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    AVFM research call – Support our survey

AVFM research call – Support our survey

As AV becomes more important to business processes, so user organisations have to support it more effectively. But as the technology is becoming easier to use, does it require less support? And is it best to provide that support in-house or to outsource it?

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    What happened to the little black book?

What happened to the little black book?

Creative types working for the production arm of the AV industry have moaned about purchasing and procurement for years. You just shouldn’t buy videos or events using the same methods that are used to buy paper clips or hardware components, they argue.

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    Industry Survey: New areas support the distribution business

Industry Survey: New areas support the distribution business

Distribution’s market share is still growing and AV is holding IT at bay. But the challenges posed by collaborative communications make changes in the channel’s behaviour a priority, says Peter Lloyd.

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    The AV interview: Leading from the AV front

The AV interview: Leading from the AV front

Former Impact Marcom head Julian Phillips moved into the American AV business three years ago. Now he’s in a good position to promote change in the industry, says Peter Lloyd.

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    Is the AV channel working?

Is the AV channel working?

Sometimes it can take months to come to the right conclusions about a show, depending on when and whether the proferred products actually appear, and in what form.

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    Collaboration: Points of difference

Collaboration: Points of difference

Collaboration can make a difference to organisational productivity, improving decision-making and motivating staff. This is understood. But there are no standard formats yet, as Peter Lloyd discovers.

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    Industry Survey: AV still lacks the training agenda

Industry Survey: AV still lacks the training agenda

AV companies are aware that skills shortages could curb future growth, but training is still being done piecemeal, says Peter Lloyd.

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Collaboration: Business managers board the bandwagon

  Collaboration: Business managers board the bandwagon

Increased senior management involvement, acceptance of meeting participants’ desire to use their own equipment and readiness to roll out more meeting rooms are all part of the collaborative communications phenomenon, as AV’s latest research discovered. Peter Lloyd reports.

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Collaboration: Content sharing and control is key

  Collaboration: Content sharing and control is key

The move to collaborative communications may be about changing corporate working practices, but it has to be enabled by usable products. With ISE coming up, Peter Lloyd asked the AV cognoscenti to define their favourites.

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AV Interview: Customers make the difference

  AV Interview: Customers make the difference

Once malaise-ridden, Barco has become one of the most successful and relentlessly changing AV manufacturers. Peter Lloyd asked corporate AV director Peter Pauwels what’s changed, and where it’s going.

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Collaboration: Saviour or nemesis?

  Collaboration: Saviour or nemesis?

Collaboration is flavour of the month, if not the decade, and we can look forward to a highly interactive ISE. But is it going to be the AV sector’s saviour or its nemesis?

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Online survey: Finding and training the AV work force

  Online survey: Finding and training the AV work force

If the AV sector is to fulfill its growth potential over the next five years it will need more people to carry out the work. But where will they come from and how will they be trained? Our first-ever survey of AV industry training needs looks at how current activity measures up to the industry’s needs and at the skilling requirements that the sector is going to need in the future.

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Online collaboration survey: we need your help

  Online collaboration survey: we need your help

This time last year, collaborative communications was seen as one of the AV sector’s great future opportunities. Now the techniques are starting to arrive in user organisations. So how is collaboration being applied, and what technologies and products are being used?

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nline collaboration survey: we need your help

  nline collaboration survey: we need your help

This time last year, collaborative communications was seen as one of the AV sector’s great future opportunities. Now the techniques are starting to arrive in user organisations. So how is collaboration being applied, and what technologies and products are being used?

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Direction of travel

  Direction of travel

New directions are important. But to make the most of them a manufacturer’s products, marketing, partners and people all have to work together. This is the message Peter Lloyd took away from his interview with Christie’s vice-president EMEA, Dale Miller, recently.

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Logging the AV industry milestones

  Logging the AV industry milestones

The AV Awards competition has now been run 15 times. Peter Lloyd looks at its history and explains why it is still getting bigger and better.

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Plasma’s allure fades

  Plasma’s allure fades

Panasonic’s decision to close the last of its plasma screen production facilities, announced this week, may herald the beginning of the end for that particular display technology, which has been on the market for less than 20 years.

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HAVE YOUR SAY: What is the future of systems integration?

  HAVE YOUR SAY: What is the future of systems integration?

What technologies are changing the AV systems integration market? To what extent are collaboration and new meeting styles driving the market? And where does IT fit into the purchasing equation?

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The AV Awards: 15 and still counting

  The AV Awards: 15 and still counting

Long-time editor, and now consulting editor of AV Magazine, Peter Lloyd, takes a look back at the history of the AV Awards, as the event celebrates its 15th anniversary tonight at the Hilton on Park Lane in Mayfair.

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Market Survey: Live events at the crossroads

  Market Survey: Live events at the crossroads

AV’s latest survey of the live event production and staging sector threw up a story of flat or declining budgets and a diminishing number of client events, says Peter Lloyd. Interactive technology could change that, but face-to-face needs to fit into a changing communications value chain.

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Exclusive AV research on the live events sector

  Exclusive AV research on the live events sector

AV conducted an online survey looking at the live events market in mid-2012 (after the London Olympics) and we have repeated the exercise this year, with a survey carried out in August. During both surveys the majority of responses came from event production companies and rental/staging firms, with some input from venues (30 per cent of this year’s total) and clients (15 per cent on both occasions).

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