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Jonathan Blackwood

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Jonathan's Latest Blog Posts

Lessons on Corporate Community from Microsoft Strategies

Microsoft employs 144,000 workers and still finds a way to focus on culture and community. What can your business learn from their strategies?

American Airlines Now Using Facial Recognition at Boarding Gate

American Airlines has begun a pilot program for using facial recognition technology at the boarding gate to allow passengers through to security. An opportunity for integrators?

Walmart Sues Tesla After Roof Fires from Solar Panel Flaws

After experiencing seven roof fires as an alleged result of flaws in Tesla solar panels, Walmart is now suing the company for negligent installation.

Jonathan's Latest Posts

JMU X-Labs

JMU X-Labs Connects Education and Technology as Integrators Should

If integrators can understand new education concepts, such as those at JMU X-Labs, they know what K-12 and Higher Ed institutions actually need.

AVANT Analytics

Does AVANT Analytics Offer Opportunity for Integrators?

AVANT Analytics is attempting to disrupt industry research by offering real-time analysis of customer trends. Does this make sense for AV integrators?

Lessons on Corporate Community from Microsoft Strategies

Microsoft employs 144,000 workers and still finds a way to focus on culture and community. What can your business learn from their strategies?

American Airlines Now Using Facial Recognition at Boarding Gate

American Airlines has begun a pilot program for using facial recognition technology at the boarding gate to allow passengers through to security. An opportunity for integrators?

Walmart Sues Tesla After Roof Fires from Solar Panel Flaws

After experiencing seven roof fires as an alleged result of flaws in Tesla solar panels, Walmart is now suing the company for negligent installation.

Tariff

Tariffs on China – Will the Ongoing Trade War Affect the AV Industry?

More tariffs were imposed on China in August, and Chinese President Xi Jinping threatened to reciprocate. Will this impact the AV industry?

Major Companies Pressure BRT Group to Focus on Planet Over Profits

The Business Roundtable lobby group is facing pressure from major US companies to focus on environmental change and employee care alongside profit goals.

Yamaha UC, E4 Experience, Almo E4 AV Tour

Almo E4 Experience 10 Year Anniversary Kicks Off Fall Lineup

With stops in the NY Metro Setpember 25th and Atlanta on October 15th, Almo Pro A/V is ready to celebrate its 10-year anniversary of the Almo E4 AV Tour.

Editorial Director, Commercial Integrator

Commercial Integrator’s Next Edition: New Editorial Director Lays Out His Plans

In taking a leadership role at Commercial Integrator, I’m ready to take what I’ve learned from Tom LeBlanc, my coverage of the industry for five years, and my time covering end user technology management at TechDecisions, to build on the already impressive CI legacy.

AVI-SPL solution, Crestron suite

AVI-SPL Optimizes White & Case Office Space with Seamless Tech

Standardization backboned by a suite of Crestron solutions including Fusion, AirMedia and DigitalMedia has yielded more productivity and efficiency.