Latest headlines: Scott Tiner on why AV is IT, Leah McCann’s wrap-up on day three of Almo’s Spring E4v, plus news from Vivitek and more
March 17, 2021 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 6
Here we go, folks. It’s time to start discussing a significant point. According to Scott Tiner (in his latest blog), “AV is IT.” This is an argument I’ve seen all over our industry — but what do you think? Is convergence between these two (seemingly different) industries inevitable? Should we start thinking of these two departments as one and the same? How could this affect colleges, schools and institutions? As usual, I have no answers and only questions. I’m hoping you’ll reply to Scott’s tweet (included in his blog but also linked here) and discuss it among yourselves. I’ll pick some good points to highlight next time. Go crazy!
Actually, before going crazy, don’t forget to read Leah McCann’s wrap-up of Almo’s E4v spring event. She covered day three, all about digital signage and distance learning. If you’re interested in catching some of that content, you’re in luck! Even though E4v is no longer live, we’d like to cordially invite you to the E4v Flex Experience. Log in and view everything on demand until April 16.
Finally, check out the new products and updates from Premier Mounts, Legrand AV, Da-Lite and more.
During End User Day of LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 in February (in partnership with HETMA), I enjoyed listening to end users speak about AV security. It was particularly interesting to me since I had just written a blog on how the SolarWinds hack should serve as a lesson to the AV industry. I was tweeting a few thoughts during the event. In my tweets, I wrote about how AV and IT are the same things. Many of the panelists on the talk had indicated the same thinking. Yet, some of the responses to my tweet surprised me. There are people in our (AV) industry who will still argue that AV and IT are not, indeed, the same thing.
Through its third full E4v, but its first in 2021, distributor Almo Professional A/V proved, once again, that it would give the AV and IT industries the forward-thinking education and content it needed. Our wrap-up for day three is here.