Murphy Was an Optimist

Murphy Was an Optimist

The most often ignored or forgotten problem in AV/IT systems can be summed up in this quote from Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare you are …

AV=Actual/Virtual

AV=Actual/Virtual

Last week, I attended Oculus Connect, the conference for Facebook/Oculus virtual reality developers. It was one of the best glimpses I have yet seen into the …

Today, We’re Launching THE rAVe Agency

Today, We’re Launching THE rAVe Agency

As you may know, I have been teaching both new media advertising and branding at the University of North Carolina (UNC) for more than 10 years now. Nearly …

Dashboarding Your Success

Dashboarding Your Success

This month at CCUMC, I will be discussing how Bates College began to turn around its service operations by using data, metrics, SLAs and dashboards. This is …

Operating Through an Emergency

Operating Through an Emergency

Despite our industry’s change from box sales to services, I still see some integrators who don’t seem to understand how a service must deliver value to …

(Video) Compression Is Good for You

(Video) Compression Is Good for You

By Tom Vanthuyne Business Development Video Products, Silex Insight Ever since ancient civilization, people have been compressing goods; think olive oil, wine, …

AVaaS: It Just Does Not Make Sense

AVaaS: It Just Does Not Make Sense

Next month, I have the opportunity to be part of an amazing panel at CCUMC on AVaaS. Being part of this panel has made me think more about the service and do …

Are You Really Listening to Your Clients?

Are You Really Listening to Your Clients?

DILBERT © Scott Adams. Used By permission of ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION. All rights reserved. The wild, wonderfully sarcastic and incisive mind of Scott Adams …

The Death of the AV Generalist

The Death of the AV Generalist

If you’ve read my posts before, you’ll notice that I have rarely predicted the death of any particular technology or business model. Sure, I have my ideas …

Speechless

Speechless

Those of you who know me know that I loathe most social media, especially Twitter. I feel that Twitter has done significant damage to our language, to the …

Going to Get Myself Connected

Going to Get Myself Connected

It doesn’t feel like that long ago that network connectivity in AV hardware was an idea more noted in the breach than in the observance. But times have …

The Art of Hacking AV Systems

The Art of Hacking AV Systems

There are quite a few conferences that focus on AV equipment. On the consumer side, there is CES, on the broadcast side there is NAB, then for residential AV …

Reliving the Analog Days

Reliving the Analog Days

At my institution, we began putting our AV systems on the network over a dozen years ago. The advantages were simply amazing. In fact, we take so many of these …

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