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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.

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Jonathan's Latest Blog Posts

state of the pro AV industry 2021

Next Year’s State of the Industry Should Be: Evolution

I recently had a discussion with Steve Grace and Collin Hogan of AVH Technology Partners, a consulting firm that graced the November 2012 cover of Commercial Integrator, when the company was called AV Helpdesk. We discussed the company’s experience during the last year, handling the COVID-19 pandemic, navigating the emergency loan program created by the federal government, dealing with […]

VIP Peer-to-Peer Networking Groups, Total Tech Summit

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.

Jonathan's Latest Posts

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Teatrx Provides Bring-Your-Own-Device Presentation to Triovest

Commercial real estate advisory and capital firm sought to outfit its meeting rooms with bring-your-own-device style presentation equipment.

Teatrx

Teatrx Marries AV and IT for Collaboration at Choice Properties REIT

Teatrx designed seven multi-functioning meeting rooms for the ongoing collaboration of clients and employees at small office.

McCann Systems

McCann Systems Outfits 453,000-Square-Foot Akamai Headquarters

he largest cybersecurity company in Massachusetts, Akamai, has consolidated multiple campus locations into a new, 19-story, 453,000sqft headquarters that is bursting with audiovisual technology integrated by McCann Systems.

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

How They Got There: Dave Meneely

DGI principal Dave Meneely began his career with a GED and a job in a higher education AV department and later bought his own firm. Here’s how.

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.

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

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.

digital signage technology trends, video walls

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.

DGI Communications, VR room design platform

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.