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Smart City

Global Smart City Spending to Hit $124B in 2020

Global spending on smart city initiatives will total $124 billion this year. That’s good for an 18.9% increase over 2019. Should AV integrators take note?

Looking Ahead to ISE 2021: What AVTweeps Say About the Move to Barcelona

Most ISE 2020 attendees say it’s about time pro AV’s largest worldwide event relocates to a bigger venue, even after attendance dropped in Amsterdam.

AV Business

Thinking About Different Types of AV Business Leadership on Presidents’ Day

Many AV business leaders probably think their offices are nothing like the political wrangling in D.C., but that might be closer to reality than you admit.

Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity Workforce Gap Should Concern Everyone–Including AV Integrators

With the U.S. is short about 500,000 cybersecurity professionals, industry, educators and the government should work together, Congress and experts say.

Memorial Golf Classic

Ford AV Will Continue Memorial Golf Classic for Cancer Research ‘Forever’

Ford Audio Video Memorial Golf Classic has raised more than $400,000 for cancer research since it started in memory of a longtime employee in 2005.

pro AV News to Know

AV News to Know Feb. 14, 2020: New Products, Cool Projects and People in New Places

In this week’s edition: Sony launches five new laser projectors, Moluin Rouge partners with Sennheiser and Alcorn McBride hires and promotes.

IBM Chooses Slack As UC App For 350,000 Employees

The unified communications app war between Slack and Microsoft is heating up in 2020 as Slack scores a big win with the IBM account.

Integrated Systems Europe, ISE, ISE Attendance

ISE 2020 Attendance Drops to 52,000 After Coronavirus Concern and Travel Woes Interfere

Integrated Systems Europe 2020 attendance drops by about 30,000, according to a report attributed to managing director Mike Blackman.

AV Passion

Share Your AV Passion with Young People So They Can Make It a Career Too

Without more internship and workforce development programs, the next generation will never develop the AV passion you have–and that’s a problem.

Virtual Meetings

Two-Thirds of Workers Think Employers Need Better Tech for Virtual Meetings

New study on today’s conferencing technology by Shure provides deeper look the perception gaps between execs and staff on quality and more.