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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 they fail to renew contracts. Here are the steps to change that, from Pakedge's own Benson Chan.

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A Case for Showrooms Making, Not Wasting, Money
Hard to envision technologies like unified communication and collaboration lend themselves to showroom selling,...
Electrosonic’s Simpson, Bowie Look Back on 50 Years of AV
In wide-ranging interviews with CI, Electrosonic co-founder Robert Simpson and CEO Jim Bowie reflect...
How Protection 1 Earns its Big Data Advantage
National security systems integrator Protection 1 uses advanced analytics at home and in the field...


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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 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.

USAV Leaders Emphasize Need to Adapt
As the integration world continues to change, those who embrace that change will fare best.

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.

AV and IT: Friend or Foe? You Decide!
AV Nation launches AV Cross Talk debate series with look at relationship between the future of AV and IT industries.

InfoComm AVEC Focused on Changing the Future
Attendees wrestle with lower emphasis on hardware, wonder about what’s next for them at InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference.

What I Personally Learned at InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference
AV Nation founder and automation programmer shares clear business lessons learned during InfoComm's second annual gathering of C-level AV executives.

Schneider Touts IT/OT Convergence
Information transformed into real-time intelligent decisions can help businesses succeed in the future.

6 Tips for Trimming Financial Fat
It’s never easy to re-examine your business processes, expenses and overhead, but doing so will allow your firm to become leaner and more profitable.

How to Retain Clients During Your Transition to Services
Now that you know how to successfully make the switch from a break/fix model to a recurring revenue model, it’s time to talk client retention.



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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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Flashback Friday: 7 Spooky Technologies (Still?) Frightening CIs

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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How integrators can leverage power management, lighting control, HVAC, uninterruptable power supplies and room management systems increase revenue while offering customers solid ROI.

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