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Technology Resolutions for 2018

As the final few weeks of 2017 approach, we find ourselves in the tricky conundrum of trying to finish the year strong while simultaneously planning ahead for the upcoming year. As a result, the December month places an extraordinary amount of pressure on technology leaders. Although it’s easy to get consumed with year-ending projects, it is extremely important to ensure …

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Making Your Remote Workers Your Most Engaged Workers

Let’s look at that title for a second. Could remote employees be your most-engaged workers? Aren’t they just scattered across the globe doing who knows what? Well, we beg to differ. Remote employees can be your most engaged and productive workers when you’ve got the right collection of tech in the toolbox. A recent study found that 77 percent of …

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Can Company Culture Kill Tech Adoption?

For large enterprises, it can be a struggle to implement new technology with the growing needs of employees today. A recent study shows that businesses typically understand that new technology is important for users and organizational growth, but fail to implement it effectively in their environments. For example, this study finds that 84 percent of technology leaders believe cloud-based solutions …

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How To Switch Gears When Feeling Overwhelmed

Have you ever gotten stuck or distracted during a work assignment? Or have you been given too many projects at once and can’t effectively manage your time? In the face of many tasks to complete, it can be easy sit at your desk and dread the work that lies ahead. We’ve all done it before. We have a million things …

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Going Mobile is the Future of the Workplace

In order to succeed in today’s world, businesses must prepare for a sophisticated and modern approach to productivity, collaboration and communications through mobile enablement. According to a recent study, 90 percent of IT decision makers say that mobility is critical to business growth and fuels productivity, customer engagement and competitiveness. Cell phones seem to be attached to our hands now …

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Four Non-Cliché Holiday Tips to Keep You Productive

This may come as a surprise to you, but the holiday season is here. That means holiday music, eggnog, family get-togethers and the many yearly traditions will soon be all around us. It can be difficult to not daydream at work or lick your chops at the thought of all the food you will consume. However, this time of year, …

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Collaboration Tools to Close Out a Strong Q4

For many companies, November and December mean a close to the fiscal or calendar year. These final months of the year will determine whether an organization’s goals were met and if they made progress from the previous year. Also, this gives organizations a chance to begin thinking about plans for the upcoming year. Further, the holidays can be known for …

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Analyst Insights: Selecting a Collaboration Provider (Part Two)

The pressure is mounting on IT professionals to either roll-out a high-performing communications portfolio or face the consequences. In fact, employees attribute 86 percent of workplace failures due to a lack of collaboration. That means enterprises lose money when their communications are not successful. The issues, in most cases, stems from organizations not understanding what success looks like in a …

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Scariest Meeting Moments: PGi Employee Edition

We’ve all been on a conference call or virtual meeting when someone or something just seemed out of place – a line left off mute or a video stream that presented a “unique” situation. With Halloween right around the corner, we asked our PGi team members to share some of the scariest, funniest and most awkward meeting moments from this …

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Pros and Cons of the Multiple Vendor Approach to Unified Communications

Let’s face it – the Unified Communications (UC) industry is flooded with different vendors all promising they have the best solution for any type of communications need your enterprise may have. Although it’s good to have options, IT professionals can be inundated with so many choices and it is complicated to understand which UC solution or solutions best fits your …

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Drive Productivity with New GlobalMeet Features

PGi’s commitment to evolve our products to meet the changing needs of today’s enterprise stems from our dedication to our customers and creating a stellar user experience. In IT circles, the death of Flash is well documented by developers and software companies as the industry move towards HTML5. HTML5 allows developers to build more diverse and powerful websites and applications …

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The Complexity of Unified Communications Today

Enterprise collaboration is an evolving industry that continues to become more and more complex, especially for the IT professional. Long-gone are the days when you could simply pick up a phone, call someone and be done with a meeting. Today, collaboration for businesses combines multiple forms of communication – from traditional PSTN calling and e-mail to cloud telephony, web and …

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3 Tech Trends That Will Impact Business in 2018

Introduction In today’s world, businesses are continually affected and challenged by the latest technology trends. As a rule of thumb, it is necessary for organizations to adapt early to these new trends so that they can continue to remain competitive and operational. Unfortunately, many companies fail to see these market shifts in time and often fall behind and face irrelevancy. …

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Preparing for Impact: Tips to Manage Workflow in the Face of a Natural Disaster

Over the past 25 years, as a global organization, PGi, like many other companies, has had its fair share of managing and working through natural disasters, challenges and threats. Our teams have navigated winds, rain, sleet and snow in different regional offices around the world, and have had to adapt and think quickly to keep our business running smoothly while …

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Komatsu Mining Corp. Connects Team Members & Tackles Projects with iMeet® Central – Case Study

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Komatsu Mining Corp., formerly known as Joy Global, is a provider of advanced equipment systems and direct services to the global mining industry. Komatsu Mining Corp. partners directly with customers to help facilitate zero-harm mining operations with the highest production and lowest life-cycle costs. With over 10,000 global employees, Komatsu Mining Corp. (KMC) was in search of a reliable, central …

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Global Cultural Survey: Business Around the World — Infographic

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In the corporate workplace, technology has long been a proponent of progress. Technological advances over the last several decades have revolutionized how we work and communicate with colleagues. From a global perspective, advances in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) space have changed the global business landscape as we know it, breaking down geographical and cultural barriers and enabling effortless …

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21 Questions to Ask Before You Implement a New Collaboration Vendor

Customer service is the core of our business. Over the last 25 years, we’ve learned the importance of providing support before, during and after the implementation of our software, and we’ve seen the significant impact of providing our customers with the right training and adoption programs to ensure success. In fact, 97% of our customers cite training and adoption programs …

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Lack of Company Culture: The Silent Killer to Your Success

Uber, the world’s largest ride services company, has captured headlines around the globe recently. With the resignation of Jeff Jones as president and CEO Travis Kalanick’s public apology after being filmed swearing at a company driver who complained about rates being cut, the company’s dirty laundry has been left out to dry for all of us to see. The company …

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PGi’s Survival Guide to Workplace Zombies

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Far too often employees can fall into a trap of being unmotivated, unproductive and just plain disgruntled with their jobs. These symptoms are a cause of a virus that can easily turn your employees into Workplace Zombies. Learn more from PGi about how to prevent the virus in your workplace: PGi Survival Guide for Workplace Zombies from PGi Step 1: Motivate …

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5 Team Building Activities (That Don’t Suck)

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When you hear the term “team building” what comes to mind? Standing in a circle playing Two Truths and a Lie? Ropes courses? Or a company picnic with field day games? Yeah, I’m cringing a little too. But there can be a real benefit to team building activities, if they are done right. Team building activities help with facilitating positive …

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