Kalkine Group CEO Kunal Sawhney says A/V and IT integrators want to significantly contemplate their position in blockchain and get extra concerned.
It’s not simply me, your humble newbie cryptocurrency proprietor, who thinks it’s excessive time integrators begin getting extra concerned within the mysterious world of Bitcoin. Kalkine Group CEO Kunal Sawhney says A/V and IT integrators who don’t leap on board now are lacking out.
“Expertise underpins the world of audio and video integration and the digital foreign money realm,” Sawhney wrote, partly in response to my latest blog post on why A/V integrators ought to settle for Dogecoin and different types of cryptocurrency as cost for his or her work.
“The previous allows organizations to make the very best use of A/V gear, and the latter is altering the way in which we undertake monetary transactions. A/V integrators are suppliers of Web of Issues (IoT) providers, integrating gear resembling projectors, audio system, and software program right into a unified system,” stated Sawhney.
“Cryptos are additionally revolutionizing finance by infusing in it a decentralized tech referred to as blockchain,” he stated. “The frequent thread between A/V integration and digital currencies is their rising acceptance world wide — and it might be the correct time for A/V integrators to ponder methods to infuse the digital foreign money ecosystem to develop into extra environment friendly.”
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A/V and knowledge expertise (IT) integrators have “the competence to attach issues and mix methods for seamless interplay,” stated Sawhney. “Though digital currencies don’t have a steady standing and are but to be universally accepted as cost strategies, it guarantees seamless switch of cash utilizing superior tech.
“This superior tech is the distributed ledger that’s immutable and decentralized. Digital currencies resembling bitcoin have performed a key position in selling the broader adoption of blockchain expertise,” he stated.
“Right now, monetary establishments worldwide are finding out how blockchain can add extra safety to their IT infrastructure. A/V and IT integrators may also discover this side to make their methods extra strong,” stated Sawhney.
So, this isn’t nearly banking on a unstable type of cost at a time when each greenback issues for A/V and IT integrators. It’s additionally in regards to the alternatives those self same integrators have to assist their clients embrace the cryptocurrency world and leap into it with their purchasers as effectively.
“Blockchain adoption is selecting up, and the world of A/V and IT integration is more likely to pursue this tech to enhance shopper expertise,” stated Sawhney. “It additionally creates a possibility to look favorably towards cryptocurrencies.
“A/V integrators not only install the system but also provide maintenance and scaling services. Adopting digital currencies as a mode of payment for these services can add more value since the entire system can then be underpinned by advanced tech,” he said.
I know many Commercial Integrator readers scoffed at the notion of managed services as a viable way to make money for their A/V and IT integration firms for years, so I expect much the same reaction when it comes to cryptocurrency. You’re a skeptical group by nature — and that’s OK.
I’m not saying there are no risks to a payment system that relies entirely on cryptocurrency–or security issues that still need to be ironed out, but please remember when I become a Dogecoin millionaire someday: I told you so.
Craig MacCormack is executive editor of SSI sister publication publication Commercial Integrator. This text first appeared on CI’s web site.