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Electrosonic’s Simpson, Bowie Look Back on 50 Years of…
In wide-ranging interviews with CI, Electrosonic co-founder Robert Simpson and CEO Jim Bowie reflect on the global integration firm’s remarkable 50 years.

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How Protection 1 Earns its Big Data Advantage
National security systems integrator Protection 1 uses advanced analytics at home and in the field...
In Search of a Concrete Service Contract Example
Customers will pay for energy and important room monitoring solutions as long as integrators...
Elusive Service Revenue: The Key to Sustaining Success
It was clear at 2014 NSCA BLC that integration firms understand how important the service...


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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.

Adapting Your Sales Strategy for Service Revenue
Learn to rethink value and differentiation, fine tune your sales pitch, and adjust your compensation plan for the transition to a service-based business model.

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.

Residential Networking Certification Gives ‘Confidence to Sell’
Credential helps dealers sell enterprise-grade networking gear as demands on home bandwidth continue to soar. It's another reason for commercial integrators to check out the annual residential-focused CEDIA Expo.

Embrace the Cloud, Stay Ahead of the Curve
Browser- and application-based security solutions may offer greater flexibility, scalability and affordability as well as require less training for end users.

Microsoft to Lay Off 18,000 Employees, 14% of Workforce
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announces the largest round of cuts in the history of the company, to be completed over the next year.

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.

NSCA’s Integration Business Survival Conference Heads to Atlanta & Phoenix
The NSCA Business Conference will offer manufacturer training, a Technology Showcase, and business education in two new cities: Atlanta, Georgia and Phoenix, Arizona.

UK-based Saville Wins Polycom Award Again
For the sixth year running, Saville Audio Visual collected the Largest Growth Partner Award from Imago.

NSCA Announces New Board of Directors
Michael Hester takes over as president, vows to ‘raise the industry up’ during tenure.



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Recent comments

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'.