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10 Best Apps for Virtual Team Building

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Do you know what your teammates’ watched on TV last night? Do you know who prefers to talk on the phone and who prefers instant messaging? Do you know who the early risers and night owls are? If you answered no, it’s time to get to know your remote co-workers a little better. Here are 10 of the most fun …

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6 Predictions on the Future of IT From PGi at Gartner Catalyst

The Future of IT

Collaboration has been a powerful force behind the evolution of IT. What was once a siloed, rigid organization, is now an interdependent, responsive team thanks to collaboration-centric strategies like agility and scrum processes. Instead of reacting slowly to change, IT now plans room for it far in advance and remains flexible enough to respond in real time. Instead of waiting for lengthy analysis and …

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Join the Collaboration Revolution With PGi at Cloud Partners

Cloud Partners

PGi invites partners to join our collaboration revolution at the annual Cloud Partners event in Boston, Sept. 16-18, from Channel Partners. Today, cloud-based collaboration solutions are driving industry trends and shaping customer expectations. If you’re ready to break into the cloud collaboration space or to take your cloud business to the next level, join PGi at this event to solve …

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Murphy’s Law of Working from Home

Remember the old adage that states “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”, also known as Murphy’s Law? Well, that epigram holds very true for those of us who are remote workers. From Wi-Fi outages to the inevitable snack attack, something is bound to go wrong when working from home. As providers of software powering the WFH revolution, we …

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iMeet Agenday Takes Home the Design Gold!

The hits keep coming! Hot on the heels of iMeet Agenday’s win for Best Wearable App in this year’s Appy Awards, PGi’s Innovation Lab team has earned another accolade. At the Asia [app] Design Awards, iMeet Agenday was awarded Gold in the “Business Tools” category! What are the Asia [app] Design Awards, you ask? According to design100, who hosts the …

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Using Science to Avoid the Midday Slump

If you’re like me, about an hour after lunch, you really start to struggle with staying energized and productive. It’s like trudging through mud uphill in a thunderstorm to reach the end of the day. …alright, maybe that was an exaggeration, but there’s actually a science behind why we hit the midday slump. A little thing called your circadian rhythm …

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Who owns innovation?

No one owns innovation

Everyone’s talking about innovation. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling or who you’re selling it to, every company wants to be perceived as the innovator in their space. And the tech media is always heralding a new innovative idol, the next visionary that will change the very landscape of their respective industry. All of this focus on the lone-wolf tech …

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How to Use MQL Metrics for Sales and Marketing Alignment

marketing qualified leads

As a follow-up to our recent webinar, Ask the Experts with SiriusDecisions: 4 Pillars of Building Sales & Marketing Alignment, I’ve been answering our webinar viewers’ questions in greater detail here on The Future of Business Collaboration. Here’s a final viewer question I’ll look at today: How do you prevent sales and marketing from going in different directions? I’ll reveal …

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5 Reasons You’re Meeting at the Worst Time

Worst Times to Meet

Between workers on the go and virtual teams miles apart, finding time to meet is harder than ever. Here are five reasons your in-office and online meetings have the worst timing. 5 Reasons You’re Meeting at the Worst Time from PGi You’re meeting at the beginning or end of the day. 9 a.m. meetings are just asking for latecomers, and at 4 p.m. workers …

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8 Levels of Awkwardness on Disastrous Conference Calls

awkward conference calls

Once again, your conference call starts late, runs long and is full of pauses and disruptions, but maybe no one noticed, right? Wrong! Behind the scenes, your meeting participants are wincing, yawning, multitasking and boiling with anger. Drink a cold glass of reality and see the faces behind your disastrous conference calls. Here are eight levels of awkwardness on conference …

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[White Paper] Exploring Conferencing and Collaboration Pain Points

Conferencing and collaboration expenses are one of an enterprise’s most volatile and difficult to predict, making accurate budgeting and forecasting practically impossible. Based on research conducted by AOTMP, optimizing telecom costs is the top telecom management activity for organizations this year, with a focus on conferencing expenses: In a new white paper produced by AOTMP and sponsored by PGi, common enterprise conferencing …

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Join PGi at Gartner Catalyst 2015!

Today Gartner Catalyst kicks off in San Diego, bringing with it a 4-day event featuring industry leaders and analysts ready for in-depth discussions and panels about tech trends and IT strategy and development for modern business. Attendees will dive into the development, strategy and execution of leveraging mobile, cloud and big data to gain a competitive advantage. At the Catalyst …

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4 Reasons to Take Your Meetings Outside

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In a world ruled by technology it seems almost impossible to take your eyes off of a screen. Whether it’s smartphone, laptop, TV or any other device, you can’t escape screens. You look at screens at home, at work, at school, in the car, walking down the street, people rarely lift their heads to acknowledge one another anymore. So what …

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10 Commandments of Virtual Teams

Virtual teams are becoming a norm for modern businesses. According to PGi’s 2015 Global Telework Survey, 79% of knowledge workers reported working outside the office. With more teams working remote, it’s important to remember a few commandments to keep teams working successfully. Check out PGi’s 10 commandments for virtual teams: 10 Commandments of Virtual Teams from PGi 1. Thou Shalt …

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Sales & Marketing Alignment: Best Practices for Dispersed Teams

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During our recent webinar, Ask the Experts with SiriusDecisions: 4 Pillars of Building Sales & Marketing Alignment, my cohost Jason Hekl, Vice President and Group Director at SiriusDecisions, explained how to build alignment with shared definitions and processes. As he said, though, none of this works without very tight communication. For sales and marketing teams that are dispersed, establishing and …

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