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Women in History: Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper

As we continue our recognition of outstanding women in history, this week’s feature goes to Grace M. Hopper, an American computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral. The late Hopper, who often was called “Amazing Grace” by her peers, is credited for leading the team that created the first computer language compiler that was a precursor to the widely used …

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Customer Insights: Vacation Policies – How Does Your Company Compare?

Whether it’s a trip to visit family or an adventure across the globe, nothing is better than a vacation. And now that spring break is in full swing for many schools, that means many employees with children will be taking vacations very soon. But, as we have discussed before, paid vacation time in the U.S. isn’t as extensive as many …

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5 Key Takeaways from Mobile World Congress 2017

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Just a few weeks ago, many of our PGi team members spent the week in Barcelona at the 2017 Mobile World Congress tradeshow. MWC is the hub for all things mobile, and this year’s MWC was not without a breathtaking display of new technology that will change our lives at home, at work and on the go. Let’s take a …

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Women in History: Dr. Erna Hoover

In continuance with our ode to women who have played a role in shaping technology as we know it, PGi would like to take a moment to honor Dr. Erna Schneider Hoover. Dr. Hoover, born in 1926, is an American mathematician who is noted for making key contributions to the system architecture of the computerized telephone switching method, developed by …

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PGi Debuts Mobile Collaboration Exchange for VoLTE Conferencing at Mobile World Congress

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Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry. Held annually in Barcelona, MWC brings together the brightest minds in the mobile industry and addresses the contemporary state of the industry and elucidates what its future might hold. At this year’s show, PGi was proud to introduce the mobile collaboration exchange, a high-definition (HD) Voice over …

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Case Study: Hunter PR Connects Stakeholders with GlobalMeet Audio

Award-winning international public relations firm, Hunter Public Relations, serves a broad range of esteemed companies and brands using a blend of traditional publicity, social and digital media outreach and strategic partnerships. The company, founded in 1989 as an agency specializing in food and nutrition, has grown into one of the most respected mid-sized marketing communications firms in the United States …

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Women in History: Dr. Shirley Jackson

March is Women’s History Month and we wanted to take a moment to honor some of the innovative women who have played a role in shaping technology and the telecommunications industry as we know it. All throughout March, we will be honoring several influential women in technology who pioneered innovations that make our jobs and lives easier. Today, the spotlight …

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PGi Wins Two Bronze Awards at the Stevie Awards

The old adage goes “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but even that decree deserves to be broken every now and again when something special occurs: PGi was recently recognized in Las Vegas as a finalist for two Stevie Awards. PGi was up against 2,300 applicants, with staunch competition from contenders like IBM, Delta, Cisco, Dell and Marriott, among …

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iMeetLive Case Study: Shipman & Goodwin LLP

For over 100 years, Shipman & Goodwin LLP has provided top-notch legal counsel to clients on a local, national and international level. Shipman & Goodwin has an extensive team of 175 attorneys and 175 support staff. Shipman & Goodwin was in search of a software solution that would better enable them to communicate with current clients and engage prospective clients. …

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2017 Workplace Tech Trends

During a quick pulse survey, PGi surveyed customers and knowledge workers from across the U.S. to find out what type of technology they want to see in their offices in 2017. In order to fully understand and analyze this year’s workplace tech trends, PGi asked these front-line employees to provide honest feedback, and there were a few surprises. The most …

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Productivity and Food: The Proof’s in the Pudding

Think back to the most productive day you’ve had this week. What are some of the things you remember doing that boosted your productivity? Maybe you tuned out the world with some soulful jazz or took a break and walked around the block to get fresh air and a fresh perspective. But do you remember what you ate? When we …

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Why Working in 90-Minute Bursts is Good for Your Brain & Your Job

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We’ve all been victim to the misery that is the “afternoon slump”. We’ve struggled through the slump, eyes heavy with fatigue, as we trudged to the office coffee pot, hopeful that a sweet cup of liquid caffeine would give us our fix and get us back on task. What if I told you that next time an afternoon slump hits, …

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5 Ways PGi Employees Show Their Customers Love on Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Valentine’s Day is typically associated with couples in love, but at PGi, we believe the love should be shared all around, from employee to employee and from employee to customer. Our customers are our top priority at PGi, and we make a concerted effort to show our customers love, both on Valentine’s Day and throughout the rest of the year. Check …

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“Being Busy” is Counterintuitive: Here’s How to Prevent It from Ruining Your Productivity

In our fast-paced, always-on, multi-tasking society, we see being “busy” as a sort of badge of honor. A badge that earns respect amongst your peers because if you’re busy, you’re obviously doing something right. But is “being busy” really all it’s cracked up to be? Staying busy is a necessary evil in most our lives. Most of us feel that …

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Could the Four-Day Workweek Be the Key to Happier Employees and Increased Success?

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As the old saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, and our work culture, which tends to prioritize work over play, has undoubtedly left many of us feeling pretty dull. We all have heard the talk about the importance of pursuing a better work-life balance but, with nearly 78% of American men and 67% of …

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