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The Power of Context: Unlocking the Intelligence of Apps

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In a recent piece for VentureBeat, PGi’s CEO Boland Jones wrote that “…business apps still aren’t smart enough—or, more appropriately, they are ’smart‘ in all the wrong ways.” The heart of making smarter apps comes with context; bringing relevant information to users at relevant times, rather than just bombarding them with features and data or forcing them to do the ... Read More »

Go Green and Telecommute

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Today marks the annual celebration of Earth Day. Since 1970, this day has been dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and responsibility. Today, more than a billion people in 180 nations are celebrating Earth Day. How are you celebrating? Did you telecommute? Although telecommuting may not be the first thing that comes to mind, it can play a key role in ... Read More »

Clean Up Your Inbox

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Similar to any other spring cleaning chore, cleaning your inbox can be a real hassle. Although it may be an overwhelming task, it’s something that needs to be done. Overtime, we tend to accumulate so many emails that it can be difficult to find important information. It may even cause us to forget important deadlines and other essential tasks. Here ... Read More »

The 7 Worst People You Meet on Conference Calls

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There’s something about the comfortable visual anonymity of the conference call that brings out the worst in people. It’s like they think “Well, no one can see what I’m doing, so let’s see how disruptive I can be!” Here are the 7 absolute worst people you meet on conference calls on a daily basis. Any of these sound familiar? 1) ... Read More »

Evolve or Die: How to Survive and Thrive in the Changing Sales Landscape

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Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Leadership Summit in Chicago. The title of my presentation was “Evolve or Die: How to Survive and Thrive in the Changing Sales Landscape”. The following are some of the themes I discussed: • The Changing Sales Landscape Overall, the role of a sales professional ... Read More »

Ditch Best Practices for Best-for-You Practices

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In my experience as an entrepreneur, business owner and CEO, I’ve found that business leaders tend to be passionate people. The concerns of our work keep us up at night. For me, I’m always on the lookout for the “boogie man,” the unforeseen disruptive technology that’s coming to steal our business away. Or are we creating our own boogie men ... Read More »

Clean Your Office and Boost Productivity

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Have you started your spring cleaning yet? While most of us break out the dust rags and mops to clean our homes, sometimes we forget about cleaning the place where we spend most of our time—our work desks.  It doesn’t matter if you work from home or an office building, it’s important to have a clean, organized space. A cluttered ... Read More »

When Are You Most Productive

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Are you a morning person or do you find yourself hitting the snooze button over and over again?  Some people find it much easier to focus during the early morning hours, while others prefer getting their work done later in the day. As individuals, we all have different work habits and personal preferences. Discovering when you’re the most productive can ... Read More »

15 Stats on Telecommuting & the Cloud

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Telecommuting is a growing trend among the workforce. For most of us, getting to and from the office can be a nightmare. Traffic, distracted drivers and inclement weather can make the commute seem impossible at times. Once we arrive at the office, it’s time to fight off the various distractions. Chatty colleagues and conference calls on speaker are just a ... Read More »

What Are Some Ideas for Running Productive Online Meetings?

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With a forecasted 1.3 billion mobile workers worldwide by 2015, online meetings are simply becoming a way of life for businesses of all sizes across the globe. Telework, remote work and flexible working arrangements are slowly becoming the rule rather than the exception, which means that more of us are having meetings online in at least some capacity. There are ... Read More »