As readers of this blog know, I have been travelling to conferences to attend, speak, and have in-depth discussions. One item I am talking about, and asking about, and interfacing with people about is NFV.  Everyone gets that NFV can reduce CAPEX and OPEX. The telcos get it, and believe me, the vendors get it as it means reduced revenues, and changes in their business models if they have predominantly been hardware infrastructure suppliers.  But the real jewel of NFV is that it can accelerate new services. [Read More…]



There was a lot of buzz around the state of NFV at the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress held in Dusseldorf recently. Both operators and vendors had a lot to say about NFV, but one thing was certain – going back to the old way of deploying network functions using proprietary hardware is not going to happen. And although NFV is nearing its third birthday, according DTAG’s Axel Clauberg, it’s really going through puberty right now, which provided everyone in the audience a pretty good mental picture of where the technology was at this time. Some of the recurring points brought up in the conference included: [Read More…]


We Lay Our Cards On The Table

by shai Shemesh November 19, 2015 Enterprise

AudioCodes SBC under the Miercom microscope Quite often companies prefer to keep their cards close to their chest, no need to open up the product for others to find its soft points. We decided to take a different approach and let an independent 3rd party company put our products under attack, pushing their performance, resiliency […]

Ominous weather in your forecast? Let ShoreTel Connect CLOUD help.

by Jessica Duvall November 9, 2015 Business

It’s that time of the year. Floods. Ice. Snowstorms. The list goes on and on. Businesses across the country brace for the worst possible outcome that any natural disaster is capable of: bringing operations to a grinding halt. These types of events can be devastating to small businesses. Phone lines can be down for days, […]

Calling All Guest Bloggers

by Angela Diamantis November 5, 2015 Business

The Source is the place for valuable, engaging content to be shared and, with over 150,000 unique visitors this year, a place to have your voice heard! ScanSource is currently accepting posts from our reseller and vendor partners, as well as channel consultants. In order to be considered, please submit the form below.

NFV and Open Source Explored at ITExpo

by Jeremy Burton October 27, 2015 Business

By Alan Percy – Dialogic, Inc. Alan Percy at the panel discussion Open Source in the Service Provider Network at ITEXPO   Network Function Virtualization (NFV) got plenty of attention this last week at ITExpo in Anaheim, CA.  With a dedicated track of sessions and presentations, NFV was covered by a long list of “who’s […]

ITEXPO West Forecasts a Bright Outlook for Clouds

by Jeremy Burton October 27, 2015 Business

By Jim McLaughlin – Dialogic, Inc. I’ve just returned from the ITEXPO west conference, held in sunny Anaheim California, where Dialogic hosted an exhibitor booth, and also participated in three dynamic panel discussions.  By all measures, the event was a great success!  With informative keynotes and panel sessions that delved into current industry trends ranging […]

NFV Interview

by Jim Machi October 27, 2015 Business

NFV is an important topic for Dialogic.  Dialogic has had software infrastructure products for some time in the media processing area, even before I ever heard of the term NFV.  Software-based media servers are in our DNA.  We’ve been doing it for a long time.  We know the issues, we know how to overcome them, […]

Common Short Codes – Voicemail

by Doug Rogier October 20, 2015 ScanSource Catalyst

Voicemail Short Codes One of the more common subject matters of calls into our support group is around Short Code tricks. A Short Code is a way to map a feature or function to a dial string within IP Office. These are only available on Essential edition and above, but can make many cumbersome tasks […]

What do these things have in common?

by Mike Hickey October 16, 2015 Business

Payment Terminals. IP Phones. IP Video Cameras. Mobile Computers. Wireless. Communication. ScanSource’s Custom Configuration Center (CCC) can add to your profitability when selling these solutions. The CCC has a highly skilled technical team that provides integration services from IP addressing, software loading and upgrades, firmware downloads, and kitting to complex custom jobs; each one is […]