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4 Benefits of Working From Home for Pet Owners

Are you the proud owner of furry companions, aquatic friends or pet reptiles? Do you also have a career that allows you to work from home? The two can make a favorable pairing. Here are some pet-friendly benefits of working remotely: 1. Your pets will be happier Your home is an animal-friendly working space, allowing your pets to roam throughout …

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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 4.0 is Here

PGi announced that GlobalMeet 4.0 with Multi-Point Video (MPV) is officially here! With this new product upgrade, users can now experience an even more interactive and easy-to-use platform that can help improve the way users communicate and collaborate. The video conferencing functionality allows users to make virtual conversations less awkward and drab and instead more interactive and “I am not a …

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Future of Work: VR Conferencing, Business Avatars and Virtual Professionalism

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If you stay up to date with business and technology news, you undoubtedly know about the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology. Though the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR commercials boast the captivating promise of VR in the entertainment and gaming space, VR technology also holds massive potential for the corporate world. The possible uses for VR in the …

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Video Conferencing Buyer’s Guide

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The demands of business, coupled with the capabilities of contemporary technology, have created a work environment where colleagues are frequently dispersed across various locations. Video conferencing is a crucial asset for every business, from the smallest startup to the biggest corporate giant. An effective video conferencing solution is key to corporate collaboration, but how can businesses guarantee that their video …

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Frost & Sullivan Awards PGi the 2016 North American Conferencing Services Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

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PGi is proud to announce that we have added another award to our long list of accolades. We are delighted to share that PGi has been chosen as the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 North American Conferencing Services Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award. PGi was chosen for this prestigious honor, in large part, due to its unified communication …

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How To Ensure Your Non-Verbal Cues Are on Point During Virtual Meetings

“All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses” – Friedrich Nietzsche Perception is reality. Our non-verbal cues can affect how others perceive our intentions, mood and character. When we present and communicate during virtual meetings, getting these right is critically important as they can influence your audience’s view of you. Consider these insights to …

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Distributed Agile Stand-Ups

Daily stand-up meetings should take 15 minutes. Ours used to take an hour. Like other distributed IT teams, mine struggled to practice agile without being together or knowing each other well. Then, magic started happening. Our stand-up meetings became 15 minutes. Once-disjointed PGi employees became cohesive teams, demoing working software every two weeks without fail. My teams didn’t even need …

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Back to the Future’s 2015 Tech Predictions

Great Scott! Today marks the day that the world has finally caught up with Doctor Brown and Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. More specifically, for those of you who may not be Back to the Future fans, today is the day that Marty, Doc and Jennifer visited the future in the 1989 movie. There were some …

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5 Signs You Need to Chuck Your “Starter Software”

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Once upon a time, you started a business. You acquired shiny, new tools to help you collaborate and communicate your business dream to the world. By now, though, you’ve probably grown customers, expanded operations and added employees to the point where your online meeting software now feels more like hand-me-down technology. That’s a problem, not only holding back productivity and collaboration …

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Maximize Your Video Conferencing ROI with iMeet Video Rooms

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At PGi, our commitment to enhancing business collaboration extends to every aspect of the workday—from scheduling and hosting real-time meetings to webcasting and webinars to shared team workspaces. As we develop products and solutions like iMeet®, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to meet the unique productivity and collaboration needs of businesses and teams of all shapes and …

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7 Must-Know Video Conferencing Statistics

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The use of video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular with many companies across the globe. As globalization continues to rise, these conferences meetings are proving to be beneficial to businesses in numerous ways, including faster decision making and reduced travel costs. Here are 7 noteworthy video conferencing statistics designed to inspire and motivate your team as we move towards a more …

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Better Customer Service Through Video Conferencing

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Responsive and good quality customer service is essential to running and maintaining a successful business. People expect their customer service experience to be as quick as possible, but they also want to connect on a personal level. I don’t know about you, but I get impatient and very irritated when I am forced to speak with an automated robot or …

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What to Consider Before Using Free Web Conferencing

It’s a small world. And, with advances in technology, it seems to be getting smaller all the time. In no area of our daily lives is this more apparent than in the world of communication. There are many available programs that make it possible to communicate with anyone at any time—even those who are halfway around the world. From a …

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The Evolution of Video Collaboration Technology

We are surrounded by video technology every single day. Today’s Internet experience is completely inundated with video. We stream the latest news online, catch up on sports highlights, watch our favorite shows and movies and yes, even catch the occasional cat video on YouTube. Apps like Vine and Instagram have given anyone with a smartphone the ability to quickly capture, …

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How an Online Meeting Tool Helped Me Survive During the Perfect Storm of Sickness

Earlier this year, I was hit with two highly contagious and pretty brutal illnesses after visiting family. While out sick, I used iMeet so I could still attend virtual meetings and stay connected to my team. When I went home, I spent a lot of quality time with my twin niece and nephew. A week after returning to Atlanta, I …

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Are You Listening? Using Meeting Tools to Get Guest Feedback During a Meeting

If not executed successfully, meetings can be one of the biggest wastes of time in the corporate world. Because of this, people are constantly looking for ways to improve their meetings by trying various techniques that allow them to efficiently share information with colleagues and clients. It’s vital to the success of your meetings to realize that a meeting should …

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How Video Conferencing Can Help Businesses in the Wake of DOMA’s Demise

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on June 26 to strike down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was a monumental victory for advocates of same-sex marriage. The fall of the DOMA law paves the way for individuals in legally recognized same-sex relationships to receive benefits through Social Security, the tax system, healthcare and other federal benefits, as well …

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From Instagram to iMeet, Video is Everywhere

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It’s really amazing to think about how commonplace video has become in recent years.  Video is everywhere. Just yesterday, for example, Instagram announced that it was adding the capability to capture 15-second videos to its wildly popular photo sharing service. This puts Instagram (and its new owner, Facebook) in direct competition with Twitter-owned Vine, an app that lets users create …

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Relying on One-Dimensional Communication is Making You Forgettable

Whether you’re ready for it or not, the future of communication is already here. I mean, think about it; six short years ago, the iPhone® didn’t even exist yet. Fast-forward to today and we’ve got devices in our pockets that are more powerful than many computers, touch-screen tablets that have all but replaced our laptops and we’ve even begun a …

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