• How IoT is Modernizing the Oil and Gas Industry

    Posted 12/04/2019 by Kyle DeWitt
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    The North Sea and Gulf of Mexico (United States) are home to the largest number of offshore oil rigs, totaling 184 and 175 rigs, respectively. Here, fossil fuels – dating back hundreds of millions of years – are extracted from the earth to contribute to the estimated 3.9 billion gallons of crude oil the world uses each day. Historically, these sites have been among the most remote and dangerous locations on the planet. The industry as a whole has also been slower to embrace emerging technologies. However, the growing demand for efficiency and safer production, as well as a shrinking workforce, have forced the inception of a digital transformation. Advancements in technology and communication have made oil sites safer and, in a sense, less isolated. State-of-the-art sensors and IoT solutions have helped to drastically reduce the deaths and injuries, while also lessening the likelihood of environmental disasters.

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  • Physical Security Solutions Play a Big Role in Schools

    Posted 11/18/2019 by Tracey Boucher Brown
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    As parents, we’re always seeking to keep our children safe. The world they’re growing up in today is unlike the one we knew. The times have changed, and so have the dangers. But with this change has also come evolving technologies and solutions that can help keep our children safe, even when we’re not there. When appropriately and strategically deployed in schools, physical security solutions could deter bullying, vandalism, acts of violence and even unhealthy and risky behaviors such as vaping (yes, there are now “vape detectors” that can detect nicotine vapor not discerned by smoke detectors).

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  • It’s time to ho-ho-hone your customer experience for the holidays

    Posted 11/01/2019 by Wendy Thacker
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      Although the holiday season often is called the “most wonderful time of the year,” the truth is it can bring stress along with the fruitcake and festivities. From delayed flights and lost baggage, to the mad dash of people swarming the stores, to the unexpected kitchen injuries that can occur when there actually are too many cooks in the kitchen—the tension can mount. As you begin preparing your holiday to-do list, find out how the travel, retail, and healthcare industri...

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  • Jay on the Farm

    Posted 10/21/2019 by Jason Weidman
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    Jay Bradley, President of Intelisys, a ScanSource company, discusses partner relationships, business growth, taking risks, and channel opportunity...all from his farm in Sonoma, California.

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  • 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 Cloud Rolls in for Channel Connect 2019

    Posted 09/19/2019 by Jay Bradley, President, Intelisys, a ScanSource Company
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    They say there’s no time like the present, and never has that statement been truer than when looking at the unparalleled opportunity for agents in the channel – specifically in relation to the cloud. From increased scalability to enhanced security and agility, it’s no secret that the cloud is becoming the new norm. In fact, the cloud is the very foundation on which emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT are built. With Channel Connect just around the corner, I’m excited to share exactly why the cloud industry is booming, and why our partners and their customers are well-positioned to reap the benefits.

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  • How Mobility is Radically Changing Healthcare

    Posted 09/12/2019 by Nell Alverson
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    Healthcare risks are frightening. A baby is misidentified at birth, or when being discharged from the hospital to go home. A patient is given the wrong medication, and has an allergic reaction. A message doesn’t get from the medical staff to a doctor in sufficient time to deal with an emergency. These are only three of the risks that can be reduced in—or even eliminated from— today’s healthcare settings, simply by using the right barcode scanner. But how do you choose the right scanner for your customer? Looking at how they’ll be employed is a good place to start.

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  • How Pay-at-the-Table Solutions Can Pay Dividends

    Posted 09/04/2019 by Brenda McCurry
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    It’s no secret that a restaurant’s success is dependent on its ability to offer the best customer experience possible. In today’s digital world, one hiccup can lead to negative reviews on social media, and even the best food and service can be undermined if the final component of the meal – paying the bill – goes awry.

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  • Evolution of Tablets in the Workplace

    Posted 09/01/2019 by Kristin Hill
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    When you consider all of its attributes, it’s no surprise the tablet is increasingly finding itself the star of modern workplace solutions. First of all, you just can’t beat the price. The simple tablet easily takes the place of expensive and cumbersome electronic hardware such as CPUs, laptops, scanners, and cameras (just to name a few); plus, updating software is as easy as downloading an app. And who could forget the tablet’s environmentally-friendly attributes—such as turning media like paper and ink into extraneous supplies? But perhaps it’s the fact that it can go wherever the user goes, instantly transporting information with the tap of a finger that makes the tablet the ultimate champion in workplace solutions. In fact, the only challenge a tablet seems to have is how tough you can make it and still enjoy its long list of conveniences.

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  • River Walking and Talking POS industry Trends at RSPA RetailNOW 2019

    Posted 08/15/2019 by ScanSource
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    The ScanSource team recently journeyed to sunny, beautiful (and hot) San Antonio, Texas for what was an action-packed four days spent at RSPA’s RetailNOW 2019. The show was loaded with great keynote presentations from RSPA’s leadership, education sessions from industry experts, and several networking receptions, providing ample opportunity for attendees to not only talk business and solutions, but to learn about the latest trends in the POS and payments industry and catch up with industry peers.

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