Technology Trends

The New Virtual Face of HR: Collaborative Conversations with Kim Pettibone

The trend of conducting face-to-face, online job interviews has increased 49% since 2011. Technology is revolutionizing all aspects of HR, from identifying candidates, interviewing, onboarding, conducting orientations and more. I had the opportunity to discuss technology’s impact on HR with Kim Pettibone, PGi’s Human Resources and Talent Management Director and an HR professional with over 20 years of experience. Josh …

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Collaboration Tools Help Sales Professionals Increase Productivity

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Advanced conferencing and collaboration tools for sales professionals are important. It can help increase productivity,impress clients and significantly shorten the time it takes to close deals. Roughly, 26 percent of the employees supported by IT are remote or mobile workers, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan survey. For salespeople, this could potentially create some challenges. Current or prospective clients …

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Agile Development Webinar with the Agenday Team

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Have you had a chance to download and try Agenday yet? We’re excited to have finally revealed our latest project to the world and we hope it’s making your days more productive, less stressful and more efficient, whether you’re working in the office or on-the-go. The team that developed Agenday, the PGi Innovation Lab, is a small, nimble group within …

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Disruptive Trends in IT Spending

Few lines of business have been disrupted more in recent years than IT. Think of all the technological revolutions that have taken place—mobility, cloud computing, social technologies, SaaS—and realize that it has been IT’s (often thankless) job to research, deploy and integrate these technologies into the workplace. And the disruption continues. IT has always been a cost center, and CIOs …

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A Smarter App for Smarter Workers: Introducing Agenday

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Our goal at PGi is simple: create collaboration experiences that are as intuitive as possible, empowering effortless productivity in the office, on-the-go or wherever your work finds you. Our commitment to innovative customer experiences led to the creation of the PGi Innovation Lab, a group within the company dedicated to pursuing unique software development opportunities. Today, I’m proud to announce …

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Telework Week Survey Reveals that Telecommuting is Here to Stay

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Telecommuting is an important force within today’s shift in business and personal life. As businesses and workers celebrate Telework Week 2014, employers and employees will make commitments to increase telecommuting and productivity, while decreasing commute times and stress. And the results are exciting indicators of how work is evolving from four walls to anywhere freedom, despite several highly publicized bans …

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How Telework Promotes Creativity

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It seems that every day on the Internet there’s a new article about how to get your creative juices flowing. Usually geared at writers or other purely creative professionals, these lists run the gamut, from tips about sleep schedules to different work style methodologies and everything in between. However, they’re almost always aimed at a freelancer mentality; professionals who already …

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Nerd Alert: Defeating FOMO with Content Curation Apps and Tricks

One of the biggest challenges of living in our connected society is wading through the sea of content we’re faced with every day. We are bombarded by content from every direction online. Our friends share funny videos on Facebook, a colleague posts a market analysis on LinkedIn, the non-stop fire hose known as Twitter rolls on—it’s intimidating, but it’s also …

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Buying Decision Checklist for Conferencing Solutions

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Purchasing a business technology solution can be a daunting task. A bad decision on a critical piece of technology can cost the company huge profit losses. Typically, the IT leaders of an organization are responsible for researching and providing recommendations for new technology. Wouldn’t it be a relief if these professionals had a sort of “buying decision checklist” that could …

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Looking to increase employee productivity? It’s all about the smartphone

In today’s business environment many companies have become accustomed to the notion of having to do more with less.  Business leaders are constantly looking for ways to increase employee efficiency as well as productivity.  Providing employees with smartphones can be a cost effective way to accomplish this tough task. If  your company has been debating whether or not to provide …

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4 Ways Innovative Technology Helps Non-Profits

Technology continues to evolve and shows no signs of slowing down. Every time you turn around, a new software or tool is being released into the market. Trying to find the right solution that will help increase effectiveness throughout your company without blowing budget can be overwhelming. Large corporations are able to have select individuals who can dedicate large amounts of …

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Nerd Alert: Google Glass Tours Atlanta

I have experienced Nerdvana, and its name is Google Glass. The Google Glass team is currently touring the country, giving us regular, non-Explorers a chance to play with the future of wearable technology. This past weekend the team came to my hometown of Atlanta, and so of course I was there bright and early Saturday morning for my chance to …

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Intelligent Innovation is the Key to Success

Technological innovation is all around us. It’s in the phones in our pockets, the computers on our desks and the mobile apps we use every day. Before long, the internet of things will bring connected technologies to every aspect of our homes, and wearable tech will literally surround us with sensors, UIs and contextual information to improve our lives. It’s …

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Personalize Your Virtual Meeting Space

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Work as we know it is beginning to change. Traditional office workers are beginning to trade in their cubes for home offices. Teleworking is on the rise and many people are enjoying their new flexible work schedules. They’re able to complete their work from more convenient places, save money and spend more time with their families—a perfect solution to a …

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Unveil 3 Secrets to a Great Online Job Interview

Many companies are beginning to conduct online job interviews. These types of interviews are growing in popularity because they offer multiple advantages for the employer and the job candidate. Online meeting tools make it possible for companies to no longer have to plan or pay for candidates to travel to the office for an interview. Job seekers also gets the …

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How Technology is Transforming Leadership

The only way to be an effective leader is to constantly challenge yourself to improve. Regardless of your title or industry, true leaders are constantly evolving and learning, adapting to new expectations, new models of thinking and new faces. As business leaders, technology has added yet another layer of complexity. By redefining the workforce, reimagining ways to get work done …

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Conquer Your Resolutions and Find Your Work-Health Balance in our Latest eBook

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to our New Year’s Resolutions: how are we going to choose to better ourselves in the new year? In PGi’s latest free eBook, we tackle one of the most common resolution areas, health and fitness, and explore the unique opportunities that teleworkers and flexible workers have to engage in healthy …

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Nerd Alert: The Coolest Tech from CES 2014

If you’ve been on a tech blog at all in the past week, you’ve been bombarded with images and news of the latest and greatest tech and gadgets out of the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, currently under way in Las Vegas. CES is an international technology trade show where industry giants and startups alike demo new products and prototypes, …

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Battling Inertia: Why Your Users Aren’t Using the Tools You’re Giving Them

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With cloud-based software and mobile solutions making deployments easier than ever, it seems that employees are constantly bombarded with new or changing software tools in the workplace. Between upgrades to tried-and-true systems like word processors, spreadsheets and email to new installations of modern tools like social company intranets and collaboration solutions, your users—in this case, your employees—are often faced with …

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New Year, New Apps: Caroline Edwards’ Interview With Creators of yAPPer

To ring in the new year, Caroline Edwards decided to focus on an exciting new project that will be launched in mid-January: the yAPPer app, created by three George Washington University graduate students and an iOS developer who have taken on the challenge of closing the gaps in modern communication.  Think about this: have you ever been at an event, and …

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