ScanSource Catalyst

No matter your challenge or opportunity, we’ve got a solution for that! ScanSource Catalyst provides the right products, technologies and service solutions to meet our reseller partners’ end-user needs. ScanSource Catalyst is a leading value-added distributor of communications and networking products. We also provide pre-configured, multi-vendor data center solutions. As a trusted distributor, ScanSource Catalyst is committed to delivering solid, customizable business solutions to help our customers grow and remain profitable.

Highlights from 2017 Avaya ENGAGE

by Jennifer Clark February 15, 2017 Cloud Computing
Avaya

More than 2,300 partners, end users, and affiliates gathered at MGM Grand in Las Vegas this week for the largest Avaya event of the year, Avaya ENGAGE. This four-day event merged together three historically separate events – Avaya Technology Forum (ATF), Avaya Executive Partner Forum (AEPF), and International Avaya Users Group (IAUG) – and brought […]

Plantronics Manager Pro v3.9 Offers Powerful Analytics Services

by LaVonda Huskey January 26, 2017 Cloud Computing
Plantronics

Plantronics just announced its newest release of Plantronics Manager Pro, which provides operational, historical and contextual data on voice interactions and headset usage patterns with the ability to subscribe to new analysis suites. It utilizes a cloud-based architecture to ensure the quality of communications and collaboration experiences by assuring device health. It also offers powerful […]

6 Ways to Improve Customer Experience

by Jennifer Clark January 24, 2017 Business
Avaya

Great customer service is at the core of any good business model, as companies like Zappos and Orvis have proven time and time again. But when you are in the Technology Services industry and responsible for selling and supporting mission-critical voice and/or data networks, your customers expect an even heightened level of service. ScanSource Catalyst […]

How to Get Ahead in the Artificial Intelligence Race of 2017

by Jennifer Clark January 5, 2017 Enterprise

While Artificial Intelligence (AI) once seemed like a science-fiction concept only available in the movies, it is now popping up in our everyday reality. In fact, AI has become so mainstream that there are now personalities like Siri, Cortana, and Alexa to help you with simple tasks, such as browsing the Web for nearby restaurants and checking email. […]

8 IT Spending Trends to Look For in 2017

by Jennifer Clark November 16, 2016 Cloud Computing

According to Gartner, IT spending should rebuild in 2017 by 2.9 percent. This is a slight increase over this past year, while Analyst firm Forrester indicates growth in the tech industry to rise 5.1 percent. This can only mean IT is no longer looked at as just a cost center but rather an investment that […]

7 Trends to Look For in Today’s Contact Centers

by Jennifer Clark September 22, 2016 ScanSource Catalyst

Calling customer service is typically not something most of us look forward to. Whether for product questions or order problems, the overall communication with customer service historically is a challenge for both agent and customer. Thankfully, 2016 has seen many positive changes in the overall call center experience, as technology increases the options for communication. […]

Which UC Trends are your Customers Adopting in 2016?

by Jennifer Clark July 29, 2016 Mobility

We have all come to know and expect the familiar scene of a typical business workplace. Hard-wired phones, email platforms, desktops, and conference rooms with potential video capabilities. Today, however, business communications have extended past the hardware and transcended into the cloud, are more mobile, and have not only simplified, but unified our ability to […]

Barco and Polycom: Collaboration Solution

by Matthew Sekuras July 20, 2016 Business

Barco’s newest ClickShare models were a major point of interest at this year’s InfoComm! If you’re not familiar with Barco or how it complements Polycom’s RealPresence Group Series line, this post outlines how it can help create a complete unified collaboration solution. Last year, Barco was honored with Polycom’s Technology Partner Innovation Award and was […]

Could your business survive a $50,000 loss?

by Andrew Runion July 18, 2016 Business
Intermedia

The high cost of phone downtime: Could your business survive a $50,000 loss? By Mitchell Berenson – Intermedia Director of Marketing When I talk to companies about the importance of proper business continuity planning, I find that most businesses still rely on premises-based PBX systems or service from the phone company. And while that seems […]

Mobility Trends in the Workplace Extend Beyond BYOD

by Jennifer Clark June 27, 2016 Mobility

BYOD is nothing new, with companies encouraging the use of personal laptops, tablets, and smartphones in the office. While they often provide flexible workplaces, they can also pose a security threat for many IT departments. But having a well-defined BYOD policy, alongside mobile device management, allows employees to be strategic and still protect their privacy […]