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Take the 2014 Emergency Notification Survey
By Chrissy Winske · February 18, 2014 • A survey for those involved in mass notification and emergency planning.

4 Photo Editing Apps
By Lisa Nadile · February 14, 2014 • Use these apps to record data visually, adding much-needed clarification of your work.

NAMM Show Shows Its Worth For A/V Across Multiple Verticals
By Dan Daley · February 12, 2014 • The Winter NAMM expo steps up to show case the latest in audio equipment. It presents everything from sound systems, to tablets, using your iPad as a tool.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to Cloud Monitors and Zero Client Products
By Joe Paone · February 7, 2014 • Cloud monitors, also known as “zero clients,” are being sold by LG, Samsung and ViewSonic. These monitors are even more lightweight in terms of resources than “thin clients” like tablets and netbooks, let alone full-scale PCs. Zero-client cloud displays instead simply provide a rich user interface and forward key clicks and mouse clicks to super-intelligent “cloud-based” servers. Unlike the days of mainframes, the intelligence now resides in the network and its attached servers, and the displays simply tap into that intelligence.

UPDATED: 15 Must Have Apps for Cloud Backup and File Access for iOS and Android
By TD Staff · February 6, 2014 • Manage, share and backup your Android or iOS device with these great Cloud backup and access apps. Check out apps from developers like Genie-Soft, Google Inc., Mozy Inc., Genie9, ClockworkMod, AgileSoft Resource, Jungle Disk, LLC and iDar LLC

Tips for Deploying Digital Signage in Higher Ed
By Chrissy Winske · February 3, 2014 • A digital signage pro shares his tips on how to deploy digital signage in a higher education environment including which displays to choose: LED, LCD, projection, video walls and more. He discusses the importance of creating content and implementing social media like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Tips for measuring ROI include considering emergency notification capabilities and creating an attractive and technologically savvy learning environment.

TechDecisions Guide to 16 Lecture Capture Tools
By Chrissy Winske · February 3, 2014 • Take a look at some of the most popular lecture capture tools on the market. These products vary in price and capability, but there is something here for everyone regardless of budget.

Westchester Community College Installs Fiber Network and Moves Its Business Services Online
By Chrissy Winske · January 30, 2014 • Westchester Community College installed a fiber network through Lightpath and moved business services like bill pay and registration online. The fiber also allows the school to quickly increase bandwidth when needed to support BYOD and multimedia resources in the classroom.

Distance Learning for Higher Ed Institutions
By Chrissy Winske · January 27, 2014 • Colleges and universities can bring distance learning to campus via telepresence, a learning management system and lecture capture.

Working with A Difficult Space: How WFU Overcame Design Issues in a New Facility
By Chrissy Winske · January 24, 2014 • When Wake Forest University opened a satellite campus in Charlotte North Carolina, the IT team used the AMX Enova DVX to build an A/V solution that would accommodate the building’s wide rooms and limited equipment storage space.

Preparing Your Network for BYOD: Tips from Two IT Pros
By Chrissy Winske · January 22, 2014 • Two IT pros share tips on how to prepare your organization’s network for BYOD as mobile device use continues to gain popularity in the workplace. To prevent your network speed from slowing down, IT should plans for density, manage mobile applications on the network and create a clear BYOD policy for employees.

Stanford University’s School of Medicine Uses Control and Automation for Lecture Capture
By Chrissy Winske · January 22, 2014 • The Stanford School of Medicine updated its lecture capture system with an AMX Modero touchpanel. The school is using control and automation to reduce downtime needed for repairs and to manage its technology assets effectively.

Video Management Software: Best Practices for Higher Education
By Gadi Piran · January 20, 2014 • Read our tips on video management software and how to get the most out of your video surveillance systems.

Cloud Computing Boosts Collaboration at RWU and Helps Save Money
By Chrissy Winske · January 20, 2014 • See how a cloud infrastructure combined with Samsung LCD displays revolutionized Roger Williams University’s Architecture and Continuing Studies programs.

TechDecisions Guide to 6 Game Changing, Affordable Multi-format Video Switchers
By Frederick J. Ampel · January 15, 2014 • This guide shows a selection of affordable multi-format video switchers with universal input capability and flexibility needed to handle just about every conceivable format, and also produce outputs to meet almost any display or projection device’s requirements, has become available for well under $10,000. In fact Roland's V40HD lists for $4,495. Each will help you make showing any presentation format possible and at a very low cost compared to even last year.

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