Cloud

TechDecisions Guide to 20 Digital Signage Content Management Systems
By Lisa Nadile and Steve Sechrist · January 12, 2015 • There are a whole host of digital signage content management systems. Many are sold along with hardware, so are cloud-based software-only applications, still others are standalone local solutions. There is a DS CMS just write for you. This guide showcases the leading products in the field and explains what you should know before making your choice -- and your investment. Companies covers are AMX, BrightSign, Cisco, Dynasign, Fourwinds, LG EZsign, LG Electronics, NEC, NEC Vukunet, Planar, Rise Vision, Scala, Sony, Prodokol, Symon, Tightrope, Visix and X2O Media.

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.

The Democratization of Video — Getting Your Video Data Organized
By Leslie T. O'Neill · December 20, 2013 • As video use grows, managing that content becomes ever more difficult. You need to prepare for the snowballing amount of data that needs to classified, stored and made searchable. Fortunately, there are video content management systems from companies such as SonicFountry, LimeLight Networks, Kaltura and BrightCove that well help you. Learn more about them here.

Smart Mobile: 6 Network Monitoring and Access Apps for Android and iOS
By TD Staff · December 17, 2013 • The best network monitoring and access apps. These iOS and Android mobile apps cover a range of functions: monitoring and testing networks, file access and management throughout a network and Wi-Fi connection and congestion troubleshooting. Bolster your mobile IT toolbelt with these professional and secure network monitoring and access apps for your smart device. Check out apps from developers like Lysesoft, Metago, Kenny Root and Jeffrey Sharkey, Farpoc, Techet and Comcsoft for Android and iOS.

Asigra Changes the Traditional Backup & Recovery Pricing Model
By TechDecisions · November 13, 2013 • The new Asigra Recovery License Model enables SMBs to pay for how much (or how little) it recovers, decoupling recovery from backup.

House of Worship Facility Automation 101 -  Learn How to Save Thousands to Millions of Dollars Every
By Joel Shore · October 30, 2013 • Building owners are saving thousands to millions of dollars every year by deploying building automation. Automation systems control a group of interlinked networks and devices, each of which monitors, manages, and controls one aspect of a facility’s core operations, services, and utilities. The facility could be corporate offices, K-12, college or university campuses, health care, hotels, retail spaces, commercial, industrial, institutional, scientific, or increasingly, residential. The range of systems is vast, spanning electrical, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, security, safety, telecommunications and transportation (elevators and escalators).

Smarter Technology Creates Smarter Workspaces
By Steve Castle · October 10, 2013 • A combination of daylighting and control and automation technologies will change the way we work. Today there are steps you can take to create a smarter and better workplace. Designing buildings with a great deal of window and open indoor space will help employees reach their goals and save you money.

Unified Communications Products Continue to Gain Popularity
By Sharon Fisher · September 30, 2013 • Unified Communications is gaining momentum as users look to it to streamline the way people work together. Relying on IP technologies, the versatility of UC means everyone can, from one platform, shape the way communication happens, be it phone, chat, email, or videoconference.

The Age of Unified Communications Arrives
By Alison Diana · September 30, 2013 • Mobile workers, remote offices, lower prices, competitive world encourage sales of UC solutions.

5 Game-changing Trends in Unified Communications
By Dan Newman · September 19, 2013 • Unified Communications is trickling down from the enterprise and becoming a robust solution for smaller organizations. Its higher-end abilities are luring users away from the sometimes unreliable Skype and Google Hangouts. UC’s growing popularity means new capabilities are quickly being added.

27 Music Creation Apps for Android and iOS
By TD Staff · June 28, 2013 • While nothing will actually compare to playing physical instruments or gear, there are some great alternatives developed specifically for on-the-go musicians who need to demo a riff, master some tracks or just have fun with some very high-quality digital synths. If we are talking prices, the best audio apps will run you around fifty dollars (or more), but you can expect professional titles to follow such steep price points. I am talking about Cubasis, Cubase's mobile counterpart, and different Korg analog and digital synth apps that are designed to emulate their predecessors with precision.

7 Must Have Office Apps for Android and iOS Pros
By TD Staff · June 19, 2013 • The value of professional office apps are in their ability to easily gather and store information, ensuring that your most needed hard copy files are readily on hand and safe on your mobile device. Check out apps from developers like Mobile Systems, MeLLmo Inc., STOIK Soft, IntSig Information Co.,Ltd, Tempo AI and Google Inc. for Android and iOS.

AMX Pushes Forward with 14 New Product Announcements
By TechDecisions · June 18, 2013 • AMX showcased both the present and the future this InfoComm with announcements about products newly available June 2013 and a glimpse into the future with a look at what’s waiting backstage for 2014.

AMX Updates Modero Touchpanel, Debuts New Conference Room Automation, Takes RMS to the Cloud
By TechDecisions · June 14, 2013 • AMX showcased both the present and the future this InfoComm with announcements about products newly available June 2013 and a glimpse into the future with a look at what’s waiting backstage for 2014.

Blue Jeans 2.0 Video Conferencing Adds New UI, Advanced Controls
By TechDecisions · June 12, 2013 • The Blue Jeans 2.0 video conferencing platform features easier meeting access, enhanced content sharing, and advanced in-meeting controls.

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Worship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.

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