• Enterprise Connect 2018: Announcements, lessons learned and post-conference application

    Posted 04/05/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    Fresh off the trade-show floor, we're sharing what we took away from Enterprise Connect, one of the industry's top conferences focused solely on the needs of key decision makers in enterprise communications and collaboration spaces. The show was jam-packed with exciting announcements, presentations, keynotes and access to the groundbreaking solutions that are molding our industry. We were thrilled to see emerging trends that will directly affect our markets-strong focuses on the customer experie...

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  • Your Marketing Strategy, Reimagined

    Posted 03/26/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    As new technologies flood the market and acronyms like IoT, VR, AR and AI dominate your water cooler conversations, the demand for intelligent strategy around these technologies will become vital to your success as a marketer. Consumers are leading the charge, investing in new ways to see the world whenever and from wherever they want. With so much to see, consumer attention is harder to hold—quick sales now dominate most landscapes and marketers are being forced to get creative with new w...

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  • Introducing: Vault Security Training from ScanSource KBZ

    Posted 03/12/2018 by Ian Thompson
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    It's no secret that the topic of security currently sits atop nearly every priority list in the professional world. Companies are making calculated, adjacent security efforts to protect the data they gather, the products they develop and the actions of their people. While ages-old security measures came in the form of locks and safes, today's techniques are far more advanced and protect against unseen and often undetectable risk. Hackers have developed multi-vector threats that are often difficu...

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  • Keeping Up With New Years Resolutions

    Posted 02/08/2018 by Chris Hyslop
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    Gut check: 40 days into the new year-- how are you doing? Here we are, forty days into the new year and we have to ask...have you kept up with your 2018 resolutions? Whether you planned to spend the year purging unwanted belongings, improving your posture or drinking less coffee, the question still remains: have you kept your promise to yourself? As with many other challenging tasks in life, the route to maintaining resolutions is littered with prerequisites. Understanding your situation, settin...

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  • The Meraki Experience: Going Beyond the Dashboard

    Posted 01/08/2018 by Ian Thompson
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    Who is ready to take a deep dive into Cisco Meraki!? Join our upcoming web seminar Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 2:00 pm ET.

    ScanSource KBZ is teaming up with our friends at Cisco Meraki to present “The Meraki Experience: Going Beyond the Dashboard,” a web seminar during which our experts will discuss all that Cisco Meraki technology has to offer, beyond their dashboard.

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  • Meraki: The Gift that Keeps Giving

    Posted 12/21/2017 by Ian Thompson
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    With the holiday season in full swing, there’s one thing we have noticed about our days—they seem shorter and more jam-packed with tasks, follow-ups and obligations than ever.

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  • Your Best Thanksgiving Yet

    Posted 11/21/2017 by Ian Thompson
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    We have great news! It’s finally time to bring out the serving dishes and cans of pumpkin pie filling. Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we’re ready for what I call the three Fs – family, food and football! Looking for a few ways to make this year’s Thanksgiving the best yet? Take a look at our suggestions that will keep you balanced and happy moving into the holiday season and let us know your suggestions on Twitter @ScanSourceKBZ.     1).   Maintain work...

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  • Cisco Picks Up BroadSoft for $1.9 Billion to Beef Up Cloud Software and Services Portfolio

    Posted 11/01/2017 by Ian Thompson
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    Cisco’s acquisition of the Maryland-based, unified-communications software company, BroadSoft, is the latest in a recent move to grow the brand’s software and services portfolio. At $1.9 billion, the acquisition is the second largest software purchase for Cisco, just behind January’s $3.7 billion deal to purchase AppDynamics.

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  • Do I Have to Unplug to Find Balance?

    Posted 09/13/2017 by Ashlee Kittel
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    In years past, unplugging was a simple, easy to perform action -- grab a cord and yank! We unplugged appliances while on vacation, we unplugged video game systems to troubleshoot and we unplugged curling irons to avoid fire hazards. These days the unplugging ‘movement’ isn’t quite as literal and the ‘cords’ associated with the action are attached to our psyches. Unplugging now refers to a conscious detachment from technology, often through digital detoxes or weekend...

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  • 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU MASTER THE ART OF SOCIAL MEDIA

    Posted 05/05/2017 by Ian Thompson
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    Last weeks blog recapping our experience at Cisco Marketing Velocity has spurred a lot of interest. I'm glad to know you guys are paying attention to what we are doing over here!

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  • HOW WE BECAME DIGITAL BELIEVERS IN JUST 3 DAYS…

    Posted 04/28/2017 by Ian Thompson
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    Three days, four flights, and 32 pages of notes later, we are back in Greenville, SC after traveling to Chicago for another incredible Cisco Marketing Velocity, hosted at the historic Palmer House in The Windy City. This year’s event centered on making us all Digital Believers — and understanding how to embrace the pace of digitization.

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  • 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU MASTER A REMOTE WORKLIFE

    Posted 04/28/2017 by Administrator
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    Working from home can be immensely rewarding and as businesses invest in video collaboration tools, adopt BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies allowing for flexible work, and invest in cloud collaboration platforms like Cisco Spark, employees are discovering success outside office walls.

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  • CISCO RESOLVES YOUR CYBER SECURITY FEARS WITH SPARK

    Posted 04/21/2017 by Ashlee Dufek
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    There are two topics I spend a good deal of time discussing: Cisco Spark and Network Security. I touched a nerve last week when on this blog, I brought up the latter; nearly everyone I've bumped into since has expressed panic inducing security anxieties.

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  • Cyber Threats-The Dark Side of Digital Transformation

    Posted 04/17/2017 by Administrator
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    Do you remember when times were simple and security meant locking your doors at night and teaching kids to be weary of strangers on the street? As the analog world has made the nearly 360-degree shift to digital, the question of security has evolved.

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  • Digital Transformation, Your Organization and the Customer Experience

    Posted 04/13/2017 by Administrator
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    More and more organizations are beginning to view Digital Transformation as a non-negotiable matter of survival. Digital leaders consistently outperform their peers in every industry and a number of small, agile organizations have displaced their larger more-established counterparts making some executives hot under the collar.

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  • Cisco Meraki and the Meraki360 Training Program-Less, But Better

    Posted 03/31/2017 by Administrator
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    Cloud computing was a once polarizing topic that inspired countless debates in IT circles but has grown to become one of the most important innovations of the last 30 years. Simplifying business processes and giving organizations the ability to store and use information in a secure manner while collaborating without the need for complex systems of equipment and costly software packages is truly revolutionary.

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  • FROM ARPANET TO THE IOT-POP-CULTURE AND THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF TELECOMMUNICATION

    Posted 03/17/2017 by Ian Thompson
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    Inside pop-culture there has long existed an obsessive need to express romantic and at times catastrophic visions of the future. Films, pulp novels, television and radio have projected and perhaps influenced the arc of our technological growth, in some instances predicting technologies that have now become reality (driverless cars anyone?).

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  • 5 REASONS WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Posted 03/07/2017 by Ian Thompson
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    Unless you’ve had your head under a rock the term ‘Digital Transformation’ should be familiar. Within the tech community the topic is everywhere, taking over our news feeds and giving marketers endless fuel for list articles (like this one) and carefully crafted Twitter posts.

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  • Improve Your Health and Your Meetings with Cisco Spark and Spark Board

    Posted 03/03/2017 by Ashlee Dufek
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    Earlier this year I asked our readers to consider the idea that email has reached its apex and is spiraling toward obsolescence. Understandably the question raised some eyebrows; we are dangerously attached to our email accounts.

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  • Cisco-Addressing The Needs of a Growing Remote Workforce

    Posted 02/24/2017 by Ashlee Dufek
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    As organizations embrace the concept of a remote workforce the trend of telecommuting employees continues to grow. Current research shows by 2020, 60 percent of today’s office-bound employees will be working remotely.

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