Toys R’ Us and Missed Opportunity

Toys R’ Us and Missed Opportunity

Just in case you were hiding under a rock this month, the big news in the business world was that Toys “R” Us will close or sell all of its 735 …

Handling Legacy Systems

Handling Legacy Systems

Previously, I had written an editorial that addressed deciding what to do with long-term clients in the context of applying the analogy of legacy systems to …

Amazon VS. Google Part 1

Amazon VS. Google Part 1

Is anyone really surprised that Amazon bought Ring Labs? It doesn’t seem like that big of a shock, or shocking at all for that matter. Since they …

Designing for Access

Designing for Access

I recently had the privilege of working with a client who has very real and very serious vision problems. I say it was a privilege because every time I work …

Placemaking

Placemaking

I was recently in Jacksonville for our annual sales meeting. One of the highlights of that meeting was when our guest presenter, Amahl Hazelton, director of …

Experienceville, USA

Experienceville, USA

In case you haven’t been paying attention, there is a mass migration going on in AV. AV manufacturers and integrators have been leaving their traditional …

The Internet of Unintended Consequences

The Internet of Unintended Consequences

A few weeks ago it came out that in November of 2017, fitness tracking company Strava released a heat map of where its users have logged activity around the …

The Importance Of Being Up To Date

The Importance Of Being Up To Date

This may seem like a small thing, and perhaps it is, but many pet peeves are like that: just because they’re small doesn’t mean they don’t mater. My …

The Value of Standardized Infrastructure

The Value of Standardized Infrastructure

By Justin Kennington President, SDVoE Alliance HDBaseT has been a valuable technology for the pro AV industry, as it was the first to enable the reliable …

What Would Be in My AV Degree

What Would Be in My AV Degree

I woke up Sunday morning to some interesting Twitter conversation started by fellow AV professional Chris Neto about the subject of AV education. The question …

CES2018 and an AV Prediction

CES2018 and an AV Prediction

I want to start by saying that I am not one who writes blogs declaring the death of specific technologies or market segments.  In fact, most of the time, I …

We Can Measure But Do We Know?

We Can Measure But Do We Know?

Occasionally this column will dive deeply into a topic, starting, as is my wont to do, with a historical perspective. The history is there for a reason. To …

2018 and the Pace of Change

2018 and the Pace of Change

The beginning of the year is a time for people to look at previous predictions and score their success, along with making new predictions for the year ahead. I …

On Myths and All-Male Panels

On Myths and All-Male Panels

CES is here and, with it controversy. Of the six keynote speakers, six are male. That’s a ratio, for those of you mathematically inclined, of 1:0. Of …

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