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Central Desktop on the Productivity Benefits of Cat Pictures and Social Media

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All month long we’re exploring the idea of the strategic benefits of being unproductive. In other words, those midday online shopping breaks, social media jaunts or water cooler conversations can actually have tangible benefits to you and your team in the form of reduced stress, better team dynamics and improved overall productivity. Idle Chatter? Doesn’t Matter In an article that …

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How Mobile & Social Are Driving The Virtual Workplace

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Businesses across the globe are increasingly moving towards a more virtual workplace. With the number of worldwide mobile workers forecast to reach 1.3 billion by 2015, businesses have to adapt their technology offerings to meet the needs of the new virtual worker. Two technology trends have impacted the creation of the virtual workplace more than any other: social technologies, such …

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Are You Ready for the Future of Social Selling? Here’s Your Survival Guide

Sales pros: Are you trying to figure out how to embrace the future of social selling? Trying to get an edge in our increasingly competitive B2B and B2C landscape? Old-school sales techniques no longer giving you the edge? Need new ways to grow your business through customer expansion, business development and sales prospecting? Sales leaders from PGi, Hubspot, LinkedIn, Top …

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Seasons Eatings Contest: Your “Delish Dish” Could Win a Cooking Lesson with a MasterChef Finalist

It’s that time of year, again: delicious meals, scrumptious recipes, office potlucks and sweet treats. This year, though, your “delish dish” could win you a cooking lesson with a MasterChef finalist. MasterChef Ireland finalist Terry Lyons will give five lucky winners a gourmet cooking lesson in January, where they will be inspired by Terry’s unique fusion of global flavors and …

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How Social Media is Transforming the Role of HR Recruiters

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Social media has changed the way people work and think. You can gain access to multiple social media sites via a computer, mobile phone and even a tablet. One tweet or status update can potentially notify thousands of individuals in a matter of seconds. When change occurs, you will usually find those who accept it with open arms, while others …

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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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The Next Big Wave: How Millennials Influence the Workplace

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. Over 76 million of our children are now in the next cubicle, at the office water cooler and on our web conference calls. They’ve got us surrounded. …

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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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Manage Your Company’s Video Conferencing Accounts with iMeet 2.0 “Cloud Controls”

Data retention policies have been around for 20+ years when all you needed was a few shredders and file cabinets to keep tabs on your company records. Since then, the way knowledge workers communicate and share information has changed drastically, making compliance a challenge and requiring companies to bring on teams of legal and security officers. Instead of opting out of …

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Answering Your Top 5 Questions About the Facebook IPO and Facebook IPO Price

If you’re anything like me (read: not a Wall Street junkie), you’re scratching your head wondering why the Facebook IPO (NYSE: FB) and Facebook IPO price  are such a big deal. If anything, some of us are moderately concerned that Facebook’s big push into the public spotlight might negatively impact our own little profile pages in the world’s favorite social media …

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In review: #shiftsxsw video interview with Brian Solis

It was only fitting that Brian Solis would kick off the #ShiftSXSW event series.  Solis currently serves as principle of a research-based advisory firm called Altimeter Group. Most recently, Solis, who has built a reputation as a thought leader in new media, published a new book The End of Business As Usual.  Something that Solis has received a rave reviews …

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Are you connected? Brian Solis at #shiftSXSW

In preparation for our upcoming #shiftSXSW event, we would like to highlight a few of our special guests, and, in their honor, address topics that are near and dear to them. We are kicking off our series of events with a discussion about social convergence and connectivity, and this conversation would not be complete without our featured panelist, Brian Solis. …

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The Zen of Social Media: The Balance Between the Warm and Fuzzies & Social Media Addiction

Hello, my name is Blakely and I’m a social media-aholic. And you might be, too. Have you ever felt that phantom smartphone vibration? Sleep with your phone next to the bed — just in case? Get nervous when your 140-character haiku brilliance doesn’t get retweeted? Or comment on a Facebook post while in the shower? You just might be hooked. …

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iMeet’s Ahead of the Curve: 12 Tech Trends for 2012

Aimlessly surfing the web this weekend using StumbleUpon as my trusty guide, I came across an immaculately arranged page, peaking my interest enough to stay and read for a bit. What I discovered was Fast Company’s Co.Design blog. The topic: twelve technology trends that will command 2012, which only engaged me further. As I read through the predicted directions of …

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Maybe You CAN Change the World: The Future of Social Good

If your company disregards social media as a consumer trend or solely personal tool, you’re grossly underestimating its power. Social media is the first true collective voice of our world, making the exchange of information faster than previously imaginable and creating a global social awareness like never before. Just consider the transformation of information exchange in the past twenty years. …

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The Serious Side of Social Media

Social media has a big impact on (most) of our everyday lives. According to Facebook, they currently have 800 million users worldwide, with about 400 million of those users logging on every day. Though its numbers are significantly smaller, Twitter, with about 56 million active users, is also a force to be reckoned with. For the most part, social media …

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Digital Media Revolution: Implications in Education

I used to think I was a cool kid. I had a pager, an old Compaq PC and a six-disc CD player. This past weekend, I recounted my teenage tech stories to a shocked 10-year-old audience: “You didn’t even have Angry Birds?” And now, when I walk into my own children’s elementary school, there are no chalkboards, word processors or …

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iMeet brings mobility to video conferencing

The future is today. Teleworkers, virtual workers, road warriors, mobile freelancers, and entrepreneurs are all uniting in their singular need for flexible anytime/anywhere access to communication and connectivity. iMeet provides what the future requires — whenever and wherever you need it. PGi recently launched the iMeet Mobility Suite, a full range of tools that allow simple, social video meetings you …

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Steve Stoute attends #ShiftNYC

One of the most exciting events during #ShiftNYC was Steve Stoute’s conversations around social media, cultural impact and importance, and the influence of hip-hop culture on overall mainstream values and corporate brands. After speaking with the standing room only crowd, Stout signed copies of his new book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of …

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#ShiftNYC Continues with Broadcast and New Media

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The second day of the #ShiftNYC event brought with it a generous and intelligent panel including participants from SocialTV, OMD, Social People, Edelman Digital and others speaking on the evolution of media and the new demands of audience engagement. This session discussed social media metrics and how measurement can take our attention away from the bigger picture of relationships. Our …

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