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An AV Guy's Guide to Talking IT
By no means a thorough resource, more of cheat-sheet, this quick glossary of IT terms will at least help AV integrators demonstrate some basic network knowledge when speaking to their clients' CIOs and IT directors.

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My Response to the AV Industry: Wake Up!
David Danto wants to clarify a few things about speaking AV, IT, and the future of the industry.

An IT Guy’s Guide to ‘Talking Legacy AV’
An IT consultant provides a sometimes serious, sometimes tongue-in-cheek glossary for IT guys who need to 'speak AV.'

Tales of the Mentors Who Made Us Who We Are
CI, along with InfoComm, NSCA's Chuck Wilson and Zdi's Jay McArdle, takes a step back to appreciate the mentors who get young, tech-savvy professionals excited about a career in the integration industry.

Redefining the Control Systems Programmer
The control system represents the biggest variable in the overall outcome of an integrated AV system. Isn't it time we paid more attention, respect and — let's face it, money — to control system programming?

An AV Guy’s Guide to ‘Talking IT’
By no means a thorough resource, more of cheat-sheet, this quick glossary of IT terms will at least help AV integrators demonstrate some basic network knowledge when speaking to their clients' CIOs and IT directors.

What Are You Thinking… Seeking RMR From Yesteryear’s Trends?
What does the iPhone 6 have to do with recurring monthly revenue (RMR)? Find out in this month's installment of What Are You Thinking from columnist Daniel Newman.

5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans
When it comes to selling network-maintenance service, many firms can't close the deal... or they fail to renew contracts. Here are the steps to change that, from Pakedge's own Benson Chan.

Getting Over That Growth Hump: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
Executive director Chuck Wilson examines how to emerge past your company's growth plateau, and if bigger truly is always better, in this NSCA video question of the week.

Are Tech-Trained Millennials the Right Hire for AV Integrators?
The AV industry could be in the midst of an identity crisis. Consider opening the door to team members who know all about emerging tech... and why people want it.

What This Crestron Pyng Thing Means for Commercial Automation
At last week's CEDIA Expo, Crestron released Pyng, its brand new home control and automation application. What lessons from Pyng can we apply to the commercial automation market?



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For this week's edition of Flashback Friday, take a look at what technologies were giving installers and manufacturers the willies just one year ago. AVB, HDBaseT, 4K, wireless video ... are you any more comfortable with these technologies in 2014?

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