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What is Calm Technology and How Can it Help in Communications?

The main goal of any meeting should be one where people can collaborate and communicate effectively without disruption. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, studies estimate that over $37B is wasted every year in unproductive meetings. There are a number of different reasons why these meetings fail, and using conferencing platforms to connect with disparate employees can …

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GlobalMeet for Skype Server

PGi is happy to announce that its enterprise-leading GlobalMeet conferencing solution can now integrate directly with all versions of Skype for Business (Skype) Server and Lync Server 2013. As an expert in automated audio conferencing, PGi helps enterprises using Skype to provide a single, unified user experience over our expansive, world-class global audio network. Traditionally, GlobalMeet has integrated with Skype …

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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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Staying Aware of Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks — emails that impersonate a trusted source to trick users into sharing information — are a challenge for every email user. Recently, our PGi billing team became aware of a phishing scheme that impersonates a PGi invoice. To ensure customers are vigilant against phishing schemes, we wanted to share the following information and updates. We’ve had reports of …

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How to Maximize Your Skype for Business Investment

With over 50 billion minutes of traffic each month, it’s no secret that Skype for Business (Skype) is frequently used by enterprises to solve day-to-day instant messaging and communication needs. No matter which communication or collaboration system you use, for many IT professionals extracting the most value out of your investments is a difficult job. We recently caught up with …

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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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PGi Increases Webcast Streaming Powers with Hive

We’re excited about our new reseller agreement with Hive Streaming, a leader in enterprise video distribution solutions, to continue to deliver a high-quality, analytics-supported webcast streaming experience for customers. In our checklist, “Maximizing Broadband While Running HD Video in the Workplace”, we explored the effects of streaming HD video in the workplace and how many enterprises today run into bandwidth …

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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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PGi Teams up with ConnexiCore to Drive Collaboration

PGi announced that we will be teaming up with ConnexiCore, the enterprise cloud technology consultancy provider, to be its primary communications and collaboration solutions provider. The relationship brings PGi’s award-winning collaboration suite of products to ConnexiCore customers, including: GlobalMeet audio, video and web conferencing, webcasting and operator-assisted event conferencing services. Driving Connectivity & Business Growth ConnexiCore will work closely with …

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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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Tips to Beat the Fourth-Quarter Blues

I’ve got the Fourth Quarter Blues. And no, I’m not talking about the song – although it’s a pretty catchy tune. I’m talking about the all-hands-on-deck, end-of-year, home-stretch kind of fourth-quarter blues. That time of year when the calendar starts to wind down and business teams all around the world are hustling to close one last deal or secure one …

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iMeetLive Updates Bring Enhanced Video and Security Features

Virtual events have always been a key tool to disseminate important company news and updates for global organizations. And with the growing demand for a more personalized workplace experience, video communications have quickly become a foundational element in businesses to help drive better interactions with both internal and external audiences. As a result, today we’re seeing virtual events are continuing …

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Conference Call Bingo – Let’s Play!

We’ve all been there – in the middle of a conference call when you hear the same cliché business terms and phrases being misused, over-used and spoken time and time again. Or even the nuances when collaborating via a web conference when you’re trying to co-present and you must ask the person hosting the meeting to advance your slides. You …

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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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PGi for Hands on Atlanta

Last week the PGi Alpharetta and Atlanta teams worked together to volunteer for the 28th annual Hands on Atlanta Day, a major service initiative that organizes dozens of community projects throughout metro Atlanta focused on primary community needs including education and youth development, literacy, child hunger and parental engagement. The city-wide initiative mobilized 3,000 volunteers to help support programs that …

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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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Four Myths on Moving Your Phone System to the Cloud

Companies of all sizes are transitioning from traditional, on-premise phone systems to cloud-based PBX (private branch exchange) systems. The reason for this is that are many benefits to a cloud PBX system over an on-premise system, which are driving IT departments to adopt this latest enterprise technology. That said, there are still common misconceptions IT professionals may have when it …

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