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Video Conferencing Buyer’s Guide

The demands of business, coupled with the capabilities of contemporary technology, have created a work environment where colleagues are frequently dispersed across various locations. Video conferencing is a crucial asset for every business, from the smallest startup to the biggest corporate giant. An effective video conferencing solution is key to corporate collaboration, but how can businesses guarantee that their video …

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9 More Productivity Tips to Get the Most out of Your Summer Hours

There’s a simple formula we would like you to take note of: Productivity + Efficiency = More work done faster. And when that equation is used, it means you’re able to get back to enjoying your summer time hours faster. To help you use that equation to its full potential, we’ll be bringing you some productivity tips each week. Each …

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“Two Sides of the Telecommuting Coin”: A Telecommuting Checklist for Remote Workers and Their Managers

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As the popularity of remote work continues to trend upwards, the particular trials and tribulations of the telecommuter become more defined. But the spotlight is often placed on the plight of the remote worker, which fails to examine the other side of the telecommuting equation. PGi’s Two Sides of the Telecommuting Coin: Remote Work Tips for Teleworkers and Their Managers is …

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7 Home Office Essentials You Can’t Live Without

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When it comes to working from home, your environment can have a marked effect on your ability to be productive. The good news is that you don’t have to be a feng shui master to create a home office that you love. With just a few simple tweaks and some strategic home office shopping, you can create a home office …

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Summer Hours: 9 Productivity Tips to Get You Out of the Office and Into the Sun

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This summer at PGi, our main goal is to figure out how to help you increase your productivity so you can put more free time back into your work week to do the things you enjoy. If you’re ready to get out of the office and outside to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, check out our newest tips in our Summer …

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6 Things to Remember When Running Virtual Meetings

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When you lead a team that is either partially or wholly comprised of remote workers, virtual meetings are the most important way to stay connected so your team can function in harmony. Online meetings can be a tough nut to crack, though, so for the benefit of your team, it’s important to keep in mind these 6 things to remember …

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2016 Global Telework Survey

By now, we are all familiar with the idea of telecommuting, and rightly so. In a 2015 Gallup poll, it was found that telecommuting has seen a 37 percent rise in popularity in the last decade. But let’s stop and think for a second. If remote work is so popular, why are commute times still outrageous? Why are some companies …

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PGi’s Summer Hours Campaign: 9 Productivity Tips to Put 90 Minutes Back in Your Week

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Welcome to PGi’s Summer Hours Campaign, a summertime movement to get you up and out of the office and into the sunshine. Our concept is simple: by maximizing your productivity and efficiency when you’re in the office, you create more free time for yourself out of the office. To help streamline this project, we will be bringing you 90 productivity …

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IT Insight Series: Empowering the User

In our previous IT Insight Series whitepaper and eBook, we discussed how the role of IT is changing rapidly, especially when it comes to maintaining credibility while controlling the ever increasing presence of shadow IT. In this installment, we want to expand upon the importance of IT’s role, specifically during the implementation and adoption process of new programs and applications …

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The Lazy Man’s Guide to UC

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Summertime is officially here people! Time to kick your feet up on your desk, change your desktop backdrop to a beach scene and turn on your desk fan to emulate an actual beach vacation away from the office. Okay, so maybe that isn’t the best idea. But, if you’re too worried about what’s going on at work to take some …

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Paper v. Pixels: Can Reading on a Screen Impact Your Ability to Learn?

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Renowned media theorist Marshall Mcluhan famously quipped, “the medium is the message,” suggesting that the medium through which content is delivered communicates just as much – if not more – than the content itself. How content is delivered significantly affects how we perceive that content, and a preeminent example of this point is the great debate between print media and virtual media. …

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7 Myths of Remote Work, Debunked

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As telecommuting grows in popularity and prevalence, the misconceptions and myths associated with telecommuting grow as well. If you’ve never worked remotely, you might not be able to discern fact from fiction when it comes to the realities of telecommuting. Let’s debunk the seven biggest myths of remote work once and for all so you can know the truth about telecommuting. …

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Employee Spotlight: $30,000 Before 30

LifeLine Animal Project

Here at PGi, a lot of our employees are absolute animal lovers—even if they do make it hard to work from home sometimes! So when we heard about one of our employee’s personal mission to raise $30,000 dollars for the LifeLine Animal Project before her 30th birthday, we knew we wanted to share her incredible story with our community. Neely …

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5 Tips for Running Meetings that Make both Remote and Non-Remote Employees Feel Included

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It’s an undeniable fact that managing remote workers presents a unique set of challenges. And while you’ve undoubtedly read many tips for managing remote employees, where are the tips for those managing both non-remote and remote employees on the same team? Managing blended teams comprised of remote and non-remote employees can be tough, particularly when it comes to meetings. How can …

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Modality Systems Wins Top Microsoft Award

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Modality Systems, one of the largest dedicated Microsoft® Skype® for Business practices in the world, has won the 2016 Microsoft Communications Partner of the Year award. The award recognizes Modality Systems among top Microsoft partners for providing and demonstrating excellence in the fields of innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. The company’s award-winning entry showcased the …

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