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Creating the Future of Work

To see the future of work, it helps to have the insight of companies that have grown through years of changes. Bring together some of the most well known and successful businesses in a collaborative environment and ask, “How will people collaborate in the workplace of the future?”

That’s what AVI-SPL is doing with its Customer Advisory Board, which includes Fidelity, MasterCard, the Walt Disney Company and other high-profile corporations. You’ve seen the changes that have affected and improved upon workplace collaboration, like technology systems that allow remote teams to share and work on documents in real time. In the CAB fall retreat, members looked ahead to the technology systems that will become standard and the expectations they’ll help shape.

In her summary of the fall CAB retreat, SVP of Marketing Kelly Bousman highlights some of the group’s research-based talking points and assumptions:

  • People are changing jobs more often.
  • Connectivity and collaboration are a business priority.
  • People expect workplace flexibility. That flexibility includes using their preferred digital technology to work with online colleagues.

Bousman lists the issues (including worker and business demands) that CAB members think they’ll need to address today and years from now. Such challenges include:

  • Voice control of room devices.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • An infrastructure that meets the increasing demand for wireless and video collaboration technologies.

The article concludes by looking at the agreed-upon approaches for dealing with the future of work and its challenges. AVI-SPL’s Customer Advisory Board continues to reap benefits from thinking about the future of work. In sharing this, you too may be inspired to reach out to AVI-SPL and talk about getting your workplace ready for future success.

Read “How to See the Future of Work and Act on It” >

Webinar Recording: Audio Basics for Meetings and Conferences

AV is about adaptation and being able to support legacy meeting and conferencing equipment while designing systems for the ever- changing workplace environment. During this webinar, learn how to ensure good sound quality in typical business situations by bridging the gap between your own technical background and the world of professional audio. Gino Sigismondi, Shure’s Associate Director, Technical Support and Training, covers:

  • Basic components of a sound system, key audio concepts, and the differences between digital and analog audio.
  • How room acoustics and noise affect the intelligibility of the audio, what feedback is and what causes it.
  • Basics of microphones – how they work, the use and placement for different microphone types and the pros and cons of selecting and using either wired or wireless microphones.
  • How different-sized rooms relate to the sound system that would be selected and how to distinguish between a discussion and conference system.

Get the recording for “Audio Basics for Meetings and Conferences” >

About the presenter

Gino Sigismondi has been a Shure Associate since 1997 and currently manages the company’s Technical Training division. He brings over 15 years of practical experience in professional audio to the product training seminars he conducts for Shure customers, dealers, distribution centers, and internal staff. Gino spent 10 years as a member of Applications Engineering, assisting Shure customers with choosing and using the company’s vast array of products. He is also the author of the Shure educational publications “Selection and Operation of Personal Monitors,” “Audio Systems Guide for Music Educators,” and “Selection and Operation of Audio Signal Processors.” He was recently awarded status as an “Adjunct Instructor” by the InfoComm Academy.

AVI-SPL Tops the SCN 50 for 2018

AVI-SPL leads the Systems Contractor News list of the top 50 AV systems integrators in North America. The rankings are determined by revenue, so being number one is a great honor because it reflects our efforts to help companies realize their business outcomes through technology solutions that create a better user experience. AVI-SPL has been at the top of the list every year since 2006, and we owe much of our success to the great manufacturers we partner with to create and deliver the solutions our clients need.

See the complete list of companies on the SCN 50 for 2018 >

Connect with AVI-SPL and let us know about your workplace collaboration projects and challenges.

 

How to Attract and Retain Your Talent

When companies describe the success they have with technology, they talk about the ability to reduce costs, collaborate more effectively, and improve productivity. Without the tech systems to enable that success, companies struggle to keep their best employees.

Digital transformation is about adapting to external technology changes so that companies give their employees the tools they need and expect in the workplace. In a recent article I contributed to No Jitter, I explain why an element of digital transformation — digital dexterity — should be a key objective of companies looking to improve their operations and grow by keeping and attracting the best employees. Digital dexterity is the ability to use technology systems that support business outcomes and control how one works. Read the post to learn:

  • The consequences of ignoring digital dexterity
  • How to promote a culture that embraces collaboration
  • The benefits of the digital workplace

The article also includes links to brief, valuable resources you’ll want to bookmark and share.

Read “Digital Dexterity: Finding and Keeping the Best Employees” >

Reach out to AVI-SPL at sales@avispl.com or  866-559-8197 to share your challenges and needs with getting the right collaboration technology to support your organization.

Read AVI-SPL’s Smart Spaces Catalog for 2018

AVI-SPL’s new Smart Spaces catalog is here, and it’s your source for empowering your organization’s employees with the ability to share ideas and be productive, whether they’re in the same collaboration space or working from remote locations. The core of this new publication is AVI-SPL’s Smart Spaces offering, which is our system for the quick deployment of collaboration spaces that are outfitted with AV and UC technology. This 2018 issue covers:

  • AVI-SPL’s value as a partner in your digital workplace transformation
  • Four keys to success in the digital workplace
  • How to create the collaborative workplace
  • Unify ME Symphony managed services platform
  • Two case studies

Read the Smart Spaces catalog >