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Would less productivity be better for America?

A less “efficient” economy makes room for real gains in quality of life and health, including green jobs, artists and ‘helping’ professions. Over the last couple hundred years, the amount of work that each person is able to do has increased significantly every decade. Currently one farmer can feed thousands of people thanks to chemicals, mechanization and technology. As a …

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How to protect your video conferencing equipment from hackers

Video conferencing is a highly effective way for companies and organizations to communicate with clients, contractors, colleagues and other people who can’t be physically present for a conventional meeting. It saves time, cuts down on expenses and eliminates the carbon emissions associated with commuting and business travel. But the information that is sent back and forth may be sensitive, and …

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Ten jobs changed by video conferencing

In our quest to get the best service possible, whether from doctors, music teachers or financial consultants, we were once limited by geography. But since the advent of the webcam, our options have become virtually limitless. Video conferencing has made interactive meetings possible even when the participating parties are located in different countries. Now, a wide range of occupations are …

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Telecommuting and the planet

To many workers, telecommuting seems ideal. Work from home, and you can say goodbye to long, frustrating commutes during rush hour, save money on gas, avoid distractions and trade in stuffy suits for loungewear. The hardest part about becoming a teleworker may be convincing your boss that it’s a good idea in the first place. But as more employers have …

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Digital Nomad Tip #33: Welcome Enterprise Technology to Your Home

Konnichiwa and greetings from Tokyo! Nowhere else have I found a culture so strongly dedicated to efficiency, commerce and technology. From futuristic robots to loos smarter than most humans and the world’s largest broadcasting tower, Tokyo got it covered. Over the past 10 months on the road, visiting PGi’s 30+ global offices, I have used PGi’s virtual meeting solutions, iMeet and GlobalMeet, to join meetings, …

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How to Go Green this Earth Day with Green Mobile Apps

Earth Day is upon us, loyal citizens of our great planet. We’d all love to learn how to go green, but with the stresses of our everyday lives and perceived hassle of greening our homes, cars and offices, we often slip back into old habits after the Earth Day hype dies down. Good news, all: There’s an app for that. …

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How to stay motivated while working from home

Working from home can be a blessing and a curse. The temptation to work on the couch in your pajamas is strong, and the procrastination possibilities seem endless.  In addition, there’s the potential to work all day, every day, never separating time on the job from time with the family. David Katz began telecommuting for Climatronics in 1990 to work …

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Virtual Teaming Breaks the Office Mold

There are many ways that workplaces are going green, and one of the biggest is telecommuting. From 1980 – 2009, the percentage of employees working from home has grown 86%. Along with this remote work rise, more and more virtual teams are being born. When I first heard of virtual teams, I wondered how anyone could manage employees effectively when …

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Smartphone Etiquette for the Workplace

We were all sitting around a table in our Executive Vice President’s office when a brilliant idea was shared. Immediately hands flew to their iPhones, and fingers began typing documents and emails. No one wanted to wait till we were back in our cubicles and in front of our laptops to log the idea; we had our easiest tool for …

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‘Human cloud’ of workers already taking shape

Two-thirds of workers expect their offices to go fully virtual within the next few years, a survey found. Virtualization makes cloud computing possible, productive and profitable. Many businesses large and small think it can do the same thing for work by creating a human cloud based on virtual collaboration, according to a new survey. For some workers, that day is already …

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Digital Nomad Tip #28: Don’t Let a Few Miles Keep Your Team From a Big Opportunity

G’day mate and greetings from down under in beautiful Sydney, Australia! After taking a week off in the Hobbit capital of the world, South Island, New Zealand, we made our way to Sydney and have been enjoying some of the best weather the city has to offer. In the short time we’ve been here, my colleagues have taken me to …

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Intel working on faster mobile WiFi technology

Intel’s new technology could improve WiFi speeds and ultimately battery life on mobile phones. The technology geniuses at Intel are working on a new chip, called Rosepoint, which may one day be used to produce the mobile phone of the future. The chip will allow mobile phones to have a faster WiFi connection and a longer battery life but at …

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PGi’s Top 10 Teleworking Articles for the Mobile Workforce

Happy Chinese New Year from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Last night Will and I welcomed the auspicious year of the dragon in the heart of Kuala Lumpur surrounded by old friends, good food and new traditions. As we look forward to a prosperous 2012, we want to set our fellow teleworkers (and teleworker wannabes) up for a successful year of mobile …

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Integration to Expand Your Collaboration: iMeet and Evernote

iMeet Evernote

Everything around us is becoming increasingly integrated every day in a variety of forms and fashions, with technology often at the forefront. Integration spawns from constructive collaboration, it takes cooperation and the pay-off tends to simplify life. Occasionally, we see great standalone products, but find ourselves wishing they could work in conjunction with each other and synergistically create something exceptional. …

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Digital Nomad Tip #23: A Business Traveler‚ A Guide to Surviving the Holidays

Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to work in some of the world’s most exciting locations – New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Rome, Milan, even in the heart of the world-famous 6th Street in Austin, TX. If there’s one thing these destinations have in common, it’s their ability to attract photo snapping, lollygagging, party-seeking tourists, especially …

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iSchool Initiative inspires students to go paperless and become ‘mobile learners’

No more papers, no more books, just education with a whole new look. Sometimes frustration in the status quo can lead to a game-changing idea. Two and a half years ago, Travis Allen was a high-school student and, as he calls himself, a “digital native” who was frustrated by his teachers’ insistence on turning in assignments on paper and not …

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The Coffee Shop Code of Conduct [Infographic]

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The coffee shop life is a good life. You have fuel (coffee and food), you have companionship (your coworkers in the shop), you have a temporary and a warm place to get work done. All of that goodness can quickly be derailed, however, if your space is hijacked by someone committing one of the coffee shop deadly sins. Enter the …

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Working longer hours now that you’re working from home?

I believe in telecommuting. I love the freedom, the space, the solitude and the comfort of working from home—and I certainly don’t miss the commute. I especially value that I am saving twenty pounds of carbon emissions a day by not driving to work. There are diverse advantages to working from home, not the least of which is repurposing the …

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SXSW Eco Conference: A Perspective on One of Austin’s Most Engaging Green Events

Earlier this month I attended the inaugural SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas. SXSW Eco is a newly created three-day conference designed to foster dialog among an international audience of executive level decision makers from both public and private sectors as well as recognized thought leaders from academia. This integrated cross sector approach to solving recognized sustainability challenges evolved the …

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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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