By Heather L. Sidorowicz August 29, 2013
Building a new home may take a few months. It may take a year (and
sometimes even longer). In the fast-paced world of technology, a lot can
change in a year. Some of these things we can predict and some we
By Todd Anthony Puma August 28, 2013
One of the first things that I am often asked on walk-throughs with
potential new clients is whether or not I will install a streaming music
system or “something like Sonos” in their home. They (and I) want it to
be dead simple, integrate with the rest of the system, and give them a
lot of musical options.
By Michael Heiss August 27, 2013
Sometimes the irony of life is too delicious for words, but since words
are our business here we will put them to use for the latest comical
sideshow in the epic battle between Time Warner Cable (TWC) and CBS that
has resulted in both CBS owned and operated TV stations as well as
Showtime and other CBS-owned cable channels being taken off the TWC
cable systems in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas-Ft. Worth and parts of
the Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit and Pittsburgh markets areas.
By Michael Heiss August 22, 2013
Residential Systems had an exclusive sneak peak at SIM2's SUPER LUMIS projector during the company's tour stop at the Actors Center of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation Los Angeles. As one might expect, the new model is housed in SIM2’s trademark fluid-looking Italian design, but it is what’s under the hood that counts.
By Heather L. Sidorowicz August 22, 2013
During my formative years (also known as my early 20s) I had a marketing
internship at a HMO. In the cutthroat world of marketing and sales,
long hours were encouraged and vacations were frowned upon. I saw many
colleagues trying to climb the corporate ladder by selling their souls
to the company. Guess what? It never seemed to pan out; none of those
hard workers went on to run the company. Instead they burned out.
By John Sciacca August 21, 2013
Back when I was a golf professional, I gave lessons to people with a
variety of skill levels—single-digit handicappers, beginners, kids, high
handicappers. And as much as I enjoyed collecting the money for the
lesson—and believe me, I did—I truly wanted each student to come away
from the 30-minute session with some tip or swing thought that would
help their game.
By Todd Anthony Puma August 20, 2013
Evolve, change, learn, and grow. It’s the static company and
entrepreneur that is struggling to find business. As I was reminded
while watching the new Steve Jobs movie, “Jobs,” that those who
constantly move with the times and expand into different product classes
or product categories are the ones that grow.
By Michael Heiss August 19, 2013
Much has been made on this site and elsewhere over the trend of
“cutting the cord”, which is when consumers (your clients) wean
themselves off the mother’s milk of cable or satellite reception. The
consumer cuts the cord by looking to other services and forms of
delivery for video programming. Be it Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon On
Demand, subscription to sports league owned services (MLB, NHL, NBA, NHL
or college associations such as Pac-12 TV).
By Heather L. Sidorowicz August 15, 2013
Recently my mother-in-law came to visit. She was considering a cell
phone upgrade, so together we ventured to the Verizon Wireless store.
By Todd Anthony Puma August 14, 2013
When doing large, whole-home, fully integrated projects, we all have our
favorite go-to major manufacturer partner, be it Crestron, Savant, AMX,
or similar. We all also have a preferred partner for small and mid-size
jobs, like those involving a single room, apartment, or condo.