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How Can VRC Enhance Your Video Conferencing Practices?

Across the world, employees are skipping the traditional commute and tuning in from their screens instead. While dependent on the nature of the work, telecommuting has become a norm for many companies. In fact, a recent study found that 70 percent of professionals work remotely once a week, with more than half (53%) doing so for at least half the …

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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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“The Science of Sound” White Paper: How Audio Quality Affects Brain Function

Since its inception, PGi has had a vested interest in bringing you the best audio possible to give you an exceptional conferencing experience.  Our dedication to top-notch audio quality goes beyond our desire to facilitate communicate and collaboration amongst our end users; our commitment to high-quality audio is also backed by science. Hearing is a delicate sense, and when you partake …

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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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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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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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Host a Virtual Health Fair

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Of vital importance for both organizations and employees, health fairs provide an opportunity for employees to have real conversations with physicians and other health care vendors. However, as companies grow and globalize, health fairs become difficult to execute. HR teams don’t have the time or budget to hold health fairs at multiple offices, and it’s nearly impossible to coordinate an …

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13 Tips for Unforgettable Webinar Presentations

What do we want in our webinar presentations? “You like me, you really like me!” What we get? “ZZZZZZZZZZ!” Truly awesome webinar presentations engage, awe, thrill, reveal and excite. Every marketing expert, public relations executive and corporate communications manager know, however, that hosting a truly epic webinar is like hitting the jackpot. You want to engage your audience without inundating …

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PGi & Innovative iMeet Web Conferencing App Bring Home Gold & Silver Stevie Awards

We are honored to announce that PGi was awarded two Stevie® Awards at The 2014 American Business Awards℠—gold for “Company of the Year” and silver for our innovative iMeet® app for Android™. “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by The American Business Awards for our long-standing commitment to provide innovative, simple and powerful collaboration solutions that help our …

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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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Evolve or Die Part 5: Swap Older Tools for Online Meeting Tools

Companies are spending big money to find quality prospects. The costs of advertising, content marketing, trade shows, list buying and email programs can add up quickly. It’s also up to the sales reps to schedule a meeting with prospects and create a strong enough connection so they can close the deal. In the perfect world, you’d always be face-to-face when …

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The 10-Minute Meeting: Pros & Cons

Companies around the world conduct in-person and online meetings every day. Although meetings are great ways to share information, brain storm and have an open discussion about a variety of topics, most people dread them. Meetings tend to drag on and by the time the meeting is over, most people aren’t even sure what the purpose of the meeting was. …

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5 Telecommuting Tips that Will Keep You Connected with Your Team

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Telecommuting has gained in popularity and shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to tools like virtual meetings software, colleagues are able to collaborate face-to-face even if they are part of a geographically dispersed group. Unfortunately, after a while, some remote workers begin to feel disconnected from the rest of their team. Try these five tips to keep your remote …

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Collaboration Tools Help Sales Professionals Increase Productivity

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Advanced conferencing and collaboration tools for sales professionals are important. It can help increase productivity,impress clients and significantly shorten the time it takes to close deals. Roughly, 26 percent of the employees supported by IT are remote or mobile workers, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan survey. For salespeople, this could potentially create some challenges. Current or prospective clients …

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How Telework Promotes Creativity

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It seems that every day on the Internet there’s a new article about how to get your creative juices flowing. Usually geared at writers or other purely creative professionals, these lists run the gamut, from tips about sleep schedules to different work style methodologies and everything in between. However, they’re almost always aimed at a freelancer mentality; professionals who already …

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The Value of Online Job Interviews

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There’s no denying that businesses are becoming more global. Innovative collaboration tools allow these businesses to keep productivity high while effectively working with clients and colleagues from around the world. Hiring employees can sometimes become a challenge with global businesses. But, it’s a challenge that must be faced. Along with the New Year comes a new wave of hiring. January …

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How to Choose a Conferencing Provider

An important part of any IT professional’s job is selecting effective service providers for his or her company. The selection process can sometimes be a stressful one. It may involve extensive research, assessing staff needs and comparing advantages and disadvantages of the different providers. When it comes to audio and web conferencing, IT professionals often must decide between a large …

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Nerd Alert: Technology Worth Being Thankful For

As the temperatures drop and the days get darker, it’s that time of year once again to reflect on everything that we’re thankful for. While “family,” “friends,” and “good health” are all givens, let’s be honest: what we really love is our tech! It’s amazing how far things have come even just in my short life to this point. And …

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7 Random Facts About Global Information Workers

As an analyst relations professional I have taken numerous business trips and attended a wide variety of networking events. As many of you have experienced, networking events are not always as warm and fuzzy as the ridiculously photogenic crowd depicted in the invite, and unexpected conversation starters can be a great way to push past the initial awkwardness of meeting strangers. There …

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