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CEDIA
Apr 02, 2020

Funds may be fully forgiven based on the employer maintaining or rehiring employees and maintaining salary levels.
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CEDIA Podcast: Legal and Financial Advice for the UK

Ed Wenck
Apr 01, 2020

In this special edition of the CEDIA podcast, we address our members in the UK – but there’s actually some pretty great advice in here for everyone. Regarding response to the pandemic, we speak with an accounting firm, a legal practice, two integrators and a trade supplier.
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The Importance of Employee Morale

Ed Wenck
Apr 01, 2020

Tips from a variety of integrators on keeping the team involved and engaged during remote work demanded by the pandemic.
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CEDIA Podcast: Coping with the Pandemic

Ed Wenck
Mar 31, 2020

How do you talk to your clients? Manage your business and your employees' morale during this? How do you keep everyone safe? Jason Knott (CE Pro) shares the stories he's collecting, and we talk to several firms, too: The Premier Group, Nirvana Home Entertainment, and Inspired Dwellings (the latter led by CEDIA's Board Chairman, Rob Sutherland).
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Two Minute Tech Read: Working and Living in a Remote World

Walt Zerbe
Mar 31, 2020

"As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re in the midst of what I believe will be a major change in the way business will be conducted in the future. We have more and more people working from home, taxing their residential networks and ISP nodes, and potentially opening liability for the businesses they work for in the process."
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CEDIA Podcast: Coping with Obsolescence

Ed Wenck
Mar 27, 2020

A lot of what an integrator installs can become obsolete -- to the point of failure -- at some point in the future. So how do you prepare a client for this obsolescence, and how do you design systems that can adapt?
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The Customer Care Conversation, Part Three

Ed Wenck
Mar 26, 2020

Following a conversation thread that started on the CEDIA Community board regarding customer care programs, CEDIA set up a conference call with 35 member participants to explore the conversation further and share insights and experience. Here’s part three of our highlights from the call.
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COVID-19 Expert Advice: Some Broad Legal Issues Facing U.S. CEDIA Integrators

Ed Wenck
Mar 25, 2020

Susan Kline, a partner at the firm Faegre Drinker, has some advice on employers, employees, client relationships, and remote work.
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The Customer Care Conversation, Part Two

Ed Wenck
Mar 25, 2020

Following a conversation thread that started on the CEDIA Community board regarding customer care programs, CEDIA set up a conference call with 35 member participants to explore the conversation further and share insights and experience. Here's part two of three.
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Wendy Griffiths
Mar 25, 2020

CPDs also provide a valuable way to gain insight into enhancing projects or meeting client requirements without being “sold to” or inundated with brand or product information.
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CEDIA Podcast: Client Care Programs

Ed Wenck
Mar 24, 2020

Steve Rissi has developed a class on client care programs that's he'll be teaching at CEDIA Expo in Denver. Rissi shares his expertise -- which includes years as the head of an integration firm's service department -- in this podcast with hosts Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe.
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This Week in CEDIA Education

Brian Weiss
Mar 23, 2020

Each Monday, we'll be releasing a topical digest with a slate of free education including webinars, online courses, white papers, and informative podcasts.
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CEDIA Podcast: Financial and Legal Tips During the Disruption

Ed Wenck
Mar 20, 2020

As COVID-19 disrupts lives and business, Pete the Planner (Peter Dunn) has advice on handling your finances (business AND personal) in an emergency, and Susan Kline from the law firm Faegre Drinker has legal info for employers and employees of CEDIA firms during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Customer Care Conversation, Part One

Ed Wenck
Mar 17, 2020

Following a conversation thread that started on the CEDIA Community board regarding customer care programs, CEDIA set up a conference call with 35 member participants to explore the conversation further and share insights and experience. We’ve extrapolated some highlights here, and we’ll have additional thoughts from the session in two more parts.
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CEDIA Podcast: SPECIAL -- On Business Disruption

Ed Wenck
Mar 16, 2020

Employees working remotely, spikes in absenteeism, supply chain issues -- the current state of a world coping with a virus can profoundly affect your livelihood as an integrator. Craig Caldwell, Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs at the Lacy School of Business at Butler University is here to offer his expertise on those disruptions in this special edition of the CEDIA Podcast.
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CEDIA Podcast: Talks on Video Compression and Selling to Boomers

Ed Wenck
Mar 13, 2020

We've got highlights of two CEDIA talks from ISE 2020. In one, CEDIA's David Meyer gives us everything we ever wanted to know about video compression, and in the other, Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) talks about the unique issue of selling to Baby Boomers as the population ages.
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How They Did It: Villa Stellarum

Ed Wenck
Mar 12, 2020

This project from Service TECH, Inc. won the CEDIA Award for Best Lighting System (Americas, 2019) and was honored as a Finalist for Best Integrated Home, Level IV (Americas, 2019).
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Standards Update: AV Disruptors and 8K

David Meyer, CEDIA Technical Research Consultant
Mar 10, 2020

Updates on what's happening with HDMI, HDBaseT, AV-over-IP, 8K advances, and work on CEDIA/CTA standards from CEDIA's Technical Research Consultant.
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Two Minute Tech Read: Media Management 101

Walt Zerbe
Mar 09, 2020

You soon may need a dedicated resource within your company to help your clients manage all their media: devices, sources, name it. CEDIA's Walt Zerbe explains.
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CEDIA Podcast: The Chairman of the Board and Workforce Development

Ed Wenck
Mar 06, 2020

In this two-parter, we sit down with CEDIA's new Board Chairman, Rob Sutherland, and give you an update on a challenge we've all identified: workforce development. We stopped by the integration firm TRIPhase to talk with the owner, Robert Haecker, about a recent hire -- Brett Jagger -- who graduated from the inaugural 12-week CEDIA Electronic Systems Integration Technician Training program.
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