When to Use Collaboration Tools

Pick up best practices for hosting better meetings, conference calls and webinars for frustration-free collaboration.

The IT Leader’s Guide to Collaboration Huddle Rooms

There are several new realities to which organizations must respond. These realities hold no bias. They impact companies from all around the world and across industries. And they all are driven by one thing: technology. The telecommuting phenomenon has spread worldwide, with 70 percent of professionals working remotely at least one day a week, and …

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Quiz: What’s Your Virtual Collaboration Style?

No doubt about it, collaboration (much of it virtual) is the way of getting things done in the modern workplace. In fact, it pretty much “takes a village” to finish any kind of sizable project. And, every village (aka your workplace), has its cast of collaboration characters, from the big cheese to the minutiae manager. But …

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3 Tips to Easily Schedule Online Meetings in Outlook

Scheduling meetings, especially last minute ones, can get a bit tricky if you’re meeting with a large group of people or with people in different locations. From finding a time that works for everyone to including all the appropriate contacts and materials, scheduling can be a hassle. Microsoft Outlook makes scheduling online meetings a little …

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How to Use Presentation Tools During Virtual Meetings

Working with your team in the same place and at the same time is becoming more and more like winning the lottery. PGi’s 2015 Global Telework Survey revealed that roughly 79 percent of knowledge workers now work outside the office, and remote teams are more common than ever. Yet, businesses drive innovation, productivity and growth …

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When Should You Escalate Conference Calls to Online Meetings?

Despite all of the advances in online meetings, conference calls are still indispensable in business collaboration. Nothing beats the familiarity of a telephone, even if it is now mobile and smart, which makes conference calls still the fastest, most convenient and most accessible form of communication. However, not every meeting is best suited for audio-only …

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How to Avoid Audio Conferencing Mishaps

Thanks to the proliferation of mobile technology, telework is on the rise. Gone are the days when employees were forced to be in office to take conference calls. Now, audio conferencing can help generate meetings pretty much anywhere – from airport terminals to coffee shops. But these on-the-go meetings can pose some unique challenges. From …

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How a Business Calendar App Cuts Costs & Improves Productivity

In order to keep pace with trends in mobile technology, modern businesses are evolving to adapt to the ideas of flex work, telecommuting and remote work. To support a more mobile workforce, many companies are adopting a policy that allows employees use their own technology and mobile devices to work. As BYOD becomes commonplace, there’s …

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How to Use a Collaboration Solution for Better Project Management

For the average worker, projects just keep multiplying and accelerating at faster paces. However, by employing a collaboration solution, you can get a better handle on dispersed teams, aggressive deadlines, incoming requests and high-volume collaboration and improve your project results. With robust features, iMeet® Central by PGi helps to solves common project management challenges, like: …

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How Do I Set up a Webinar?

With the increasing popularity of webinars, it’s becoming important for business professionals of all walks to understand the benefits from using the software. However, many professionals hesitate to work with webinar platforms because they aren’t familiar with the technology. Yes, launching a webinar from scratch can seem like a large project, especially if it’s your …

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How to Ensure a Flawless Investor Relations Call

Investor relations calls can be risky business. After all the diligent, time-consuming preparations, a lot can go wrong. What if the audio sounds bad? What if your team forgets the call flow? How will you handle dropped calls and mispronounced names, and how will you recover from late starts and mismanaged Q&A sessions? The complexity …

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How Do I Host a Webinar?

Webinars have quickly become one of the best ways to relay information both internally and externally for enterprises. Webinars at their core are interactive web-based seminars. These interactive presentations are broadcast through both audio and video, giving a presenter the ability to easily convey engaging information to an audience that can give feedback in real …

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How Do I Schedule Meetings Across Different Time Zones?

As a part of a corporate network, you understand the importance of meetings. If your team members or clients are all within your local area, then finding a meeting time that suits everyone’s schedule shouldn’t be too difficult. But if you’re working for a business that often deals with international clients or has offices spread …

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What You Need to Know about Using Webcasting Software

Whether you’re a part of a marketing team that’s looking to generate leads, a sales team introducing product updates or a part of human resources deploying on-boarding training to new hires, webcasting software makes it easy to create professional online presentations for up to 10,000 people. At its simplest explanation, webcasting is a live or …

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How Do I Schedule a Meeting with Outside Participants?

Meetings are a part of your everyday life if you’re working in a corporate setting, and with new online meeting tools, it’s easier than ever to meet with anyone, at anytime, anywhere. But one constant inconvenience with meetings is scheduling. If you’re working with several employees or external participants that are spread across various time …

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What’s the Best Way to Join a Mobile Meeting?

The ability to join a meeting from any location increases your productivity by leaps and bounds, but despite all the increasing connectivity and access to information, your mobile device still poses limits to work productivity. To enhance your device’s collaboration functionality, you need a mobile meeting app. What’s Limiting Your Mobile Productivity Whether it’s mobile …

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