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Pitfalls and Profits of Working with Family, Friends
Like any other industry, commercial integration has its share of spouse-, family- and friend-run businesses. So what’s the secret to this marriage of work and personal life?

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Who Won, Who Lost InfoComm 2014?
Columnist Chris Neto offers his take on the technologies and companies that improved their...
Go Inside 17-Year-Old Programmer’s Dazzling Easter Production
Will Flavin, high schooler and lighting programmer of Flavin Lighting Design, pulls off a...
CI Industry Leader Awards Accepting Entries
Top integrators recognized in multiple verticals, deadline June 15, 2014.


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What Evolution Looks Like: CI Profile of IMS Technology Services
With tough times visible in the rearview mirror, IMS Technology Services successfully reinvented itself and continues to do so.

Internet of Things Raises Risk Concerns
While there are many benefits and opportunities to having so much connectivity, there are also serious security and cybersecurity threats that will need addressing.

Are We There Yet? Ask Your Salespeople
If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to push quality over quantity throughout your sales process and rethink the path to a project’s success.

Learn From My ‘Out of Industry’ Experience
Slow adoption. Lack of nimbleness. A wait-and-see attitude. From the outside looking into the integration industry, I don't necessarily like everything I see.

What Are You Thinking… Confusing Skinny Jeans with IT Convergence?
It's out! This month's 'What Are You Thinking' blog post discusses three here-to-stay trends you simply cannot resist.

Can You Really Future-Proof an IP Network?
There are a few things you can do to optimize commercial network today for new developments -- like IoT, hacker bots, cloud services and 4K -- tomorrow.

Bidding Qualifications and the CSI Master Format
NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson discusses the Master Format document and how it affects bidding qualifications for integration projects.

Pitfalls and Profits of Working with Family, Friends
Like any other industry, commercial integration has its share of spouse-, family- and friend-run businesses. So what’s the secret to this marriage of work and personal life?

How GDP Shrinkage Affects an Integrator Like Me
What might have caused the shrinking GDP... and can you use it to your advantage?

Installs Gone Bad: Delegate, Trust, Verify
By taking responsibility for mistakes and mismanagement, you can turn around a bad install to a positive.



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Casey - another great project! 


Your design and implementation came out a amazing!

Posted by Chanan Averbuch on 2014 07 10 · commented on
'Getting 'Serious' About Boa Lounge Upgrade'.

The question is, will Microsoft join Microsoft at Inforcomm 2015?

Posted by Richard McLeland-Wieser on 2014 06 29 · commented on
'Will Apple Join Microsoft, Google for InfoComm 2015?'.

VFI was a huge winner at Infocomm, with our newly introduced line of Electric lift furniture.  I have…

Posted by Mike Skinner on 2014 06 27 · commented on
'Who Won, Who Lost InfoComm 2014?'.

I agree with Jay, very disappointing.  MS really wasn’t there.  I had hope to speak to a rep…

Posted by Sound Emperor on 2014 06 24 · commented on
'UPDATED: Go Inside Microsoft's Exhibit Booth at InfoComm 2014'.