Craig Abplanalp

Kaleidescape's New M700 Disc Vault was designed from the ground up to simplify and accelerate the process of adding movies and music to a Kaleidescape System.

Good news is finally starting to come in: According to the Los Angeles Times, the sales of luxury goods is on the increase.

At a time when crude oil has topped $100 a barrel, custom-centric companies are carefully deciding whether to incorporate “green” issues into their marketing and sales approach. Marketing one’s “green” capabilities as an electronics systems contractor (ESC) is a bit like dancing through a minefield. No company wants to get hit by allegations of hypocrisy, misinformation or “green-washing.” At Aurant, a custom integrator in Salt Lake City, CEO Jeffrey Anderson believes that, “As an industry, we do ourselves a disservice jumping on green as a marketing bandwagon. “There’s no debate we want to evolve our industry to be more efficient, more economical and

PARA Improves on Natural Selection with "Survival of the Fittest" By David Dritsas Uncertain economic times have a tendency to spur references to Darwin's theories of evolution. But these references are often framed in negative terms, and miss evolution's most basic premise, which is that "survival of the fittest" is based on positive adaptation. If any business is susceptible to the elements of change, it is retailing, so perhaps it's no surprise that this year's Professional Audio/Video Retailers Association (PARA) conference, held in climate-friendly Miami, Florida, preached the mantra of Darwin. While trimming costs and operational expenses are helpful retailing strategies, the

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