Market Segments

What to expect at MWC 2016

by Jeremy Burton February 3, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Jim Machi   The biggest, baddest (and I mean that in the best way possible!) communications show on the planet, Mobile World Congress, is only three weeks away.  What are we to expect to see there, at least from a perspective of messaging and marketing?  Typically this is the show where overboard on marketing is […]

Are Public Safety Mobile Apps a Good Idea?

by Jeremy Burton January 26, 2016 Business

By Alan Percy, Dialogic, Inc.   I recently posted a summary of a visit to Towson University on my NoJitter blog about how the university has deployed a WebRTC mobile application from SaferMobility to their students and faculty.  It’s an intriguing story that mixes the latest in WebRTC technology, location services, and public safety.  Interestingly, […]

What Would an IoT Service Provider Even Do?

by Jeremy Burton January 26, 2016 Business

By Jim Machi – Dialogic, Inc. The Internet of Things means everything is connected. All machines will have sensors and network connectivity that will allow them to communicate with each other and exchange data. It’s the thing that will take the world from having just smart phones to smart everything.  The CEO of Orange, Stephane […]

TEAM Polycom 2016 Recap

by Jimmi Leigh Griffin January 19, 2016 Business
Polycom

Last week many of our ScanSource Communications team members attended TEAM Polycom 2016 in Nashville, TN.  As usual, it was an incredible, action-packed event.  For those of you who missed it, here are just a few of the highlights…

How to Transition into a Cloud Service Provider

by Jennifer Clark January 14, 2016 Cloud Computing

How to Transition into a Cloud Service Provider Transitioning to a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) from a traditional managed service provider could be extremely beneficial if done correctly; however, there are several issues to consider. Below are a few points to weigh before making the switch.

Six Tips for Successful Service Providers

by Jennifer Clark December 17, 2015 Business

Six Tips to Stand Out Among Other Service Providers Being successful as a service provider is often a challenge and, at times, difficult to navigate. Below are six tips to help you understand what successful service providers are doing, and how you can get ahead to grow your business. Fully comprehend the definition of Managed […]

Are You Stuck in the Fog on Your Way to the Cloud?

by Eric Bauer December 16, 2015 Business
AudioCodes

A practical approach to migrating (the right) users to Cloud PBX Many organizations are stuck in the fog of complexity as they move towards the promise of communications in the cloud. Recent Microsoft announcements surrounding enterprise voice for Skype for Business in the cloud have caused significant waves – and no small amount of confusion […]

Enterprise Wireless Voice Technologies

by Doug Rogier December 2, 2015 ScanSource Catalyst
Avaya Spectralink

Wireless voice services have many options ranging from cellular-based solutions to home grown analog solutions. In a typical enterprise, a subset of the staff needs to be mobile. Un-tethering from the desk may allow a manager to keep a closer eye on a call center. An IT member may be able to communicate from the […]

Services and Applications are the Jewels of NFV

by Jim Machi November 20, 2015 Business
Dialogic

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
Dialogic

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 […]