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3 Types of Security That AV Systems Encounter In Higher Education

Source: 3 Types of Security that AV Systems Encounter in Higher Education | HARMAN Professional Solutions Insights

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There’s a wide range of meanings that can be ascribed to the word “security” in higher education. From IT Security to physical security to safety and emergency response, many disciplines fall under the term “security”. Schools typically address these issues in an overall operations security policy, which dictates the overall security posture of the organization. The operational security policy covers a variety of assets, including physical assets like chairs, intellectual assets like data, as well as actual people on campus. School officials use the estimated risk they expect people and property to face to determine the appropriate amount of effort required to keep assets (and people) safe. Audio/video professionals need to be aware of the operational security policy of the institution, as systems designs often must address many of these concepts.

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The Impact and Inefficiency of Paper in the Office

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Source: The Impact and Inefficiency of Paper in the Office – The Paperless Project – Join the grassroots movement

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, finding a lost document will cost a company $122 on average. It is also estimated that 7.5% of all company documents are lost completely. Let’s assume your company works with 10,000 documents – an extremely light figure. That would mean, about 750 of those documents are doomed to be lost, ultimately costing your company around $91,500. Plus, if you had to recreate any lost documents, the time and supplies involved would make that number jump well over the $100,000 mark.

Or what if a customer calls in with questions about a specific invoice? With a paper based filing system, the employee taking the call would have to hang up, walk to the storage area, search for that specific invoice, walk back to their desk and return the call. What if they need a copy? Then that employee must walk over to the fax machine, send a copy, return to the storage area and refile the document. This process can take up to 20 minutes for one simple question.

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Is There A Place In The Digital World For Mail?

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Source: Is There A Place In The Digital World For Mail? Mailing Systems Technology

So, the holiday season is behind us and we finally get to stop deleting emails, clearing out spam boxes and take the time to look up and appreciate the winter sky as opposed to looking up and dodging a drone dropped package (that last part is a look into the future, I’d suppose). I hope all of you had as great a time as I did duct-taping your laptop to your walls to display the holiday greeting cards you received. And in keeping with the holiday theme, answer the following question:

Dear Editor,
I am a veteran of the mailing industry and see everyone walking around me with their face buried in some type of device reading emails, paying bills and placing orders. Some of my friends say mail is dead. I’ve been told that if you see it in Mailing Systems Technology magazine it is true. So please tell me the truth, is there a place for mail in the digital world?
– Virginia

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Digital signage fundamentals: A roadmap for success

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By Alan C. Brawn, Principal, Brawn Consulting

As we review New Year’s resolutions for 2016, it is a safe bet that many reading this article have on their list the desire to expand their footprint and involvement in digital signage or perhaps enter the fray for the first time. But where should they begin?

Even to the casual observer the digital signage industry is a growing market with apparent opportunities that beg to be addressed. The question at hand is just how to approach and then take advantage of these opportunities. One fact of life in digital signage is that over the last decade it has evolved and those early days of low hanging fruit are on the wane. The good news is that new opportunities abound but they now reside in ways that perhaps are not so obvious and have not yet been discovered or even imagined.