By Julie Jacobson · April 19, 2019 • Julie Jacobson: Car-rental companies share passenger vans, parking lots, rental facilities, signage and often personnel. Why couldn't local home-tech integrators do the same?
By CE Pro Editors · March 27, 2019 • CE Pro, Commercial Integrator and SSI editors and publishers available to assist sponsors in presentation content creation and post-event media amplification programs. Enhanced event coverage planned, too.
By Julie Jacobson · November 27, 2018 • For UK integrator Thinking Bricks, The CEDIA Designer (TCD) software is more than a powerful, math-based home theater-design platform. It's an exceptional marketing tool that validates pricey projects, engages interior designers, wins jobs and referrals.
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.
By Julie Jacobson · October 12, 2018 • In an awesome Linkedin post, integrator Kyle Griffith of KG Theaters explains how his company plans for smart-home failures -- like urging customers to purchase spare parts before they're discontinued.
By CE Pro Editors · July 26, 2018 • It's not so much that Millennials and other modern-day consumers want cheap; it's more that they want simple, convenient and immediate.
By Julie Jacobson · July 11, 2018 • CEDIA Expo 2018 includes 5 new exhibitors showing services and software for home-technology businesses -- everything from new-construction leads to field-service management software.
By Julie Jacobson · June 20, 2018 • SAV Inc. knows how to get potential employees excited about home automation in this recruitment video.
By Jay Basen · May 16, 2018 • Experienced home-technology integrator suggests participating in industry forums to find potential employees with the right skillsets, and offering generous bonuses for referrals.
By Julie Jacobson · April 25, 2018 • While vendors pour all their energy into fixing "the big ones" like dealer margins, they fail to notice customers drifting away over easy-to-fix annoyances like inconvenient office hours and out-of-date spec sheets.
By Julie Jacobson · 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?
By Julie Jacobson · March 8, 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.
By Jason Knott · March 2, 2018 • Video: CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson presents a 30-minute "CEDIA Talk" during ISE 2018, encouraging integrators to embrace some of the principles that make Uber and Amazon so attractive to consumers.
By Robert Archer · November 6, 2017 • According to the research company IHS Market, HDR TV sales will grow from just over 12 million in 2017, to about 48 million by 2021.
By CE Pro Editors · 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.