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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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Are You Losing Patience for Process by Chasing Innovation?

To create a culture of open innovation, you need to break a lot of rules. You have to part with traditional hierarchy to empower every employee to present and pursue ideas no matter their function or title. So it seems counterintuitive that systems and processes play a big part in innovation, but in reality, it’s difficult to realize innovation without …

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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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Keep Product Innovation Paced at the Speed of Your Customers

One of the (potential) downsides of technological innovation is the ever-increasing speed of change. It seems that every week brings a new update, patch or terms agreement. Businesses and their IT departments are forced to constantly evaluate and adapt to a changing landscape, weighing the pros and cons between the latest-and-greatest software versus sticking with existing legacy systems. But is …

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5 Future of Work Trends and Challenges Businesses Must Conquer

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Businesses are already more mobile, flexible, digital and agile than ever before. What’s next for the future of work? 5 Future of Work Trends and Challenges from PGi Here are five ways work is quickly changing and the challenges that lie ahead: Asynchronous Collaboration: Near-time collaboration is increasingly important to connect virtual teams, build digital workplaces and increase agility. However, businesses …

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Who owns innovation?

No one owns innovation

Everyone’s talking about innovation. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling or who you’re selling it to, every company wants to be perceived as the innovator in their space. And the tech media is always heralding a new innovative idol, the next visionary that will change the very landscape of their respective industry. All of this focus on the lone-wolf tech …

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10 Songs Scientifically Proven to Amp Up Your Work Productivity (and 2 Just for Fun)

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Do you have favorite album that you swear amps up your work productivity? A Spotify playlist that you listen to when you need a burst of creativity? Or an old CD you pop in when you need a little pick-me-up at work? Good news, friends: Science is here for your musical needs. Various studies over the past decade have scientifically …

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Video: What Good are Great Ideas, if No One Ever Hears about Them?

Great ideas have completely reshaped our world: the wheel, the airplane, the computer, the vaccine. But what about those ideas that never get heard? Or those people with ideas who can’t bring the right people together to make it a reality? And the businesses who failed before they began, simply because their ideas never came to fruition? “The heart and …

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20 Epic CEO Quotes to Help You Conquer the World | Motivational Quotes for Work

When you wake up in the morning, are you excited to begin another workday? Are you striving to achieve more, to sell your idea or create something that’s never been created before? Or are you frustrated, hitting the wall to find out what your professional passion truly is? Sometimes, a little motivation goes a long way, and some of the …

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[Infographic] Is Virtual Reality Technology the Future of Work?

Is the future of work virtual reality technology for the virtual workplace - the VR workplace?

Typically associated with computer gaming or a Keanu Reeves sci-fi movie, virtual reality (VR) might be in your workplace sooner than you’d think. This infographic from PGi, a global leader in and services, shows that excitement is building for the potential power that VR and 3D technology represents, particularly in the way work gets done. VR might just be the future …

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Watch and Read: PGi CEO Boland Jones on Balancing Innovation

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“I find myself, a lot of times, as the CEO of a technology company, getting worn out with how fast things change.” – PGi CEO Boland Jones In the above video and in a recent blog on LinkedIn, PGi’s Boland Jones has been exploring the idea of balancing innovation, and how the breakneck speed of technological innovation can be a …

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The Convergence of Innovation in Tech and Business

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The word “innovation” means different things to different people. For some, it’s all about the latest and greatest gadgets and technology, from smartphones and wearable tech to cloud computing and big data. For others, innovation is the pursuit of more efficient processes and methodologies, thinking “outside the box” (to use a tired cliché) and disrupting organizational conventions in the pursuit …

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25 Creativity Quotes to Inspire Innovation

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Need a little inspiration? The top 25 creativity quotes of all time from the smartest, most innovative people in our world, today, tomorrow and yesterday. Any quotes to add? [slideshare id=35540165&doc=25-creativity-quotes-to-inspire-innovation-140605145738-phpapp02] “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams “Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” – …

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10 Things You Need to Know About National Small Business Week

In its 51st year, we are excited to see National Small Business Week come to one of our U.S. offices.  PGi’s Kansas City office, home to nearly 300 employees, is excited about attending the KC leg of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) annual Small Business Week road tour. Not familiar with National Small Business Week? Here are 10 things …

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Intelligent Innovation is the Key to Success

Technological innovation is all around us. It’s in the phones in our pockets, the computers on our desks and the mobile apps we use every day. Before long, the internet of things will bring connected technologies to every aspect of our homes, and wearable tech will literally surround us with sensors, UIs and contextual information to improve our lives. It’s …

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25 Leadership Quotes from the World’s Greatest Leaders

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Whether you need a little leadership inspiration today or want to inspire your team and/or social networks, here are my top 25 leadership quotes from the world’s greatest leaders—past and present. [slideshare id=34084385&doc=25leadershipquotesfromtheworldsgreatestleaders-140429101051-phpapp01] 1. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.” —Sir Winston Churchill, former Prime …

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On the Twelfth Day of Telework my Parents said to me, Nice to See you Virtually

All good things must come to an end. Today is our last day of PGi’s telework series. Throughout the series, we have brought to you all the ways telework has helped us increase productivity, achieve worklife balance and reduce some of our stress during this busy holiday season. I hope some of the stories made you laugh and maybe think …

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Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity and Innovation in the 21st Century

PGi has always been committed to leveraging creativity and innovation in order to design and produce the most intuitive and effective collaboration tools in the world. Our entire management team and all of our associates are firm believers in the power of innovation and how it can change all of our personal and professional lives for the better. In the …

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Weird, Interesting & Cool Ways People are Using Technology

Every day, we’re surrounded by innovative technology that improves and streamlines our personal and professional lives. Tech like smartphones, tablets, GPS systems and positioning sensors have given rise to new, context-sensitive applications for our hardware and software that give us the information we need when we need it. However, beyond the practical business and personal implications of such technology lie …

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How to Manage Long-Distance Client Relationships

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Today, a client may be right around the corner or located on the other side of the world. Thanks to new innovations in technology, many companies are interacting with their clients through several different communication channels. The following tips will help you create strong connections with prospects and maintain a personal connection with your current clients—no matter their locations. Emails …

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