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Julie, to your comment, “Amazon Smart Home Services has no intention of running wires or installing thermostats or door locks (at this time). Skilled trades would do those jobs.” I have seen it dozens of time already and have been contacted at a... — sjm mycloudbusters.com on Jul 20
Mycloudbusters—Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We certainly agree that “traditional” home technology integrators comprise an important audience for CE Pro, which is why most of our content is geared toward that market.... — Julie Jacobson on Jul 20
I find it interesting in that CE Pro is always looking for a path to disenfranchise their largest audience with what they feel is big news. They promote this new mode of business operation to professional integrators as the new frontier when in reality it is... — sjm mycloudbusters.com on Jul 20
Wow! I’ll bet right now this is a Top 10 story come December.  Maybe even, long term, more important than that.          Let’s see…Amazon buys Whole Foods? National headline news & Blue Apron becomes a... — Chuck Schneider on Jul 19
Being a professional A professional plumber does not show up with Liquid Plumber A Professional exterminator does not show up with a can of Raid A professional hair stylist does not use a Flowbee A professional installer does not use products sold at Amazon,... — CDMI INC on Jul 19
Great article and great first comment antoniohardeman! Will be talking about both tonight on the HomeTech Podcast for sure! These companies aren’t dumb. This will work well for them. — Seth_J on Jul 19
Hi Julie.  I always enjoy reading your columns.  I just have few things that I’d like to point out. Nexia Home is owned by Ingersoll Rand, which also owns Trane.  Contrary to what a number of home integrators have said in the comments... — antoniohardeman on Jul 19

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