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The Changing Face of the Conference Call: How Toll Free is Costing You

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When we talk about the evolution of audio, web and video conferencing today, there are a lot of innovations we tend to focus on: sleek mobile apps, HD video streaming, cloud storage, etc. However, there is a very basic, fundamental change taking place in conferencing today as a result of several of these innovations that is often overlooked. With automatic …

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Android 101: Demystifying 3 of Android’s Buzzwords

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I tend to catch a lot of flak at work for my recently developed Google fanboyism, my insistence that Google+ really isn’t a ghost town and that Google Glass, albeit admittedly goofy looking at the moment has the potential to cause a dramatic shift towards wearable technology. And this flak isn’t particularly surprising; despite Android™’s growth, Apple maintains a firm …

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Communication Redefined: 5 Unique Communication Apps for Your Smartphone and Tablet

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As smartphones and tablets continue to dominate as our new computing devices of choice, application development has become a big and innovative business. Thanks to easier, less expensive development cycles, creativity in app development abounds — small start-ups and large companies alike are pushing the boundaries of mobile apps, creating new and unique ways to manage nearly every aspect of …

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Five Tips for Managing Employees Remotely

Everyone who manages employees knows there is value in being on site. Hands-on direct participation by managers helps ensure the team is running at its best. When I first became a manager, I was concerned that I could do the job effectively since I am a remote worker. I was afraid my physical absence would impede the team’s progress, but …

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10 Simple Tips to Start Your Web Conference Calls on Time

Fifty percent of web conference calls start late because of technology issues, according to a study by Wainhouse Research. So, to help you save the time and money that goes out the window every time your meetings start late, here are 10 ways to eliminate the log-in frustrations and start your online meetings on time. 1. Don’t make people download …

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TAG Honors PGi as a Top 10 Innovative Company

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, has chosen PGi  as one of its Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. The Top 10 most innovative technology companies are chosen from among TAG’s Top 40 2013 list and were chosen based on a number of criteria, …

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March Madness: The Nemesis of Work Productivity [INFOGRAPHIC]

March Madness is here, and the upsets are already making news. But for businesses and workers all over the U.S., the upset oftens take place in the office in the form of work productivity. According to a recent PGi infographic, an astounding 86% of people who plan to watch the popular NCAA basketball tournament games will do so during the …

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What are the cost savings of telecommuting?

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Businesses are achieving significant cost savings by implementing a productive telecommuting workforce. In fact, according to the Telework Research Network, nearly 6 out of 10 employers identify cost savings as a notable benefit from telecommuting. Savings come from the obvious elements, including reduced office space costs and technology costs, but also from unlikely cost centers for both the employer and …

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Android Users, Rejoice: iMeet for Android Smartphones Arrives

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the explosion of Android™ smartphones. In 2012, Android accounted for almost 70% of the global smartphone market. Recently, Samsung’s marketing blitz for its Galaxy S3 and Note II devices have paid huge dividends in promoting awareness of the Android OS, moving devices and generating levels of hype once exclusively reserved …

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6 Interview Questions for Your Next Video Interview

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If you think about it, a good job interview is an exercise in psychology. Both parties have goals in mind: one is looking to put their best professional and personal foot forward while the other is looking to ensure an excellent working and cultural fit within an established team or organization. In an ideal interview, both parties are well-researched and …

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The Road to Instant Collaboration: Connect Me, Auto-Connect and the Death of the Passcode

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Take a moment and think about all of the things you could do, right this very second, with a single tap on that smartphone in your pocket. You can see what all of your friends are doing, right now, in real-time. You can send a message to anyone you know, anywhere in the world. You can video chat with someone. …

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What’s the next step for sustainable business?

Sure, you’ve gotten rid of the Styrofoam cups and replaced them with reusable containers, you’re turning off lights and shutting down your computer monitors, and you’re even ramping up a telecommuting practice for your employees. Do these environmental successes have you wondering what’s next for corporate sustainability in your business? Corporate sustainability is one of the biggest drivers of positive …

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Work is Not a Place: PGi Founder, Chairman, CEO Boland Jones on Flexible Work and Collaboration

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Earlier this year, our friends at Plantronics hosted their Smarter Working Event in San Francisco, CA, and PGi was on hand to demo our integration between the Plantronics Voyager Legend™ UC headset and iMeet®. A highlight of the event was the Smarter Working panel, where influential analysts, bloggers and executives, including PGi CEO Boland T. Jones, discussed everything from the …

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Laptops vs Tablets: Comparing Apps on Each Device

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If you’re in the market for a new mobile computer, choosing between a laptop and a tablet is becoming an increasingly difficult decision. Mobility, apps and design are all serious considerations when parting with your hard-earned cash. Or maybe it’s your company’s cash, and it has a BYOD policy, in which case security is also a serious consideration. And the …

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Don’t Treat Your Job Applicants Like Livestock: Let iMeet Do Your Herding

In a still sluggish economy, recruiters have the luxury of receiving many applications for the same job posting. That’s the good and the bad news. Recently, one of my neighbors described her job interview with another company by saying she and all the applicants were brought in to the interview like a herd of cattle. By the way she described …

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Seven Virtual Tools That Will Keep You Happy at Work

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A recent article on Fast Company detailed the Secrets of America’s Happiest Companies. Did you know that, according to Gallup, the U.S. economy loses $350 billion a year simply from disengaged (read: unhappy) workers? Who knew frowns could be so costly! Fear not, however; there are several virtual tools you can use to increase your happiness at work. Whether it’s …

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Ten Nonverbal Cues for Virtual Recruiters (or, The Virtual Firm Handshake)

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For job seekers, extensive preparation is spent on their verbal responses. They research the company, its industry and even its hiring managers while also prepping for some of the traditional, trickier interview questions. However, recruiters rely heavily on nonverbal cues as well, which studies have shown make up as much as 93% of our conveyed message. In a virtual interview …

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In honor of Presidents’ Day: What I’ve learned about meetings from politics

Presidents’ Day is about more than mattress sales and a holiday from work; it’s a time to reflect on our country’s history. Today—the day traditionally observed as the birthday of George Washington, Father of our Country—we honor the lives and legacies of all our country’s presidents. Because we at PGi like to sometimes connect noble inspirations and daily achievements, we …

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4 Ways to Make Your Channel Sales Cloud Rain in 2013

Technology is always surging forward—particularly in the area of cloud computing and the mobile space. This year, market share will vault into the hands of enterprise leaders who adapt their processes and take advantage of these changes before their competitors. Here’s a wide-angle view of four solid trends and tips to fuel your indirect and channel sales with the high-octane …

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PGi Supports Social Good Summit Austin’s Pilot Work From Home Day

Today, I am uniting with many other Austinites to increase awareness of telecommuting’s benefits. Social Good Summit Austin’s pilot Work From Home (WFH) Day is underway, and our city couldn’t be a more perfect place to support this initiative. The purpose of the event is to demonstrate how ozone levels and carbon emissions due to traffic congestion decrease when a …

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