Technology

In this section, you’ll find a variety of technology information about communications, networking, physical security and AIDC.

IP Desk Phones – A Phone is Just a Phone Right?

by Jenna Watts June 7, 2016 Business
AudioCodes Catalyst Telecom ScanSource Catalyst ScanSource Communications ScanSource Security

by Ewan Haig Being nearly three months into my new role at AudioCodes, it’s been a steep learning curve given the breadth of products and markets we address. Before I started, I was curious as to why AudioCodes was making such significant investments in the IP phone range, given we were primarily known for more […]

What’s new in RealPresence Debut 1.1.0?

by Mike Hubble June 7, 2016 Enterprise
Polycom ScanSource Communications

The RealPresence Debut was announced during Polycom’s 25th Anniversary celebration in the fall of 2015. Here on the ScanSource Communications Tech Team, we were able to get our hands on these devices in March of 2016. These video codecs are extremely easy to setup. The Debut includes the traditional H.323 and SIP protocols as well as […]

9 Tips for Entering and Succeeding in the Healthcare Market

by Jennifer Clark May 31, 2016 Technology

With the U.S. expenditure on healthcare projected to reach $5 trillion by 2022 (CompTIA report), there will be no shortage of opportunities for technology providers to be successful in the healthcare market. This vertical is unique, however, and requires a specialized approach. Below we’ve outlined nine tips for entering, staying, and becoming successful selling in […]

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 […]

The Growing Importance of VoWiFi

by Jeremy Burton May 24, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Jim Machi VoWiFi is not new.  Many of us have been using VoIP through the likes of Skype or Lync for many years and VoWiFi through the mobile versions of these VoIP offerings.  In the context of this blog though, VoWiFi is about getting calls on your mobile phone number.  Since VoLTE is IP-based, […]

CRN Recognizes ShoreTel for Best Channel Partner Programs

by Jessica Duvall May 23, 2016 Business
ShoreTel

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has once again recognized ShoreTel among an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. For the third consecutive year – and fifth time overall – CRN has awarded ShoreTel a 5-Star rating in its annual Partner Program Guide. The […]

Let’s Talk. Start the Conversation with Polycom Cloud.

by Lauren Eckstein May 13, 2016 Business
Polycom

We’ve all been there. Starting the cloud conversation with a partner can be tough when you don’t know where to start. With Polycom cloud solutions, there is a product offering to address any need. To make it a little easier to find the right Polycom product, here are five questions to ask when analyzing customer […]

Understanding Small and Midsize Business

by Jennifer Clark May 13, 2016 Technology

With the upcoming July launch of Avaya IP Office Release 10, we thought it might be a good idea to delve a little deeper into what comprises a small-to-midsize business and important considerations you need to make when going after this sizeable market opportunity. Many people immediately think of SMBs (small-to-midsized businesses) only in terms […]

Seeking Cloud Nirvana

by Mike Hickey May 13, 2016 Business

As I was thinking about a title – words like ‘cloud’ and ‘transforming’ bounced in my head. Then, I got hooked on ‘Nirvana’, and every time I said it, I thought Kurt Cobain, “Come As You Are”, etc. Nothing to do with the cloud, but I just wanted to get the music playing in your […]

5G Market Status

by Jeremy Burton May 5, 2016 Business

By Jim Machi Last week, I wrote about the status and projections of LTE subscriptions. So I figured I should do a brief update on 5G this week.  First of all, as I’ve written before, 5G is clearly in its hype phase.  It was all over MWC a couple of months ago.  Although there are no […]