So little time, so much information! We’ve made it easy for you to stay on top of business-related topics: business plans, goals, management, the sales cycle, marketing, customer service, financing and more. Here is a reseller’s guide to the latest news on SMB and enterprise-level information.

Services and Applications are the Jewels of NFV

by Jim Machi November 20, 2015 Business

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 […]

NFV is About to Turn Three

by Tom Schroer November 20, 2015 Business

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

ScanSource’s Managed Retail Solutions Help Customers Stand Out Among Competition

by Jennifer Clark October 13, 2015 Business

Today, retail store business owners and managers depend on POS VARs to oversee their store’s hardware maintenance. When a system fails, frantic calls are made and VARs scramble to fix equipment while owners watch their sales plummet: lose-lose scenario for all. What if — the reseller could manage the store’s Retail IT performance from a […]