• Get on the FASTPATH: Q&A with Chris Blackwell, Vendor Business Manager, Cisco Security

    Posted 10/12/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,”—we believe that if he were still alive today that he would add cybersecurity attacks to that list. Security attacks are prevalent in every industry and often take different forms making them difficult to keep up with. Malware, phishing, SQL injections, zero-day exploits and many other forms of attacks threaten businesses of all sizes and routinely get in the way of normal business functions.

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  • Get on the FASTPATH: Q&A with Phillip Heaton, Vendor Business Manager, Cisco Networking

    Posted 09/17/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    When it comes to running a business, there’s no denying that a strong, reliable network is at the core of its long-term success. That’s why we are proud to offer a number of Cisco training and acceleration programs and services to get your networking practice on the FASTPATH. Our offerings have you and your team covered from short-form classes that serve as a resource for training, sales positioning, and building a strong model to longer programs featuring full product positioning and hands-on labs for configuration of Meraki's security, switching, wireless, and mobile-device management platforms. Not sure which suits your needs best? Our team of skilled business managers is on-hand to help you build your skillset in the appropriate areas through our available courses.

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  • CLUS: A Business Development Guy in an Engineer's World

    Posted 06/19/2018 by Ian Thompson
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    Two months ago, I received an email from my boss stating I would be attending Cisco Live in Orlando, FL. I remember the exact moment of receipt and the coinciding excitement and trepidation I felt because Cisco Live is a summit of some of the smartest minds in the world (I guess my boss thinks pretty highly of me!). After reading the bio of the celebrity keynote and theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku, I feared I would spend the week as dazed and confused as I was going through Orlando’s ai...

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  • What’s Next for Cisco’s Collaboration Distributor of the Year?

    Posted 05/28/2018 by Ashlee Kittel
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    ScanSource was named Cisco Collaboration Distributor of the Year at Collaboration Summit. Here’s what that means for our team and our partners.

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  • Communications Platforms: Can You Hack It?

    Posted 04/30/2018 by Chris Blackwell
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    As companies invest in collaboration platforms and dynamic unified communications technologies, the looming threat over and security gaps into their organizations grow exponentially. Because these platforms often house less sensitive corporate data, the gaps take longer to fill and the process around protection is less defined. Although security measures may be in place for other areas of the network, the back door through communications platforms and the users participating often remains open t...

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