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Give Yourself a Gift: Plan Your Holiday Signage Now

Give Yourself a Gift: Plan Your Holiday Signage Now

Here’s a bit of good news: this year there are two more shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas! Holiday 2016 promises to ring loud at retail cash registers, if current forecasts hold true. With retail sales predicted to grow 3.1% in 2016, “the most wonderful time of the year” will bring shoppers to your stores for either perusing, purchasing or picking up items they’ve purchased online. And with Veterans Day shopping growing in popularity, the season starts earlier than ever. According to a 2015 PricewaterhouseCoopers report, more spending now happens before the start of Black Friday week than during it. […]

Doing the Heavy Lifting: Digital Signage as a Service

Doing the Heavy Lifting: Digital Signage as a Service

Lest you think that cloud-based computing is brand new, shared computer processing and data storage resources actually have been around in one form or another for more than 40 years. However, in the last decade, migration to the cloud is happening faster and faster. According to a study by the Cloud Security Alliance, 33% of organizations have a “full steam ahead” attitude toward cloud services and 86% of companies spend at least part of their IT budget on cloud services.  79% of IT leaders receive regular requests from end users each month to buy more cloud applications, with file sharing […]

Why Our Industry is Broken

Why Our Industry is Broken

“Our industry is broken; it’s as simple as that. With a fragmented market of more than 300 software providers, an array of hardware and technology options, high up front cost and no meaningful performance metrics, making an investment in digital signage today is a roll of the dice. But we’re changing that.” – Steve Schilling – President, Convergent

Digital Signage Expo Top 5 Reasons To See Us

Digital Signage Expo Top 5 Reasons To See Us

With less than 6 weeks to Digital Signage Expo we are getting DSE fever here at Convergent. With so many innovative technologies, we’ve had a lot of back-and-forth about what we want to bring to the show. Tablets, and 4K, and beacons… oh my! We’re bringing the best hardware to show off some of our favorite technologies at DSE. Here are some of the things we’ll be toting at DSE 2015: • Demographic Triggering – Utilizing the webcam built in to a tablet, we’ll be able to target market viewers based on gender and age. • iBeacon Integration – We’ll be […]

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