Cloud Computing

When it comes to cloud computing, you need information, education and solutions. This section of blogs is written about cloud computing based on the products offered by ScanSource, Inc. and the vertical markets we sell into. Get news and analysis of the data center industry, cloud computing, the private cloud, energy efficient IT and Internet infrastructure.

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 […]

Taking Action on IoT Challenges

by Eric Hanselman November 4, 2016 Business

We’ve been deluged with information about the Internet of Things and its impact on the world, but there’s a critical aspect that’s been missed – the way in which all of that IoT potential is turned into action. Addressing that transformation can be a challenge, but there are ways to make it work. The new […]

Polycom Brings Skype for Business User Interface to Polycom Group Series Video Endpoints

by Elizabeth Tarry September 30, 2016 Cloud Computing
Polycom

On September 26, 2016, Polycom announced that the Polycom Group Series video endpoints will include the Skype for Business User Interface. In addition to that, they are also extending the Skype for Business User Interface to popular voice solutions, including the Polycom VVX 500 and 600 Series Business Media Phones and the Polycom RealPresence Trio […]

Join Mitel & ScanSource Communications for Happy Hour

by Vanessa Koechli July 28, 2016 Cloud Computing

Join Mitel & ScanSource Communications for Happy Hour on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the famous Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta. Come by for a drink and get the opportunity to exchange ideas with some of the brightest minds from the Unified Communications & Collaboration industry. In addition to great conversation, […]

Phone System Deployment Options: How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

by Jessica Duvall July 20, 2016 Cloud Computing
ShoreTel

There’s nothing worse than investing a significant amount of time and money in a new technology solution only to eventually realize the product will not live up to your expectations. For those with limited budgets, an investment that fails to deliver can damage both profits and reputations.

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 […]

A Quick Recap of InfoComm 2016

by Lauren Eckstein June 27, 2016 Cloud Computing
Array Avteq Barco Elo Jabra Plantronics Polycom Revolabs ScanSource Communications

by Lauren Eckstein With the lights of Vegas, it is easy to get lost in the crowd. At a show of 38,833 visitors, the InfoComm 2016 crowd was filled with over 35% first-time attendees, trying to navigate their way through a sea of ProAV solutions. ScanSource was a spotlight to many of these visitors – with […]

Most Forgotten App Development Best Practice

by Jeremy Burton June 8, 2016 Business
Dialogic ScanSource Communications

By Jim Machi   On April 19, Dialogic’s Alan Percy hosted a web seminar on “Application Development Best Practices.” To listen to the web seminar, please click here. While I was listening to that web seminar, I had my Product Management hat on. In my blogs, I typically write about what’s going on in the […]

A Business Guide to Cloud Communications

by Jessica Duvall June 7, 2016 Business
ScanSource Communications ShoreTel

It’s inevitable that your traditional, trusted phone system will eventually show signs of age or weakness. Perhaps it isn’t flexible enough to keep up with the needs of your business as you add branch offices or move applications to the cloud or is becoming unreliable with more dropped calls and degrading call quality. Is your […]

Cool Apps on Agenda at SpeechTek 2016

by Jeremy Burton May 24, 2016 Business
Dialogic ScanSource Communications

Cool Apps on Agenda at SpeechTek 2016 By Tim Moynihan         I am planning my attendance to SpeechTek 2016 next week. After reviewing the agenda, and having attended the event off and on over many, many years, I’m finding it really interesting to see how much the show has matured consistently with […]