By Heather L. Sidorowicz October 30, 2014
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” — Plato (Image via:
By Todd Anthony Puma October 29, 2014
With the constant pace of change, we have to keep up with new technologies (streaming media), new categories (networking), and new companies (Pakedge, Cisco, etc). But as our companies grow, we must reassess what sort of product offering works best for our businesses and our customers. (Image via Duke Energy | Flickr)
By John Sciacca October 28, 2014
One distributor that many companies in the Southeast U.S. turn to is 21st Century Distributing, and this weekend the company held its annual dealer expo at Kingston Plantation Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.
By Todd Anthony Puma October 23, 2014
Too many times I’ve run into situations where people aren’t honest—either with me or other dealers with their clients. It really bothers me, and while I’m sure dishonest people are in the minority, I’ve been seeing too much of it lately not to write about it.
By John Sciacca October 22, 2014
There are two shining lights in our industry that just refuse to succumb to the Moore's Law in the AV industry: speakers and labor. (Image via Nicola Filardi, Getty Images)
By Heather L. Sidorowicz October 21, 2014
Smart Home…Automated Home…Tech Home… Up until recently these terms have been held for the rich and famous…the upper echelon. Combining audio, video, lights, HVAC, and shades had been difficult, and that equated to expensive. Today, we are on the precipice of change.
By Brendan Morrissey October 20, 2014
Enhanced AdWords Campaigns. Hummingbird. Conversational Search. There’s been no shortage of big headlines coming out of the Mountain View search giant in the last year or so. What you haven’t heard about is the newest mousetrap in search engine marketing that’s poised to change the game.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki October 16, 2014
I was surprised (and pleased) to read a counter-argument to the long-held contention that home theaters do not increase the re-sale value of a home, in the New York Times' article "Would a Home Theatre Increase the Value of My Home?"
By Todd Anthony Puma October 16, 2014
Like any good band, AV needs a drummer to keep the beat. You always know the lead singer, but you rarely know the drummer. Yet, without him, the band will fall apart. Same goes for the network. Clients often don’t care about the gear installed in the networking rack, as long as it “just works.”
By Lindsey M. Adler October 15, 2014
I was particularly struck by just how much business was conducted at the Azione Unlimited Fall Conference—manufacturers that signed multiple new dealers and dealers solving