Ask Dr. Ann: How Do I Get Into the Resimercial Market?

December 19, 2022

For a residential integrator looking to get into the “resimercial” (and therefore home office) segment of the market, what are some steps you’d recommend? After experiencing a global pandemic, we have all realized that remote work productivity has often outpaced in-office work; many workers experienced significant value in working from home. Working from home is […]

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Why CEDIA Expo, a Home Tech Show, Added UCC to Its 2022 Event

September 6, 2022

I have been attending CEDIA Expo since 1991; I think it was the first-ever CEDIA show, in fact. It was in Dallas, Texas, and (if my memory serves me right) it was in the Dallas Market Center. It’s always been one of my favorite trade shows. It’s like the state fair of trade shows — […]

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Why You Should Consider Selling Office Furniture, Or at Least Consider Space Design

July 19, 2022

I’ve read Barco’s new survey of 1200 executives across 13 countries to find out how the office is changing and how workspaces are used — and it’s enlightening. My biggest takeaway? The business I want to be in right now is selling office furniture and the tech to support it! In my opinion, that’s exactly where AV […]

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Is Remote Work Working? 7 Insights Into the Future of Remote Work

January 25, 2022

By Mike Yeomans BlueJeans While most of us have been finding ways to adjust to working outside of the office, researchers have been busy studying it. Many are wondering, what is the future of remote working? What researchers have learned through studying trends and reactions about remote work may surprise you. Read on for some […]

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Looking Back To Go Forward — We Had the Keys All Along

November 9, 2021

At the start of January 2020, working from home was a carefully guarded privilege. Some professions — and some job categories — had the chance to stay home and do work on their computers. Some people (mothers in particular) changed their lives to have the ability to work from home. Some employers embraced the idea. […]

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Finding the Blue Sky in 2020 (and Beyond)

May 13, 2021

When looking back on last year, the best description that neatly wrapped up our collective experience in a bow was from Leslie Jones on a 2020 recap show on Netflix. Her character said, “I’d say it was a train wreck and a s*&tshow, but that would be unfair to trains and s*&t.” Seriously though, let’s […]

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The Outlook for Home Working Beyond COVID-19

March 2, 2021

By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting Futuresource’s Home Working survey asked 1,500 employees across America, France, Germany, and the U.K. about the impact COVID-19 has had on their working patterns, as well as the use of work technology in the home. The findings indicate that post-COVID-19, respondents expect the changes to working patterns to continue in […]

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It’s Casual Friday Every Day Now!

February 9, 2021

I’ve written at length this past year about how COVID has affected, well, everything. The adaptions we’ve all had to make to our changing circumstances have been pervasive. I was just organizing all my paperwork to send to our accountant for my taxes. My total travel/work expenses for 2020 added up to $440. In a […]

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IDC Report Finds Many Offices Plan to Stay Remote/Hybrid for Foreseeable Future

January 7, 2021

In the weird/unpredictable/unprecedented (did I get all the cliches in there?) times we are in, a question has stayed at the forefront of all of our minds: What the heck are our jobs going to make us do when COVID-19 is no longer a thing? For the past (almost) year, we’ve said “new normal” this […]

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Office Based Headsets — A Key Element of the Home Working Revolution

September 18, 2020

By Kane McKenna Futuresource Consulting The rate of growth in the office based headset market has been steadily increasing in recent years. A key driver of this has been the rising importance of video conferencing, explored in Futuresource’s 2020 Video Conferencing report. Many end users have been looking to improve their videoconferencing experience, leading to […]

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