7 Data Communication Safety Priorities for Schools and Universities

Posted by Ernie Garza on Nov 20, 2019

The security of educational institutions is extremely important in today’s world. Each year about 38,000 criminal offenses are reported on U.S. campuses.

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How To Manage Your Data Load For The Internet Of Things (IoT)

Posted by Ernie Garza on Nov 13, 2019

The internet of things (IoT) is the world’s massive set of interconnected devices that operates through the internet. From cell phones to coffee makers, these days almost anything can be linked up to the web.

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3 Reasons To Have An Expert Install Security System Cabling & Components

Posted by Ernie Garza on Oct 2, 2019

At first exploration, it may seem easy to save capital and take on the installation of a security system cabling and components. In fact, equipment is readily available at most hardware stores and comes with relatively easy-to-follow instructions.

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6 Things To Consider When It Comes To Security And Safety For Your Business And Employees

Posted by Ernie Garza on Sep 24, 2019

Security and safety affect all industry sectors -- healthcare, manufacturing, construction, education, retail, entertainment venues, and restaurants, to name a few.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Data Communications Projects

Posted by Ernie Garza on Sep 4, 2019

Whether you’re new to data communications project management or you’ve been doing it for years, you want your projects to be successful. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), poor planning is the #1 cause of project failure. A successful project is built upon a detailed plan that guides all project activities and a project manager that each stakeholder understands their role in the project.

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Data Communications Construction Project Planning Part 2

Posted by Ernie Garza on Aug 28, 2019

Part 2: Requirements Checklist for Data Communications Project Planning for New Construction, Remodeling and Expansions.

This is part two in a two-article series on how to effectively plan a new construction, remodel, or expansion project involving data communications. In the first article, we laid out seven key planning considerations and provided a helpful data communications project planning worksheet.

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Data Communications Planning for Commercial Construction Projects Part 1

Posted by Ernie Garza on Aug 21, 2019

Part 1: 7 Key Data Communications Key Planning Considerations for New Construction, Remodeling and Expansions.

It may not be possible to anticipate every detail of a new construction, remodeling, or expansion data communications project. But with the right planning tools, you can conduct a thorough needs-assessment that will inform your design-build planning and set you up for a more successful outcome.

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Enhance Your Customer Experience with Security

Posted by Michael Zuidema - Guest Blogger on Aug 3, 2018

While locations around the world continue to invest in emergency communication solutions like blue light emergency towers and hands-free speakerphones to provide additional safety measures intended to bolster security, they also are discovering that the versatility of these devices provide an added bonus: improved customer experience.

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Communication Styles and Getting the Job Done – Part Two

Posted by Wendy Thorgersen on Nov 28, 2016

Part Two: Using Soft Skills

A well-cared for staff means a well-cared for project and that leads to a well-cared for client. There’s no way around that. Getting to know my team members and clients through frequent and meaningful communication is key to keeping any job running smoothly. All too often I see project managers overlook the personal aspects of managing a people.

Employees want to know their efforts matter, that what they do is making a difference. It’s the softer side of project management that plays a very big, albeit subtle, part in getting to the finish line on time and on budget. Each team member is different -- each requires something different based on rank, gender, tenure, generation and so on. Sometimes, I am a cheerleader. Other times, I am a sounding board. But always, I must be responsive to their needs. Let’s take a look at some of the factors in the effectiveness of a team.

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Communication Styles & Getting the Job Done: A Two-Part Series

Posted by Wendy Thorgersen on Aug 19, 2016

Part One: Know Your Audience

The most important part of what I do as a project manager in the Data Communications Division at Lemberg is getting to know my audience – my client or my team -- and how to communicate with them. Each member of that audience has different goals and needs. More importantly, each has a different expectation for communication that is affected by factors like personality and ability. 

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