technology integrators

Does Your 2022 Budget Hold Water?

Does Your 2022 Budget Hold Water?

As many integration firm owners finalize their 2022 budgets, they have to ask themselves: “Does this budget hold water?” “Will these assumptions and projections float … or will they sink like a stone?” To solve this buoyancy issue, integrators should … Read More

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6 Easy Ways to Increase Profit Margins on Jobs

Solutions360 and D-Tools share a common vision to help integrators increase profit margins It is no small task for AV system integrators to increase profit margins. It takes having a strong brand value, consistent measurement of performance and solid leadership. … Read More

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Every Salesperson Should Take the August Challenge

  Take the August Challenge! A friend of mine that played professional baseball once told me that the worst day of the year for minor league ballplayers was August 1st. He explained that they had been playing virtually every day since … Read More

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How to Keep a Project on Course

If all projects are different, what is the best way for integrators to keep a project on course? All integration projects are unique, and there’s no two alike, right? Yes, all projects contain uniqueness and uncertainty. But there is also … Read More

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Introducing Q360’s OneDashboard to Rule Them All

OneDashboard to Rule Them All In today’s video, John Graham, Executive Vice President of Solutions360, is joined by Joel Harris from Navigate Management Consulting, to discuss a big topic. We’re talking about OneDashboard. Integrators have vast amounts of information available … Read More

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Measuring Customer Profitability

Are Your ‘Best’ Customers Your Most Profitable? On this episode of ClearTalk, our CEO, Brad Dempsey, is joined by Brad Malone and Joel Harris from Navigate Management Consulting to talk about customer profitability. Are your best customers sometimes your worst … Read More

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Presenting the Estimate

A single precise number does not make a valid estimate   In Part 1 of this blog series, we looked at the myth of the perfect estimate and discussed how assumptions and risks factor into an estimate. In Part 2, … Read More

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How Do You Spell WBS?

What is a work breakdown structure? In today’s video, Tofiq Indawala, Director of Product Management, is joined by Brad Malone, from Navigate Management Consulting to discuss the whole concept of a work breakdown structure, and how that impacts project management. … Read More

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How Do You Manage a Remote Workforce?

One consequence of the COVID pandemic is that managers have had to deal with a new, and to many, a daunting challenge: learning how to manage a remote workforce. What are they doing? Are they really working or have they … Read More

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The Importance of Professional Project Managers

Many integration companies that are beginning to mature their business management practices go through a process of determining who to select as their project managers, and how to nurture their competence and capabilities. As someone who has taught more than … Read More