• 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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  • Communication Security with AI

    Posted 02/18/2019 by Sami Melton
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    Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in the communications world today but it raises many questions. Is it helpful for my business? What are the security concerns? And so on. While implementing AI into the UC solution may also add some challenges, this solution has the ability to transform communications and collaboration within businesses, while also increasing employees’ productivity. AI enhances UC solutions through improved collaboration, easier access and use of data, increased productivity, and enhanced efficiencies. With the addition of artificial intelligence into the system also comes the need for added security with new protocols and standards being created to assist with security concerns. Mitel shares some interesting insight into artificial intelligence and how it adds to UC solutions, communication security, and more. Read more here.

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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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  • Security: Every Industry’s Top Priority

    Posted 02/07/2019 by Phillip Heaton
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    If you’re heading into 2019 selling Cisco collaboration and networking solutions, we can guess what word sits (or should be sitting!) at the top of your priority list: security. With breaches at an all-time high and new threats entering the network every day, an unprotected solution is not only a missed revenue opportunity, it’s a liability. Thankfully, Cisco’s suite of customizable, simple security solutions fit seamlessly with the enterprise networking and collaboration solutions you’re already selling and is industry-leading for a reason: accelerated visibility, a reduction in attack surface, speedy incident response and a halt to breaches. It’s time to lead with security.

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  • Not just rugged tablets – the RIGHT rugged tablets

    Posted 02/01/2019 by Lindsay Draus
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    We’ve all heard about and read about the arguments for rugged tablets versus consumer tablets. Shoot, most have us have even made these arguments to peers and end users alike. Your ScanSource sales rep can tell you that rugged tablets are designed to withstand the torturous environment of the workplace versus the chaotic backseat of the carpool minivan. And, of course, ScanSource offers a full range of Zebra rugged tablets that not only have features such as reinforced screens, durable bodies, and waterproof resilience, they also boast many of the features regular tablets offer, such as bright and vibrant touchscreens, huge collections of apps, and easy-to-carry designs.

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  • You Asked, We Answered - New Polycom Demo Units Available Now

    Posted 01/22/2019 by Kristina Team
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    The Polycom Demo Pool is a resource that ScanSource Partners can use to provide a five-day demo at no cost to them or their end users. This allows end users to take a trial run with actual Polycom products in order to make sure that they are receiving the best possible option for their business.

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  • Have you booked your visit to a Polycom Experience Center yet?

    Posted 01/08/2019 by Kate Menzer
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    Do you have a customer interested in seeing Polycom solutions in person? If so, our ScanSource team would love to help you schedule and coordinate a visit to one of Polycom’s four Executive Experience Centers, located in New York City, San Jose, Herndon or Austin. During your visit, you and your customer will get to experience Polycom solutions in a customized briefing for your industry and specific business needs. Senior leaders and solutions experts will be on hand to discuss Polycom solutions, as well as any questions you and your visitors may have. Visiting a Polycom EEC is one of the many approved activities in which you can earn points for the Polycom Partner Program!

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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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  • Improve your Cisco Practice in the New Year!

    Posted 12/28/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    2019 is going to be a great year for your Cisco practice. We saw exciting updates and announcements from Cisco in 2018 and we’re pleased to have a team of experts poised to help you put those innovations to work for you and your customer base. One of the most effective ways to begin or strengthen your collaboration, networking or security practice is with hands-on training from the ScanSource team. We offer three programs taught by industry leaders that are designed to help you capitalize on market opportunity and drive business outcomes.

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