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Temporary Help
By Mike Detmer,   May 11, 2015
If your business is experiencing a sudden uptick and you are not sure that you have the ability to get all the work done, consider hiring an intern of your own. When you do, here are a few pointers to consider. More..

IoT Jumps the Shark
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   May 01, 2015
I’m still hip to this Internet of Things thang, but last month, for about one week, there was a huge amount of buzz about something called the Amazon Dash Button that I think, ultimately, was a big step backwards for the vision of what IoT is supposed to be. More..

A Faster Smart Host
   April 30, 2015
Savant went to its annual integrators conference Austin, TX, last month to unveil a smaller, single-chassis version of its Smart Host home-automation controller and replace wires for Wi-Fi in an expanded Metropolitan line of in-wall light controls. More..

Trust, but Verify Video
By Tony Grimani,   April 30, 2015
You need to have a systematic approach to verifying the audio and video performance of your installations–using reliable test vectors and documenting the resulting performance. More..

Beyond the Apple Watch
   March 27, 2015
There has been a lot written about the Apple Watch, but not as much on other announcements made last month by Apple. More..

Watching Apple
By Gordon Van Zuiden,   March 27, 2015
On March 9, Apple announced that it would start shipping its new watch at the end of April with prices starting at $349. More..

Color Coding
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   March 27, 2015
During last month’s Azione Unlimited buying group Spring Soiree in Nashville, TN, Peter Sieffert, from Swiss Avenue Partners in San Diego discussed how he coaches clients to move away from being reactive in their business ownership and management roles, and more proactive and “hands off.” More..

Control4 Adds Products, Upgrades OS and App
By Joseph Palenchar,   March 03, 2015
Control 4 has unveiled its 2.7 smart-home OS and multiple products compatible with it, including a new wireless thermostat, new in-wall and tabletop touchscreens with HD video intercom, and a handheld remote. More..

Establishing a Proper Succession Plan for Your Family-Owned Business
By Mike Detmer,   March 02, 2015
When I sat down with Jack, David, and Erik to talk about managing their family-owned-and-operated business, several questions were on my mind. More..

Time for Xchange
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   March 02, 2015
I’m usually not a demanding person, but you really need to register for CEDIA’s Business Xchange Conference today. More..


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