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Year in Review: Recapping the Industry’s Biggest News of 2015

It was a year that started with optimism, introduced us to Microsoft Surface Hub and ended with a flurry of acquisitions.

Tom LeBlanc
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When we look back on 2015, we may consider it the year when the commercial integration industry was introduced to Microsoft’s Surface Hub, a product poised to have a “mainstreaming” effect on collaboration.

If we do, however, that will be revisionist history since Microsoft followed its triumphant presence at InfoComm 2015 with an announcement that Surface Hub shipments will be delayed until 2016.

That dichotomy appropriately characterizes 2015. It was a year that began with optimism, but firms seem more concerned than ever with longterm viability. Many companies are focused on growth, but it’s hard to remember a year with more ownership transitions. It was a year with lots of reasons to celebrate but it also saw the passing of valued industry members.

As we all know, the real news of the industry happens between the headlines, but here we run down some of the biggest news stories affecting the commercial integration industry in 2015.

What did you miss in 2015? Go inside the slideshow to find out.

About the Author

Tom LeBlanc

Tom LeBlanc is the director of industry outreach and media channels for NSCA. Learn more about NSCA and how to become an NSCA member at

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