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ScanSource Buying Intelisys: What It Means For Solution Providers

ScanSource's blockbuster deal to buy master agent Intelisys for at least $83.6 million will combine an IT services and hardware provider with a telecom and cloud solutions provider in what representatives of the two companies believe will disrupt the industry.

What does it mean for the channel? In an interview with CRN, ScanSource CEO Mike Baur said his company's deal for Intelisys will allow VARs to tap into "the biggest opportunity in years" – the $150 billion SMB telecom services market.

What Matters When It Comes To Keeping Good Employees?

Finding the right person to fill a job can be a challenging task. Keeping your best performers can be just as challenging.

And in an age when the workplace is being shaped to accommodate the needs and workstyles of millennials – those born generally between 1980 and 2000 – employers continually seek creative ways to keep their people, especially their best people.

While a competitive pay and benefits package can help, sometimes it's the simple things that can endear an employee to his or her employer.

Delivering the promise of Cognitive Security

Securing massive amounts of data, prioritizing security alerts and detecting threats is getting to a point where human interaction alone becomes implausible. IBM has the ability to leverage learning and thinking machines that offload the daily challenges of tactical defense, and operate at high speed and enterprise scale.

‘Is this data mine?’ How to answer this honest question in data breach verification

Established companies like LinkedIn, Tumblr and MySpace are being run through the mill because of old security breaches that recently surfaced on the web. From a victim’s perspective, mitigation starts with a password reset, but what’s happening on the corporate side? How should companies react in full breach era to clean up the mess and regain clients’ credibility?

Paralympic Champion Swimmer At WOTC: Don't Let Fear Stand In Your Way

Your life can change in a single moment, whether it's a simple moment, one of triumph or one of deep tragedy.

Mallory Weggemann (pictured) knows this firsthand. In January 2008, the then 18-year-old was getting epidural injections for back pain when, suddenly, she was no longer able to feel her legs.

"In that moment, everything I knew changed," Weggemann said at this week's 2016 Women of the Channel West event in Napa, Calif. She has been a paraplegic since, with no feeling below her belly button.