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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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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

legal cannabis industry, Cannabis Pro AV

The Legal Cannabis Industry is Growing. AV Integrators Shouldn’t Ignore It.

Marijuana companies want the weed-buying process to be an experience. That should be a clear opportunity for AV integrators.

AV Integrators Social Media

AV Integrators Need To Make Better Use of Social Media

Many larger AV integrators are relatively quiet on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. That needs to change.

T-Mobile 5G

T-Mobile’s 5G Network Is Here

T-Mobile claims to be the first major carrier to unveil a nationwide 5G network. AV integrators should start taking 5G seriously.

Healthcare Technology Market

What Integrators Need To Know About The Healthcare Technology Market

The healthcare market is as stable as any other pro AV vertical, but there are several barriers to entering the niche market.

better customer service

Invest In Better Customer Service (Or Go Under!)

As the AV industry transitions into a service-based model, integrators should beef up their customer service know-how to help retain customers and grow.

Sonos, AV Business, Sonos for Business

How Eco-Friendly Is Your AV Business?

Manufacturers like Sonos are placing a bigger emphasis on sustainability and product longevity.

Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters In Pro AV

Emotional intelligence is becoming an increasingly valued trait in the business world, and it can help AV integrators build the workforce pipeline.

AV Healthcare

AV Integrators Need to Increase Their Presence in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is growing faster than the U.S. economy, but just a small portion of the AV industry’s revenue comes from that vertical.

IoT Integration

Alexa Can Now Be Enabled In Virtually Any Device

By shifting the majority of Alexa functions to the cloud, AWS is now offering the virtual assistant to any device, even those with 1MB of RAM.

Surviving a Recession, AV integrators

Surviving a Recession with 4 Tips: How AV Integrators Can Weather an Economic Downturn

With economists predicting a possible recession in 2020 or 2021, AV integrators should take several actions to survive an economic downturn.