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.

Here's more on the deal from CRN:

ScanSource CEO: Intelisys Acquisition A 'Watershed Moment In Telecom Market'

Intelisys On Being Acquired By ScanSource: ‘We’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat’