The Consumer Electronics Association this week announced that it
has partnered with AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and others to
complete the first IPv6 PlugFest. The purpose was to team
electronics companies, industry groups and carriers to test devices
As our lives become more and more dependent on the Internet, home networks become less of a luxury and more a critical utility like water, electricity and gas. The convergence of AV and IT in connected entertainment systems, the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT), the consumption of cloud-based content and services such as Netflix, Pandora, etc., and the rollout of high-bandwidth infrastructure (e.g., Google fiber, Verizon FiOS) continue to underscore the prominence of the network in our daily lives.
AT&T Inc will link its connected car and smart home technologies to bolster its foothold in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices, a new battleground for the company and rivals ranging from Verizon to Google Inc .
What can national buying groups do to help us adjust to recent disruptive innovations that have alte
Now that the economy is moving forward again—with unemployment down, housing starts up, and the stock market fully recovered—it’s tempting to think that we in the A/V world can return to business as usual, relying once again on new technologies and products to drive sales, and the return of old-school margins to rescue the bottom line. But if we look around us and examine the carnage of the past half-decade, there are ample indicators that things will never again be that easy. “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto.”
Last month, in Part I, we discussed the threats to your business and the first two innovations you can can use to be disruptors yourselves. Now let’s look at the last three innovations:
Every year, new innovations in consumer electronics disrupt our world, making it harder for custom retailers and integrators to succeed. The Great Recession simply made matters worse, and masked these trends. Look at these ominous developments:
Technology Integrator: Briefly describe the company’s history.
Maureen Jenson speaks to Joe Banos of Wilson
(Note: Azione Unlimited founder Richard Glikes wrote this for the group's monthly newsletter, published last week. It is republished here with permission):