Why Microsoft REALLY Came to #InfoComm14: I GOT IT!

I questioned why the cool kids of Microsoft decided to finally bring the magic to InfoComm. I expected super displays and upbeat representatives really selling their products and vision. Boy was I wrong but I did find out the REAL reason they showed up: They came to provide a LOUNGE area to the conference!  I…

equipment

#InfoComm14: Have I Outgrown InfoComm?

Equipment, equipment, equipment. That’s what we’ve mostly been talking about all week here at InfoComm 2014. New technology products pique my interest and excite me but my next question is always, “Well, how will that product benefit anyone? What will make it work in different settings?” I do so because, well, I’m a technology consultant and…

Google at Infocomm

Look Who Came to #InfoComm14: Google

  Well, well, well! Look who showed up to the 2014 InfoComm show with no fan fare:   I previously blogged my questions concerning Microsoft’s visit to Infocomm and someone even cared to answer them on ACAProjects.com! Fortunately, it’s pretty clear to me why Google would eventually appear. I predicted their visit for 2015 but am accustomed to surprises from Google. It’s…

buy and sell

“A/V Forward”: Training & Customer/Professional Relationship Dynamics

Last week, I blogged about A/V professionals lacking the forward thinking  and delighted myself in the super-charged comments that followed. I’ve read through them and discovered several problematic conceptions by professionals representing the very ones I ‘smh’ at in the initial piece. Below are just a FEW points made by the commenters that I’d like to address:…

neal from family guy

2014′s InfoComm Theme “A/V Forward” Doesn’t Reflect Today’s A/V Professionals

This year’s “A/V Forward” theme for the InfoComm International Conference hints at an industry of professionals wholly embracing the advancement of technology. They enjoy how fast it moves and don’t mind keeping up. They accept new products as eagerly as new customers. It’s fun and it’s live and they roll with the punches of an ever-changing…