The Evolution of Technology Spaces

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By Christopher Gillespie Evolving how we understand and design collaborative spaces One of the most consistent things we see in corporate facilities/classrooms/lecture halls worldwide is that they have been equipped with some manner of technology package that is there for the users of that space to better communicate with others. And one of the most […]

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The Irony of Technology Obsolescence for AV Vendors

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AV companies have instant information about their product sales right at their fingertips. However, those same AV vendors have little to no visibility into the effect of marketing on tracking the reach, engagement or conversions on those same product purchases. The result is ironic for the AV industry: marketing technology obsolescence due to artificial intelligence […]

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Situational Awareness, Part 2: The Technology Lag Factor

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Scott Brinker, editor at chiefmartec.com, better known as the Chief Marketing Technologist blogger, said in a recent post, “The funny and frustrating truth is that organizations change (far) more slowly than technology.” In fact, the speed of technology uptake (or change) is usually a fraction of the speed at which the technology is actually evolving. […]

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Automation & Integration Rule The Nation

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It’s 2018, cars drive themselves and run on electricity. We carry around at least one smartphone at all times and they are more advanced than the computers we used to send humans into space. Personal assistants are now virtual, built into watches, phones, tablets, computers, electronic accessories and they’ve got built-in artificial intelligence. Facilities, buildings […]

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Did You Miss Me?

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I’m back! As some of you may have noticed (at least based on emails I get), for the past three-plus years my byline has not appeared in any AV Industry publications, print or online, with the sole exception of a short lived participation during Cindy Davis’s era running the Tech Decisions online magazine. There is […]

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The “Founders” – AV/IT’s Next Generation

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As we look at future prospects of the AV/IT industry, we discuss technology, markets, manufacturer, integrator and consultant perspectives and more. The Millennial generation has become entrenched in the technology space for several years now and while there has been much conjecture as to what their standing really is (in certain consternation to some of […]

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Little-Known Prysm Launches New Laser-Based Technology

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Prysm (formerly referred to as Spudnik), officially released their Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) rear-screen projection technology last week.  LPD is a totally new technology taking aim at the current market dominance of DLP in large venue applications – and, although not a CEDIA channel product yet, there will eventually be applications for it in large-format […]

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