Technology Trends

The Complexity of Unified Communications Today

Enterprise collaboration is an evolving industry that continues to become more and more complex, especially for the IT professional. Long-gone are the days when you could simply pick up a phone, call someone and be done with a meeting. Today, collaboration for businesses combines multiple forms of communication – from traditional PSTN calling and e-mail to cloud telephony, web and …

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3 Tech Trends That Will Impact Business in 2018

Introduction In today’s world, businesses are continually affected and challenged by the latest technology trends. As a rule of thumb, it is necessary for organizations to adapt early to these new trends so that they can continue to remain competitive and operational. Unfortunately, many companies fail to see these market shifts in time and often fall behind and face irrelevancy. …

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New PGi Customer Survey Suggests the Desk Phone is Dying

In a recent pulse survey of PGi customers and collaboration users, it was found that desk phones are slowly disappearing as more knowledge workers are choosing mobility. The survey found that 60 percent of respondents said they only have a personal cell phone, and when working from home, 58 percent connect to meetings using their cell phone. Only 7 percent reported …

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2017 Workplace Tech Trends

During a quick pulse survey, PGi surveyed customers and knowledge workers from across the U.S. to find out what type of technology they want to see in their offices in 2017. In order to fully understand and analyze this year’s workplace tech trends, PGi asked these front-line employees to provide honest feedback, and there were a few surprises. The most …

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Elements of the Smart Office

Over the last few years, the term “smart” has been used more and more frequently to describe the technology that has become integrated into our daily lives. Now, smartphones and smartwatches are practically ubiquitous, smart cars are starting to hit the pavement and smart homes are becoming the norm.  The “smart” trend is becoming equally as present in our workplaces …

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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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2017 Future of Business Collaboration eBook

A little over 25 years ago, we were first introduced to the “World Wide Web”. Since that point, technology has rapidly changed and evolved to achieve one goal: to make our lives easier, more productive and more efficient. Over the last decade a particular type of technology has achieved just that. “Smart” technology has become ubiquitous in our everyday lives. …

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Top 3 Business Resolutions for 2017

Business resolutions

As we approach the final week of 2016, we find ourselves reflecting on the ebbs and flows of the year and begin preparing for what 2017 could hold. This holds especially true for business leaders. Now is the time to ensure lofty and zealous goals are set in place—and there’s a process to actually meet those goals, because about only …

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Future of Work: VR Conferencing, Business Avatars and Virtual Professionalism

virtual reality

If you stay up to date with business and technology news, you undoubtedly know about the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology. Though the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR commercials boast the captivating promise of VR in the entertainment and gaming space, VR technology also holds massive potential for the corporate world. The possible uses for VR in the …

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Future of Work: Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Artificial Intelligence

Over the last several decades, technology has changed tremendously. I can’t tell you how many times my father has told me about a computer science class he took in college where the computer required punch cards to function (sorry to date you Dad!). Fast-forward and we have artificial intelligence at the palm of our hands, hands-free texting in our cars …

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