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Red Thread: Furniture Company or Change Agent?
Born out of an office furniture manufacturer, Red Thread is having different audio-video conversations than any other integrator — and clients like what it’s saying.

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Top 40 CI Influencers Under 40
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Pitfalls and Profits of Working with Family, Friends
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From Zero to Four in Under a Decade
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77 Years of Technical Innovation and Still Innovating
Since buying it out of bankruptcy, leadership has turned integration firm Technical Innovation into an industry powerhouse – and learned from mistakes along the way.

Red Thread: Furniture Company or Change Agent?
Born out of an office furniture manufacturer, Red Thread is having different audio-video conversations than any other integrator — and clients like what it’s saying.

Top 40 CI Influencers Under 40
There was no shortage of candidates for our look at some of the young people who are making a difference for their companies and this industry. See who made the cut for 2014.

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.

Meet the 2014 CI Industry Leaders
CI recognizes these 50 firms as the top integrators serving 12 key verticals and analyzes how to succeed and fail in each.

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?

Commercial Integrator Europe Q&A: Petra van Meeuwen, Crestron
Crestron debuted a full lineup of DigitalMedia 4K products at InfoComm 2014.

Who Are the 40 CI Influencers Under 40?
We're looking for the best and brightest among the younger half of this industry of innovation -- and we need your help.

From Zero to Four in Under a Decade
Ron Prier started RPAV hoping he could last a year. A decade later his integration firm has grown into a four-headed international enterprise.

A New Way of Doing Business
Mid-Atlantic Control Systems doesn’t bid on projects and they don’t work with end users. They work exclusively for, and with, other integrators.



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