• Entertainment Venues Using High Tech Solutions to Keep Up with Customer Expectations

    Posted 10/01/2019 by Frank Blackwell, VP Sales
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    Imagine missing your band’s favorite song at a concert, the unexpected game-changing homerun at the ballgame, or the critical turning point in the movie that everyone will be talking about for days – all because you stepped out to stand in line for popcorn and soda. To avoid this disappointment, when Avengers: Endgame – a three-hour movie – debuted, major news outlets went as far as to publish articles about the best time to pop out without missing too much action. But unless nature calls, why leave the comfort of your seat and risk missing anything at all? To provide superior experiences to their guests, some theaters are beginning to use mobile POS terminals or apps that allow consumers to have concessions delivered straight to their seat, and concert venues and sports stadiums are following suit. After all, a happy customer is more likely to become a repeat customer.

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  • The Rise of Telemedicine

    Posted 07/30/2019 by Kristin Hill
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    The healthcare industry is booming, but it isn’t always an area that partners may think of when it comes to delivering unified communications (UC) and security solutions. However, as healthcare providers continue to look for ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality of care, many have decided to invest in telemedicine, a revolutionary way to remotely diagnose and treat patients. While it won’t ever replace the necessity of some in-person doctor visits, it can boost efficiency and outcomes for both the provider and the patient.

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  • Don’t Change the Channel Podcast: Episode 1, Featuring Meraki’s Kristyn Hogan

    Posted 12/06/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    We’re always thinking of new ways to share knowledge and connect with our partners. Our latest project does just that in an easy-to-consume, sharable format that you can tune into during your morning commute or even during lunch. Introducing the ScanSource KBZ podcast series, “Don’t Change the Channel,” a monthly tech podcast designed to enrich the channel experience for our partners and beyond. The format is simple; we’re inviting influential Cisco experts and other industry folks to discuss hot B2B trends, recent events and the many ways the channel is changing. We’re offering our take on what’s happening in the industry and facilitating debates that will affect the way you think about your practice. Tune in and share your thoughts and suggestions with us on social media!

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  • The Importance of Networking and Infrastructure in Your Next Communications Deployment

    Posted 09/27/2018 by Cory Shehan
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    For many partners who sell into the UC, CC or video space, selling networking and infrastructure solutions might seem like a daunting task. This segment spans a wide range of components – from routers and Wi-Fi to battery backup and gateways – all of which are critical to successful communications deployments. Want to be a trusted advisor to your customers about these technologies? What questions should you ask to get the conversation started?

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  • Get on the FASTPATH: Q&A with Phillip Heaton, Vendor Business Manager, Cisco Networking

    Posted 09/17/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    When it comes to running a business, there’s no denying that a strong, reliable network is at the core of its long-term success. That’s why we are proud to offer a number of Cisco training and acceleration programs and services to get your networking practice on the FASTPATH. Our offerings have you and your team covered from short-form classes that serve as a resource for training, sales positioning, and building a strong model to longer programs featuring full product positioning and hands-on labs for configuration of Meraki's security, switching, wireless, and mobile-device management platforms. Not sure which suits your needs best? Our team of skilled business managers is on-hand to help you build your skillset in the appropriate areas through our available courses.

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