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the buzz on video, telepresence, and collaboration featuring cisco technologies 

Follow our blog to be up-to-date on video communication news and perspectives. Entries might include current insights on all things Cisco, including the latest collaboration technology uses and success stories.

          For years we’ve been discussing the concept of work-life balance, actively encouraging ourselves, our co-workers and our employees to strike the perfectly delicate balance between careers, professional and personal lives.  The more I focused on this idea, I found an increasing level of anxiety from trying each day to the make the most of this balance, to the point that relaxation or time away from work literally felt like a second job. When I let go of this concept and started...

November 19, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

Working from home, it’s the life!  Stumbling out of bed each morning we find ourselves at work, planted in front of a computer with coffee in hand, casually going about the days duties.  With no boss and no coworkers, at least not within shared space, one may do as one pleases all day, everyday, right? Wrong.

Following a recent dinner party I was left pondering the perception people have of folks who work from home (such as myself).  My wife and I spent an evening at a close friend’s...

November 12, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

     Not long ago tech journalists predicted a decline in the widespread use of video collaboration products, but as we’ve seen and as you know, we weathered the storm and have managed to create a category of collaboration tools that are quickly changing the way we work, live, play and learn. Teams and individuals communicate across a variety of businesses and professions.  Healthcare and education are two industries coming to the fore as key adopters of Cisco’s Collaboration platform...

November 05, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

Business Video is becoming increasingly common in the workplace. Collaboration end points both big and small are working their way into every conceivable area of business, from retail to office, hospitals to small medical practices; the technology is truly changing the way we “work, live, play and learn” and how we interact  across this global landscape.

While most often I find myself discussing our more personal options like the DX80, its fun to remind ourselves of the large scale...

October 29, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

Last week Cisco and ScanSource/KBZ hosted a Collaboration focused workshop in the Central and East regions.

The workshop content was hosted by the Cisco's Collaboration Business Unit via Video (Telepresence) and simultaneously connected five cities; Boxborough, Herndon, Charlotte, NYC, and Richardson. In addition, the event was augmented by on-site demonstrations by ScanSource/KBZ.

The theme of the event leveraged Cisco’s current...

October 23, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

The tumultuous tale of modern healthcare is a story of trial and error, snake oil peddlers, death, disease, mistakes, brilliance and innovation. My wife and I spent the better part of a weekend watching an HBO series titled “The Knick” and at the close I felt fortunate to live in an era where psychiatrists prefer to talk rather than remove teeth and doctors rely on proven procedures as opposed to blind experimentation.  It’s staggering to ponder just how far medicine has come.


October 15, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

       If you’ve followed along the last two weeks, you will have learned keys to optimizing your Cisco Partner Practice in two ways, by collaborating in your business and in technology.  In the third and final installment of this series, we will discuss unlocking the full potential of your Cisco Partner Practice by covering three ways to leverage KBZ expertise.


1) ZCare Services: Utilize KBZ’s award winning ZCare services to augment and scale your capabilities.  Our...

October 08, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

Optimizing your Cisco Partner Practice is necessary to reap the maximum benefits of your investment and for the health of your business. Last week we spoke of three methods to achieve the most from your Cisco Partner Practice in business. This week we continue to discuss ways to optimize your Cisco Partner Practice by covering three tools to make the most of your customer and internal interactions.


1)    Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR):

 Collaboration Meeting...

October 01, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

Over the coming weeks we will explore the three pillars for achieving the most from your companies Cisco Partner Practice.  While many businesses choose to partner with Cisco and make positive steps to achieve maximum success, it is critical to make moves that will ensure optimization within this collaborative relationship. In our first discussion of this series, we will cover three ways to optimize your Cisco Partnership in business.

1)    Making use of Marketing Services-


September 25, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

KBZ recently convened in Doylestown, PA to celebrate our Sales Kick Off event and to officially roll out Method, our new go-to-market sales strategy, While of course we spent a great deal of time discussing high level topics relating to the events’ overall theme, “Shift” (shifting to more relevant business conversations, shifting our go-to-market, and our shift to Scan Source), we also know how to cut loose so the event was both business and fun in equal measure.

 Over the course of...

September 17, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com