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Enabling Agile for Distributed Teams

Agile development is a cornerstone of any technology-driven business these days, and PGi is no exception. When I joined PGi, I came on board as a new program director, joining a new CIO. Our initial goals were lofty and including reevaluating and reworking mission-critical systems. And we determined that we needed to tackle these challenges as an agile team and …

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Latest iMeet Release Gives Customers Choice in Collaboration

At PGi, we believe that work isn’t just a place–it’s an action. From in-person meetings and conference calls, to instant message chats and email chains, there are so many streams to collaborate and get work done. Because of this, we believe that by empowering people with the choice and control of how they collaborate, they will experience better productivity. The …

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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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Turning the Problem of Shadow IT into Opportunity

The ease of deployment, use and maintenance of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications is something of a double-edged sword for IT departments. While they often let IT lower their support burdens and costs, they also effectively give every employee within an organization an easy way to circumvent IT altogether and acquire their own cloud-based tools without IT’s involvement or knowledge. Known as …

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Video: The Newest, Busiest Intersection in the Marketing Department

Have you noticed? Marketing is home to the newest, busiest intersection within the whole organization. It’s an on-demand world where marketing assets and programs need to be created, accessed, iterated, published, repurposed, and measured in real time — by a variety of users. View our video “How to Navigate the Corner of Create and Collaborate: Marketing’s Newest, Busiest Intersection.” You’ll …

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What Type of Collaborator are You?

Think back to college, sitting in class and being assigned a group project. If you’re like me, you probably just had feelings of frustration and angst rushing back thinking about those awful assignments. But, there’s a point in me bringing up the most dreaded work during your college career, so stay with me! Each person you worked with had a …

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Webinar: At the Corner of Create and Collaborate

The future of marketing will require brands to market “with” buyers, not “at” them. Marketing in the 21st century has become a two-way street, with conversation and engagement flowing seamlessly between sellers, buyers, teams, third parties, thought leaders, peers and even competitors. Watch the At the Corner of Create and Collaborate webinar for a look at these trends which are shaping …

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3 Reasons for IT to Embrace Modern Collaboration

IT is in a powerful position to provide mission-critical technologies across the enterprise. When it comes to communication and collaboration, organizations are often dealing with a myriad of complex options in addition to maintaining or deprecating legacy systems. In order to empower modern business collaboration, IT has to move beyond maintaining clunky legacy collaboration tools and instead embracing true, mobile-enabled, …

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Ensuring Business Success With UC&C

Implementing Unified Communications (UC) solution is nothing like your typical IT project or deployment. If successful, you are literally changing the way the business works and communicates. It’s hard to name another IT project requires as much strategic planning and business engagement. Unified Communications is a journey, not a single product or project you buy and deploy. The first step …

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PGi’s Web Conferencing Install Checklist Will Help You Choose the Right Tool for Your Needs

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Choosing a web conferencing solution that perfectly suits your needs can be a daunting task. There are a number of important factors to consider, including how the solution will be integrated into your company. Quality web conferencing software brings you more than just cutting-edge features; a great web conferencing software provides you with the comfort of security and reassurance that you can …

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A Changing View of Collaboration

Workplace collaboration has evolved, and now includes a variety of technologies that allow employees to collaborate, engage and work together. The audio conference of yesteryear is being replaced with many different unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) tools that are increasingly shaping the workplace by creating efficient and effective communications solutions for global employees. Having the ability to effectively collaborate in …

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eBook: Still Collaborating with Emails and Conference Calls?

Does this sound familiar? When it’s time for a meeting with remote marketing staff, cross-functional teams, vendors or partners, everyone piles into a meeting room and the leader dials into a conferencing number. After all the people at different locations get connected, there’s confusion about who’s speaking, difficulty hearing them or understanding what they’re saying, and there are delays while …

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Quiz: What’s Your Virtual Collaboration Style?

No doubt about it, collaboration (much of it virtual) is the way of getting things done in the modern workplace. In fact, it pretty much “takes a village” to finish any kind of sizable project. And, every village (aka your workplace), has its cast of collaboration characters, from the big cheese to the minutiae manager. But which collaboration character are you?  …

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2 Huge Mistakes Businesses Make Buying Collaboration Software

Email may have pioneered virtual communications, but now, there’s a better way to manage projects, share files, send updates, centralize information, archive conversations and connect teams. Collaboration software, online project management and team workspaces are not only helping evolve teamwork but also solving our biggest problem with email: noise. Back-and-forth conversations and long email threads no longer permeate employees’ inboxes. …

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eBook: A CMO’s Guide to Winning Friends and Influencing People

How do you trust, communicate, manage and collaborate with colleagues and partners you never see? For today’s workforce, that’s the new reality, and to stay effective, CMOs must figure out how to build better virtual relationships. A whopping 84 percent of companies now employ remote workforces, and considering marketers are now regular cross-functional collaborators, learning how to build, strengthen and …

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Why Overreliance on Email is Holding Your Business Back

According to The Radicati Group, over 100 billion business emails are sent every single day. For reference, that’s roughly around 14 emails per human being currently walking the earth. It’s an insane deluge of information and communication. And for many businesses, that deluge remains their primary communication method. While all of the bells and whistles surrounding email have evolved quite …

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What Marketing Really Thinks about your IT Organization

We all know the old stereotypes about IT. You’re there to maintain infrastructure, not reinvent it. You’re charged with implementing solutions, not solving challenges. While marketing bounces from project to project, IT plays traffic cop, slowing innovation and halting new ideas. If you’ve ever wondered what marketing really thinks about your IT organization, it probably sounded something like that. The …

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[eBook] C-Suite Collaboration: Earning and Keeping Marketing’s Seat at the Table

Not surprisingly, by 2017, CMOs will direct more corporate technology spending than CIOs. However, the leader most often left out of the C-suite is still the CMO, according to research in the newest eBook by PGi. Marketing leaders, it’s time to make your mark and learn how to earn a bigger role in setting the corporate agenda. Get your copy …

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Prioritizing Collaboration: 5 Questions to Ask

63% of CEOs cite “creating a collaborative environment” as a top factor in drawing the most out of their employees. However, the very word “collaboration” means different things to different people. It could mean simply gathering around a whiteboard to brainstorm ideas; working closely on a document or project with one or more colleagues; meeting online with global stakeholders on …

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5 Things Hocus Pocus Can Teach You about Teamwork

It’s time to dim the lights, curl up under a blanket and turn on your favorite Halloween flick. If you’re a Millennial, parent of a Millennial or have been coherent for the last 22 years, then you know Hocus Pocus is a Halloween classic. Every October, I grab a bowl (or a cauldron) of miniature candies, light some candles and invite …

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