By John Sciacca October 30, 2012
There’s that golden, warm, sweet glowing period that surrounds that first, wonderful, falling-in-love part of a relationship. The sun shines a little brighter, birds chirp a little sweeter, rainbows add a new color and even Fiona Apple is happy.
By Todd Anthony Puma October 26, 2012
Sometimes, during a consultation, a client will review work with you that they are looking to have done that falls outside your scope of work, and a subcontractor needs to be brought in. It is so important that the subcontractors you choose are people of integrity and will work just as hard as you for the client. You should not only have the same business ethic, but similar practices as well.
By Todd Anthony Puma October 24, 2012
Just the other day, one of my employees, Jason, was telling me a story. He and I had been working on a job together a few weeks back, and I had to step out of the house for a moment. According to Jason, our client came in and asked where the “little white guy” was. Jason said he was taken aback, but told him that I was his boss.
By John Sciacca October 22, 2012
I don’t feel that a phone or another incarnation of the iPad or any other current “iDevice” will be truly be Apple’s next BIG thing. No. Instead I’d like to offer an alternative postulation for the next BIG product from the largest company in the world. One that I think they could reinvent, own the market for and use to expose an entirely new demographic to the Apple “it just works” culture.
By Todd Anthony Puma October 18, 2012
You’re doing a walk through for a newly built home. It’s a potentially big custom installation job, so the owner has you on a team with the project’s architect, a general contractor, and interior designer. Since it’s new construction, it’s like having a blank pallet where anything can be done.
By John Sciacca October 17, 2012
Opened my e-mail in-box this morning – well, actually, I tapped “Mail” on my iPhone5 ‘cause that’s how I roll now, playa’! – and saw a message with the tantalizing subject line titled “FREE Driver for Control4.” Since they pretty much had me at “FREE” and then closed the deal with “Control4,” I boldly pressed on. Turns out it was a message from a company called PocketWare.
By Heather L. Sidorowicz October 15, 2012
Is this your typical morning? Get in early. Start working on the things that you must complete today, only to have the phone ring and before you know it, the day is over.
By Todd Anthony Puma October 11, 2012
With all the great new products coming out every day, don’t you wish you could give each and every client a preview of what it would be like for them to experience everything in their own homes? For those of you who have a showroom, you have a great opportunity to set up the home theater experience. But for those of you like myself, who do not, we have to get creative.
By Lindsey Adler October 08, 2012
Naturally, I jumped at a personal invitation to demo AT&T Digital Life at the AT&T Unwrapped press event in New York City. Let me preface my experience by reassuring our readers here that you should in by no means feel threatened by Digital Life. This isn’t to suggest the technology lacks potential, but it’s coming from a completely different direction—that of security, which is very much its conceptual foundation. In fact, Digital Life does not at this point directly integrate any traditional audio video products; although, doing so is “on the roadmap,” said Kevin Petersen, SVP, Digital Life.
By Chuck Ansbacher October 08, 2012
North America's largest value-added pro AV distributor reported its gross profit is up 25 percent and its core category unit count growth is up 76 percent over 2011.