By John Sciacca December 17, 2014
While there have been plenty of blogs written about improving and increasing your business, when you boil it down, there are really only three ways to increase any company’s profitability. Ultimately a business can sell more, charge more, or spend less. (Image via Blend Images - REB Images | Brand X Pictures.)
By John Sciacca December 11, 2014
Our customers so often ask us, “What would you do if it were you?” and this is really what it boils down to.
By John Sciacca December 02, 2014
I'm convinced that Dolby Atmos will truly be the next renaissance for home theater surround and that it is something that needs to be experienced before a client will be willing to commit.
By John Sciacca November 20, 2014
While I was enjoying Disney World with my family last week, I noticed quite a few signs with quotes from Walt himself; quotes that embodied the spirit of the park and the Disney ethos. The sayings on these signs were so poignant and often times resonated so deeply to what we do as custom integrators.
By John Sciacca November 13, 2014
At times we are all forced to suck it up and call a company’s tech support for help. In my personal experience, there are three companies whose support truly rocks: Crestron, Lutron, and Pakedge, but this story is not about any of them. It’s about a company that did not do such a great job. (Photo via Tom Merton | Calaimage | Getty Images)
By John Sciacca November 04, 2014
As a custom integration business owner, we work up bids around the gear that we think will be needed—a generally known and non-dynamic cost on most projects—and then estimate the amount of labor and wire based on years of doing previous (likely similar) jobs. If we miss a job estimate by a few hours or feet of wire, it’s not the end of the world, and we can take that knowledge and use it to hopefully produce a more accurate quote on the next job.
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 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 John Sciacca October 15, 2014
I recently had two minor lifestyle changes that I wanted to make to my home. Here's how I used some very simple programming to enhance living in the Sciacca house, that can give you some ideas for your projects.
By John Sciacca October 08, 2014
Even though I live with a Kaleidescape movie server and use the system almost every day, it really isn’t until I demo the system to guests at my house or to prospective Kaleidescape buyers at my showroom that I really remember how the other half lives (ie: watches movies.)