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What Keeps IT Up at Night Part 2: Enemies at the Gates

We recently heard insights from IT experts about the dangers presented by vulnerabilities in their internal user base and processes, such as password weakness and the challenges of balancing flexible work and BYOD with creating secure systems. However, the other very real side of the security coin is external threats and data breaches. How do CTOs and CIOs protect against …

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The Technology Powering Modern Workstyles

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned working in collaboration, it’s that people work differently. Whether it’s a team in another department or even the person sitting next to you, your workstyle is uniquely your own—the things that motivate you and drive your productivity may do nothing for your colleagues. And that’s okay. The technology that drives our workday forward has …

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Product Design: Once More, With Feeling

As a technology professional, it’s easy to get caught up in the, well, technology of it all: the features, infrastructure and integrations that bring your software, applications and services to life. But you can’t lose sight of the point of all of that technology: creating value for someone, someone with their own unique needs, desires and reactions. Even if you’re …

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Is BYOD Killing Collaboration?

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BYOD is great for the user. It’s a story of user empowerment. It’s a story of increased user technical acumen, preference and choice. But BYOD can be a catastrophe for businesses, particularly the IT department which is already under siege from all sides. Their budgets are shifting, moving outside their department. CMOs are out-spending CTOs and CIOs on technology at …

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A Collaborative Look at the Internet of Things

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Technology continues to evolve toward an ever-connected Internet of Things, with new wearables and smart devices being developed and announced at an increasing rate. The impact of this phenomenon over the next few years will be practically limitless, revolutionizing industries from health and wellness to shipping and logistics and everything in between. According to an ongoing Pew Research project in …

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Balancing Reliability and Innovation in Enterprise Applications

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Innovation is the driving force behind PGi’s online collaboration tools, but how do you balance the drive to innovate with the demand for reliability? The constant advance of technology has impacted the needs of consumers and corporations in dramatic ways. For any company to stay successful and competitive, they have to intelligently apply these new technologies and innovations to provide …

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Collaborative Conversations with PGi Chief Technology Officer David Guthrie (Video)

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In this inaugural video edition of Collaborative Conversations, I was fortunate enough to track down one of the busiest people at PGi: David Guthrie, award-winning technology executive and PGi’s Chief Technology Officer. I asked David about the role of a CTO, how to balance innovation with serving the needs of business customers and his own take on the idea of …

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