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Weird, Interesting & Cool Ways People are Using Technology

Every day, we’re surrounded by innovative technology that improves and streamlines our personal and professional lives. Tech like smartphones, tablets, GPS systems and positioning sensors have given rise to new, context-sensitive applications for our hardware and software that give us the information we need when we need it. However, beyond the practical business and personal implications of such technology lie …

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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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Nerd Alert: 10 Places I Go for Tech News

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I am quite happily the resident nerd on my team here at PGi. I’m a gamer, I obsessively keep up with the latest apps and gadgets, and yes, I’m even the go-to guy for light tech support (have you tried turning it off and back on again?). Recently, I’ve been asked by my team members and other coworkers about what …

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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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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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Five Apps That Help Improve Productivity While Working From Home

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Studies show that working from home can keep remote workers happier, healthier and more efficient. Telecommuting programs help reduce stress and absenteeism, according to the second annual telecommuting survey issued by Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. Fifty-three percent of business decision makers,  surveyed by Staples Advantage  also said telecommuting increases employee productivity. Want to make sure you …

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True or False: The Cloud Means I’m Losing Control – SMB Tech Myths Busted

In the free eBook Are You Afraid of the Cloud? , PGi and leading cloud service marketplace company AppDirect debunk one of five myths plaguing SMBs today: The cloud means I’m losing control of my IT. Download the free eBook for the entire story for more SMB tech myths busted. For many small businesses and midsize companies, the fear of …

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PGi is a Proud Sponsor of Girlstart – Empowering Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

This Tuesday PGi had the privilege of supporting Girlstart, a Texas program that fosters science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skill development in young girls. Several women from PGi’s Austin and Atlanta offices, along with our friends from Evernote, came together for Girlstart’s annual Game Changers luncheon to celebrate girls, the power of STEM and the pursuit of fun.   Founded …

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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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Technology Got You Down? Let Simple Conferencing Pick You Up

When it comes to new technology, I am one of the last to adopt the latest advances. I still love handwritten notes, birthday cards sent through postal mail and books printed on paper.  Each of these things helps me feel more connected to the person or story with which I’m interacting. The electronic versions of these activities simply don’t have the …

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Why This “Old Lady” Loves PGi’s Conferencing Products

As the mother of a tween boy, I feel like I’m always battling the technology monster. I have an affinity for eye contact from kids, and over the past couple of years, I’ve watched my son’s friends communicate less with their eyes as they became more social through technology. I know they are not looking at my house slippers because …

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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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Everybody Owns the Cloud: The Technology Power Shift

Twenty years ago, Microsoft was taking over the world, Oregon Trail was the coolest game ever and Googol was only a number. In those transformative days, consumers were getting a first taste of info tech — for work and play. Unless you were a geek genius or rich kid, the high price tag of hardware, software and support inhibited universal …

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Life is a Game: The Gamification of IT

Today, life really is all fun and games — even at work. With the gamification of the workplace and the consumerization of IT, this shift is apparent in homes, cars, schools, prisons, courthouses, workplaces, airports, shopping malls and more. The Apple iPhenomenon, mobile apps popularity and social media craze started a revolutionary movement all over the world: fun is required. …

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Twenty Years Ago Around the World

With PGi celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, we’re finding ourselves in good company with other milestones. In 1991, the world was filled with innovations and change that spread like ripples in a pond and are still being felt today. Below are just a few of the forces at work in technology, politics and pop culture as well as a …

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The Future of IR is Social

If you think that Millennials thrive on social media, you’re right. If you think that the Baby Boomers haven’t tuned in as well, you’re in for a surprise. Social media has cross-generational appeal and forms the demographic heart of the investor community. Platform of the People More people are using social media than ever, and the bulk of those users …

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How teleworking is transforming

Telecommuting, which has been around since the 1970s, has become an increasingly popular work practice. However, forty years of technological advancements, worldwide interconnectivity, and sky-rocketing adoption rates has transformed what it means to “work from home” in the new millennium. Today’s generation of workers, recognizing that the flexibility and productivity associated with working offsite extends beyond the home office, are …

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Welcome to #Shift

Meet Sean O’Brien, EVP of Strategic Communications at PGi, and learn what #Shift is all about. [tube]FQMdqs5Z1BQ[/tube]

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