• The Hospitality Industry of Tomorrow

    Posted 05/06/2019 by Brenda McCurry
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    It’s no secret that the hospitality industry is booming. Valued at nearly $10 trillion, the industry employs one in eight Americans, and within five years, a jaw-dropping 10 percent of the planet’s population may be employed by the industry. So, what does that mean for resellers? In short: enormous potential. From advanced near field communications technology and scannable payments to a plethora of IoT-enabled devices, the channel is sitting atop a figurative goldmine, as long as they have the tools – and the network connectivity – to mine it.

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  • Milestone Names ScanSource Distributor of the Year

    Posted 03/15/2019 by Tracey Boucher
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    ScanSource was honored to recently be named Distributor of the Year by Milestone – a longtime ScanSource supplier and the global leader in IP video management – at the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium.

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  • The Future of Contactless Payments

    Posted 03/11/2019 by Beatta Steffy
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    Contactless payments: think RFID cards, Apple and Samsung Pay, and smart watches. Depending on where you are in the world, you’re either familiar with and comfortable using the technology, or you’re reluctant to even give it a try. So, why the geographical differences? Chances are high that one’s willingness to utilize contactless payments stems from their government’s decision, or lack thereof, to embrace near field technology (NFC).

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  • How to Prepare for the Rising Prominence of Working Remotely

    Posted 02/14/2019 by Brian Cuppett
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    The number of U.S. employees who work remotely is on the rise, largely due to advancements and improvements in unified communications (UC) systems. In fact, a 2016 Gallup survey found 43% of respondents worked from home at least once in the last year, and the U.S. Employee Workforce report cited a 115% increase since 2005 in the number of workers who worked from home at least half of the time. So, why the rise in popularity? It turns out that the ability to work remotely benefits not only employees, but the company, too. That’s why having a discussion with your partners about the implications of working remotely represents an investment in their business and in their human capital.

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  • Don’t Change the Channel Podcast: Episode 2, Featuring Encore Technology Group’s Michael Knight

    Posted 01/07/2019 by Gabby Giles
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    The latest episode of our technology channel podcast features Encore Technology Group’s President and Chief Strategy/Technology Officer, Michael Knight. What are we chatting about this month? First, Facebook’s latest in a string of security gaffes dealing with the sale of consumer data (this one may make you ditch the platform for good!). Next we touch on fraudulent tactics and dirty dealings on Amazon Marketplace. We read the Verge’s recent exposé of the topic and it really made us question our holiday shopping lists and the products we had delivered in the last few weeks.

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