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CEDIA Podcast: Broad Economic Trends

Ed Wenck
May 05, 2020

Ball State Economics Professor Mike Hicks joins us to talk about how the pandemic disruption is affecting the larger economy, small businesses, and what the long-range models look like in this honest, clear-eyed assessment of where we are in early May of 2020.
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Masks and COVID-19: Analog Help from a Digital Firm

Ed Wenck
May 04, 2020

How the Houston integration firm Echo Workshop pitches in to help make and distribute PPE during the pandemic.
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CEDIA Podcast: Adjusting Your Business Model

Ed Wenck
May 01, 2020

Leslie Shiner of the Shiner Group talks about cash flow and strategies to keep your business afloat during the pandemic. You’ll learn how to carefully assess issues such managing overhead and “right-sizing” your business for your market – and your comfort level.
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Why Smart Home Matters to Interior Designers

May 01, 2020

We sit down with Lindy Kulpa from Melbourne-based interior design practice, Hero Creative, to find out how smart home technology impacts upon her work.
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Webinar Follow-up Questions: The Changing Face of the Dimmer Rack

CEDIA
Apr 30, 2020

Earlier in April, CEDIA presented a webinar entitled “The Changing Face of the Dimmer Rack,” hosted by our Director of Curriculum and Standards (EMEA), Simon Buddle. Following the webinar, Mr. Buddle was kind enough to answer a number of questions from the attendees. We’ve curated a number of highlights
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The Good, Bad, and Essential

Ed Wenck
Apr 29, 2020

Advice from an integrator and a financial coach on how to optimize your business position in a sudden time of crisis.
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Financial Fitness Webinar: "The Economy and Your Business: Where to from Here?"

Ed Wenck
Apr 28, 2020

Every Monday, CEDIA's featuring a Financial Fitness presentation free of charge. Our first in the series is hosted by Michael P. Heneghan, CFA, CAIA, Senior Investment Strategist; and David M. Hunt, Financial Advisor from the firm Bernstein.
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CEDIA Podcast: Get to Know Your SBA

Ed Wenck
Apr 28, 2020

The CARES Act includes something that a lot of members are taking advantage of, the Paycheck Protection Program, administered by the Small Business Administration. While we cover that, there’s more to the SBA, though, and Ed and Walt are joined by Great Lakes Regional Administrator Rob Scott to uncover what else the Admin can do.
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The Mouse that Roared: Disney+

Steve May
Apr 27, 2020

The launch of Disney+ is a game changer, argues Steve May, UK freelance journalist, but not for reasons you might first imagine -- especially given the timing of its release before a global pandemic.
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CEDIA Podcast: After the Pandemic?

Ed Wenck
Apr 24, 2020

In the first episode of a series that will cover this topic around the globe, CEDIA folks offer their thoughts on what the landscape will look like when the lockdowns end. How will business shift? What segments will be affected – even grow? How can we prepare?
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I AM CEDIA: Rob Sutherland, Inspired Dwellings

CEDIA
Apr 23, 2020

Rob Sutherland speaks about the history of his firm, Inspired Dwellings, and what he's accomplishing -- and learning -- as CEDIA's Chairman of the Board.
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Cybersecurity’s Critical Parts

Mike Maniscalco
Apr 22, 2020

In Mike Maniscalco's second-in-a-series post on cybersecurity -- ever more critical as remote work expands -- he breaks down the components: data, information, privacy, security, and networks.
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CEDIA Podcast: Certification and Legal Update

Ed Wenck
Apr 21, 2020

CEDIA’s David Whitney gives us info on the work his team (including with CEDIA volunteer and former Board Chairman Dennis Erskine) is doing to update CEDIA Certification, and CEDIA’s Darren Reaman clues us in on legislative moves.
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CEDIA Podcast: Why Calibrate Audio?

Ed Wenck
Apr 17, 2020

CEDIA’s Steve Rissi and Gerry Lemay of Homeacoustics.org join Ed and Walt in this deep dive into the techniques, business, and necessity of audio calibration.
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The Once and Future Home Network

Ed Wenck
Apr 15, 2020

The inevitable changes – and opportunities – for integrators’ businesses post-pandemic.
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CEDIA Podcast: Cybersecurity and Connectivity at Home

Ed Wenck
Apr 14, 2020

Join us for this chat on cybersecurity (and other issues) ESPECIALLY as they relate to the home network (now that so many more folks are working remotely).
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CEDIA Podcast: Immersive Audio

Ed Wenck
Apr 10, 2020

Some of the most knowledgeable minds when it comes to immersive audio – in both movies AND music – talk advances with Ed and Walt.
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CEDIA Podcast: More on the CARES Act

Ed Wenck
Apr 07, 2020

We’ve got more details on the sweeping legislation (parts of which directly help small businesses like yours) with Victor Puleo, Davey Chair of Risk Management and Insurance in the Lacy School of Business at Butler University, and CEDIA’s Director of Government Affairs Darren Reaman.
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CEDIA Podcast: The Power Show

Ed Wenck
Apr 03, 2020

Joe Piccirilli of Rosewater Energy, Rich Green of Rich Green Design, and Gordon van Zuiden of cyberManor join Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe to talk power: cleaning it up, storing it, and generating it in the residence.
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CEDIA Podcast: SPECIAL -- The Paycheck Protection Program

Ed Wenck
Apr 02, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program “provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.” Our guest, Phil Agresta, has the details in this special edition.
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CEDIA blog posts are intended to provide general information and should not be regarded as legal opinions or advice.

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