Should Manufacturer Relationships be Part of the Bid Package?

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Meeting room technology allows companies to be productive, enhance the experience, and involve others in the middle of the decision-making process. For those that need to support the technology, the goal is to deliver a consistent user experience; however, that can be a challenge. In an effort to reduce variables, these teams often create “AV … Read More

Best Practices When Creating AV Standards

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Most companies and universities have surprisingly small AV teams yet support hundreds and often thousands of meeting, collaboration, and classrooms across campuses and even across time zones. On top of that, the team includes many disciplines – operations, event management, infrastructure and engineering.  Forward thinking AV teams have worked to create a common language and … Read More

Why Doesn’t it Work? A CIO’s Lament

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Why does our meeting room tech not work? Maybe standards is the answer. I recently met with a CIO for a large tech company and he expressed great frustration regarding the company’s meeting room technology. He wanted relief from his pain and frustration – nearly every time a meeting starts,  someone from his team has … Read More

Minimize Variables and AV Standardization

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In my current role, I am tasked to spend time working with global end user clients. It’s been great to connect and talk with them in an effort to better understand their AV challenges. Many of these global clients have learned that removing as many technology variables as possible gets them closer to delivering a … Read More

Collaborating with AV/IT Manufacturers When Creating Your Global Equipment Standards

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With possible offices around the globe, it is vital for today’s thriving global companies to develop a set of equipment standards for room types.  In doing so, CIOs and IT managers may want to consider engaging with the manufacturers of the AV/IT technology you’re considering. Manufacturers understand the “why” behind the need for standardization.  Ease … Read More

Is Your Company Smart About Smart Devices?

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Hello, is this thing on? It should be easy to have a seamless, intuitive, high-quality AV experience with your own laptop. After all, if we can beam up-close photos from Mars down from the sky, we should certainly be able to connect our device to the meeting’s audio, right? There’s no going back Laptop and … Read More