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Finding the Right Mobile Device Management Tool
Mobile devices are an irresistible way to extend the workday beyond the office. Smartphones and tablets are no longer conveniences; they are now a necessary part of business. And, with company data and applications regularly transmitted and stored beyond corporate networks and data centers, the market for mobile device management is set to heat up considerably.

Cloud Share and Collaboration: Your Options Compared
Public cloud storage solutions have found their way into small businesses, but not all are created equal. Here’s a roundup of the standouts.

5 Things Hotel & Hospitality A/V Technical Directors Should Know
The demand for A/V from hotels and event spaces likely has grown commensurately and clients are more technology savvy than ever. It is up to the technology director to create a showcase for the event mission-critical presentations.

Perfect Webinar Audio! Essential Tips on How to Choose a Hosting Platform and Headset
Tips on how to get the best audio quality for a webinar. Key components include a great headset with noise-cancellation, a feature-laden hosting platform and a quiet place to work.

AVNation.tv, The Premier A/V Podcasting Site, Releases Latest Line Up
AVNation.tv is a podcasting channel built for and by working audiovisual professionals with shows on topics ranging from higher education, event staging, home automation, marketing and projection.

Wire and Cable Primer – Audio Cable
This article details everything you need to know about choosing audio cable. It points you to the best references, provides interviews with key manufacturers and shows you the best way to tackle this complex subject. Input from leading cable vendors such as ICE Cable Systems and C2G, the best websites to visit, the best books to read—after this article, you'll be the expert.

What’s Involved in Deploying Interactive Digital Wayfinding
Wayfinding digital signage is a solution for providing directions and in-depth information on a campus or building site. The tools needed and the options available for content are numerous. This article explains them.

The Benefits of Integrating Wayfinding with Digital Signage and Who’s Using it Now
Wayfinding digital signage is the perfect way to provide directions around your facility, provide information about your amenities and add branding to your signage.

Corporate Building Automation 101 - Learn How to Save Thousands to Millions of Dollars Every Year
Building owners are saving thousands to millions of dollars every year by deploying building automation. Automation systems control a group of interlinked networks and devices, each of which monitors, manages, and controls one aspect of a facility’s core operations, services, and utilities. The facility could be corporate offices, K-12, college or university campuses, health care, hotels, retail spaces, commercial, industrial, institutional, scientific, or increasingly, residential. The range of systems is vast, spanning electrical, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, security, safety, telecommunications and transportation (elevators and escalators).

13 AV and IT Pain Points from Your Corporate Peers
We decided we would ask end users, consultants, integrators, product managers and other industry experts we were interviewing for articles for TechDecisions to share some of the pain points they experience during the day. We've gotten a lot of interesting perspectives from people such as Casey Foulds from Texas Woman's University, a few execs from AVI-SPL and AT&T.

Unified Communications Takes on BYOD
There is both good and bad to integrating a staff member's device with the organization’s unified communications system. On the one hand staff may wish to use their personal devices at work, saving on equipment costs for the organization. On the other hand support and security are not easy to deal with for IT. The key to success is to have a detailed plan.

Provide Corporate Training on a Budget
Sodexo Education turned to webcasting software company On24 to develop corporate training in an environment that looks like virtual reality. They discovered not only did it save them money (about $1.5 million in travel expenses), but that the training reached more employees and was more effective in stating the company’s message.

Using Tablets in Digital Signage
The tablet is gaining ground in digital signage. First came the iPad and not to long after came Android-based devices. The push, aside from convenience and flexibility, cost. A $500 tablet is far more attractive than a $3,000 display. Plus these tablets are technology that users can interact with immediately, because they are familiar. Whether the tablet use is for digital menus, point of sale, wayfinding or more customized use, the ground gained by these products is growing.

Smarter Technology Creates Smarter Workspaces
A combination of daylighting and control and automation technologies will change the way we work. Today there are steps you can take to create a smarter and better workplace. Designing buildings with a great deal of window and open indoor space will help employees reach their goals and save you money.

Quality and Affordability of Video Collaboration is Driving Unified Communication Tools Adoption
Unified Communications is now catching on thanks to the video collaboration features from top companies Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya.




Our Deep Dive will give you all the information you need to know about what a video conferencing system is capable of and how it can help your company.