Tips and Tools for Effectively Planning and Managing Meeting Spaces

Tips and Tools for Effectively Planning and Managing Meeting Spaces

Today, many organizations opt for an open office environment — eliminating walls and cubicles in order to break down office hierarchies and encourage collaboration. The problem is that people still need privacy from time to time. While you might have been able to take a private phone call in a cubicle, you now have to find a phone booth, small meeting space or conference room. read more...

How 3-D Visualizations Augment the A/V Design Process

How 3-D Visualizations Augment the A/V Design Process

Working with A/V professionals to design your meeting space offers a number of benefits. People who specialize in A/V are going to be familiar with all the latest solutions and know what works in real-world environments. They can apply this knowledge to the customer’s requirements, budget and the specific characteristics of each space to create the best possible solution. For many customers, however, this still read more...

How to Effectively Manage and Support Apple Devices in the Enterprise

How to Effectively Manage and Support Apple Devices in the Enterprise

[kc_row use_container="yes" force="no" column_align="middle" video_mute="no" _id="800838"][kc_column width="12/12" video_mute="no" _id="660351"][kc_column_text]Apple devices are very popular among consumers — devout users have been known to camp outside Apple stores when a new product is about to be released so they can be among the first to get their hands on it. This devotion has had an impact on corporate IT, as many employees use their Apple devices for read more...

A 5-Step Approach to Building an Intelligent Edge

A 5-Step Approach to Building an Intelligent Edge

Many organizations have adopted a cloud-first IT strategy to improve the way they do business. Public, private and hybrid cloud platforms maximize efficiency while allowing IT staff to manage resources, save costs, increase scalability, streamline and coordinate data management, and reduce the human error factor. But while the cloud has many benefits, it is not always the right fit for modern IT workloads — organizations read more...

Managed Network Services Offer Relief from IT Skills Shortages

Managed Network Services Offer Relief from IT Skills Shortages

The IT skills gap has plagued organizations for a number of years, and continues to increase. Gartner has reported that, “by 2020, 75 percent of organizations will experience visible business disruptions due to skills gaps, which is an increase from less than 20 percent in 2016.” This will not only impact new technology initiatives but ongoing infrastructure management. In-house IT staff are already stretched thin, read more...

The Importance of Quality Value Engineering in the Design of A/V Solutions

The Importance of Quality Value Engineering in the Design of A/V Solutions

In World War II, shortages of raw materials and components often forced manufacturers to look for substitutes. A couple of engineers at General Electric found that some substitutions resulted in a better product at a lower cost. This led them to develop a process called “value engineering” that they applied to product development. You might think that value engineering would have little application in the read more...

Software-Defined Application Delivery Controllers Provide Key Benefits

Software-Defined Application Delivery Controllers Provide Key Benefits

In our last post, we discussed how growing workload demands in enterprise data centers requires a new approach to application delivery controllers (ADCs). Traditional appliance-based ADCs are slow and costly to implement, difficult to manage, and lack the flexibility and scalability needed in today’s dynamic data center environment. Software-based ADCs are less expensive because they can be deployed on commodity hardware but otherwise have the read more...

Overcoming the Drawbacks of Traditional Application Delivery Controllers

Overcoming the Drawbacks of Traditional Application Delivery Controllers

Half of all IT workloads still run in enterprise data centers and will continue to do so through at least 2021, according to the Uptime Institute’s Annual Data Center Survey for 2019. In fact, workload demands in enterprise data centers continue to increase, which can cause performance problems as resources reach capacity. Many data center operators are also spreading workloads across multiple data centers and read more...

The Rahi Approach to Data Center Migration

The Rahi Approach to Data Center Migration

There are a number of reasons why an organization might need to relocate data center equipment. As IT demands increase an organization may run out of data center space and need to move to a larger facility. Conversely, consolidation projects may free up space, enabling the organization to rearrange equipment to optimize power and cooling or operational efficiency. Mergers and acquisitions can spur data center read more...

Designing Multicast Networks: A Primer

Designing Multicast Networks: A Primer

We’ve been talking about some of the networking issues that can impact A/V systems. First, we took a look at some of the issues that can arise when A/V requirements aren’t considered while designing the network. Next, we explained the importance of the Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standard in successful A/V deployments. In this post we will discuss the use of IP multicast to support audio and read more...