InfoComm 2016 - Part III

InfoComm 2016 - Part III
    

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The WR video / AV team took infoComm 2016 by storm.  And for those of you who are keeping track, this is Ira’s 27th (yes – not a typo) infoComm.  And as always, infoComm was a chance to see what’s new, revisit what’s old, and catch up with old friends.

The Four C's at InfoComm 2016 – Part II

The Four C's at InfoComm 2016 – Part II
    

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Observations from infoComm16 related to four topics:  Cameras, Cloud, Collaboration, and Cuddle Rooms.  This post discusses collaboration and "cuddle rooms;" my previous post covered cameras and the cloud.

The Curious Case of the Microsoft-LinkedIn Acquisition

The Curious Case of the Microsoft-LinkedIn Acquisition
    

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By now you've likely heard the news that Microsoft announced its intent to acquire LinkedIn (LI) for $26B - that dollar figure alone is newsworthy. While the mega-lottery-sized price tag has raised a few eyebrows, the acquisition itself has also, uh, raised eyebrows. As well it should. We'll let others focus on the obvious Dynamics synergies and Yammer overlaps - this post will focus on the UC&C side of the acquisition.

First, the deal basics:

The Four C’s at InfoComm 2016 – Part I

The Four C’s at InfoComm 2016 – Part I
    

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Last week I joined 42,000 of my closest colleagues, including Ira, Saar, and Steve from WR, in the 107 degree heat in Las Vegas to check out the 978 exhibitors at the world’s largest AV show.  You have to really focus at an event like this, so I spent the vast majority of my time in the “UC and Collaboration” pavilion.  This year, the guide for this part of the show floor was printed in Norwegian, a courtesy to help the hordes of Viking exhibitors and attendees.  While being language handicapped, I nevertheless came away with some observations that fall cleanly into four categories: 

Spinning through the Streaming Side of InfoComm 2016

Spinning through the Streaming Side of InfoComm 2016
    

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InfoComm has always been one of those “big” trade shows for Wainhouse Research.

The annual confluence of audio / visual tools, gadgets, software and services hits right at the sweet spot of some of our key research coverage areas. And – in the days ahead – I’m assuming you’ll be seeing some in-depth posts from our video conferencing team on events from the show that runs through the end of this week in Las Vegas.

Newman Takes Top Role at MediaPlatform

Newman Takes Top Role at MediaPlatform
    

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The stage now is fully set for Mike Newman’s second act in the enterprise streaming business.

Newman, best known as the former president of Accordent – a leading enterprise streaming vendor sold for $50 million to Polycom in 2011 – has been named the chief executive officer of MediaPlatform. He replaces Jim McGovern, who had been MediaPlatform’s CEO since 2010.

Briefs - 3 June, 2016

Briefs - 3 June, 2016
    

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Lots of news will be coming out of InfoComm next week but there are plenty of pre-announcements – so here is a quick survey of notable recent news.  I’m skipping InfoComm this year but WR will be well-represented by Andrew, Ira, Steve, & Saar.

People & Places - 2 June, 2016

People & Places - 2 June, 2016
    

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Know someone in the industry who changed jobs?  Jump ship or into a new role yourself as vendor, end user, or channel partner?  Email us at wrb@wainhouse.com to share the good news.

  • Adobe, Cynthia Stoddard, Senior Vice President
    and CIO, Cloud Technology

Periscope Bridging the Gap Between Voltaire and Mr. Spock

Periscope Bridging the Gap Between Voltaire and Mr. Spock
    

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Voltaire will find no home in the Twitter-sphere.

Indeed, the French philosopher probably is rolling over in his grave upon hearing how Twitter this week has decided to manage the moderation of chat boards associated with its Periscope live video service.

Clouds Forming at 6 O’Clock

Clouds Forming at 6 O’Clock
    

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Two announcements in the past few weeks have me thinking about cloud formations as Ira, Saar, and I head off to InfoComm next week.   

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