Never The Twain Shall Meet
Whether you are barricaded in the office, trying to help your workers remotely while they struggle with their home network, or are working from home yourself keeping the ticket count under three figures, we’ve got your news for where the IT side of things merge with the AV industry. Joining us this month, returning guests Manager of Product Marketing for Extron Derek Joncas, and AV Consultant at AstroMan AV Sean Reid.
Speaking of remote working, it’s no small wonder that in this time of social distancing and quarantine procedures that video conferencing solutions like Zoom have become so ubiquitous for both personal and work instances. Is there a clear winner in this race? Is there a tipping point for different platforms, balancing Zoom, Outlook, Slack and even more? Taking a look at this space and where it might be in the coming years, and security protocols when engaging with video platform services.
Speaking of security, My Tech Decisions has an article explaining why AV integrators should invest in a Cybersecurity Expert. Security breaches and the costs that ensue with it, both financial and time lost can be devastating to any company. And as stated, it’s not a question of if you get hacked but when. Discussing being aware of security risks within your company and how to properly secure your business and your clients.
- Derek Joncas – Extron
- Sean Reid – AstroMan AV
Links to sources:
- AV Network – A look at several different teamwork software platforms
- Wall Street Journal – Facebook looking to compete with Zoom with their own platform
- My Tech Decisions – Reasons for integrators to have a cybersecurity strategy
- AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.
- The NSA document regarding cybersecurity information can be found here.
- The link provided by Derek regarding security practices can be found here.
This monthly podcast is hosted by AVNation founder, Tim Albright. He gathers the brightest minds that cross the line between IT and AV. The stories that are covered by IT AV are ones that impact both the audiovisual industry as well as the IT networks on which they live. Those topics include security, AVoIP (audiovisual signals over IP networks), service based programs, remote access and monitoring, as well as network best practices.