Tag Archives: collaboration

How All-in-One Collaboration is Powering the Digital Workplace

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Today’s hyper-connected workplace is moving faster than ever before. It is truly a digital workplace, where the speed of information—and how that information gets shared across an organization—is paramount to that organization’s success. Businesses are constantly looking to optimize communication and collaboration. And today, we’re seeing an increasing trend towards streamlining collaboration by turning to all-in-one tools, combining traditionally disparate …

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2016 Future of Business Collaboration eBook

Collaboration is the heart of businesses everywhere, and it’s much more than solutions or products—it’s the combination of people, tools and technology working seamlessly together to help people communicate and work more effectively. This year’s Future of Business Collaboration eBook focuses on just that–the idea that technology is evolving to help create a more employee-focused workplace, and to help workers …

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How BYOD Creates Challenges for Collaboration

BYOD is often espoused as a victory for the user, a story of empowerment for the newly flexible, tech-savvy workforce. It speaks to catering to employee preference and enabling real choice. That’s the user end of the story. On the business end, BYOD can cause challenges for the often-besieged IT department. Budgets are shrinking and infrastructures and software deployments are …

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Latest iMeet Release Gives Customers Choice in Collaboration

At PGi, we believe that work isn’t just a place–it’s an action. From in-person meetings and conference calls, to instant message chats and email chains, there are so many streams to collaborate and get work done. Because of this, we believe that by empowering people with the choice and control of how they collaborate, they will experience better productivity. The …

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In Defense of Innovation Labs

A video caught my attention the other day on the subject of innovation labs. In it, two Fast Company editors have a back-and-forth debate about whether these types of Labs are actual valuable additions to an organization or, as the counterargument goes, carefully constructed marketing ploys designed to give the illusion of forward-thinking without actually producing anything of value. This …

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Video: The Newest, Busiest Intersection in the Marketing Department

Have you noticed? Marketing is home to the newest, busiest intersection within the whole organization. It’s an on-demand world where marketing assets and programs need to be created, accessed, iterated, published, repurposed, and measured in real time — by a variety of users. View our video “How to Navigate the Corner of Create and Collaborate: Marketing’s Newest, Busiest Intersection.” You’ll …

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What Type of Collaborator are You?

Think back to college, sitting in class and being assigned a group project. If you’re like me, you probably just had feelings of frustration and angst rushing back thinking about those awful assignments. But, there’s a point in me bringing up the most dreaded work during your college career, so stay with me! Each person you worked with had a …

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3 Reasons for IT to Embrace Modern Collaboration

IT is in a powerful position to provide mission-critical technologies across the enterprise. When it comes to communication and collaboration, organizations are often dealing with a myriad of complex options in addition to maintaining or deprecating legacy systems. In order to empower modern business collaboration, IT has to move beyond maintaining clunky legacy collaboration tools and instead embracing true, mobile-enabled, …

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Ensuring Business Success With UC&C

Implementing Unified Communications (UC) solution is nothing like your typical IT project or deployment. If successful, you are literally changing the way the business works and communicates. It’s hard to name another IT project requires as much strategic planning and business engagement. Unified Communications is a journey, not a single product or project you buy and deploy. The first step …

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A Changing View of Collaboration

Workplace collaboration has evolved, and now includes a variety of technologies that allow employees to collaborate, engage and work together. The audio conference of yesteryear is being replaced with many different unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) tools that are increasingly shaping the workplace by creating efficient and effective communications solutions for global employees. Having the ability to effectively collaborate in …

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eBook: Still Collaborating with Emails and Conference Calls?

Does this sound familiar? When it’s time for a meeting with remote marketing staff, cross-functional teams, vendors or partners, everyone piles into a meeting room and the leader dials into a conferencing number. After all the people at different locations get connected, there’s confusion about who’s speaking, difficulty hearing them or understanding what they’re saying, and there are delays while …

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Quiz: What’s Your Virtual Collaboration Style?

No doubt about it, collaboration (much of it virtual) is the way of getting things done in the modern workplace. In fact, it pretty much “takes a village” to finish any kind of sizable project. And, every village (aka your workplace), has its cast of collaboration characters, from the big cheese to the minutiae manager. But which collaboration character are you?  …

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2 Huge Mistakes Businesses Make Buying Collaboration Software

Email may have pioneered virtual communications, but now, there’s a better way to manage projects, share files, send updates, centralize information, archive conversations and connect teams. Collaboration software, online project management and team workspaces are not only helping evolve teamwork but also solving our biggest problem with email: noise. Back-and-forth conversations and long email threads no longer permeate employees’ inboxes. …

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eBook: A CMO’s Guide to Winning Friends and Influencing People

How do you trust, communicate, manage and collaborate with colleagues and partners you never see? For today’s workforce, that’s the new reality, and to stay effective, CMOs must figure out how to build better virtual relationships. A whopping 84 percent of companies now employ remote workforces, and considering marketers are now regular cross-functional collaborators, learning how to build, strengthen and …

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Why Overreliance on Email is Holding Your Business Back

According to The Radicati Group, over 100 billion business emails are sent every single day. For reference, that’s roughly around 14 emails per human being currently walking the earth. It’s an insane deluge of information and communication. And for many businesses, that deluge remains their primary communication method. While all of the bells and whistles surrounding email have evolved quite …

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White Paper: How to Capitalize on Your Collaboration Investments

It’s no secret that organizations are investing heavily in unified communications–from video, chat and voice software such as Microsoft®  Skype® for Business to teleconferencing suites. And it’s also clear that the pace of those investments isn’t slowing down. But with mobility, interoperability and the cloud changing the equation, how can companies maximize the value of their UC  investments? Phil Radford, a …

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A CMO’s Guide to Virtual Collaboration

Marketing departments are growing in size, skills diversity and location. And today’s CMO is more involved than ever with the entire organization—including services, sales, product, IT, HR and finance. With all these disparate stakeholders engaged, sometimes it can feel like herding cats and corralling chickens! That’s why for CMOs, virtual and online collaboration are more important than ever. Check out …

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[eBook] C-Suite Collaboration: Earning and Keeping Marketing’s Seat at the Table

Not surprisingly, by 2017, CMOs will direct more corporate technology spending than CIOs. However, the leader most often left out of the C-suite is still the CMO, according to research in the newest eBook by PGi. Marketing leaders, it’s time to make your mark and learn how to earn a bigger role in setting the corporate agenda. Get your copy …

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Prioritizing Collaboration: 5 Questions to Ask

63% of CEOs cite “creating a collaborative environment” as a top factor in drawing the most out of their employees. However, the very word “collaboration” means different things to different people. It could mean simply gathering around a whiteboard to brainstorm ideas; working closely on a document or project with one or more colleagues; meeting online with global stakeholders on …

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How to Use MQL Metrics for Sales and Marketing Alignment

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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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