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For ISE this year I was approached by CEDIA to give their design documentation course. In order to do this I had to successfully complete the CEDIA presenter course, which meant a fun day out to the UK headquarters in St. Neots. Here I met...

Having adopted the J-standard in early 2015 and the becoming fully compliant with it later the same year we now find ourselves almost two years on. In that time the J-standard itself hasn’t changed but the way we have understood it and the way we...

The outsourcing industry is an increasingly important driver of the UK economy. According to the Business Services Association (BSA), almost 10 per cent of the UK’s workforce is employed in outsourcing.However, it was once the case that outsourcing often divided opinions as the very concept...

Following on from my last column on managing change, this month we will look at revising documentation including correct versioning and approval of design drawings. As a project develops through its lifecycle, changes will come about. Shifts in client requirements or budget, site restrictions and superceded...

As we all know every project, from the smallest to the largest, is subject to change over its lifecycle. The client’s requirements and budgets shift around, site restrictions come into play and equipment is superceded, all this falls under the banner of change control.It’s how...

In an industry where we literally put our heart and soul into designing and installing systems which provide the very best of quality in audio and video entertainment, you would be forgiven if you thought that providing visualisation as a service would be a no...

In the world of sales there is nothing better than a direct recommendation or referral.No matter how good a salesperson might be, referrals will always outperform leads gathered from non-referral clients.If you think about it, the logic of referrals is straightforward. We have all looked...