Media technology managers, manufacturers and integrators from around the country gathered to discuss how they are handling the impact COVID-19 is having on higher education technology builds. Corey Schaffer (QSC) moderated a discussion with Matt Decker (Carleton College), Willie Franklin (Otterbein University), Dave Ewing (Diversified), Chris Kolavo (Computer Comforts), and Mark McCallister (University of Florida).
From the POV of a manufacturer:
What is the availability of product this summer?
Has the manufacturing process been delayed or disrupted?
How is the loss of InfoComm affected you?
Are new products being delayed?
What steps have you taken to help and stay in contact with your customers?
From the POV of an integrator:
Are you able to complete installs in a timely manner?
Have contracts been cancelled?
Has your workforce been impacted?
From the POV of higher education:
How has you install schedule been affected?
Has your budget been impacted?
Are your resources (time, personnel, attention) being diverted to other school needs?