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Customer Spotlight: GlobalMeet Helps Samantha McMahon & Team Pursue Their 2017 Goals

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Here at PGi, delighting our customers is a top priority. We want to empower our customers to collaborate more effectively and ensure their voices are heard. Read on to learn about how GlobalMeet helps Samantha McMahon collaborate in the office and on the go in her role as a Lead Analyst for a leading supply chain organization: Tell us about …

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What Is Digital Transformation and How Can It Lead Your Organization to Success?

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We exist in an era defined by distinct technological progress. Technology has rapid (and drastically) changed how we work, with business practices continuously evolving and transforming. “Digital Transformation” is a phrase that frequently gets used in the technology space, and it’s a phrase that businesses would do well to incorporate into how they work. What Is Digital Transformation? Digital transformation …

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“The Science of Sound” White Paper: How Audio Quality Affects Brain Function

Since its inception, PGi has had a vested interest in bringing you the best audio possible to give you an exceptional conferencing experience.  Our dedication to top-notch audio quality goes beyond our desire to facilitate communicate and collaboration amongst our end users; our commitment to high-quality audio is also backed by science. Hearing is a delicate sense, and when you partake …

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25 Ways Collaboration and the World Wide Web Have Changed Our Lives in 25 Years

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We live in a world of shrinking attention spans, with new technology and trends continuously popping up and trying to be ‘the next big thing’. In this day and age, one of the surest signs of success is simply enduring the passage of time and remaining relevant. August 2016 marks a crucial milestone for PGi as we celebrate our 25th …

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What Type of Collaborator Are You? Find Out With PGi’s Collaboration Personality Quiz

We live in a world where knowledge equals power, and when it comes to collaboration, this same concept applies. At PGi, one of our main goals is to facilitate collaboration, and because of this, we’re constantly searching for ways to make your collaborative efforts run even more smoothly. And to help you achieve effortless collaboration, we first must understand the …

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3 Ways to Build an Effective Collaborative Team

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As technology improves and facilitates collaboration amongst people located across the globe, the need for expedited teambuilding skills becomes crucial, especially when it comes to carrying out large projects. Teams are frequently assembled in the blink of an eye, as diverse individuals with varying ranges of experience and expertise are brought together to work as one. Diverse teams create more …

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5 Things to Avoid When Making a Conference Call

Many people struggle when meeting in conference calls. These individuals suffer from lack of experience and simply have no idea how to conduct a productive and collaborative meeting. Don’t be the one who doesn’t have a clue of how to perform a beneficial conference call. Here are 5 things that should always be avoided when carrying out a conference call: …

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Evolve or Die Part 2: Teamwork and Collaboration Across Departments

In a previous post, I explained how today’s prospects are more educated and savvy than ever before. Which means sales professionals have to be better prepared to have more meaningful conversations that will help lead to a sale. Today, I’d like to share how teamwork and collaboration can also help sales reps survive and thrive in the changing landscape. Evolve …

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The New Virtual Face of HR: Collaborative Conversations with Kim Pettibone

The trend of conducting face-to-face, online job interviews has increased 49% since 2011. Technology is revolutionizing all aspects of HR, from identifying candidates, interviewing, onboarding, conducting orientations and more. I had the opportunity to discuss technology’s impact on HR with Kim Pettibone, PGi’s Human Resources and Talent Management Director and an HR professional with over 20 years of experience. Josh …

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The Past, Present and Future of Audio Conferencing: Collaborative Conversations with Joe Yang

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I’ve written before about the strength of PGi’s audio conferencing and how innovations in audio technology are shaping the future of this mission-critical component of modern business. In this edition of Collaborative Conversations, I get an expert’s take: a 13 year veteran of the conferencing industry, Joe Yang. Tell us about your background and your current role at PGi. I …

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Defining Innovation and Pursuing STEM Education: Collaborative Conversations with Nikki Santoro

In Part Two of this special two-part edition of Collaborative Conversations, PGi VP of Innovation Nikki Santoro discusses product development, her own personal definition of “innovation” and the importance of STEM education in today’s technology-focused society. When developing new products, what features or characteristics really drive you? What kinds of features do you look for in products you use personally? …

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The Challenges of Product Management: Nikki Santoro on Collaborative Conversations

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One of the most common words thrown around by companies today, regardless of industry, is innovation. Every company wants to be seen as the innovator, the forward-thinker, the one tackling problems in new, unique and creative ways. But if everyone is saying it, how do the true innovators go out and prove it? In this special two-part edition of Collaborative …

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Collaborative Conversations with PGi Chief Technology Officer David Guthrie (Video)

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In this inaugural video edition of Collaborative Conversations, I was fortunate enough to track down one of the busiest people at PGi: David Guthrie, award-winning technology executive and PGi’s Chief Technology Officer. I asked David about the role of a CTO, how to balance innovation with serving the needs of business customers and his own take on the idea of …

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Collaborative Conversations: Ryan Rutan, Community Marketing Manager for Jive Software

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We’re big fans of Jive Software here at PGi. Both our internal employee community and our external service communities such as the iMeet Community and GlobalMeet Community are powered by the Jive platform. It seemed fitting, then, to interview Ryan Rutan, Community Marketing Manager for Jive, about the significance of both Jive as a platform and the increasing trend of …

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Collaborative Conversations: Jeffrey Siegel, Plantronics VP of Strategy and New Business Development

This week, PGi and Plantronics announced a new strategic alliance, bringing the power of Plantronics’ Contextual Intelligence headsets to iMeet. The powerful sensors in the Voyager Legend UC line of headsets will now communicate your state to iMeet; take off your headset and iMeet will show you as muted or walk away from your computer and iMeet will set your …

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Get the free eBook now! The Future of Business Collaboration

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Experts from PGi, Jive Software, Plantronics Developer Connection, BrandGlue, Jonathan Farrington & Associates and Frost & Sullivan bring you an exciting new eBook, The Future of Business Collaboration. The free eBook reviews the hottest trends in business collaboration today: Crowdsourcing and Social Business Technology The Consumerization of IT (BYOD, BYOA and more) Mobility and the Mobile Worker Social Media and …

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