Azione

Bleak Economy Ahead: Azione Pushes Lighting, Workforce Development, Website Mastery

By Julie Jacobson · November 5, 2018 • Anticipating dire economic straits for 2019, Azione chairman Richard Glikes urges home-tech integrators to embrace lighting and wellness, and to get aggressive on workforce development and marketing.

How A Luxury Manufacturer Got Interior Designers to Love Home Tech

By Julie Jacobson · October 26, 2018 • When smart home technology is seen by the interior design community as a "necessary evil," Barco Residential wins by painting spaces with video.

Should You Buy or Lease Your Showroom?

By Jason Knott · May 8, 2018 • Integrator Residential Systems Inc. stops leasing and buys an office/showroom to contribute to a future exit strategy. Results include wealth creation, boost in employee morale, and tax benefits. Let's do the math.

The 43 Metrics You Need to Track to Measure Success in the A/V Industry

By Jason Knott · May 4, 2018 • Use these 43 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – from labor profit to project backlog – to check if your custom installation business is on track… or off-track.

8 Quick Business Tips to Boost Profitability

By Jason Knott · May 1, 2018 • Azione integrators share advice on charging for engineering and project management, hiring and firing, GPS tracking for vehicles and other profit-building tips.

Azione Focuses on Lighting, RMR, Upselling, Marketing

By Jason Knott · April 26, 2018 • Azione Unlimited buying group targets lighting fixtures, recurring monthly revenue and voice control as key initiatives for 2018 and beyond.

Former B&W Executive Doug Henderson Named JL Audio Senior Vice President

By Robert Archer · April 18, 2018 • Long-time consumer audio industry veteran Doug Henderson has been appointed JL Audio's new senior vice president, home audio to help the company grow its custom installation market presence.

Google Joins Azione, Pushing DIY Voice Control to Smart-Home Pros

By Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018 • Azione Unlimited, a buying group for home-technology pros, adds another DIY vendor to the roster -- Google Home -- shortly after Sonos joins the group.

Sonos Joins First Home-Technology Buying Group Ever - Azione

By Julie Jacobson · March 13, 2018 • Sonos, an iconic brand that is both loved and loathed by home-technology pros, has joined its first industry buying group, Azione Unlimited, claiming it is "committed to building stronger relationships with the channel."

Azione Welcomes 7 New Integrator Members to Home-Tech Buying & Networking Group

By CE Pro Editors · December 19, 2017 • Industry vets from cyberManor, Stereo Exchange and System 7, along with other leading integration firms, join newer, eager firms as dealer members of Azione.

9 Tips for Getting the Most out of a Home-Tech Buying Group

By Deborah Smith · November 22, 2017 • Whether you're a member of HTSA, Azione, ProSource, HTSN, PSA or some other home-technology buying group, these tips all apply for getting the most out of your investment.

Home Technology Buying Groups: Comparing HTSA, HTSN, ProSource, Azione

By Deborah Smith · November 20, 2017 • HTSA, HTSN, ProSource and Azione are considered the leading buying groups and networking organizations for home-technology and consumer-electronics professionals. Should you join one of them?

Azione Dealers on Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Home-Tech Employees

By Julie Jacobson · October 18, 2017 • Leading home-technology integrators at Azione conference discuss successes and shortcomings in human resources, including hiring and developing employees.

Azione Unlimited Launches Virtual Reality Showroom

By Chelsea Cafiero · June 16, 2017 • The showroom software, developed by BDX, allows users to experience how technology will look and function in a home while moving virtually through each room.

Sony Overtakes Samsung as Top TV Brand Among Smart-Home Pros

By Julie Jacobson · May 31, 2017 • Sony proves that a commitment to the specialty A/V and smart-home installation channel pays off; replaces Samsung as top TV brand among CE Pro 100 integrators. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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