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The Backbone Of An Industry

The possible erosion of the traditional commercial AV channel may have been overstated. In some circles, there was speculation that the consumerization of technology and Big Box-ification of AV distribution might lead to customers cutting out trained, knowledgeable AV middlemen and buying their systems directly from manufacturers or retailers. In truth, there’s little hard evidence of such a trend. And frankly, that should surprise no one in the AV industry.

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What Our Dysfunctional Relationship with our Mobile Devices Teaches us About Decision Making

Jared Ficklin from Argodesign spoke at a recent conference and likened cell phones to our babies.  We cradle them.  We speak to them.  We buy little clothes for them.  We feed them.  And we are surprised when they testify against us. And he went on to describe two effects of having the world’s knowledge in […]

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5 Keys to Successful Project Management for Video Implementations

The advantages of a video collaboration solution for your organization are well known. But to fully realize the benefits of your system, you need to have a well-executed implementation. There are varying levels of complexity in a video implementation and each must be managed appropriately by an experienced project manager.

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5 Things We Should Stop Doing

Often we get obsessed with new ideas, new technologies, and new initiatives that we can forget that a key part of strategy is what you are going to say “no” to. This applies to us individually, in our companies and as an industry. So, what are five things that I think the AV industry should […]

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The AV Industry Mourns Fred Shen

InfoComm International and the entire AV community mourn the loss of an AV industry great. Fred Shen, Founder and Chairman of Shen Milsom & Wilke, passed away suddenly on May 31. Our thoughts are with all of Fred’s family, friends and colleagues. Fred was a mentor and a real leader in our industry. He fostered […]

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