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Articles Tagged Commercial Integrator

  • Wednesday, August 06, 2014
    commercial integrator
    George Tucker 08/06/14 12:52 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.—Michelangelo Installations are often judged by their completeness. A great job fulfills the needs of the client, provides room for solutions to future needs, and is installed with expert care. Nearly all of us strive toward making each install perfect. There is a sublime satisfaction in bringing a project to a close with an empty punch list, an organized room and a happy end user.… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEngineerInstallationSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    a/v
    Daniel L. Newman 06/25/14 06:32 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   In the interest of full disclosure, I am not an A/V geek. I have only spent my entire career in or on the periphery of the A/V industry. I mean, A/V geeks push the cart around the school. They wear bifocals with tape around the nose and they are very susceptible to bullies’ wedgies. However, over the years I have gotten to know a lot about A/V. This tiny industry is chock… View this story
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  • Monday, June 09, 2014
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    Steve Greenblatt 06/09/14 12:48 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   The neverending plight of the control system programmer is to program a system with nothing more than a set of drawings and a best guess at what the system should do. Why is this such a common occurrence? Because of the problematic approach of designing the system first, then worrying about what it should do later! The first question any programmer asks when approaching a project that is already designed is, “How… View this story
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  • Friday, May 02, 2014
    commercial integrator
    George Tucker 05/02/14 10:09 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Unless you have been on a hermit retreat over the last few weeks, the stories of Microsoft coming to InfoComm (as a platinum exhibitor, no less) and Google buying Nest have caused quite a stir. There has been a significant amount of press and commentary raft with innumerable theories and pronouncements on how these companies will play out in the industry. Barbarians at the gate? There is a bigger change lurking underneath… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVBusinessInstallationNetworkingSoftwareSystemTechnician

  • Friday, March 07, 2014
    commercial integrator
    Chris Neto 03/07/14 01:27 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   One of the many challenges facing commercial audiovisual professionals today is the lack of space for installed equipment. The move to open space in the corporate world has burdened many design engineers with the challenge of where to put the gear. In many cases, the traditional equipment rack is being removed from the room or eliminated altogether. Today’s office spaces are taking on the characteristics of living rooms, home-style kitchens and dens.… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessInstallationSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Friday, February 07, 2014
    commercial integrator
    Daniel L. Newman 02/07/14 12:40 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   In the world of sports, great teams win championships. Sure there can be the debate that teams like the New York Yankees or Miami Heat capture titles because they “buy” talent, but even those teams don’t win every time. That is because the team that best uses its talents from top to bottom is ultimately the one that wins. The analogy doesn’t change much in business. Companies with great talent that works… View this story
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  • Friday, January 10, 2014
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    Chuck Wilson 01/10/14 03:46 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Variables aren’t variables if you count on them, so let’s lay out market factors to consider in strategic planning. Here are nine things that systems integrators can be absolutely certain about in 2014. 1. Technology will continue to advance rapidly, making it more difficult to keep up with change. Integrators will need to be far more “engaged and informed,” and become experts at anticipating the next generation of product offerings they need… View this story
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  • Friday, November 08, 2013
    system integrator
    Daniel L. Newman 11/08/13 02:28 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Maybe no one has so profoundly summed up the essence of building brand loyalty than Simon Sinek in his Ted Talk, “Start with Why”. If you haven’t watched it before, I recommend it highly. There are many great Ted Talks, but this is one that has stuck with me ever since I saw it. But I digress… Simon notes people don’t buy what you do or how you do it, but they… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessDigitalEducation

  • Monday, October 15, 2012
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    Daniel L. Newman 10/15/12 03:38 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   The integration business can be a fickle place. Factors such as seasonality, dependence on government spending and the way the overall economy can influence spending can present unique challenges for businesses. With the potential for such volatility, commercial integrators are faced with cash flow issues. Most CIs have accounting departments, but cash flow is a different animal. Cash flow is unique because an organization can be generating strong profits but have no… View this story
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  • Friday, September 28, 2012
    commercial integrator
    Daniel L. Newman 09/28/12 11:26 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   It seems as if every couple of years the brethren of Harvard Business come up with a buzzword to preoccupy industry. Almost in “Wag The Dog” fashion, the words take hold and prevent us from thinking clearly about what it is we really do that would make a customer want to work with us. Instead, sentences littered with buzzwords plaster themselves across our company mission statements, websites, and marketing collateral as we… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureOpinionAVBusinessSystemTechnician