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Flex Work Schedules Could Help Attract Top Talent

Flex work talent

If you’ve spent any amount of time reading our blog, you know that we are huge advocates for finding the perfect balance between professional and personal life. And while that’s an ideal goal, a recent EY survey revealed that one-third of employees report that managing a work-life balance has become harder than ever before. The same survey also showed that …

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Summer FOMO is Compromising Your Productivity

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If you’ve ever spent time in the southern United States during the peak of summer, you know how hot it gets. Here at PGi’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, we’ve already conquered more than 40 days of 90 degree temperatures, with nothing but the occasional 5 minute downpour once every ten days to help the situation. And as the forecast continues …

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New Research May Change the Way You View Millennials

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What’s your perception of the millennial generation? That they’re lazy, entitled and unreliable? This set of stereotypes is just scratching the surface of the bad reputation that anyone in their twenties and early thirties is suffering through. As a millennial myself, I always feel the need to defend my peers because I know the mainstream media has portrayed the wrong …

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Cultural Conversations: Workplace Differences, U.S. vs. EU

US versus Europe

It’s officially August, and here in the United States, children are already heading back to school, a sign that summer vacation is a just a distant memory for most families. But in Europe, “out of office” notices are being sent and “closed for business” signs are being hung. For most of Europe, August marks a sort of “unofficial start” to …

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Wainhouse Research Webinar on Carriers Building a Winning Strategy

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Telco carriers know all too well that client loyalty, diminishing volumes and plummeting margins are demanding they find creative ways to remain relevant in an ever-changing marketplace. That’s why staying ahead of the game and understanding the best strategy to remain or become an integral part of a customer’s business is mission critical. Wainhouse Research can provide insight about building …

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3 Things You Should Never Do on a Conference Call

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We’ve all had to endure a bad conference call. From the unprepared attendee to late callers and those who forget about the mute button, conference calls can easily be derailed with the slightest interruption. At PGi, audio conferencing is core to our portfolio, so we understand how frustrating a bad conference call can be. But even if you have the …

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Checklist: What to Look for in Your UC&C Partner

Telco Carriers are not only challenged by declining unit revenues, but are also faced with growing threats from changing patterns in communication and non-traditional competitors. And in order to guard against the onslaught of an all-out competitive bedlam, Carriers need a clear vision when taking the playing field. According to Salesforce research, 86 percent of executives cite a lack of …

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9 More Productivity Tips to Get the Most out of Your Summer Hours

There’s a simple formula we would like you to take note of: Productivity + Efficiency = More work done faster. And when that equation is used, it means you’re able to get back to enjoying your summer time hours faster. To help you use that equation to its full potential, we’ll be bringing you some productivity tips each week. Each …

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2016 Global Telework Survey

By now, we are all familiar with the idea of telecommuting, and rightly so. In a 2015 Gallup poll, it was found that telecommuting has seen a 37 percent rise in popularity in the last decade. But let’s stop and think for a second. If remote work is so popular, why are commute times still outrageous? Why are some companies …

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IT Insight Series: Empowering the User

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

Beach, office, summertime

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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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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Join PGi at the SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit

Join more than 2,500 marketing and sales professionals in Nashville during May 24-27 for SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit, the premier B2B conference that promises to raise the bar with new, cutting edge research, increased networking opportunities, more than 50 analyst sessions and over 100 customer case study presentations. SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit is composed of general sessions to help top marketing, sales …

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IT Insight Series: When IT is Agile

The role of IT is undergoing a significant change. Today’s IT teams aren’t just tasked with connecting servers or scolding employees for writing their user names and passwords on Post-it® notes. Now, more than ever, IT teams are becoming agile problem solvers and key partners in the overall strategy for businesses. In this edition of our IT Insight Series, we’ll …

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IT Insights Series: Establishing IT Credibility Across an Organization

Shadow IT, characterized as systems or solutions adopted inside an organization without IT approval, is a trend that has been making waves in IT departments in recent years. It has grown out of  the need for teams and individuals to explore their own solutions to address unique line of business problems. Clearly, this poses a number of risks for the …

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Webcasting Solution Improves Global Employee Engagement for Belden Inc.

For well over one hundred years, Belden Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of networking connectivity and software products for enterprise, industrial, broadcast and security markets. The St. Louis-based company has a large global presence with 9,000 employees on nearly every continent. With such a strong global presence, however, Belden struggled to fully meet its goal of being a world-class …

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2016 Future of Business Collaboration eBook

Collaboration is the heart of businesses everywhere, and it’s much more than solutions or products—it’s the combination of people, tools and technology working seamlessly together to help people communicate and work more effectively. This year’s Future of Business Collaboration eBook focuses on just that–the idea that technology is evolving to help create a more employee-focused workplace, and to help workers …

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4 Ways to Avoid a Burnout at Work

I’d like to be transparent for a moment. I really think the age-old adage, “You’ll never a work a day in your life if you love what you do”, is subjective. Every job has its ups and downs, no matter how passionate you are about what you’re doing. There’s always going to be periods where you’re clocking in long hours, …

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Customer Insight Series: A Lesson on the Benefits of Telework

At PGi, we love insights—especially those from our customers. We love learning more about what their daily lives as knowledge workers are like, how they use collaboration technology and more. Understanding our customers not only gives us a peek into how we can create new features or completely new products to address common pain points, but it also gives us …

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Driving End User Adoption for UC: An Enterprise Connect Recap

Angelina Beitia, SVP of Customer Success at PGi, spoke to a full room at the annual Enterprise Connect, in Orlando. In case you missed it, check out some of the highlights from Driving End User Adoption for UC. The common theme in Beitia’s remarks was the importance of understanding the use cases of UC tool end users. Are these end users …

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