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Alec Olson

Alec is a big believer in storytelling and technology's role in it. He's a content marketing specialist at AVI Systems. You'll see him with a camera in hand at events like AVI LIVE.

Recent Posts

How to Keep Your Hybrid Workforce Productive, Engaged and Secure

Senior leadership at companies across the world worry about the impact the pandemic has had on productivity.  

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How to Hold In-Person Meeting During a Pandemic

An in-person meeting sounds like the perfect place to transmit COVID-19 — unless you take the necessary precautions to adapt your

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Don't Overlook These 3 Objectives in Your Return-to-Work Plan

The million-dollar question on everybody’s mind is, “when will we return to the office?”  

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A Proven Communications Strategy for a Hybrid Workforce

When the pandemic took hold of the economy, many people felt left in the dark by their organizations. What were they to do? Work from

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Guaranteed Tips for Better Virtual Meetings

IT departments work diligently to research, vet and roll out video conferencing software that meets their high standards of security and

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Best Practices for Safer Conference Rooms During COVID-19

Nearly every state in America is reopening following the pandemic and, by some estimates, almost 40 percent of remote workers eagerly

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Zoom, Microsoft and Cisco Are Making Headlines, So Now What?

Zoom, Microsoft and Cisco have been making headlines in the past few months because of their collective endeavor to solve a complex

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Pro Audio Systems in Sports Stadiums Impact the Fan Experience

Cold temperatures and snow aren't enough to keep Bison fans away from cheering on their team. North Dakota State University's football

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A CTO's Time-tested Tips for Maximizing Your Experience at InfoComm

Walking into the exhibition hall at InfoComm is sensory overload. Anything you can imagine related to AV is in front of you, along with

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AVI LIVE Is A Year's Worth of Insight and Technology in a Single Day

Exotic animals flash on a large 4K video wall before cross fading to a cityscape with long streaking lights left behind by traffic far

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5 Tech Trends that Business and Tech Leaders Face in 2019

Technology moves too fast sometimes. The rate of change leaves some businesses and organizations scrambling, while others simply lag too

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University of Kansas Hospital Expects 30% Inpatient Volume Increase

The University of Kansas Hospital built its Cambridge Tower A in order to handle the expected 30 percent increase of overall inpatient

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6 Signs You Need a New Projector

Projectors have been part of workplace technology for generations, and they've come a long way.

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How to Choose the Right Projector Screen

When it comes to a big AV purchase like a projector, most technology buyers invest a lot of thought, time, and research into the

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The Foundation of a Solid Digital Signage Content Strategy

People out and about during their day may drive or walk by many digital signs. If they pass by the same image week after week and the

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Afraid Your All-Hands Meeting Might Glitch Out? Try This

All-hands meetings for large companies can be complicated to orchestrate and pull off successfully. But while these meetings are

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NSCA Raises Funds to Address the Workforce Shortage

The National Systems Contractors Association raised $17,500 on Monday, June 25, for its IGNITE program during the Midwest Outing of the

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3 Ways Unified Collaboration Can Benefit Your Company

In today’s digitally-enabled workplace, employees and teams use a variety of collaboration tools to accomplish a single task.

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Why Health Care Organizations Need a Monitoring and Reporting System

The last thing you want to happen during a well-prepared presentation or an online appointment with a patient is to fumble with video

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5 Ways Projectors Can Improve Your Message

A rogue ringtone, a knock at the door, a missing document—there are plenty of things to interrupt a presentation. Your projector,

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InfoComm 2018 Takeaways: Best Gear, Emerging Trends, About the Show

By now you've likely recovered from InfoComm 2018.

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Enhancing the Museum Experience with 4K Projectors

Everyone probably has a memory of being dragged to a museum as a kid. Walking around in silence, staring at static displays and

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Attract Customers with Interactive Experiences

Americans used to dress up—not just to attend job interviews, jury duty, and the opera—but to go places like the airport and the

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One Way to Address the Shortage of AV Pros

What was once considered simply the “audiovisual industry” is now a high-tech industry of integrated systems, where emerging and

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Adoption Makes or Breaks Your Technology Initiatives

If you are implementing a proven solution at your organization, and everyone has the best intentions, what are the odds your project

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Smart Office Technologies: Cool or Creepy?

The technology in day-to-day life comes with a hefty dose of privacy concerns. People wonder how much technologies — like social media,

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5 Steps to Improving Workplace UX

The average American worker spends more time working at the office than they do at home—7.9 hours compared to 3.1 hours. If that time is

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Capture and Capitalize On Video Data with AI

The average knowledge worker consumes hours of digital media a day in the form of blogs, television broadcasts, Internet videos and more.

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3 Ways Technology Makes Life Better

As technology proliferates in both our homes and workplaces, obsession over fancy new gadgets has given way to worry about the long-term

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3 Ways AI Can Impact Your Business

While AV and IT acquisition have long been manufacturer-centric, the tide is shifting and many companies are making decisions about AV

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Embrace Technology of Tomorrow To Attract The Workforce of Tomorrow

Ask a Baby Boomer currently working in an office setting whether they are working in a high-tech, futuristic environment and they will

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Does Collaboration Change with 4 Generations in the Workplace? [Infographic]

Companies are using teched out offices for everything from boosting productivity to attracting talent and engaging workers. Visual

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How Telehealth Helps Save Lives, Told by Mike Zimmer

When Mike Zimmer got into work one Monday morning, he wasn’t expecting the call that brought news of an almost tragic event that was

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AVI LIVE 2018. MPLS + CHI. Tech at its 'Latest and Greatest'

Walking into Target Field downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, April 25, you were greeted by dozens of vendors who spent the evening

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The Best of Audio in 2018 from Leading Manufacturers

Modern technologies can be thrilling. From robotics and drones to artificial intelligence and virtual reality, the stuff of yesterday’s

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5 Things To Know About New Regulations For Wireless Mics

You might not be in the audio industry, but every industry uses audio solutions and that means upcoming FCC changes to the bandwidth

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Increase Your Audio Impact With Smart Speakers

We’ve all pondered the old philosophical question, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it make a sound?”

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What Can a Telehealth Program Do for Physicians and Providers?

Continuing talks around the benefits of telehealth, Senior Account Manager Mike Zimmer explains how a focused telehealth program can

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When Bad Audio Happens to Good People: 3 Scenarios to Consider

Technology is always evolving from video walls to remote collaboration to interactive screens, but one thing is and will remain the

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Understanding Audio: Terms and Solutions You Need To Know

No matter the industry you are in, the size of your company, the location of your employees or the type of conference room you use,

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What is telehealth? Told by AVI's Mike Zimmer [Video]

Mike Zimmer has been focused on creating technology solutions for the medical industry for the last 26 years.

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Create a Better Sound Environment at Work

When employees think of a healthy office environment, they may look at whether there are ergonomic workstations, comfortable break

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AVI Systems to help raise $50,000 for IGNITE

We’re looking to hit that 350+ yard drive by raising $50,000 for the IGNITE program this year! But, we'll need your help! The NSCA is

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4 Audio Solutions to Improve Privacy

Data breaches are always big news, but what about audio breaches? Google faced a backlash recently when it was revealed that the new

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3 Classroom Audio Challenges and How To Solve Them

Hearing can be the portal to learning. But a number of factors can interfere with a student’s ability to listen and hear well, even if

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Health-care Simulation: Improves Patient Experiences, Outcomes

The world of health care never stops. Hospitals are open 24/7. Many situations are urgent and the outcomes are critical to the lives of

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What's the Value of Intelligent, Integrated Fire Safety Systems?

Buildings are not just smart these days.

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Modern Tech Prescribed for Operating Rooms [Infographic]

If there is anywhere you wanted the newest, smartest technology, it's probably the operating room.

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