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The Benefits and Challenges of Producing Cloud Software

One of the reasons that PGi has been in business for over twenty years is our adaptability. We pioneer technological innovation and bring those technologies to bear to provide industry-leading collaboration solutions to our customers all over the globe. Today, PGi has shifted its collaboration infrastructure into the cloud, providing GlobalMeet®, iMeet® and GlobalMeet Audio through web-based cloud software applications. …

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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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Creating a Culture of Innovation

Innovation is everything. It is my never-ending goal, in all of my endeavors, to pursue a culture and a true mindset of innovation, and growing that culture is paramount to PGi’s success. In fact, just recently we created an entire group dedicated solely to pursuing innovative ideas and nurturing the pioneering minds of all of our associates. Throughout my career, …

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PGi and Partners: Driven to Perform

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  On the first of every month, join me as I put Partners 1st with perspectives, advice and insights into how today’s technology trends are changing the way we live, collaborate and do business. In my 15+ years working here at PGi, I’ve watched our business grow and change, adapting to evolutions in the marketplace, technology and more. Throughout those …

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Welcome to Workation Nation

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With Labor Day weekend fast approaching here in the US, workers across the country are trying to squeeze in that last trip to the beach or weekend with friends to recoup and recharge for the rest of the year. Time off is essential for work-life balance and, quite frankly, our sanity; I’m insistent on my team making the most of …

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The App Revolution: The Impact of Mobility on Product Development

Whether it’s in PGi’s product designs or our internal technology and productivity, mobility is top of mind for me as I know it is for other CTOs and CIOs around the globe. My teams are constantly on-the-go, and smartphones and tablets are a ubiquitous part of our everyday personal and professional lives. By 2015, there will be an estimated 1.3 …

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Seven Ways to Get Great Ideas out of a Virtual Brainstorming Session

As the business world becomes more global, you may find yourself collaborating with colleagues and clients from all over the world. Because of this, online meeting software has become a vital tool for businesses. With the right meeting technology, individuals can still stay connected no matter their geographic locations. Try these seven techniques to help you effectively brainstorm during your …

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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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The 5 Best Apps for Virtual Collaboration

Virtual collaboration is an everyday part of the modern workday. Employees are more frequently working from home, working with geographically distributed teams and using their mobile devices for business, meaning that effective teams have to be able to collaborate in-person and online. Check out five of the best apps to empower your team’s virtual collaboration: GlobalMeet® For virtual and remote …

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GlobalMeet for Android Brings Effortless Conferencing to Your Favorite Smartphone

Earlier this year, Google hosted Google I/O, its annual developer conference where it typically debuts new versions of its various products. On display this year were new versions of Google Maps, conversational search capabilities and a completely revamped Google+ experience. However, also of note were the numbers: Google confirmed that there have been 900 million Android™ activations to date. By …

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The Impact of Hate and Late in Meetings

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When done well, meetings can be the most productive and collaborative part of the work day, bringing bright minds in your company together to tackle problems and projects as a team. However, in today’s world of technology-driven meetings that usually accommodate both in-person and remote participants, it can be common for meetings to be plagued by technical difficulties or late …

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The Past, Present and Future of Audio Conferencing: Collaborative Conversations with Joe Yang

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I’ve written before about the strength of PGi’s audio conferencing and how innovations in audio technology are shaping the future of this mission-critical component of modern business. In this edition of Collaborative Conversations, I get an expert’s take: a 13 year veteran of the conferencing industry, Joe Yang. Tell us about your background and your current role at PGi. I …

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Bad Presentations in Your Meetings: What is the Impact of Boredom in Your PowerPoint?

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PowerPoint slides have become a common presentation tool used in the business world. Unfortunately, the phrase “death by PowerPoint” has also become a familiar phrase. With attention spans quickly decreasing, audience members are getting bored even faster than before. Once your audience is bored it’s hard to get them back. The key is to keep them engaged from start to …

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Balancing Reliability and Innovation in Enterprise Applications

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Innovation is the driving force behind PGi’s online collaboration tools, but how do you balance the drive to innovate with the demand for reliability? The constant advance of technology has impacted the needs of consumers and corporations in dramatic ways. For any company to stay successful and competitive, they have to intelligently apply these new technologies and innovations to provide …

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Whether in Business or Marriage, Building Relationships is All About Priorities

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For many of us, building relationships is one of the most rewarding aspects of our lives, and an ongoing learning process. When we’re young and think we have all the answers, our personal relationships provide plenty of stumbling blocks, often due to our own inability to compromise and put someone else’s priorities above our own. One of the keys to …

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How GlobalMeet Audio Innovations Empower the Modern Business

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The heart of any meeting is a high-quality audio connection, regardless of whether you’re meeting in person or virtually. Consistent audio is vital to collaboration; we’ve all been in meetings that were ruined by scratchy, dropped or otherwise inconsistent audio performance. Ensuring secure, enterprise-grade audio conferencing is essential for businesses all over the globe. PGi provides audio conferencing to some …

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GlobalMeet Audio: Innovative Support and the Benefits of the Bundle

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GlobalMeet® Audio, PGi’s innovative audio conferencing solution powered by an industry-leading, modern, VoIP audio infrastructure, provides companies with a simple and intuitive audio conferencing solution. From the beginning, GlobalMeet Audio is designed around providing a seamless buying and user experience. And that philosophy extends through deployment and integration all the way to innovative support methods and even pricing, where an …

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Short and Sweet: Getting Everything You Need from a 15-Minute Meeting

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Most people don’t like meetings because they tend to waste a lot of time. What if you could remove all the unnecessary pieces and transform those long, boring meetings into efficient 15 minute meetings? Interested? These five tips will help shorten your meetings without losing any efficiency. 1. Schedule a 15-Minute Meeting If you only have 10 minutes worth of …

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The Strength of PGi’s Audio Conferencing Backbone

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One of PGi’s most important innovations as well as a foundational resource for our customers is our industry-leading audio infrastructure. We provide audio conferencing to some of the most important companies in the world, and that audio network has grown and evolved over time, right alongside our other collaboration offerings like iMeet® and GlobalMeet®. Building a Modern Audio Network Until …

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5 Apps to Help Optimize Your Audio Call Experience

Because of today’s global economy, employees and clients are scattered all over the world. As a result, individuals are spending less time in conference rooms and more time at their desks taking part in audio calls and web meetings. If you thought it was difficult staying focused in a conference room surrounded by your colleagues, imagine remaining attentive when you’re …

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