Here in central North Carolina, we have a well-known AAA baseball team, the Durham Bulls — the team that plays a backdrop in a great baseball movie. The broadcast operations for the stadium they plan in are run by a vocational Explorer Post under the Boy Scouts of America, girls and boys ages 14-20, who perform every operation — camera work, replays, production, graphics — everything aside from the playcalling. They do this every game, every season, and have for the last 20 years. rAVe assistant editor Jacob Blount and I attended a game recently to see these kids in action.
There’s been a lot of talk of thing “as-a-Service” (aaS) over the years. Mark Coxon has talked about it here, here, here and here, Joel Rollins here and here, Christopher Jaynes here, and two other contributed pieces are here and here. And that’s just in our publication. Today Scott Tiner has another take — AVaaS may be a trendy buzzword, but he thinks it doesn’t actually make sense for integrators, or for certain buyers. Take a look and let us know what you think.