Unified Everything: Part 2

Unified Everything: Part 2

Last month, we considered the idea that it isn’t just the disciplines of IT and AV that are converging, but that the tools and components of both …

Unified Everything?

Unified Everything?

As some of you will know, I recently attended ISE 2014 in Amsterdam with the rAVe team. We spent a very long week seeing and documenting the entire show, and …

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

Each year at this time, I am alerted to the coming of spring by that special fragrance that’s in the air, by those sounds that indicate the coming of a …

Home Again After ISE 2014

Home Again After ISE 2014

I arrived home last night after a whirlwind day of post-show meetings and goodbyes in Amsterdam. Now, with a profound case of jet-lag, I am sitting down with …

The Skill Set

The Skill Set

Happy New Year, readers! Last month’s column left our hero (yours truly, since I’m writing this) promising to explore the skill set required for the …

2014: Will We Get Any Smarter?

2014: Will We Get Any Smarter?

Well, another year draws to a close in the rental and staging industry. As I sit here, filling out a box of Christmas cards with comical pictures of Santa …

On Your Marx

On Your Marx

Over the last two issues, we’ve talked about the emerging generation of executive clients, and how the attitudes and expectations of that generation will …

The Moving Target

The Moving Target

I have always had two ways of defining a professional. The first, and the one I use most often, is that a professional is someone who gets paid for their work. …

The Art of the Killer Demo

The Art of the Killer Demo

In last month’s Crew Call, I cataloged (from first-hand experience) the many things that we do to shoot ourselves in the foot when we demonstrate …

The Jawbone of an Ass

The Jawbone of an Ass

Picture this: You’re shopping for a new car. You have a vacation road trip coming up, and you really want new wheels. Your friends have recommended that you …

Is Bigger Really Better?

Is Bigger Really Better?

Well, InfoComm is over. And I say that with somewhat of a sigh of relief. I spent a lot of the show seated at the podcasting table in the middle of the …

Be Careful Out There

Be Careful Out There

This week, I had a talk with Scott Tiner  on THE WEEK on rAVe Radio. This interview followed Scott’s column in rAVe ED [Education] about safety and the …

THE WEEK – Episode 23: In the news…

THE WEEK – Episode 23: In the news…

This week, we catch up on industry news. There are a lot of events going on, and The Week updates our listeners on what they are. Following the news, Joel …

The More Things Change

The More Things Change

Well, as some of you know from the blog, I am just back from the annual InfoComm Live event in Dallas. While my blog entry was written immediately following …

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