Tom Stimson

Tom
Stimson
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Economics Define AV For Corporate Events 
I once wrote about the convergence of theatre, entertainment, and audiovisual (AV) technologies (Unification A New Look At Convergence, January 2006),
Are You An Innovator Or A Laggard? 
Simplicity is what makes cool ideas take off. If a technological innovation takes a difficult task and makes it easier, then the momentum just builds
Getting Work Versus Making A Living 
A successful technician is one who can consistently earn a good living at his craft and work on the kinds of jobs he prefers. For more and more techs,
Facing Challenges For '07 
In a recent survey of event service managers, the respondents were asked to write their biggest business challenge for the coming year. A review of these
Business: Live From The Ballroom 
My favorite corporate shows are new drug rollouts for big pharmaceutical companies. These extravaganzas have lots of moving lights, pyrotechnics, sound effects, production numbers, acrobats, and lots of video.
Unification—A New Look at Convergence 
The first time I heard the word convergence being applied to what I do, it was in regard to information technology (IT) being used to manage the operation of and deliver content to installed audiovisual (AV) systems. In its simplest form, the ...
Business: Unification–A New Look at Convergence 
The first time I heard the word convergence being applied to what I do, it was in regard to information technology (IT) being used to manage
Give Em' What They Want 
Before you sell, what is your customer buying?
Business: Crossing the Threshold 
Choose your technology threshold before it is chosen for you
ICIA Field Report: Don't Leave Labor to Chance: Part II 
Last issue, this column examined the rules, regulations, challenges, and nuances facing rental and staging business owners in making staffing choices
ICIA Field Report: Don't Leave Labor to Chance: Part I 
You hire a freelance audio engineer to do a show. He does a good job and sends you an invoice. You write him a check and say thanks.

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