ACCENT

Strategic Communications Awarded the US Army’s ACCENT Contract

Through ACCENT, Strategic Communications will help modernize the Army’s IT Environment Louisville, KY: 3/20/2018 – Strategic Communications, an IT services provider headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, was named a contract holder for the Army’s ACCENT contract.  ACCENT stands for Army Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation, and is part of the Army’s CHESS contract.  The contract is an integral part of modernizing and …

AV over IP

AV over IP: What is it?

Enterprise organizations look at ways to increase efficiencies and cut overhead costs the larger they grow.  One of the strategies implemented is providing a secure platform to create a scalable AV environment.  In short, a scalable AV environment results in significant cost savings when future-proofing conference rooms, board rooms, huddle spaces, etc.  AV over IP is the transmission of audio/video …

Decommissioning IT Equipment

Decommissioning IT Equipment: 5 Considerations

The speed of technology continues to increase at an unprecedented rate.  Product lifecycles grow shorter and the need for innovation is now a necessity.  Organizations upgrading their IT equipment must also consider how to decommission their outdated equipment.  Before the era of cyber theft, intellectual property rights, and data storage compliance regulations, IT departments regularly just tossed hardware into the …

Collaborative Learning

What’s New in Classroom Collaborative Learning

The world we live in continues to change at the speed of technology.  Innovations in technology shape our interactions with one another, our gathering of information, and our decision making.  Educational institutions are integrating more technology in classrooms to increase collaboration and engagement among students.  Solving real-world problems using groups of students interacting with one another is referred to as …

Telemedicine: Enhancing Patient Care

Telemedicine: Enhancing Patient Care

The level of patient care has drastically evolved throughout the last decade.  The rise of the internet age brought with it profound changes for the practice of telemedicine. The proliferation of smart devices, capable of high-quality video transmission, opened up the possibility of delivering remote healthcare to patients in their homes, workplaces or assisted living facilities as an alternative to …

Crestron Mercury Video Conferencing

Crestron Mercury: Video Conferencing

The concept of business collaboration has radically changed over the years.  Organizations have adopted both large video conferencing room designs for company meetings and smaller huddle space collaboration areas for everyday situations.  In the past, automating room conferencing features have proven complex, costly, and required different types of hardware/software.  In today’s business collaboration environment, an integrated and scalable control system …

Audio Optimization For Conference Rooms

Optimizing Audio in Conference Rooms

Access to conference rooms provides organizations the ability to discuss important business topics among staff, partners or customers.  Sharing ideas and collaborating resources enable companies to innovate products, refine processes and engage key personnel.  Having an audio system in place to accurately and effectively give everyone a clear voice in meetings is crucial.  Background noise, microphone interference, and audio “dead …

Strategic Communications ranked #47 Cisco Federal Partner for Cisco’s Fiscal 2017

Louisville, KY – 1/18/2018: Strategic Communications, an IT service provider and Audio-Visual integrator, has been recognized and ranked #47 among 1000 Cisco Federal Partners for Cisco’s Fiscal 2017.  The ranking considers training, certifications and revenue targets as bases for merit. In 2016, Strategic Communications was certified as a Cisco Gold Partner and successfully renewed the certification last year.  The ranking …

Video wall

Optimize the Impact of Your Video Wall

Video wall displays are growing in popularity among organizations in  all vertical markets.  Businesses and government agencies alike lean on visual presentations and displays to achieve their objectives.  Organizations realize we as humans take in more information about our environment with our eyes than we do with taste, touch, smell and hearing combined.  Therefore, we often tend to observe, learn, …

AWS Cloud

New cloud features and tools from Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The adoption of the cloud has been widespread and has been increasing at an astonishing rate.  Organizations from all verticals and sizes have looked to migrate their IT environment from an on-premise platform to the cloud.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been on the forefront of this trend.  The benefits of migrating to a hosted cloud environment are being realized …