness and guidance of our mentors and leaders. Both I and my fellow PGi blogger Lorna Love have the increasingly common experience of having a remote manager—Lorna and I are located in Atlanta while our manager, Lea Green, works in Austin, TX. Thankfully, tools like iMeet® …

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Reinventing your Relationship with Technology

Whether you consider it true love or strictly platonic, you have a deep relationship with technology. We all do. We’re literally surrounded by it; it’s in our pockets, our cars, at our desks and at virtually every shop, restaurant or other establishment we visit. Our day-to-day professional and personal lives are conducted in and out of various apps, devices, software …

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Trade Casual Fridays for Virtual Fridays

If you work in a traditional office, then you probably appreciate Casual Fridays as much as I do, the day when we can shed our slacks and suits for jeans and short sleeves. It’s a welcome reprieve to kick off the weekend and often leads to a more relaxed and fun atmosphere at the office. However, with the rise of …

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Turn iMeet Into Your Virtual Office with These Smartphone Tips

For remote workers, teleworkers or geographically disparate teams, one of the most common criticisms is that you lose that serendipitous meeting experience. You can’t drop by someone’s desk or start a spontaneous brainstorm by the coffee machine if everyone is working from home or are spread across the country or the globe. Luckily, advances in collaboration technologies and our very …

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New iOS 7 Features for Easier Collaboration

With the usual amount of fanfare, Apple released its latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, on September 18th. iOS 7 represents the most drastic overhaul for the iPhone® and iPad® to date; the entire OS has been completely redesigned from top to bottom. iOS 7 features hundreds of new features and a completely redesigned aesthetic. While I may be an …

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