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Zachary Comeau

Zachary Comeau comes from a journalism background with more than 8 years of experience writing for several daily newspapers and industry trade publications in Massachusetts. He joined Commercial Integrator in October 2019.

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Microsoft Exchange Emails, security patches

Prioritize These January Microsoft Security Patches

The patches include fixes for several remote code execution flaws and a critical elevation of privilege bug in Active Directory.

Room with table featuring UC&C technology.

IT is Begging for Better Management of The UC&C Environment

A meeting technology management support platform from a global collaboration leader may be the answer to IT’s headaches.

An Integrator’s Place in the Emerging Trend of Virtual Reality Collaboration

Recent announcements from Microsoft, Cisco and Facebook on VR/AR integrations with collaboration platforms give integrators a sense of what’s to come next in UC&C.

Zachary's Latest Posts

AV employees

3 Steps to Hiring More Young AV Employees

To tap potential AV employees entering the workforce, integrators should acknowledge the problem, identify culture issues, & invest in education.

AV in Esports

This Esports Arena Project In An Abandoned Building Illustrates AV’s Opportunity

A vacant theater in Worcester, Mass. is slated to become an esports arena after a $94 million project. AV integrators should be licking their chops.

Office Privacy

Now That You Have An Open Office Plan, Is Privacy An Issue?

The modern workplace—an open area with few barriers separating employees and managers that encourages collaboration—leaves little room for office privacy.

U.S. Election AV

Trump Has Been Impeached. How Does It Affect My Business?

President Trump has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. Here’s what might happen next and how it could impact your AV business.

Santa Telehealth

Santa Visits Children Hospitals … Remotely

Using telehealth technology from NTT, Santa was able to visit children at four Shriners Hospitals in North America before Christmas.

WhatsApp Security

Popular Encrypted Messaging App WhatsApp Has A History of Security Flaws

If your business uses WhatsApp to communicate with team members or customers, you should at least be aware of the app’s history of security flaws.

AV Truly Is Everywhere

After nearly three months of writing about the audiovisual industry, I can no longer ignore the fact that AV truly is everywhere.

Smart Home Standards

Big Tech Is Developing Standards For Smart Homes

Google, Amazon, Apple and The Zigbee Alliance form working group to develop smart home device connectivity standards to increase compatibility.

DJ Wi-Fi, Denon DJ

Finally, DJs Don’t Need To Bring Their Laptops Anymore

Denon DJ has released new products that allow DJ players to connect directly to WiFi rather than having to use a laptop or other connected device.

Cybersecurity, data breach

Don’t Be The Next Data Breach Scapegoat

As AV integrators adopt a managed services model, they should train staff on cybersecurity, hire dedicated IT staff and look into cybersecurity insurance.