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At the Corner of Create and Collaborate: A CMO’s Guide to Managing Marketing’s Newest, Busy Intersection in the Enterprise

Say “goodbye” to the marketing silo. Gone are the days when the marketing team solely focused on ad campaigns and only worked with their agencies. While Marketing has always owned the brand, today owning the brand has evolved into a much broader role of owning the sum of the customer experience – requiring marketers to work with a larger group …

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5 Smartwatch Apps You Should Bring to Work

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According to Business Insider, the wearable computing market will reach 148 million units by 2019, and each day more companies are throwing more devices throw into the proverbial ring. Apple, Google (or rather, Google’s army of OEMs) and Microsoft are all fighting a battle for your wrist, and one of the most important fronts of that battle is the workplace. …

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How All-in-One Collaboration is Powering the Digital Workplace

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Today’s hyper-connected workplace is moving faster than ever before. It is truly a digital workplace, where the speed of information—and how that information gets shared across an organization—is paramount to that organization’s success. Businesses are constantly looking to optimize communication and collaboration. And today, we’re seeing an increasing trend towards streamlining collaboration by turning to all-in-one tools, combining traditionally disparate …

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Web Conferencing Solution Enhances End User Satisfaction for intoCareers

For over 40 years, intoCareers has helped mold the minds of tomorrow’s leaders by providing high-quality career information to the educators who provide counsel to youths across the nation as they transition from students into young professionals. intoCareers was confronted with a challenge when a price hike in their web conferencing platform left them searching for a more affordable option …

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12 Earth Day Quotes to Celebrate Mother Nature

Holiday celebrations in the workplace are a great way to break up the monotony of the work week. Earth Day allows us to celebrate the beauty of our planet while actively working to preserve that beauty for future generations. So utilize Earth Day as an opportunity to do some good. Make today a print-free work day. Have a waste-free lunch. …

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Wearables in the Workplace

Wearable technology is here, but we’re still early in the life cycle. If you’re like me and already wearing an Android smartwatch, Apple Watch, Pebble or Fitbit, you’re still comfortably in the realm of “early adopter.” Wearables haven’t yet achieved their iPhone moment, when this new category of device reaches mass adoption and begins to invade the workplace. However, the …

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Webcasting Solution Improves Global Employee Engagement for Belden Inc.

For well over one hundred years, Belden Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of networking connectivity and software products for enterprise, industrial, broadcast and security markets. The St. Louis-based company has a large global presence with 9,000 employees on nearly every continent. With such a strong global presence, however, Belden struggled to fully meet its goal of being a world-class …

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5 Marketing Technologies Critical to Your Demand Gen Strategy

Marketing is now moving and evolving so quickly that no team can be successful without the right tech tools. But with so many new tools available, how do you choose the marketing technologies most worth your time and budget? Top 5 Marketing Technologies for Demand Generation 1. Marketing automation: These tools continue to be the lifeblood for demand generation. At PGi, …

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The 4-Step Checklist for Weighing Your Enterprise’s Technology Options

In an ever-changing business climate with a growing need for technology solutions, it can be increasingly stressful to decide what tools your company needs to be successful. Making the wrong move could set your company back in not only dollars, but also valuable time. You never want to be playing catch-up in the technology race. Such losses can be avoided, …

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Reinventing Global IT with an Eye on the Customer

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The most common perception of IT is that it is the guys in the back room that make all those invisible systems work and help you get your laptop working again when you get stuck. The traditional industry focus of IT has been on gaining better efficiencies and reducing costs. And to be honest, that is the way it works …

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The American Workhorse: How to Work Smarter Not Longer

Working smarter is an art form, a science, and most of the time a healthy dose of both. Some of us are simply better at working smarter and make it look easy to those not in the know. Working smarter helps to avoid overworking and under producing. When it’s done right, you reap the benefits of more time to focus …

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Building Great IT Teams Amidst Tech Talent Shortage

Our IT team at PGi commits to three things for success: our philosophy of agile, our framework of scrum and our team of skilled workers. Today, though, it’s nearly impossible to find great IT workers unless you’re willing to really work at it. About half a million IT jobs currently sit open, and because of the rapid pace of new …

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Pets: The Best and Worst Remote Work Distraction

A while ago, I wrote a post about the inevitable phenomenon of Murphy’s Law occurring while working from home. If you haven’t heard of Murphy’s Law, it is an age-old epigram that states, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”. And if you’ve ever worked from home you can probably recall a time you fell victim to Murphy’s Law. Whether …

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PGi Talks IT Evolution with Frost and Sullivan in Latest Webinar

As today’s workplace evolves, IT departments must constantly adapt and evolve to meet the demands of the organization.  Workplace trends such as telework, BYOT, and the increased need for collaboration continue to be major drivers of change, leading IT teams to realize the importance of staying ahead of the curve and understanding how to integrate UC&C solutions effectively. On April …

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3 Tips for Evaluating Audio Conferencing

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In spite of the advances in communication technologies of late—face-to-face video, instant messaging, mobile applications and more—it can be easy to forget that audio conferencing is still the cornerstone of collaboration. All of the video chats and online meetings in the world are useless to your organization without consistent, high-quality audio tailored to your company’s unique needs. Audio remains a …

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