Two Trends and a Hockey Stick

From the early days of technological innovation, people have struggled to adapt. We tend to think of this as a relatively new trend that began with the advent of the computer, but it really began much earlier. Recently, while watching the first season of Downton Abbey, I was struck by how the characters struggle to Read the full article…

 
Keeping Up 2.0 – It’s about recruiting the best staff!

“We want to look like we are keeping up with technology.” – Seventeen years ago when I first entered the industry known as Professional Audiovisual it was common place to hear some form of this phrase during Client meetings. The phrase reflected one aspect of an organization’s logic as they stepped into the emerging field Read the full article…

 
Technology - Avoiding the Little League Approach

Technology and Sports – They’re the same thing… If I were to say to you, “Let’s talk about sports.”  Like most people, you would likely respond, “Which one?”  And, that’s my point.  The term “technology” is like the term “sports”; they both are generic identifiers for a much broader topic.  Sports, for example, can cover Read the full article…

 
Technology - The Leadership Conundrum

Is Top Management unknowingly sabotaging its organization’s competitive advantage? We generally think of the people who hold the top management positions in an organization as “the most experienced”; leaders that are qualified to make the tough decisions, set competitive strategies and chart the course for the future.  We make the assumption that they know what Read the full article…

 
Collaboration: What is it?

Collaboration is not a technology; it is a behavior.  To be precise, Collaboration is the process where two or more people, or organizations, work together to realize a shared goal ~ a pretty straight forward definition, right?  So, why do I bother to define it? I make the distinction because the word “collaboration” is quickly becoming the Read the full article…

 
Copper Sunset: The Obsolescence of Copper AV Systems

A few nights back, I was having dinner with a friend of mine that is in the audiovisual business.  He is a representative of a major manufacturer and, as you might expect, it did not take long for our conversation to drift to the topic of technology.  We began by discussing my recent blog post Read the full article…

 
Conversion - A to D and what it means to Thee...

It’s time to plan ahead for a technology change that you will not be able to avoid; and its impact will cause more than just disruption fatigue.  There is a migration subtly taking place that will, without proper near-term budgeting and planning, surprise most organizations.  And, it is a big, inconvenient and expensive change. The Read the full article…

 
Disruption Fatigue

A little over a year ago, I began to notice that there was a change taking place with regard to how receptive people were to technology, especially the introduction of new technology.  It did not seem to matter whether a particular innovation was going to save them time, money or make life easier overall; they Read the full article…

 
Collaborating in the Virtual Workspace…

A face-to-face meeting is generally the most creative, collaborative and productive type of meeting that we can experience.  Having the ability to see someone’s expression, notice their body language, and hear the mildest voice inflection heightens the likelihood of participation, enthusiasm, and understanding.  A face-to-face meeting also offers easy access to collaboration mediums, whether it Read the full article…

 
Invent, Reevaluate and Engage

There is a common theme these days; one that I have heard from customers of all types.  It seems all organizations, from Fortune 100’s to local law firms, from Universities to remote public schools, are trying to “do more with less”.  Their objective is to accomplish the same amount of work, the same mission, and Read the full article…

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