Cut Out The Middle Man
Things are heating up, and it’s not just the weather. It’s the latest news coming out of the commercial side of the AV industry! Joining us to dissect and discuss these pieces is SCN Content Director Megan Dutta, Senior Vice President of Pearl Technology Jeremy Caldera and Market Development Manager for Starin Marketing & “that guy” from #AVintheAM Chris Neto.
Panasonic introduces a new solutions and service company, Panasonic Connect Europe. They will be involved in consulting, logistics and “systems integration”. If this is specific to AV solutions, this might be a similar situation to Ricoh’s Managed Services. How does this impact integrators when manufacturers go directly to the customer? Looking at what this could mean for the integrators and the industry as a whole moving forward.
Joe Dunbar, part of SCN’s The Nine of 2020 and sales manager at Sennheiser, writes for AV Network about the steps to building a killer conference room. Businesses are finally getting back to office spaces and conference rooms, and bringing with them the technology that has been innovated in the UC space in the last year. So what does our panel could be added to make an exemplary conference room? And what has happened in Chris Neto’s past to garner such an unbridled fury against scheduling solutions?
According to a CompTIA Report, the technology sector’s employment rate continues to grow. Tech firms added 10,500 workers in June alone and over 80,000 in the first half of 2021. Where do we see the biggest growth for AV in this tech space? And while we are discussing finding and hiring new employees, how do these numbers stack against retaining those workers? Looking at the tech side of the AV industry and the interesting time we find ourselves in for working status.