The Hard Work is Getting Paid

September 29, 2011

What really stinks is how much effort has to go into getting paid on time. For many reasons, public works projects, most new construction, even projects sold directly to the end-user have become mired in delays. I swear it’s a game that other players know the rules better than we do.  This is often a Read the full article…

Let’s Get to Work…

February 3, 2011

2011 should be a much better year for systems integrators based on the construction forecasts I’ve seen recently. First, the McGraw-Hill construction market forecast shows a positive picture for the fist time in several years. Overall, we can focus on one big number: new construction starts nationwide are projected to be up 8%. The full Read the full article…

Midwest Values

July 22, 2010

On Tuesday, July 20, NSCA members in Chicago met to discuss how to add value to projects and for clients in light of eroding margins. I was shocked to hear some of the margins that integrators were living on. I must admit, when our members on the East and West Coasts described the competitive pressures Read the full article…

Can This Be Any More Complicated?

May 27, 2010

I’m reading now that companies are supposed to provide their employees health insurance that costs them less than 9.5% of their adjusted gross family income. If they are paying above that, then the employer pays a penalty for not making it affordable to them. Okay then… I have a couple questions: As employers, do you Read the full article…

The Most Basic Identity Theft Prevention

May 13, 2010

We’ve been talking a lot about policy issues lately, but I recently came across an interesting information privacy topic that relates well to all of us as business owners/managers. Here’s something I bet you never thought about before. Did you know that almost every digital copier built since 2002 has a hard drive? If not, Read the full article…

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