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IT Superheroes eBook

IT superheroes

Though their powers might fly under the radar, there is a group of elite superheroes working within your office at this very moment. These tried and tested heroes are constantly at work, protecting you from disasters that would put your work in jeopardy. Want to know who these mighty heroes are? Simply walk over to your IT department. That’s right. …

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Future of Work: VR Conferencing, Business Avatars and Virtual Professionalism

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If you stay up to date with business and technology news, you undoubtedly know about the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology. Though the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR commercials boast the captivating promise of VR in the entertainment and gaming space, VR technology also holds massive potential for the corporate world. The possible uses for VR in the …

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How to Convince Your Boss to Approve Your Business Trip

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The advent of technology like audio and video conferencing has enabled modern workers to connect with anyone, anywhere, simply with the touch of a button. As the mobile workforce grows and the telecommuting trends upwards, the business trip may seem like a needless luxury from a bygone era. However, in a few distinct circumstances, the business trip can still be …

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Pet Perks: Office Pets Improve Productivity and Teamwork

Pet policies

Dogs have long been named as “man’s best friend” – and for good reason. Their loyalty, trust and overall dedication to their owner forms a bond that rivals even the truest of human companions. But besides being loving companions (and the best thing to grace this earth), dogs can also help you become a more productive, focused and dedicated team …

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Your Next CEO? The Case for Your CMO

CMO

For marketers, the corporate ladder traditionally is missing a rung or two. Climb to the lofty heights of CMO-dom, sure. Oversee a billion-dollar marketing budget, no problem. But run the whole show? That was best left to the masters of finance, operations and business development. “Looking back a bit, it is not surprising that the person who, essentially, managed the advertising …

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PGi’s Quality Focus

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At PGi, everything we do is motivated by our drive to satisfy our customers and our channel partners. In the UC&C space, your ability to satisfy clients hinges largely upon your ability to deliver outstanding quality in your products. Quality is defined as the features and characteristics of a service that satisfy a customers stated or implied needs.  If the …

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How Data is Driving the Future of Marketing

marketing data

It’s common knowledge among marketers that data is king, and in today’s tech-savvy marketing space, automation and algorithms are largely responsible for providing this information. While the  marketers of yesteryear could only dream of technologies that could make retrieving insights so simple, is there still a place for experience-based strategy in an automated world? Find out what iMeetCentral contributor Jason Compton …

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Future of Work: Smart Drugs in the Workplace

smart drugs

You may remember the 2011 movie Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper. With the help of a designer pharmaceutical called NZT, Cooper’s character was able to access 100 percent of his brain capacity, allowing him to become laser focused, helping him become a fast-rising financial superstar. While NZT isn’t a real drug, the scenario of utilizing cognitive-enhancing drugs to be more productive …

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Five Thank You Notes for Your Coworkers

thank you notes

All too often, we get wrapped up in our own lives and forget to show gratitude for the people around us who make our lives (and jobs) easier every day. Simple acts of gratitude can go a long way, especially when it comes to recognizing your coworkers for all their hard work and efforts. So, before you head off to …

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Top 10 Coolest Coworking Spaces in the US

With flexible working hours, mobile productivity and virtual meetings becoming the new normal for professionals across the globe, start-ups and freelancers are looking to alternatives to traditional office environments to stay connected and get inspired. Coworking spaces, shared workspaces that members can join for a fee that provide power, Wi-Fi and other office amenities, are an increasingly popular choice for …

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Case Study: E Ink Corporation Implements GlobalMeet Audio for Easy, Secure Global Collaboration

GlobalMeet Audio

Founded in 1997 as a spin-off from MIT’s research laboratory, E Ink Corporation is the world’s leading developer and provider of electronic paper technology. E Ink’s cutting-edge electronic paper technology is used by many of the world’s foremost consumer brands and manufacturers, most notably by Amazon in their Kindle e-Readers. E Ink was looking for a reliable, secure audio conferencing …

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About Pat Harper: Getting to Know Our New CTO

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As many of you know, we recently welcomed Pat Harper, our new Chief Technology Officer, to the PGi Executive Team. As our new CTO, Pat Harper is determined to maintain the spirit of innovation championed by our former CTO, David Guthrie, while simultaneously demonstrating a renewed focus on quality, scalability and our partner channel. We recently sat down with Pat …

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Workplace Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts

Workplace Etiquette

When you think about it, we spend more time each week with our coworkers than we do our families. At a minimum of around eight hours a day we are in an enclosed space, working alongside team members who all have different personalities and quirks. And sometimes, these personalities and quirks can clash against unspoken office guidelines, often creating tension …

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What Is Digital Transformation and How Can It Lead Your Organization to Success?

digital transformation

We exist in an era defined by distinct technological progress. Technology has rapid (and drastically) changed how we work, with business practices continuously evolving and transforming. “Digital Transformation” is a phrase that frequently gets used in the technology space, and it’s a phrase that businesses would do well to incorporate into how they work. What Is Digital Transformation? Digital transformation …

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Can Employees Really Give Managers Crucial Feedback Without Reprisal?

manager feedback

Employees are a sort of “case study” for a company. They can spread positive news about the business to their outer networks, provide valuable brand awareness and ultimately, keep the company honest in terms of leadership. Plenty of leaders encourage employees to speak up, give feedback, pitch new ideas or be a watchdog for unethical behavior. But can employees actually …

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