Jason Griffing is the partner development manager at OneVision Resources, and the co-host of weekly home technology podcast found at HomeTech.fm.
These are clear signs of healthy demand for connected home technologies amongst the target market of home builders, who surely wouldn’t be going to the trouble if they didn’t see a business upside. Conversations about the smart home going mainstream have been taking place for years (decades perhaps). But 2017 appears to be the year that we are finally seeing th...
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Two cavemen pull a square-wheeled cart full of rocks. A fellow caveman in the background, holds up a round tire, trying to get their attention. The two laboring cavemen aren’t interested in his pitch. “Too busy!” they reply. Finding the energy needed to get new initiatives off the ground can feel all but impossible. So resign yourself to the status quo and carry on... or may...
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In more than a decade of working in this business, I’ve found that that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for project management. What I have found, however, is that there are three common abilities I have seen in all of the best PMs that I have ever worked with: time management, task management, and information management.
ISE can be a bit of paradox for home technology professionals. Many of the stories we see surface out of Amsterdam are retreads of those that come to light during CEDIA’s stateside show. But it is plain to see that there is plenty for home tech pros to be excited about at ISE 2017. Here are the top five stories I’m excited to explore at the show.
“Why monitor a problem if you don’t fix it?” asks the narrator.
While it’s been a long, drawn-out battle for the CEDIA channel to find success with selling service plans, 2017 feels like the year that we may finally turn a corner. Conversations in the press as well as among industry peers indicate to me that home technology professionals at large are really starting to pay attention.
With 2016 rapidly coming to a close, it’s time to take stock of what became of the last 12 months in home technology stories. There is a lot to cover here, so let’s dive right in with the five biggest home tech stories of 2016.
The full BP900 speaker family
BP9060 Bipolar Tower Speaker
A close up of the base of Definitive Technology’s BP9060 and its height-channel module
The iconic Definitive Technology logo.
Looking down at the Definitive Technology BP9060 Bipolar Tower Speaker
An example of the BP9060 speaker towers at home.
The CS9080 component center channel speaker
The back panel of the CS9080
A width up shot of the CS9080
The A90 component height modules
The A90 height module integrated with the BP9060 tower speaker
Age Distinctions Just Part of News Evolution
Westergren Steps Down as Pandora’s CEO
Blumenthal: FTC Should Investigate Google
Tom Stimson To Host Jumpstart Workshop for Sales and Marketing
CIVIQ Smartscapes at Smart Cities Connect Expo
SXSW Opens PanelPicker for 2018 Season
Review: Sennheiser TeamConnect Wireless System
Delta H Launches ZR Wing
Review: Carl Tatz Phantomfocus Echair
American Road Products Inks Deal With Pearl Automation
EZViz’s Mini Trooper Is An Indoor/Outdoor Security Solution
Lenovo’s Laptops Of The Future Are Flexible & Curvy