• Two for One – ISC West and Channel Partners in Vegas!

    Posted 05/17/2019 by Jason Weidman
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    2019 marked another incredibly successful year for ScanSource at ISC West and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, as our teams traveled to Las Vegas to attend both shows in the same week. They typically say “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.” But when it comes to ScanSource’s involvement in channel tradeshows and expos, we bring all the education and networking back with us – whether it be insights our teams gather from the hundreds of breakout sessions, getting to catch up with our valued partners, or having the chance to meet business owners and prospective new partners for the first time.

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  • 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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  • Get in the #ScanSourceFastLane

    Posted 04/10/2019 by Melissa Andrews
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    Are you looking for an unparalleled loyalty program designed to help you pull ahead of the competition? We’re thrilled to announce FastLane, ScanSource’s comprehensive program that encompasses the initiatives, training, events and tools we have available to help you drive profitable growth and increase sales engagement.

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  • Zebra + ScanSource, global leaders in the warehouse space

    Posted 04/04/2019 by Lindsay Draus
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    Warehouse environments—or any rugged environment, for that matter—present specific business challenges that must be addressed. Warehouses, for example, can be inefficient, especially when there are major jumps in volume that occur before systems and infrastructure can be updated. And higher customer demand can take its toll on warehouse employees, as they try to keep up while using outdated processes and technologies. These issues can cause errors in processing orders, increased labor costs, and inferior efficiency—all of which can lead to reduced customer satisfaction. When customers aren’t happy, they often seek new partners they believe will provide better quality service.

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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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  • 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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