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GlobalMeet Named G2 Crowd High Performer

We are excited to announce that GlobalMeet was named a G2 Crowd High Performer and one of the best overall video conferencing software in G2 Crowd’s recent report. G2 Crowd is a peer-to-peer, business solutions platform where users can share reviews and experiences in real-time. “Rankings on G2 Crowd reports are based on data provided to us by real users,” …

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End-of-Year Town Hall Best Practices

As the fourth quarter wraps, your enterprise might be planning an end-of-year company meeting or town hall. Here are some tactics you can use to empower and engage your workers: Present Information in an Engaging Way There’s nothing employees dread more than dull presentations. Make the meeting upbeat and high energy so none of your workers start nodding off. There …

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4 Key Elements to a Successful BYOD Policy

The use of handheld devices in the enterprise setting has increased in recent years. Smartphone use in the workplace is expected to grow as technology progresses. Enterprise employees are using their own smartphones and tablets as unified communication and collaboration tools at work to collaborate on the go. Employers are using “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies in the office, …

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5 Features to Look For in a UCaaS Solution

A united effort gets more done, moving forward as a connected and organized unit of moving pieces. That’s why many IT and business leaders are choosing to unite their enterprise communications in the cloud. As the convergence of business communications, phone systems, messaging platforms and other collaboration workflows, unified communications as a service is the modern solution for IT and …

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What Features Do Users Want From Their UC&C Providers?

Enterprises that seek improved collaboration and communication are increasingly utilizing UC&C providers. According to a study by Gartner, global spending on UC&C will reach $44.2 billion in 2021. As employers continue to implement unified communications software in the workplace, providers need to meet rising customer expectations. When selecting a unified communications and collaboration tool for their enterprises, organization leaders seek providers …

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How Businesses Can Keep Up With Transformations in UC&C

Businesses can sink or swim in an evolving market. Rather than using traditional practices that have worked in the past, businesses should be adaptable to present and future business trends. Think of how technology has evolved in the last 10, five and even two years. Companies that are still using communications from 10, five or two years ago can lose …

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The Power of Stellar UI and UX for Team Collaboration

The Power of Stellar UI and UX for Team Collaboration

Join the video call, exchange pleasantries, get to work. Easy, right? Yes – but only if the video conferencing platform has the stellar user interface and user experience to support such real-time connections and seamless collaborations. With relevant features presented through simple, intuitive UI and UX design, employees and clients can collaborate without any cases of “How do I join?” …

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What Does Glocalization Mean for Your Business?

When companies expand across borders, they have to consider translating product information, currencies, images, date and time formats, and other regional nuances. Without these careful considerations, businesses risk culture shock and failing markets. That’s where glocalization comes in to help companies adjust to local cultures. Here’s what you need to know about glocalization: Defining Glocalization Coined by sociologist Roland Roberston …

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3 Reasons to Implement Live Video Streaming

A vibrant and effective tool, video is the future of efficient and cost-effective company-wide communication. Here are a few reasons to consider implementing live video streaming in your office: 1. Enhance Internal Communication You give your external audiences the five-star experience, but you can’t forget to treat your employees with the same spirited attention. They’re your biggest brand ambassadors, which …

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2018 Future of Business Collaboration eBook

Digital transformation is inevitable and the use of digital tools have become a staple in how we conduct our daily, hyper-connected lives – especially in the office. In this era of digital transformation, the digital worker and the intelligent enterprise have moved from reacting to predicting the market, evolving trends and the consumer path. As our workplace evolves, the digital …

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PGi Increases Webcast Streaming Powers with Hive

We’re excited about our new reseller agreement with Hive Streaming, a leader in enterprise video distribution solutions, to continue to deliver a high-quality, analytics-supported webcast streaming experience for customers. In our checklist, “Maximizing Broadband While Running HD Video in the Workplace”, we explored the effects of streaming HD video in the workplace and how many enterprises today run into bandwidth …

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Going Mobile is the Future of the Workplace

In order to succeed in today’s world, businesses must prepare for a sophisticated and modern approach to productivity, collaboration and communications through mobile enablement. According to a recent study, 90 percent of IT decision makers say that mobility is critical to business growth and fuels productivity, customer engagement and competitiveness. Cell phones seem to be attached to our hands now …

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Four Non-Cliché Holiday Tips to Keep You Productive

This may come as a surprise to you, but the holiday season is here. That means holiday music, eggnog, family get-togethers and the many yearly traditions will soon be all around us. It can be difficult to not daydream at work or lick your chops at the thought of all the food you will consume. However, this time of year, …

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PGi Teams up with ConnexiCore to Drive Collaboration

PGi announced that we will be teaming up with ConnexiCore, the enterprise cloud technology consultancy provider, to be its primary communications and collaboration solutions provider. The relationship brings PGi’s award-winning collaboration suite of products to ConnexiCore customers, including: GlobalMeet audio, video and web conferencing, webcasting and operator-assisted event conferencing services. Driving Connectivity & Business Growth ConnexiCore will work closely with …

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Collaboration Tools to Close Out a Strong Q4

For many companies, November and December mean a close to the fiscal or calendar year. These final months of the year will determine whether an organization’s goals were met and if they made progress from the previous year. Also, this gives organizations a chance to begin thinking about plans for the upcoming year. Further, the holidays can be known for …

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Analyst Insights: Selecting a Collaboration Provider (Part Two)

The pressure is mounting on IT professionals to either roll-out a high-performing communications portfolio or face the consequences. In fact, employees attribute 86 percent of workplace failures due to a lack of collaboration. That means enterprises lose money when their communications are not successful. The issues, in most cases, stems from organizations not understanding what success looks like in a …

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Pros and Cons of the Multiple Vendor Approach to Unified Communications

Let’s face it – the Unified Communications (UC) industry is flooded with different vendors all promising they have the best solution for any type of communications need your enterprise may have. Although it’s good to have options, IT professionals can be inundated with so many choices and it is complicated to understand which UC solution or solutions best fits your …

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Conference Call Bingo – Let’s Play!

We’ve all been there – in the middle of a conference call when you hear the same cliché business terms and phrases being misused, over-used and spoken time and time again. Or even the nuances when collaborating via a web conference when you’re trying to co-present and you must ask the person hosting the meeting to advance your slides. You …

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Four Myths on Moving Your Phone System to the Cloud

Companies of all sizes are transitioning from traditional, on-premise phone systems to cloud-based PBX (private branch exchange) systems. The reason for this is that are many benefits to a cloud PBX system over an on-premise system, which are driving IT departments to adopt this latest enterprise technology. That said, there are still common misconceptions IT professionals may have when it …

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Preparing for Impact: Tips to Manage Workflow in the Face of a Natural Disaster

Over the past 25 years, as a global organization, PGi, like many other companies, has had its fair share of managing and working through natural disasters, challenges and threats. Our teams have navigated winds, rain, sleet and snow in different regional offices around the world, and have had to adapt and think quickly to keep our business running smoothly while …

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