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iSchool Initiative inspires students to go paperless and become ‘mobile learners’

No more papers, no more books, just education with a whole new look. Sometimes frustration in the status quo can lead to a game-changing idea. Two and a half years ago, Travis Allen was a high-school student and, as he calls himself, a “digital native” who was frustrated by his teachers’ insistence on turning in assignments on paper and not …

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Twenty Years Ago Around the World

With PGi celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, we’re finding ourselves in good company with other milestones. In 1991, the world was filled with innovations and change that spread like ripples in a pond and are still being felt today. Below are just a few of the forces at work in technology, politics and pop culture as well as a …

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Video: Face-to-Face is the Future of the Sell

Most of the time I spend on here, I try to offer key industry research and relevant insight. For example, I recently advised staffing and recruiting agencies how they can stay ahead of the curve by choosing top talent with video. Last week, I offered sales tips for building powerful connections with today’s customer in this post: Cold calling is …

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Digital Nomad Featured on GigaOm

Greetings from Italia! Last week, we made our way through the Austrian Alps and down to Italy where I will make a stop at our Milan office.  The drive from Norway to Italy has been the highlight of our trip thus far. We’ve seen more tiny villages, green hills and changing leaves than most do in a lifetime and for …

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Working longer hours now that you’re working from home?

I believe in telecommuting. I love the freedom, the space, the solitude and the comfort of working from home—and I certainly don’t miss the commute. I especially value that I am saving twenty pounds of carbon emissions a day by not driving to work. There are diverse advantages to working from home, not the least of which is repurposing the …

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iMeet brings mobility to video conferencing

The future is today. Teleworkers, virtual workers, road warriors, mobile freelancers, and entrepreneurs are all uniting in their singular need for flexible anytime/anywhere access to communication and connectivity. iMeet provides what the future requires — whenever and wherever you need it. PGi recently launched the iMeet Mobility Suite, a full range of tools that allow simple, social video meetings you …

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Get Face-to-Face with Employees to Build Trust and Improve Performance

You may be familiar with the Edelman Trust Barometer, which measures the public’s trust of business, government, NGOs, and media. But have you thought about how much your employees trust your company and its leaders? According to the Interaction Associates 2011 Building Trust in Business Survey, employees express trust in their peers but are wary and distrustful of leaders. They …

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Web Therapy: It’s for Real… on Showtime

More proof that video conferencing is everywhere: Web Therapy on Showtime. Lisa Kudrow, of Friends‘ fame, stars as a passive aggressive therapist who can’t bear to meet with her clients in person. Instead she performs her shrink duties via video chat. The show is hilarious. The characters are slightly bent. And the use of video for therapy isn’t that far …

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How to Communiate Effectively in the Digital Age

We are in a Communication Revolution — a pivotal shift in global culture and influence. Letters are all but extinct thanks to email, text and social networks. Landline telephones are on the endangered species list as homes across the world cut their cords in favor of mobile and VOIP devices. These new tools and technologies enable tangible global connections, expanding …

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Video Conferencing Provides Cutting-Edge Advantage for Realtors

Realtors lead the United States in new media and virtual technology adoption. Surf the web and you find realtors all over the world embracing blogs, social media and video to create their own personal brands. In fact, next to celebrities and athletes, the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and large organizations like Coldwell Banker lead Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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I Hope Your Knowledge Workers are Outfitted to be Mobile and Flexible, Collaborating and Meeting Anywhere

In a recent Forbes article, Forrester Analyst TJ Keitt challenged businesses and their IT organization to assess if they are ready to support a flexible and mobile workforce outside of the firewall. “The bottom line is that if businesses are to smartly plan for and provision a mobile workforce, they need to have a firm grasp of what the issues …

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iMeet Hanging at the ‘Most Creative People in Business’ Event

Some of the PGi and iMeet team were fortunate enough to be present at Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business event which was – frankly – amazing and inspiring. And fodder for this blog. Here is my recap: You should be following @baratunde. Follow him now. He is funny. And serious. And seriously funny. And he used the …

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Introducing the Award-Winning iMeet

The people have spoken. And we can hear soul-sucking meeting haters rejoicing around the world. Thanks to an overwhelming groundswell of support from the iMeet user community, earlier this week, PGi was awarded a People’s Choice Stevie Award for its latest innovation, iMeet, at the 2011 American Business Awards (ABA) reception. iMeet took home the trophy in the Favorite New …

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Like Father’s Day, Like Son … How I’ll Be Using Video Conferencing In A New Way This Weekend

Sometimes I’m so passionate about the value iMeet brings to companies that I don’t get a chance to reflect on how valuable it has become in my personal life. On May 24th of this year, my son was born, and it was the best day of my life. Chase James McCormick. I have always been told that having a child …

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iMeet Debuts at the Minnesota Twins No-Hitter

iMeet is now part of baseball history. Now starting directly behind home plate for six games at the U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago is our very own all-star iMeet. Approximately 160,000 fans and over seven million homes saw our banner iMeet ad over six games beginning May 3rd. As Minnesota Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano threw the first no-hitter of 2011 …

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Creating Business Efficiency with Green Practices

If you find yourself wanting to go “green” within your organization but ask if it costs more money than it saves, you aren’t alone. Many companies struggle with the practical implementation of environmentally conscious choices, even when the desire exists. To spend, we must defend, as my own mentors wisely guide me. When companies can tie increased efficiency to business …

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Get Face-to-Face and be More Productive

The best virtual meetings deliver the personal nature of face-to-face meetings but encourage convenience and efficiency too. As well, businesses want online meetings to be simple; simplicity increases the likelihood that you’ll receive more employee buy-in.

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Telecommuting During the Snowpocalypse

In recent weeks, icy storms have swept the country. Dallas, Texas, felt colder than Anchorage, Alaska, last week, allowing many southerners to discover the art of building a snowman. Both private and public transportation can easily be impaired during winter storms; worse, drivers often learn the hard way how dangerous it is to drive on icy roads. However, weather difficulties …

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To Go Green, the U.S. Government Will Expand Use of Web Conferencing

In a July 26th article about teleworking on FederalTimes.com, it was noted that the U.S. government was pledging to cut green house gas emission caused by their workers by 13% before the end of 2020. A couple methods they plan to use is encouraging workers to telework more and taking advantage of online meeting technologies. Tim Kauffman states that “to …

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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down – Downsizing Via Video Chat

Last weekend I saw the movie “Up In The Air,” nominated for a slew of Oscars, with a sobering view of the life of road warriors. Ryan Bingham, played by George Clooney, is more than just a road warrior- he spends his days firing people on behalf of their companies. When a newly minted Ivy League grad joins his firm …

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