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It’s All Economics: How Consumers Fall in Love with Products

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We live in a world today dictated by the brand, where consumers have unprecedented access to the products and companies they use and previously unheard-of freedom to vocalize their opinions. The explosion of social media has given rise to true brand engagement; what was once a one-way conversation of brands using their bullhorns to sell products has become a dialogue …

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Busting the Top 4 Myths About Web Conferencing

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As 20 year veterans of the meetings and collaboration industry, PGi has access to a wealth of surveys and research data on user usage habits and overall perceptions of mission-critical business technologies like audio conferencing and web conferencing. We’ve found that, as with any technology, the ever-advancing nature of web conferencing tools has given rise to lot of myths and …

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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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The Key to Productive Meetings is the Way You End It

Meetings happen all the time in the business world. In fact, 11 million formal meetings take place daily in the United States—that’s three billion meetings per year. It’s hard to imagine how anyone can get their work done when they’re involved in so many meetings. Most people don’t like meetings because often times they’re long, boring, unproductive and ultimately a …

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How to Manage a Conference Call When You’re from the Texting (Gen Y) Generation

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Not only is the workplace changing but so is the workforce. More and more Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are entering the workplace. According to Time Magazine, there are currently 40 million Millennials in the workface. This will mean that three out of every four workers will be a Millennial by 2025 worldwide. Millennials are social beings who enjoy …

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Add Collaboration to Your Sales Vocabulary (and Make Money Doing It)

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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. It’s no secret that we’re big advocates of collaboration here at PGi. We’ve designed and built web, audio and video conferencing tools and a world-class network infrastructure all with …

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Defining Innovation and Pursuing STEM Education: Collaborative Conversations with Nikki Santoro

In Part Two of this special two-part edition of Collaborative Conversations, PGi VP of Innovation Nikki Santoro discusses product development, her own personal definition of “innovation” and the importance of STEM education in today’s technology-focused society. When developing new products, what features or characteristics really drive you? What kinds of features do you look for in products you use personally? …

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The Challenges of Product Management: Nikki Santoro on Collaborative Conversations

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One of the most common words thrown around by companies today, regardless of industry, is innovation. Every company wants to be seen as the innovator, the forward-thinker, the one tackling problems in new, unique and creative ways. But if everyone is saying it, how do the true innovators go out and prove it? In this special two-part edition of Collaborative …

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From Instagram to iMeet, Video is Everywhere

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It’s really amazing to think about how commonplace video has become in recent years.  Video is everywhere. Just yesterday, for example, Instagram announced that it was adding the capability to capture 15-second videos to its wildly popular photo sharing service. This puts Instagram (and its new owner, Facebook) in direct competition with Twitter-owned Vine, an app that lets users create …

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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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Mobile Apps to Stay Productive (and Sane) on Your Next Business Trip

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Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Corporate Meetings Summit in Orlando, Florida, hosted by Cvent. This also marked my first real business trip experience, and I was excited to manage the challenge of maintaining productivity and meeting my responsibilities back at the office while engaging with event attendees and attending talks and presentations. As a self-proclaimed …

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How Telecommuting and Workations Help Small Business Succeed

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How do telecommuting and workations work together to help employees and small business owners in particular find a healthier work-life balance? As smart phones and other mobile devices have rooted themselves in our lives, we have become tethered to work. Undeniably, it has become almost impossible to separate work life from home life the way generations before us lived. Now …

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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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Bringing IR into the Modern Day with an Interactive Digital Annual Report

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As EVP of Strategy and Communications at PGi, one of my primary roles is investor relations, which includes helping to create and deliver our annual report. Recently, my team and I leveraged our passion for innovation, our commitment to sustainability and our company’s technological expertise to transform our annual reports into interactive, digital documents, bringing an age-old corporate responsibility firmly …

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BYOD or Bust Part 1: Empowering Sales with Mobility

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The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is here, and it’s here to stay. Just two years ago, BYOD environments had already reached 40% enterprise penetration. There are, without question, unique challenges presented by allowing employees to bring their personal devices into the workplace; IT departments have had to adapt quickly in recent years to provide the same levels of …

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Avoiding Renegade IT: The Changing Trends in IT Purchasing

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When IT purchasers and business leaders look to procure a new software solution for their business, the goals are simple: enabling employees to work better, faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively. However, in recent years, the roles of both IT departments and business executives in IT purchasing have changed considerably. The Consumerization of IT and BYOD movements coupled with the …

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4 Ways to Optimize Your HR Budget and Still Choose Top Global Talent

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HR departments and recruiting firms are under pressure to quickly fill positions, cut total cost per hire and select qualified candidates from a global talent pool. This can prove difficult when the talent pool continues to grow increasingly large while funds and time constraints grow smaller. Here are four simple tips that will help you optimize your HR budget and …

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Collaborative Conversations with PGi Chief Technology Officer David Guthrie (Video)

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In this inaugural video edition of Collaborative Conversations, I was fortunate enough to track down one of the busiest people at PGi: David Guthrie, award-winning technology executive and PGi’s Chief Technology Officer. I asked David about the role of a CTO, how to balance innovation with serving the needs of business customers and his own take on the idea of …

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Relying on One-Dimensional Communication is Making You Forgettable

Whether you’re ready for it or not, the future of communication is already here. I mean, think about it; six short years ago, the iPhone® didn’t even exist yet. Fast-forward to today and we’ve got devices in our pockets that are more powerful than many computers, touch-screen tablets that have all but replaced our laptops and we’ve even begun a …

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5 Tips From the Stars to Look Your Best During a Video Interview

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Video interviews are one of the newest trends seen in the recruitment process―more than 60 percent of companies are using it. It expedites the interview process, making it a great advantage to recruiters and job seekers alike. Companies are able to quickly complete interviews, reduce the amount of time spent on finding candidates and significantly cut total cost per hire. …

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