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Are You Ready for the Workplace of the Future?

How do you define the future of work, and what does the workplace of the future look like? In a word: freedom. The workplace of the future sheds the idea of private, assigned spaces in favor of openness, collaboration and flexibility. Knowledge workers thrive on teamwork and spontaneous ideation, and if companies hope to attract and retain top talent, they …

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Add Collaboration to Your Sales Vocabulary (and Make Money Doing It)

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On the first of every month, join me as I put Partners 1st with perspectives, advice and insights into how today’s technology trends are changing the way we live, collaborate and do business. It’s no secret that we’re big advocates of collaboration here at PGi. We’ve designed and built web, audio and video conferencing tools and a world-class network infrastructure all with …

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Whether in Business or Marriage, Building Relationships is All About Priorities

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For many of us, building relationships is one of the most rewarding aspects of our lives, and an ongoing learning process. When we’re young and think we have all the answers, our personal relationships provide plenty of stumbling blocks, often due to our own inability to compromise and put someone else’s priorities above our own. One of the keys to …

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TAG Honors PGi as a Top 10 Innovative Company

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, has chosen PGi  as one of its Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. The Top 10 most innovative technology companies are chosen from among TAG’s Top 40 2013 list and were chosen based on a number of criteria, …

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2013 is the Year of Revenue Heroes: 4 Tips for Deeper Customer Connection

I recently read a survey on change that asked people if they wrote New Year’s resolutions. It might seem like a given, but it’s clear: the people that wrote either resolutions or goals—or even a series of questions—ended up achieving more than those who didn’t. My favorite part was the fact that it didn’t matter when they wrote them—January, February, …

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Meet the winner of PGi and MNN’s Room with a View contest

Alyson Lucy

Alyson Lucey and her husband, Sean, of Massachusetts will be traveling to Costa Rica in May to spend seven days at the Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn, the country’s first certified sustainable hotel. A longtime fan of the Mother Nature Network, Alyson says MNN is her homepage and that she often spends hours reading articles on the website. …

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#shift: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

This article was written by Kunal Merchant, co-founder of social media acquisition and analytics agency Etiquette Creative. Last year I was asked to participate in an “un-conference” called #shift by my friend, Joey Rubin. I’ve known Joey for a few years while working in nightlife, producing events, and DJ-ing in New York City. At the time, I was working as …

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Reflecting on #shiftsxsw: a conversation with Baratunde and “How to Be Black”

During the #shiftSXSW event during South by Southwest Interactive, PGi was privileged to host a classic Sunday soul food dinner and open dialogue with Baratunde Thurston, published author and Digital Editor of “The Onion.” Baratunde joined us at the top of the Frost Bank building overlooking dowtown Austin at dusk to discuss his new book, How to be Black, while …

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In review: #shiftsxsw video interview with Brian Solis

It was only fitting that Brian Solis would kick off the #ShiftSXSW event series.  Solis currently serves as principle of a research-based advisory firm called Altimeter Group. Most recently, Solis, who has built a reputation as a thought leader in new media, published a new book The End of Business As Usual.  Something that Solis has received a rave reviews …

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iSchool Initiative inspires students to go paperless and become ‘mobile learners’

No more papers, no more books, just education with a whole new look. Sometimes frustration in the status quo can lead to a game-changing idea. Two and a half years ago, Travis Allen was a high-school student and, as he calls himself, a “digital native” who was frustrated by his teachers’ insistence on turning in assignments on paper and not …

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New Schools of Thought

I went to college. In fact, I earned a Master’s degree in literature and taught writing courses for five years. I espoused the ideals of Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind and the value of a classic education. And yet today I rarely use the advanced literary skills I acquired in college, though I continue to read and write voraciously. Sometimes …

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Steve Stoute attends #ShiftNYC

One of the most exciting events during #ShiftNYC was Steve Stoute’s conversations around social media, cultural impact and importance, and the influence of hip-hop culture on overall mainstream values and corporate brands. After speaking with the standing room only crowd, Stout signed copies of his new book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of …

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The Coworking Revolution

Mobile technology has fundamentally shifted the way people think about work and where they get their work done. Smartphones and virtual meeting products have enabled professionals in every realm of business to be productive, make an impact and still stay connected in ways never experienced before. Our views of the traditional workplace are fading away and being replaced with a …

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DECON’s Peter Bittenbender shares with #Shift

Peter Bittenbender, CEO of DECON, gives #Shift a glimpse into his innovative, powerful business model: combing creative agency, production house and independent record label. [tube]gGhRO2pPYEQ[/tube]

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#SHIFT Marcus Troy – On iMeet and Innovation

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Coworking Space Finds Relationship Solution in iMeet

Video conferencing technology allows people from all industries to connect with customers and clients, regardless of geography. PGi’s virtual meeting solution, iMeet, both simplifies and augments the video conferencing experience through a streamlined interface. iMeet’s versatility and diverse business applications made it the ideal choice for our new partner, thinkspace. A small innovative company, thinkspace provides coworking spaces for freelancers, …

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Introducing the Award-Winning iMeet

The people have spoken. And we can hear soul-sucking meeting haters rejoicing around the world. Thanks to an overwhelming groundswell of support from the iMeet user community, earlier this week, PGi was awarded a People’s Choice Stevie Award for its latest innovation, iMeet, at the 2011 American Business Awards (ABA) reception. iMeet took home the trophy in the Favorite New …

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Exploring the World with iMeet

After our “One World, One Room” meeting, the PGi team felt exhilarated. The very fact that we had shared in the experience of connecting colleagues, coworkers and friends all around the world, representing every continent, left us thrilled. We felt like explorers spreading the power of iMeet. And news travels fast. The iMeet experience has now reached reviewer Aliza Sherman …

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