Archive | August, 2012

How Important is Culture to an AV Company?

All organizations have a culture. It’s created either consciously or unconsciously. But how important is organizational culture and why should anyone care about it? Our company has been looking closely at this issue for the last several years. Self-examination began when we started asking ourselves questions about who we are as an organization, why we do what […]

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Election-Year Politics and Skype

My sons started high school this week. One came home the other day (they both came home eventually), polished off a snack, then slipped up to his room to do his homework. Little did we know at the time that homework included catching up with buddies on Skype. My wife and I admonished him to […]

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Four (Not So Simple) Ways to Grow Your Business

Fourth quarter is often a time of reflection. It is a time to focus on strategy for the coming year, while trying to end the current period strong. Questions that may be top-of-mind include: Are you planning to expand your business? Do you know where to start in your strategy planning? Are you weighing between investments in […]

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What Would You Do with a 21:9 Flat Panel?

So you’ve probably heard that consumer TV maker Vizio has introduced a 58-inch, 21:9 aspect ratio, LED-edge-lit display for all those movie buffs who want to watch their movies in CinemaScope-like splendor. I say, let the pro AV brainstorming begin! How might these displays apply to the commercial market? (Assuming you’re in the camp that’s willing […]

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Going Big on Healthcare AV and IT

If, as an AV professional, you still scratch your head from time to time wondering why InfoComm and the InfoComm Board spend so much time and resources on things like standards, industry innovations, and ANSI-accreditation of the Certified Technology Specialist program (or even if you don’t), I’d like you to meet Kate Berry. We talk […]

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