Technology Trends

Increasing the Value of UC: PGi Acquires Modality Systems

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Collaboration is a complex, ever-evolving business, and nowhere is that more evident than in the increasingly mission-critical segment of unified communications (UC), led by Microsoft® Lync®. UC solutions like Lync provide the largest, most complex businesses in the world with the tools they need to collaborate quickly and efficiently, such as presence, instant messaging, ad hoc video and audio meetings …

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Nerd Alert: My Month with a Smartwatch

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About a month ago I made my first major gadget purchase in quite some time, joining the wearable technology revolution with the Asus Zenwatch (pictured above with the nerdiest watchface I could find.) While it does occasionally make me feel like I’m from the future, I can report that my life and productivity have not, sadly, been dramatically revolutionized. In …

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New SlideShare: 10 Best Productivity Apps for Busy Business Pros

Better productivity on your New Year’s Resolutions list? Or just looking for ways to boost your efficiency? We’ve compiled the 10 best productivity apps for business pros. Check out this SlideShare for the full list! 10 Best Productivity Apps for Business from PGi iMeet Central: These amazing collaboration workspaces are built for teams trying to streamline workflows, improve project management …

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Collaboration Without Boundaries

Collaboration without boundaries of time, geography or culture.

We live and work in a world of constant connections, where technology keeps us tied into what’s happening at home, the office and around the world 24/7/365. We’re never more than a smartphone notification or desktop alert away from the latest project updates, document revisions, action items and decisions, regardless of when, where or how we choose to work. These overlapping, …

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5 Emerging Business Collaboration Trends for 2015

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Curious about the most recent trends in business collaboration? To provide a better understanding of trending business priorities, technologies, departments and human interactions, five thought leaders share their insights in a recent Collaboration Trend Report by PGi. [slideshare id=43316191&doc=collaborationtrendreport-150108062605-conversion-gate01] Thought leaders from Edelman, PGi, AirWatch® by VMWare®, Central Desktop and Frost & Sullivan share their top five emerging business collaboration …

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Flipboard Friday: Facebook at Work, Designer Smart Eyewear and More

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Collaboration. Productivity. Tech trends. While we bring you our insights and predictions on this topic here on the Future of Business Collaboration, there’s no way we could possibly cover it all. However, it’s important to stay on top of the ever-moving collaboration industry in order to make informed decisions about working effectively and efficiently. That’s why The Future of Business Collaboration …

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

the productivity benefits of cat pictures

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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Discover 2015 Collaboration Trends and Knowledge Worker Expectations in PGi’s Latest Survey and eBook

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As 2014 draws to a close, our thoughts turn to 2015. What technologies and innovations will shape collaboration trends in the new year? And how should businesses evolve to meet the changing needs, expectations and desires of their workers? At PGi, the world’s largest pure-play provider of collaboration solutions and services, we are uniquely focused on the changing nature of collaboration, and we’ve …

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Technology’s Role in Creating Happier Workers

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Join us all this month on the Future of Business Collaboration as we explore ways to create a culture of gratitude within your organization, through work culture best practices, tips for being thankful and technology. We’ve arrived in November, and, as usual, our thoughts turn to family, friends and being thankful. That concept of gratitude also has a place in …

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Take Your Webcasts to the Next Level with iMeetLive by PGi

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Webcasts are an increasingly popular way for businesses to spread their values and mission internally, drive leads externally and generate buzz and business growth. However, traditionally webcasts have been costly, complicated endeavors. There are video components to manage, purchase or install, and infrastructure and bandwidth considerations. And in extreme cases, you could even find yourself managing an entire film crew …

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Video: What Good are Great Ideas, if No One Ever Hears about Them?

Great ideas have completely reshaped our world: the wheel, the airplane, the computer, the vaccine. But what about those ideas that never get heard? Or those people with ideas who can’t bring the right people together to make it a reality? And the businesses who failed before they began, simply because their ideas never came to fruition? “The heart and …

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The Technology Powering Modern Workstyles

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned working in collaboration, it’s that people work differently. Whether it’s a team in another department or even the person sitting next to you, your workstyle is uniquely your own—the things that motivate you and drive your productivity may do nothing for your colleagues. And that’s okay. The technology that drives our workday forward has …

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5 Business Etiquette Blockheads in the Future of Work

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Still perfecting your not-too-firm but not-too-limp handshake, but clueless about how to navigate online meetings? For today’s workplace, business etiquette best practices are lagging behind. Because increasingly we’re meeting from miles apart instead of in person, yesterday’s business etiquette rules need a fresh revision. Plus, thanks to modern workplace technologies, the office cubicle may undergo a major transformation in the …

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How Collaboration Will Save Company Culture

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I wear a lot of hats at PGi, but one of the closest to my heart is managing a team of corporate communicators. Part of that job entails creating and nurturing the internal culture at PGi, bringing all of our 2,100+ associates together under the same vision, mission and core values. For any organization, creating a healthy, vibrant culture is …

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[eBook] Learn How to Master Modern Business Etiquette

the modern worker's etiquette handbook

Always give a firm handshake. Send thank-you notes after meetings. Stand when being introduced or when someone is exiting the room. These are old-school business etiquette tips that still resonate today and are an important part of conveying respect and professionalism. However, they were also created in a much, much different workplace environment. Today’s workplace is a primarily virtual one, …

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Webcasting 101: TalkPoint and PGi Bring the Power of Self-Service Webcasts

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In case you missed the announcement yesterday, TalkPoint joined the PGi family in a strategic move that takes us another step further down the path to our industry’s future. Integrating PGi’s global resources and infrastructure with TalkPoint’s webcasting software and services just made sense. Together, we’ll bring the power of webcasting to organizations across the globe, enhancing collaboration and driving …

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Any Meeting, Any Size, Anywhere: PGi Acquires TalkPoint

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I am thrilled to announce today that PGi has acquired TalkPoint, an industry leader in self-service and managed webcasting software and services. This acquisition brings market-leading and award-winning webcasting SaaS solutions to the PGi portfolio of purpose-built collaboration products, empowering businesses with tools for any meeting of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1997, TalkPoint’s cloud-based Convey™ platform …

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[Infographic] Is Virtual Reality Technology the Future of Work?

Is the future of work virtual reality technology for the virtual workplace - the VR workplace?

Typically associated with computer gaming or a Keanu Reeves sci-fi movie, virtual reality (VR) might be in your workplace sooner than you’d think. This infographic from PGi, a global leader in and services, shows that excitement is building for the potential power that VR and 3D technology represents, particularly in the way work gets done. VR might just be the future …

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Agenday Brings the Fire: PGi’s Smart Calendar Launches on Amazon Appstore

Agenday Smart Calendar App

It’s been a big year for Agenday, PGi’s latest productivity app for iOS and Android™. Launching earlier this year, the Agenday Smart Calendar has already won the Platinum Award for Best Mobile Calendar from the Best Mobile App Awards, and was featured as a Top Mobile Calendar App by General Assembly. PGi’s Innovation Lab has been hard at work improving …

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Nerd Alert: Does Virtual Reality Have a Home in the Workplace?

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Virtual reality is an increasingly hot tech topic. Earlier this year, Facebook dropped $2 billion to acquire virtual reality pioneer Oculus. Samsung, perennial hardware powerhouse, is working up a VR headset of its own. Sony has been demoing its Project Morpheus virtual reality prototype, aimed squarely at gamers. And even Google got in the mix at its annual I/O conference …

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