AV and digital signage will see a boost among SMBs this year, as many organizations not only make much-needed upgrades but also find new ways to put the technology to use.
"We predict an explosion in AV [audio visual] business -- yes, AV IT," said Rick Chernick, CEO of Camera Corner/Connecting Point, Green Bay, Wis., in a Jan. 3 interview with CRN.
And Billiar agrees. "Education spaces ... putting up LCD monitors [and] televisions -- digital signage is going to be a big space as people embrace the technology. The market is ready for an upgrade. I think that the VARs that specialize in the digital signage and AV space [will grow]."