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Recap: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015

The theme of the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2015, held last week in Orlando, FL, was Rise to the Challenge, and session topics ranged from strategies and tools to lead the next generation of IT to new approaches to create and maintain a digital organization and culture. A true highlight of the conference, however, was vice president and Gartner Fellow, David …

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5 Signs You Need to Chuck Your “Starter Software”

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Once upon a time, you started a business. You acquired shiny, new tools to help you collaborate and communicate your business dream to the world. By now, though, you’ve probably grown customers, expanded operations and added employees to the point where your online meeting software now feels more like hand-me-down technology. That’s a problem, not only holding back productivity and collaboration …

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3 Sayings That Have Helped Shape My Career As CEO

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When you work in business as long as I have, you pick up a lot of sayings, clichés, idioms, what have you that can be useful to drive points home or make analogies. Some get practically beaten to a pulp (No one’s “thinking outside the box” anymore), but others can really stick with you and ultimately start shaping who you …

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Remote Workers Will Succeed

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Ask any employer and he will tell you that the key to a successful company is a happy, unified, and productive workforce. After all, when employees are unhappy and disengaged from their jobs, the company on the whole can suffer. That’s why it’s crucial to look for the signs that will let you know your virtual team will be a …

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Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015

This is a defining moment for CIOs and senior IT executives as a “digital wave” is sweeping through every industry, organization and culture. It’s a chance to rise up and align critical priorities and to drive business outcomes. Are you ready to rise to the challenge? PGi, a global leader in unified communications and collaboration software, will join Gartner for …

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Formula for a Winning Presentation Design

Formulating the best presentation for your next sales meeting can seem like rocket science. Where do you start? Should you use graphs and pie charts? How do you conclude your presentation? Is there really a science behind designing the perfect presentation? The Presentation Scientists at PGi have the answers. Check out the five elements you need to create a winning …

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Why Silence Is Critical to Good Business Collaboration

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Business collaboration is now considered the path to innovation, and as a result, companies do everything they can to ensure communication is constant, teams are always connected and doors remain open to every idea. Work follows employees everywhere through mobile, cloud-based technology, and the office itself is designed to increase opportunities for collaboration to happen. In an effort to maximize …

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10 Quotes on the Future of Business Collaboration

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Business collaboration will look very different behind the doors of booming businesses in the future, according to experts at the 2015 Collabosphere collaboration conference. The most successful companies of tomorrow will be the ones that reevaluate, rethink and reimagine the way they approach everything, from reshaping cultures to restructuring entire businesses to improve collaboration. Glimpse the future of business collaboration with …

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Tossing out the Playbook at the 2015 Collabosphere Conference

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Tapping your keyboard, popping gum and drumming your fingers in anticipation of what the top collaboration experts have to say on the future of work? In case you missed the live event (or live webcast), here’s a roundup of the social conversation at the 2015 Collabosphere collaboration conference. Let’s do this. #Collabosphere pic.twitter.com/HZeYIE7xBN — Central Desktop (@centraldesktop) September 27, 2015   …

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By the Numbers: 10 Reasons to Follow #Collabosphere

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Even if you didn’t book your ticket to Texas, the 2015 collaboration conference Collabosphere is one social media conversation you don’t want to miss Sept. 27-30. Here are 10 reasons Collabosphere is the only collaboration conference you’ll want to follow this year on Twitter. 1.5 million bats will be flying nearby because this year, Collabosphere will take place in the weird city …

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5 Future of Work Trends and Challenges Businesses Must Conquer

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Businesses are already more mobile, flexible, digital and agile than ever before. What’s next for the future of work? 5 Future of Work Trends and Challenges from PGi Here are five ways work is quickly changing and the challenges that lie ahead: Asynchronous Collaboration: Near-time collaboration is increasingly important to connect virtual teams, build digital workplaces and increase agility. However, businesses …

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[eBook] Better Sales Presentations Through SCIENCE!

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Sales has become a noisy place in recent years. There are so many ways to contact new and existing customers that finding a way to rise above the noise and stand out from the crowd is a new imperative for sales professionals. However, regardless of the medium—social media, video, in-person meetings or even cold calls—every sales presentation requires key elements …

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Don’t Rely on the Same Old Presentation Song and Dance

Gone are the days when you were forced to use one or two options like a slide deck or a projector to relay your information. Now, we have access to the internet and to free tools that can really up your presentation game. So instead of relying on the same old presentation song and dance, consider using different and nonconventional …

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8 Ways to Avoid a Midday Productivity Crash

Productivity crashes suck. When the clock hits 2:30 pm, your eyes start to droop and you lose focus. We’ve all been there. But, there’s good news! You can prevent that midday slump in productivity. Check out these 8 ways to avoid the afternoon crash: 8 Ways to Avoid a Midday Productivity Crash from PGi 1. Prevent Crashes: Getting enough sleep …

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5 Interview Tactics to Weed Out Bad Remote Workers

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You have years and years of experience hiring traditional office workers for various positions within your company. So when it comes time to hire a remote worker, you might think that you can follow the exact same processes and procedures you’ve previously used in hiring office employees. Think again. Hiring a remote worker is quite different from in-office hirings. If …

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