Does Unified Communications Encompass Collaboration?
By John Greene · September 9, 2015 •
Unified Communications is a term for a number of pieces of the AV and IT industry that are currently converging thanks to advancements in technology. However, Unified Communications means different things to different people within the industry. When it comes to collaboration, there is definitely overlap with UC. But what is the relationship between collaboration and UC? Read on to find out.
Webinar: Why Your Business Needs a Language Strategy
By TechDecisions Staff · September 8, 2015 •
Professor Robert Steven Kaplan of Harvard Business School speaks with Rosetta Stone about the benefits of implementing a language strategy.
Tourguide Device Helps Deliver Sound to Corporate Tours
By TechDecisions Staff · September 7, 2015 •
Sweetwater Sound is one of the top online music retailers in the world. The company recently began using a Sennheiser Tourguide system in order to augment their corporate tours. The expansive, LEED certified facility is frequented by visitors often, and the company needed a reliable audio system to help deliver tours of the 100+ acre campus.
Uniting IT and Loss Prevention
By Pierre Bourgeix and Matt Neely · September 2, 2015 •
IT security has become a major concern for companies across the globe. Securing assets against data breaches and cyber attacks raises new challenges for security teams. Due to this many companies are looking to install security governance programs into their corporate practices. Security governance brings physical and cyber security together to mitigate the risks of both.
Interview: Mike Kilian of Mvix Talks Video Walls
By Jonathan Blackwood · September 1, 2015 •
Mike Kilian is the Director of Business Development for Mvix, a provider and installer of video wall displays and solutions. Corporate TechDecisions spoke with Mike about some of the considerations that tech decisions makers should have when thinking about installing or purchasing a video wall in their offices of lobby.
Custom Conference Table Hides Impressive AV System in Executive Boardroom
By Jonathan Blackwood · August 27, 2015 •
When this company 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.
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.
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.