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What Does Glocalization Mean for Your Business?

When companies expand across borders, they have to consider translating product information, currencies, images, date and time formats, and other regional nuances. Without these careful considerations, businesses risk culture shock and failing markets. That’s where glocalization comes in to help companies adjust to local cultures. Here’s what you need to know about glocalization: Defining Glocalization Coined by sociologist Roland Roberston …

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3 Reasons to Implement Live Video Streaming

A vibrant and effective tool, video is the future of efficient and cost-effective company-wide communication. Here are a few reasons to consider implementing live video streaming in your office: 1. Enhance Internal Communication You give your external audiences the five-star experience, but you can’t forget to treat your employees with the same spirited attention. They’re your biggest brand ambassadors, which …

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2018 Future of Business Collaboration eBook

Digital transformation is inevitable and the use of digital tools have become a staple in how we conduct our daily, hyper-connected lives – especially in the office. In this era of digital transformation, the digital worker and the intelligent enterprise have moved from reacting to predicting the market, evolving trends and the consumer path. As our workplace evolves, the digital …

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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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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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Pros and Cons of the Multiple Vendor Approach to Unified Communications

Let’s face it – the Unified Communications (UC) industry is flooded with different vendors all promising they have the best solution for any type of communications need your enterprise may have. Although it’s good to have options, IT professionals can be inundated with so many choices and it is complicated to understand which UC solution or solutions best fits your …

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Conference Call Bingo – Let’s Play!

We’ve all been there – in the middle of a conference call when you hear the same cliché business terms and phrases being misused, over-used and spoken time and time again. Or even the nuances when collaborating via a web conference when you’re trying to co-present and you must ask the person hosting the meeting to advance your slides. You …

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Four Myths on Moving Your Phone System to the Cloud

Companies of all sizes are transitioning from traditional, on-premise phone systems to cloud-based PBX (private branch exchange) systems. The reason for this is that are many benefits to a cloud PBX system over an on-premise system, which are driving IT departments to adopt this latest enterprise technology. That said, there are still common misconceptions IT professionals may have when it …

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Preparing for Impact: Tips to Manage Workflow in the Face of a Natural Disaster

Over the past 25 years, as a global organization, PGi, like many other companies, has had its fair share of managing and working through natural disasters, challenges and threats. Our teams have navigated winds, rain, sleet and snow in different regional offices around the world, and have had to adapt and think quickly to keep our business running smoothly while …

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PGi Wins the Gold Stevie Award for Support Team of the Year

Purely focused on collaboration, PGi is immensely proud of our innovative portfolio and the best customer care team in the world. Best in the world? Sounds ambitious, huh? Guess, what the folks at the Stevie International Business Awards agree! The PGi Expert Team was awarded a Gold Stevie International Business Award (IBA) for “Support Team of the Year.” PGi’s Expert …

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Collaboration Overload Might Be Stifling Employee Productivity (and How to Alleviate Collaboration Fatigue)

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Here at PGi, we center everything we do around collaboration. From products that facilitate collaboration to a company culture that seeks to embody the very essence of collaboration, collaboration is the driving motivation behind our decisions. But what happens when collaboration gets to be too much? Collaboration is essential and yet, it can sometimes feel like we are collaborating so …

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PGi’s Collaboration Diagnostic Survey Six-Month Insights — Infographic

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Back in 2016, PGi launched the Collaboration Diagnostic Survey, a quiz designed to assist knowledge workers in ascertaining their unique collaborative personality type to help them hone in on their strengths and figure out the best way to collaborate with others. Six months  and over 1,000 respondents later, we’ve compiled the results from our survey respondents to provide a high-level …

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21 Questions to Ask Before You Implement a New Collaboration Vendor

Customer service is the core of our business. Over the last 25 years, we’ve learned the importance of providing support before, during and after the implementation of our software, and we’ve seen the significant impact of providing our customers with the right training and adoption programs to ensure success. In fact, 97% of our customers cite training and adoption programs …

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Top 10 Coolest Coworking Spaces in the US

With flexible working hours, mobile productivity and virtual meetings becoming the new normal for professionals across the globe, start-ups and freelancers are looking to alternatives to traditional office environments to stay connected and get inspired. Coworking spaces, shared workspaces that members can join for a fee that provide power, Wi-Fi and other office amenities, are an increasingly popular choice for …

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5 Team Building Activities (That Don’t Suck)

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When you hear the term “team building” what comes to mind? Standing in a circle playing Two Truths and a Lie? Ropes courses? Or a company picnic with field day games? Yeah, I’m cringing a little too. But there can be a real benefit to team building activities, if they are done right. Team building activities help with facilitating positive …

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eBook: UC&C for Telco Carriers: A Clear Vision for a Complex Playing Field

As technology continues its rapid evolution, few industries are insulated from disruption. Old-fashioned notions of “business as usual” are being bulldozed, pushed aside for a new era of increased agility, transparency and interconnectivity. Telco Carriers and Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are no exception; if anything, it’s a category with compelling innovation and fierce, fast-moving competition. Carriers are challenged by declining …

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