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Jonathan Blackwood

Jonathan Blackwood

Jonathan Blackwood is the Editorial Director of Commercial Integrator and TechDecisions. Jonathan writes about technologies that help to innovate and improve practices for technology integration companies of all sizes. He is especially interested in the business side of integration, as well as future technology opportunities. Follow him @BlackwoodTweets.

Have suggestions or something you want to read about? Email Jonathan at jblackwood@ehpub.com

Jonathan's Latest Blog Posts

The True Value of Total Tech Summit 2020

The greatest benefit of Total Tech Summit each year is the networking available, and how that helps integrators grow throughout the year. This year, despite COVID-19, we’re bringing that networking back in a unique way.

The New Age of the Workplace After COVID-19

We’re currently engaged in the largest work-from-home experiment in history. It was thrust upon us, but I’m willing to wager the result will be positive.

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?

Jonathan's Latest Posts

The New Age of the Workplace After COVID-19

We’re currently engaged in the largest work-from-home experiment in history. It was thrust upon us, but I’m willing to wager the result will be positive.

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Opportunities for Integrators Reselling Software

Partnering with software companies can provide add-ons to sell to clients, and introduce recurring revenue offerings to your portfolios.

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How They Got There: Alan Brawn

With a career spanning four decades in AV industry, Alan Brawn is one of the pioneers who helped push the industry forward.

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The State of Video Walls and Digital Signage Technology Trends

We surveyed integrators to learn more about the state of, and opportunities in, video wall and digital signage technology trends for integration firms.

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Why We’re Choosing to Gate Commercial Integrator

Commercial Integrator has decided to gate the site, but that doesn’t mean paying for news or selling your data. Here is why we made the decision.

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DGI Communications Brings Print and VR Room Design into AV Integration

Since purchasing DGI, Mike Walsh and Dave Meneely have found synergy with the print division & launched a partnership with a VR room design platform.

How They Got There, Anne Sellers, Sensory Technologies, Alan Brawn Brawn Consulting, DGI Communications, Almo Corporation

How They Got There: Anne Sellers, Diversified

Anne Sellers on how she grew from an economics major to the managing principal of Sensory Technologies (Diversified)—pivoting all along the way.

We Hired an Integrator to Outfit OUR New Office: Here’s How it Went

How we approached implementing technology into our new office (after all, with a name like Commercial Integrator, we had to nail it).

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Why AV Integrators Travel to ISE Every Year

We asked a handful of North American integrators planning to travel overseas to Integrated Systems Europe 2020 why it’s important to make the trip to ISE.

How They Got There: Mike Abernathy, National Systems Contractors Association

Mike Abernathy was going to be a high school social studies teacher. Now he’s director of business resources for National Systems Contractors Association.

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