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New Google Mobile-First Indexing Could Hurt 66% of Integrators’ Websites

Integrators’ websites that do not have ‘responsive’ mobile-friendly design could 'plummet' in Google ranking starting April 21.

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What Millennials Want in Audio? CE Pro’s Youngest Editors Respond

CE Pro's Millennial editors discuss how high-end audio manufacturers and dealers might better appeal to younger,…

3 Key Trends to Turn Clicks into Clients

3 Key Trends to Turn Clicks into Clients

Advertorial · April 24, 2018 Get digital marketing insights and trends from Netsertive’s network of hundreds of AV integrators.

New Google Mobile-First Indexing Could Hurt 66% of Integrators’ Websites

New Google Mobile-First Indexing Could Hurt 66% of Integrators’ Websites

April 19, 2018 Integrators’ websites that do not have ‘responsive’ mobile-friendly design could 'plummet' in Google ranking starting April 21.

7 Tips for Marketing to Homebuilders, Architects, Interior Designers

7 Tips for Marketing to Homebuilders, Architects, Interior Designers

By Angel Madrid · April 12, 2018 Send a free Amazon Echo Dot to help break the ice, and other advice such as sitting on local boards, leveraging manufacturers, and hosting events are other inventive ways to build business with trade partners.

Smart Home Pros Kill ‘em with Coddling, when Customers Just Want Convenience

Smart Home Pros Kill ‘em with Coddling, when Customers Just Want Convenience

April 10, 2018 All those rich people who purchase smart-home systems and big TVs on Amazon ... are they "not your customers anyway" or do they just want a simple buying experience, a la Uber and Amazon?

5 Color Trends for Technology in 2018

5 Color Trends for Technology in 2018

April 04, 2018 Clients are already embracing new color palettes in everything from kitchen backsplashes to light fixtures. Make sure the hues of your smart-tech offerings are on trend.

7 Complaints of Successful Luxury Salespeople

7 Complaints of Successful Luxury Salespeople

April 04, 2018 Change these seven problems, from spending too much energy on social media to altering product lines, and boost sales by 30%, according to the Luxury Institute.

How a ‘Custom’ Integrator Hangs a TV

How a ‘Custom’ Integrator Hangs a TV

March 23, 2018 Client wanted to replace an old rear-projection TV with a 65-inch OLED. Here’s how a home-technology professional does it. Take THAT, hang-and-bangers!


What Millennials Want in Audio? CE Pro’s Youngest Editors Respond

March 12, 2018 CE Pro's Millennial editors discuss how high-end audio manufacturers and dealers might better appeal to younger, digitally inclined buyers.

Move over 4K, ProSource is All About RMR and Dealer Productivity in 2018

Move over 4K, ProSource is All About RMR and Dealer Productivity in 2018

March 08, 2018 ProSource added 13 new vendors in 2017, of which eight specialize in managed services and business productivity -- a huge focus for the home-technology buying group in 2018. Here's the latest in techs-for-hire, social-media management and productivity software from Summit 2018.

Installer Tip: How to Square Up an A/V Rack to Perfection [video]

Installer Tip: How to Square Up an A/V Rack to Perfection [video]

March 08, 2018 Michael Restrepo's short video explaining how to square up the face of an equipment rack demonstrates the great pride he takes in his integration work.

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CE Pro Video Q&A: Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 Discusses Software Efficiency

December 01, 2017 Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 outlines the real-time reporting functionality, proposal writing and other efficiency gained from end-to-end cloud-based software solution.

Netgear’s New FlexPower Wireless Outdoor Camera with ONVIF is Integrator’s Dream

Netgear’s New FlexPower Wireless Outdoor Camera with ONVIF is Integrator’s Dream

September 11, 2017 Introduced at CEDIA 2017, new FlexPower outdoor camera from Netgear looks like Arlo but provides rechargeable battery and ONVIF support for home automation integration. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

October 27, 2016 IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

September 26, 2016 REAL Audio Video’s Virtual Reality (VR) pre-visualization technology lets clients see and interact with their home theater design before construction.

CEDIA Tease: One Firefly Launches Live Chat Service for Dealers’ Websites

CEDIA Tease: One Firefly Launches Live Chat Service for Dealers’ Websites

September 10, 2016 One Firefly's new Lead Concierge is a live chat service for $149 or $249 per month for integrators' websites. Manned by industry experts, the service is designed to engage customers more quickly and generate leads.

Clare Controls Straddles Custom and DIY Markets; Offers Dealers New Revenue Streams

Clare Controls Straddles Custom and DIY Markets; Offers Dealers New Revenue Streams

August 22, 2016 Consumer purchasing portal, HEOS integration, expansion of builder program on Clare’s CEDIA 2016 to-do list.

Improve Your Company’s Sales with These 5 Easy Steps

Improve Your Company’s Sales with These 5 Easy Steps

Sales are the backbone of any customer-centric business, and anything that makes the sales process more efficient adds to your bottom line as a residential integrator. Learn How — and Why — abandoning less efficient practices will mean more time to find new clients.

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

Advertorial · January 26, 2018 Guide to Navigating Smart Home Technology: DIY vs. Professional' from Lutron is free reference document integrators can use to educate customers about limited capabilities of entry-level smart home systems.

Stamm Media Eliminates Chaos with Help from ConnectWise Platform

Stamm Media Eliminates Chaos with Help from ConnectWise Platform

October 27, 2017 The ConnectWise platform helped Stamm Media and Stamm Technologies go from a company in crisis to one that bids on--and regularly wins--large projects.

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

April 25, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.

Five Three-Minute Reads on Sales and Marketing

Five Three-Minute Reads on Sales and Marketing

October 01, 2016 This download presents basics in the realms of revenue generation and proper advertising and branding.

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

September 15, 2016 Adding to your service offering is challenging. We get it. ConnectWise has helped countless technology solution providers reconfigure their business for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue.

Want to Build a Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

Want to Build a Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

June 27, 2016 Integrators have now become the primary product advisor on fewer than 40 percent of projects. What can you do about that? Let's take a closer look at social media for its low overhead, minimal time investment and powerful reach.

iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program Benefits

iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program Benefits

Become part of the iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program, and take advantage of this rapidly growing, RMR-building category of services and all these benefits, many exclusive to Authorized Dealers.

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.

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