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ScanSource Communications Introduces Unified Communications Education Program

March 15, 2011

ScanSource Communications, a distributor of communications products, designed 2011 Unified Communications Education Program, to educate resellers on the value of UC, the benefits of offering UC solutions, and the most effective ways to take advantage of the opportunities available to them.

The benefits achieved by implementing UC solutions into their operations are being realized by the businesses. This growing demand for UC solutions encouraged ScanSource Communications to announce the Unified Communications Education Program that is armed with the education, training and comprehensive communications solutions that resellers need to be successful in offering these solutions to their end-user customers.

The UC Education Program of ScanSource Communications includes: a six-part web seminar series designed to educate resellers on the power, benefits and ROI of UC and a comprehensive, Web-based Guide to UC Solutions, in addition to in-depth technical specifications, recommendations for small-to-medium businesses and enterprises as well as applications for voice, video, collaboration and wireless.

The program also features regional events held across the country to provide convenient access for resellers looking for face-to-face meetings with UC vendors and ScanSource Communications representatives, as well as an opportunity to demo the industry-leading UC solutions ScanSource Communications offers with additional educational and networking events at top industry venues, such as Enterprise Connect, UC Summit and Channel Partners.

“We are excited to offer our reseller partners the education, training and support they need to be successful in offering UC solutions,” said Buck Baker, president, ScanSource Communications, in a press release. “The time is now to enter the market and, through our UC Education program, we are lowering the barriers to entry, while helping resellers hone their skills, improve their knowledge and have access to the industry’s leading UC solutions.”

Many of the company’s vendor partners, including: Allworx, Aruba, AudioCodes, Dialogic, Edgewater, NET, Plantronics, Polycom and ShoreTel, support the ScanSouce Communications’ UC Program.

To assist in the development and creation of educational materials, ScanSource Communications has worked extensively with UCStrategies.com, a premier UC industry resource.

“Unified Communications is gaining rapid acceptance by enterprises of all sizes, based on the many examples of proven cost savings and improvements to business operations,” said Marty Parker, co-founder of UCStrategies.com, in a statement. “We are pleased to be part of this important ScanSource Communications education program, providing resellers with UC information to assist them in delivering UC benefits to their customers.”

In related news, five of ScanSource executives have been named to the CRN Channel Chiefs listing.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee