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Five Creative Reasons to Use an Audience Response System
Nov 26, 2019 by
The Audience response system (ARS) has been a fixture at events for decades. Before Smartphones and tablets, audience members used colored paper or numbered paddles to respond to presenter questions or vote. Today, software has replaced hand-raised objects as a more valuable, flexible and impactful way to connect with an audience. But using an ARS sparingly or only to collect simple responses is the definition of underutilization. There are better reasons to deploy an audience response syste...
Conducting Meetings in the Digital Age
Oct 30, 2019 by
We hear it all the time: today’s business leaders are expected to do more with less. That often means taking on more responsibility and producing better results with less staff, budget, and time. Luckily, there are a myriad of innovative technologies available to help them achieve these lofty expectations. Meetings – which have gained a reputation of being too lengthy, frequent, and unfocused – are one aspect of life in an office setting or at a trade convention that could use an efficienc...
Punch up your Next Presentation with this Event Projector Guide
Sep 18, 2019 by
We recently spotlighted projection screens and all that goes into choosing the ideal screen for your event. But of course, even the latest and greatest projection screen would be useless without the right projector.  So let’s take a look at what you need to know in order to choose a projector that will help increase engagement and elevate your next meeting or event presentation. Resolution A projector’s resolution is the color, clarity, and quality of the images it is capable of r...
Best Business Laptops for 2019
Nov 01, 2018 by
A great laptop can make or break workforce productivity. If employees are waiting for apps to load, processing to complete or require IT maintenance support often, your company could be on the losing side of efficiency. While the market is flooded with laptops, not all are created the same. The key factors to evaluate are power, battery life, features, and value. All of the ones listed below, except the MacBook Pro, natively run Windows 10 Professional version. As you look ahead to 2019, w...
Infographic: 5 Reasons to Rent vs. Buy Office Equipment
Sep 05, 2018 by
Do you know why many businesses prefer to rent computers and office equipment rather than buying? We wanted to help business owners, IT professionals and anyone else who manages technology budgets to better understand the advantages of renting office technology, so we created the below infographic outlining 5 main reasons why renting can be better than buying: Agility and scalability. Renting allows you to execute faster and capitalize on opportunities before your competitors. The cost o...
Your TV Pilot is Approved! A Guide to Selecting the Right Technology
Jul 10, 2018 by
Technology for the 2018-2019 Pilot Season The pilot season is upon us. When the network gives you the green light, everything and everyone must quickly shift into gear. If you are a new production assistant, or this is your first pilot, the thought of ordering equipment may be a bit overwhelming. We’re here to help. There are two key areas to focus on -- the accounting office and writers’ room. Below is a list of equipment needed in each area. In addition to the hardware, it’s vita...
The Technology behind the 21st Century Legal War Room
Jun 25, 2018 by
Essential Legal War Room Technology Collaboration Applications & Devices. Reliable Internet Access. Best-in-class Presentation Tools. Basic Office Equipment. Legal War Room Software. “War Room,” a term made famous by Winston Churchill, Britain’s Prime Minister during the Second World War,[1] is a staple of the legal profession. Legal teams set up these temporary workplaces to delve deeply (without the usual distractions of an office) into the strategy and mechan...
Who Does and Who Should Attend Tech Camps and Why (Part 1)
May 01, 2018 by
If you're looking for ideas for summer camps, tech camps are one of your best options for a popular, relevant attraction that will enrich the lives of your campers and their families. As recently as a few years ago, most tech camps were geared toward high school males interested in coding. Fast forward to today, where these camps are intended for all genders, ages and interests. It’s expected that more than six million children will attend camps across the United States this year, and many ...
IT Best Practices: Rent vs Buy Technology for Projects?
Jun 09, 2016 by
If you’ve ever had to scale up an IT project on short notice, you’re probably familiar with the following dilemma. You need 100 laptops by month’s end, so you tap a national computer distributor for a big, juicy purchase. You’ll soon be the proud new owner of a mountain of equipment, you’ve delighted the distributor’s sales rep, and it seems like your staff is ready to sit down at the keyboards once the equipment arrives. (The project could be anything, really – like a major...
The Sharing Economy: Leveraging Short-Term Technology Solutions to Drive Business
Mar 23, 2016 by
There has been a time-tested recipe for business growth.  By making cash-intensive investments, businesses have sought a defensible market position by leveraging anything proprietary they can develop or buy. It has worked this way: Identify a market need Innovate or acquire Invest in the technology and capacity to produce the product Serve the market profitably, as only you or few others can It was an approach that worked for a few decades, until the recession that began in...
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