Jason Griffing is the director of business development at Harrison Home Systems in Denver, CO, and the co-host of weekly home technology podcast found at HomeTech.fm
We all have a client like Stan. Stan is never satisfied. Since the day you turned the system over to him, he’s done nothing but complain, making your life and that of your employees miserable at every opportunity. By recognizing that there is immense value in the critical feedback that clients like Stan provide, we turn these situations from a negative into a positive.
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.
Had you asked me a year ago to predict the biggest home technology stories of 2016, a number of ideas would have jumped to mind. The emergence of Wi-Fi as a sexy tech product, particularly in the consumer smart home market, would not have been one of them. But, as we enter the dusk of 2016, it’s hard to imagine a category that’s seen more development.
A relatively new term, “Input-Zero” describes the first and primary source that users turn to in looking for something to watch. For the vast majority of households, the cable/satellite box still has a stranglehold on this position. But, an increasing number of streaming options, combined with a growing distaste for the business practices and antiquated pricing models of MVPDs is slowl...
More often than not, the time spent in our inboxes is a distraction from the deep, meaningful work that could actually move the needle in our careers or businesses. So the situation begs a question; how can we manage our email instead of letting our email manage us?
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
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