K-12

FCC Approves E-Rate Plan to Inject $2 Billion into WiFi for Schools and Libraries

by Jake Shehan August 26, 2014 K-12

Even when some WiFi support was available in previous years, it reached just 5% of schools and 1% of libraries across the country; recent legislature has greatly increased the funding and the opportunity to sell more WiFi products into this already-successful vertical. On July 11, the FCC voted to approve FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s revised […]

ScanSource Offers Value with Polycom Demos

by Alex Britt August 20, 2014 Government
Polycom

Why buy a product before you see it if you have the choice to test it out first? With the Polycom Reseller Demo Program, we offer a testing period of five business days that allows you to use Polycom products before you buy them. Choose from more than 35 Polycom demo products. Once your five […]

Polycom Video Collaboration Lets North Carolina Central University School of Law Expand Reach

by Jimmi Leigh Griffin September 13, 2013 K-12
Polycom

North Carolina Central University’s School of Law is putting Polycom’s video collaboration solutions to work!  NCCU is using Polycom’s RealPresence video collaboration solutions to offer 10 (and counting!) virtual courses for students pursuing law degrees, as well as undergraduate students.   Plus, they have installed video solutions at over 20 locations throughout the state that allow […]

Gaining a Foothold in the K-12 Market with Aruba Networks

by LaVonda Huskey September 2, 2013 Enterprise
Aruba

I read an online article earlier this month that spoke to the technology needs in our nation’s educational system.  It specifically centered on their outdated, poor performing wireless infrastructure.  Many K-12 schools realize their need to invest in technology to catch up with the ever-growing demands from students and staff. As our children already know, […]

Aruba Networks Has the First Purpose-built Enterprise 11ac Access Point to be Certified!

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support August 1, 2013 Catalyst Tech Support
Aruba

802.11ac is the current buzz of the networking world.  As with most emerging network technologies, speed is typically the first feature that catches the eye.  The 802.11ac standard brings blazing fast wireless connectivity of more than 1GB (1.3 gigabits per second).  That speed competes with wired connectivity on the level of a workstation allowing high-bandwidth […]

FASTPATH’s Loaner Demo Kit Can Help You Close Aruba Wireless Deals

by LaVonda Huskey June 3, 2013 Healthcare
Aruba FastPath

Catalyst’s FASTPATH Partner Program offers many advantages to our resellers interested in selling Aruba’s best-of-breed wireless solution in the small- to mid-sized market.  If you aren’t currently selling a wireless solution today, or feel you could increase your wireless knowledge, FASTPATH is your go-to program for that!

Free E-rate Training

by The Source February 12, 2013 K-12

If my previous post introducing the E-rate program piqued your interest and you would like to know more about the program, I have good news.  The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) has announced the dates for their annual Service Provider Trainings. These classes are free to attend and really offer a great opportunity to learn […]

What are Common Core State Standards and Why Should I Care?

by The Source December 12, 2012 K-12

If you are tuned in to the K-12 education space, one of the biggest topics of discussion (along with BYOD) focuses on Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  The website http://www.corestandards.org defines the initiative as: “… a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief […]

E-rate: Is it for me?

by The Source December 11, 2012 K-12

It’s been said that the only thing that saves us from a bureaucracy is its inefficiency.   There are a sea of forms to fill out, multiple hoops to jump through, deadlines to meet, “I”s to be dotted and “T”s to be crossed.  But understanding how to clear those hurdles can give you a tremendous advantage […]