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IT Insight Series: Empowering the User

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In our previous IT Insight Series whitepaper and eBook, we discussed how the role of IT is changing rapidly, especially when it comes to maintaining credibility while controlling the ever increasing presence of shadow IT. In this installment, we want to expand upon the importance of IT’s role, specifically during the implementation and adoption process of new programs and applications ...

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The Lazy Man’s Guide to UC

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Summertime is officially here people! Time to kick your feet up on your desk, change your desktop backdrop to a beach scene and turn on your desk fan to emulate an actual beach vacation away from the office. Okay, so maybe that isn’t the best idea. But, if you’re too worried about what’s going on at work to take some ...

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Paper v. Pixels: Can Reading on a Screen Impact Your Ability to Learn?

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Renowned media theorist Marshall Mcluhan famously quipped, “the medium is the message,” suggesting that the medium through which content is delivered communicates just as much – if not more – than the content itself. How content is delivered significantly affects how we perceive that content, and a preeminent example of this point is the great debate between print media and virtual media. ...

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7 Myths of Remote Work, Debunked

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As telecommuting grows in popularity and prevalence, the misconceptions and myths associated with telecommuting grow as well. If you’ve never worked remotely, you might not be able to discern fact from fiction when it comes to the realities of telecommuting. Let’s debunk the seven biggest myths of remote work once and for all so you can know the truth about telecommuting. ...

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Employee Spotlight: $30,000 Before 30

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Here at PGi, a lot of our employees are absolute animal lovers—even if they do make it hard to work from home sometimes! So when we heard about one of our employee’s personal mission to raise $30,000 dollars for the LifeLine Animal Project before her 30th birthday, we knew we wanted to share her incredible story with our community. Neely ...

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5 Tips for Running Meetings that Make both Remote and Non-Remote Employees Feel Included

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It’s an undeniable fact that managing remote workers presents a unique set of challenges. And while you’ve undoubtedly read many tips for managing remote employees, where are the tips for those managing both non-remote and remote employees on the same team? Managing blended teams comprised of remote and non-remote employees can be tough, particularly when it comes to meetings. How can ...

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Modality Systems Wins Top Microsoft Award

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Modality Systems, one of the largest dedicated Microsoft® Skype® for Business practices in the world, has won the 2016 Microsoft Communications Partner of the Year award. The award recognizes Modality Systems among top Microsoft partners for providing and demonstrating excellence in the fields of innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. The company’s award-winning entry showcased the ...

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How to Build Trust on Virtual Teams

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Remember the trust falls you used to do as a team-building exercise at summer camp? Now imagine the people catching you in a trust fall are people you’ve never met in real life. You probably wouldn’t feel too safe stepping off that ledge. When it comes to virtual relationships, establishing trust can be incredibly difficult, but for remote workers, building ...

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7 Body Language Tips for Presentations to Guarantee an Engaged Audience

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When it comes to presentations, you communicate as much through what you don’t say as you do through what you do say. In fact, the single most impactful factor when giving a presentation is the non-verbal cues you communicate to your audience. Body language accounts for 55% of the total influence of a presenter. It seems wasteful to spend so much ...

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5 Fatal Flaws of Virtual Meetings and How to Avoid Them

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a meeting where the focus was derailed by a small distraction or faux pas made by a meeting member. I assume everyone reading this is raising their hands. Meetings can run awry at the slightest provocation, and when you are managing meetings in the virtual realm, the margin for awkward errors increases. ...

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Frost & Sullivan Awards PGi the 2016 North American Conferencing Services Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

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PGi is proud to announce that we have added another award to our long list of accolades. We are delighted to share that PGi has been chosen as the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 North American Conferencing Services Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award. PGi was chosen for this prestigious honor, in large part, due to its unified communication ...

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Technology Trends That Will Change the Corporate Work Place

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That we exist in an age of remarkable technological progress is obvious. Just how quickly technology is shaping and re-defining our everyday reality, though, can be hard to observe on a micro-level. Technology is actively reshaping how we live and —  more significantly — how we work, both individually and as a team. Technology is aggressively changing the work place ...

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6 Ways to Transform Conflict into Effective Communication

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No matter how amenable your workplace is, conflict is bound to arise from time-to-time. When strong minds and bold personalities are involved, it seems only natural that conflict would come up in situations where people feel passionate about what they do. Conflict doesn’t have to be a negative thing, but it can turn ugly very quickly if the situation isn’t ...

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Creating a Collaborative Work Space that Works

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With 3.7 million U.S. workers regularly telecommuting, there’s no denying that out-of-the-office work spaces are becoming increasingly necessary. For the remote worker with a lackluster home office or the telecommuter with the distinct urge to get away from the neighborhood Starbucks, co-working spaces can be a welcome collaborative work space solution. Co-working spaces promise a harmonious environment with ample opportunity ...

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iMeetLive Streamlines Internal Communications for Hawaiian Airlines

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Since 1929, Hawaiian Airlines has served as the largest airline in Hawai’i, providing approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Airlines offers non-stop service to Hawai’i from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline. Such an undertaking requires the assistance of more than 5,700 employees dispersed throughout Hawai’i, the U.S. Mainland, and the international cities served ...

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