Trends & Advice

How the Electronic Security Industry Protected the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
By Scott Goldfine · August 24, 2015 • The North Carolina's Men's Shelter of Charlotte, a shelter that houses homeless men while they get back on their feet, was using an old CCTV system for the security of their facility and clients for too long. When Kurt Kottkamp of Enterprise Security Systems learned about the shelter's situation it initiated a conversation that led to a brand new system and install for the shelter. Learn how industry altruism helped the Men's Shelter of Charlotte stay secure.

Custom Conference Table Hides Impressive AV System in Executive Boardroom
By Jonathan Blackwood · August 27, 2015 • When Incyte Corporation relocated its US headquarters there were a number of AV systems that needed to be installed. In addition, the company had aesthetic concerns for their new headquarters. In the Executive Boardroom, these two ideas came together to produce a custom built conference table that houses a sophisticated presentation system.

Rapid Growth may be Harming your Business
By John Greene · August 26, 2015 • In today's digital age it is very possible for a company to grow extremely rapidly. Marketing campaigns can catch on and go viral, great new products can be shared in an instant and services like Uber can become a game-changer that thousands and millions can start utilizing seemingly at the same time. This isn't always a good thing, as companies aren't always equipped to handle a large uptick in production in a short amount of time. Read on to learn some tips on how to control growth and sustain your business.

Increasing Burden on AV Infrastructure Calls for Better Bandwidth
By Robert Archer · August 21, 2015 • As the video market continues its adoption of 4K and audio moves into a new era of object-based surround formats, the need for better, faster bandwidth comes into focus.

My Day with Bose and Tom Brady
By Jonathan Blackwood · August 20, 2015 • Last year Bose officially became the official headset provider for the NFL. However, the story behind these headsets starts over three years ago. I was able to visit Gillette Stadium and try out these new headsets on the sidelines before the Patriots’ first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. It taught me a lot about the company and the tech that they create.

The Challenges of Security in Office Environments
By Christopher Calisi · August 19, 2015 • While companies almost always safeguard their offices with access control, surveillance and other security measures, while at the same time utilizing software to safeguard data in their network, there is a third danger that is almost always overlooked. Verbal disclosure of sensitive data can be overheard and used to cause just as much damage as a data breach. Sound masking can help to alleviate this danger.

Top 15 Corporate Market Integrators of 2015
By TechDecisions Staff · August 18, 2015 • These innovative, market-leading firms offer advice on how to stay at the forefront of this vast integration vertical.

Existing Auditorium Upgrades AV and Adds Video Distribution
By Jonathan Blackwood · August 17, 2015 • Future Electronics’ Quebec office often invited customers and clients to their offices for presentations about different business practices. When the existing AV equipment no longer met the needs of the company, they hired PFT Solutions to revamp the company’s tech. Included were video distribution capabilities to simulcast presentations across two overflow room and a Main Dining Hall 300-feet away.

Communicating to Employees with Digital Signage in a New Era
By Mark Shi · August 12, 2015 • Companies with a large number employees have a lot going on, and with multiple departments its not easy to keep all pertinent employees informed about what is going on with the company. More than that, keeping employees informed and excited about the company they work for turns them into advocated for your brand outside of work as well. Utilizing digital signage is a great way to connect with employees. But how do we keep them engaged enough in the new era to pay attention to what's onscreen?

Collaboration Alive and Well at The Innovation Lab
By Jonathan Blackwood · August 10, 2015 • The Innovation Institute is a for-profit healthcare company that receives funding from seven non-profit health systems. The goal is to help create and nurture products and innovations that will aid the healthcare system. The Innovation Lab is a space where members can gather to work on new products and ideas, with a number of collaboration considerations to help members work together even as they travel the world for different purposes.

Physical Security System Improves Security in Florida Town
By TechDecisions Staff · August 6, 2015 • Security Center unifies security operations across waste and water facilities, police and fire departments, city hall, libraries, park and recreation buildings, public works facilities, the regional airport and others

Breaking Down the Cloud for Small Business Consumption
By Dan Newman · August 5, 2015 • Many businesses have already begun to utilize the cloud to much success. Small businesses especially can reap great benefits from utilizing the cloud. Unfortunately, people still have a lot of confusion about how to properly implement the cloud into their practices. It’s in every company’s best interest to gain a full understanding of how the cloud can help.

What is the Internet of Things?
By Jonathan Blackwood · August 3, 2015 • The Internet of Things has been a buzz word in almost every industry across the spectrum for some years now. The overall sentiment is that we are going to connect everything with everything and gather data on all of the things around the world. This does little to alleviate confusion about what IoT actually is. Read on to find out more about what the IoT will look like and how it will affect our lives and our businesses.

The Internet of Things Visualized
By TechDecisions Staff · July 31, 2015 • The Internet of Things (IoT) is a subject that has been discussed often, and many of those discussions have been laden with confusion about what IoT actually is. Luckily, Information is Beautiful has created an interactive chart that gives a lot of information about what IoT is and could be.

Showcasing Your Data and Information in Your Work Environment
By Danielle Cerrachio · July 30, 2015 • Danielle Cerrachio will be presenting at CorpComm Expo 2015. She will lead a presentation entitled 'Transform Your Workspace Environmental Media Installations.' She will teach attendees even more about how to display content over digital signage.

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