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How Can You Tell if an Acquisition is Right – or Wrong?

January 14, 2020

In the past few years, our industry has seen an active climate of mergers and acquisitions: Approximately 30 NSCA integrator members have been acquired in the last year alone. Although many experience great success in organic growth through hiring, completing…

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Federal Government’s SchoolSafety.gov Recommending PASS Guidelines is a Win for School Safety

December 10, 2019

The U.S. Federal government launched its Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website, SchoolSafety.gov, designed as a one-stop-shop of resources for K-12 administrators, educators, parents, and law enforcement and includes Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools (4th Edition)

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6 Steps to Take Before Terminating an Employee

November 26, 2019

Sometimes an employee just doesn’t meet expectations. Before you send an employee on their way, are you sure job responsibilities were clearly spelled out? Did you provide guidance? Was there a plan to help the employee improve? Follow these steps…

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NSCA Announces Official Keynote Line-Up for BLC 2020

November 13, 2019

NSCA is excited to announce the confirmed speakers for the 22nd annual Business & Leadership Conference, to be held on Feb. 26-28, 2020, at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving, TX

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NSCA Success Story: Developing a New Project Management Team

November 12, 2019

For a long time, Santa Rosa, CA-based PCD’s management team served as the company’s project managers. This approach worked well for a while; as work picked up, however, project management needs grew as well. As a result, PCD needed to develop its project management team from the ground up – and wanted to give the people in these new roles enough knowledge to be effective. So they called on Nadim Sawaya of Enterprise Performance Consulting – an NSCA Member Advisory Councilmember – to get everyone on the same page.

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NSCA Success Story: Helping a New Business Get Off the Ground

October 15, 2019

Familiar with NSCA for more than 12 years, Patrick DeZess didn’t get a chance to really experience the benefits it offers until he attended the Business & Leadership Conference in 2015. A few years later, once Augmentering was established, he knew it was important to align his new company with industry associations like NSCA. And one of the best membership benefits he discovered was one he wasn’t even planning on …

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NSCA Success Story: An Immediate ROI on Project Management Training

August 20, 2019

When his company is in control of a project, Scott Wright, president at Lifeline Audio Video Technologies, noticed that estimated labor and associated costs were right on. Bid projects were another story. Staff members didn’t have enough experience or expertise to manage larger bid projects in terms of project management hours. So Lifeline partnered with Enterprise Performance Consulting for onsite project-management training that made a difference right away!

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What We Forecast for Construction in the Last Half of 2019 … and Beyond

August 13, 2019

The Summer 2019 edition of the Electronic Systems Outlook report is complete and ready for download! Looking ahead to Q3 and Q4 2019, we forecast a 1% increase in total construction spending over 2018. Commercial building growth segments in 2019…

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Cyber-Incentives and Legislation: How Tech & Government Can Collaborate to Create a Safer World

July 23, 2019

It’s one thing when ransomware can infiltrate a database and pull sensitive files at will. It’s a totally different predicament when it can seize control of a computer system used to manipulate a company’s machinery. This was exactly the case…

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Creating Your Own Safety Culture

July 16, 2019

Workplace and jobsite accidents can typically be blamed on two things: either the lack of appropriate safety protocol or the inability to create and maintain a safe culture. A “zero-claim mentality” is what integrators should strive for (meaning no accidents)….

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Drunk Unkles Take the Stage for 14th Annual NSCA Education Foundation Charity Concert

April 17, 2019

The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce the Drunk Unkles’ first NSCA Education Foundation Charity Concert of 2019, scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, at B.B. King’s in Orlando

Another Type of Coverage to Add to Your List: Drone Insurance

March 26, 2019

With all the talk of protecting your organization when working on client networks, it’s clear that the insurance landscape is changing for integrators. Did you know there’s another type of insurance you may want to consider in the future? It’s…