PGi’s Web Conferencing Install Checklist

When shopping for a web conferencing solution, it’s important to ask the right questions and gather the proper information to guarantee that you are selecting the ideal tool to help meet your company’s needs and further your success. The perfect web conferencing solution should not only have your ideal features and price point; it should also integrate easily into your company’s existing technology and protect your information.

To help ensure that you’re a prepared buyer, PGi is proud to provide you with the Web Conferencing Install Checklist. From questions of network throughput to security requirements, the Web Conferencing Install Checklist will guide you through all the questions you should consider before purchasing a web conferencing tool. With this checklist in tow, you will be able to purchase a solution with confidence and integrate it into your company seamlessly.

A special thanks to PGi Senior Solutions Architect Dave Steier and Director of Technical Engineering Corey Sienko for their invaluable contributions to this Web Conferencing Install Checklist.

“Two Sides of the Telecommuting Coin”: A Telecommuting Checklist for Remote Workers and Their Managers

When executed correctly, telecommuting can be an exceptional asset to companies looking to boost employee morale while maximizing productivity and efficiency. However, remote work is not without its challenges. PGi’s Two Sides of the Telecommuting Coin: Tips for Remote Workers and Their Managers is a telecommuting checklist that examines in detail both sides of the telecommuting equation.

There are countless resources out there to help remote workers overcome the obstacles of telecommuting. However, there are markedly fewer places for the managers of remote employees to seek advice on how to handle their remote reports. With these tips, managers of remote employees can learn how best to manage their workers, and remote workers can learn how best to manage themselves.

Check out PGi’s Two Sides of the Telecommuting Coin: Tips for Remote Workers and Their Managers and ensure that your remote team is operating effectively on both ends.

Future of Work Tech Checklist: Are You Ready for the Cloud, Social and Mobile?

Technology. Social media. Blogs. Mobility. Globalization. Social good.

The future of work is fast approaching. Is your company ready? Today’s workforce — from small businesses to global corporations — operates without walls, oceans or continents. With innovative technology, social media and worker mobility, companies must prepare now for the future of work right around the corner. This checklist helps your company take your strategy at face value — what’s working? What’s not? Where are you succeeding? Where are you behind?

Technology

  • Are your internal applications virtualized?
  • Do your workers have access to the corporate cloud?
  • Do you have multi-layer security authentication for everyone — in or out of the office?
  • Do you have data centers located in multiple countries in multiple weather regions?
  • Are loads balanced in the cloud, across multiple data centers?
  • Do you have flexible technology options for workers? Brands? Form factors?
  • Do you have a strong technology policy for your workers and contractors?
  • Can your workers host and attend virtual meetings from anywhere
  • On-premise or cloud-sourced?
  • Do you have a video strategy? Face-to-face meetings? Internal and/or external comms?
  • On-premise or cloud-sourced?

Mobile

  • Do you have teleworkers? Flexible workers?
  • Do you have a work-from-anywhere, telework or flexible worker policy?
  • Can workers access your network anywhere, anytime, on any device?
  • Can your workers access necessary business applications anywhere in the world?
  • Do you have security policies?
  • Are you flexible on the types of devices workers use? Can your IT department quickly support those devices —onsite and remotely?
  • Are you internal software apps mobile?
  • Do you have an approved list of external apps for employee devices?
  • Do have a security policy? Mobile policy?

Social

  • Does your company have corporate blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Google+ presence?
  • Do you have a social media strategy? 1 year? 3 year? 5 year?
  • Do you have a social media policy for employees?
  • Who manages your social media properties? Marketing? Communications? Outsourced?
  • Why are you using social media? Marketing? Customer service?
  • Do you have a search engine optimization strategy?
  • Are your posts, tweets and updates search engine optimized?
  • Do you have a community site for customers and prospects?
  • Are your posts focused on your products/initiatives only or are you involved in conversations with clients, thought leaders and industry experts?
  • What did the checklist show? Are you ready for the future of work? Have questions? Need answers?