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Do Young, Tech-Trained Professionals Want a Career in AV?
The answer is yes, but they might not know what jobs exist. NSCA is working with ESPA and 22 technical schools to educate students about electronic systems careers, and some integrators are going right to the source through internships.

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5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans
When it comes to selling network-maintenance service, many firms can't close the deal... or...
Newcomers Excited to Be on Almo E4 AV Tour
Comprehensive Cable, Tascam and Tightrope Media join distributor, part of Boston stop.
The Rise and Reign of Verticalization
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SIA, NSCA Launch Partner Alliance for Safer Schools
SIA PASS to develop guidelines for use of electronic security and life safety equipment in schools.

Who Are the Talent Standouts of 2014?
CI is celebrating the best and brightest the industry has to offer—but we need your help to find them.

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.

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.

Do Young, Tech-Trained Professionals Want a Career in AV?
The answer is yes, but they might not know what jobs exist. NSCA is working with ESPA and 22 technical schools to educate students about electronic systems careers, and some integrators are going right to the source through internships.

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.

Take NSCA Survey, Help Update Compensation & Benefits Report
NSCA to collect data on company background, staffing, employee benefits, compensation, and sales at integration firms through October 24.

Newcomers Excited to Be on Almo E4 AV Tour
Comprehensive Cable, Tascam and Tightrope Media join distributor, part of Boston stop.

How Much Are Your RMR Accounts Really Worth?
We talk a lot about the value of recurring monthly revenue (RMR) in building your business valuation and developing an exit strategy. Here are three big mistakes dealers make that hurt their RMR account valuations.

AVI-SPL Sells Hotel, Equipment Rental, Event Production Division
Freeman Audio Visual has acquired AVI-SPL's hotel, rental and event production services division, adding to its many production services brands.



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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
An AV Guy's Guide to Talking IT
What Are You Thinking… Seeking RMR From Yesteryear’s Trends?
5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans
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Flashback Friday: 7 Super-Scary Wiring Scenarios

Chances are, when this story was published one year ago, you didn't learn anything from our Halloween-themed gallery of scary wiring scenarios. But hopefully it made you feel great about your own company's wiring techniques. Check it out for this week's edition of Flashback Friday.

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Campuses Banking on Emergency Notification, Upgrades

A survey from CI sister publication Campus Safety shows that one in two campus protection professionals say their institutions plan on or are considering deploying new/upgraded emergency alert solutions in the next year.

Webcast: Unscrambling Your AVB, HDBaseT Questions
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