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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.

Transform your meeting rooms and improve collaboration with the Cisco TelePresence MX700 and MX800 systems. These fully integrated room systems deliver high-quality Cisco collaboration tools for medium to large rooms. Whether teams are local, situated across the country, or dispersed around the globe, they will meet together as if they are in the same room, and even at the same boardroom table.


The Red Dot Award winning designs of these units not only look modern and sleek,...

May 22, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

Doylestown, PA – May 14, 2015 – KBZ announced today that it is the recipient of the Cisco Americas Distribution award for Cloud. Cisco unveiled the nine winners April 27 at its Americas Distribution Auxiliary Meeting in Montreal, Canada.

“Cisco is privileged to partner with industry-leading distributors, and we’ve seen unprecedented growth in the distribution channel of Cisco’s business. So I’m delighted to recognize KBZ as a Cisco 2014 Americas Distribution award winner, for Cloud...

May 14, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

In the blog “KBZ and Avizia Help Remedy the Growing Demand for Telemedicine” we discussed how the aging population and lack of doctors in rural areas has led to an increased demand for telemedicine services. The advances in telemedicine solutions have also enabled convenient, personalized, and affordable medical services for the masses with Concierge Medicine.

Concierge medicine, also known as retainer medicine and membership medicine, gives patients 24/7 access to their primary care...

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

Another Cisco Partner Summit is in the books and the KBZ team has said “au revoir” and goodbye to Montreal, Canada after a week filled with announcements about Intercloud, Collaboration, security, and more. In his wrap-up interview with Cisco’s David Durham, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers explained the challenge of “digital disruption”.

Watch the video:

“Every company, every country, every city and every home is going to become digital, and [everyone] is trying to...

May 05, 2015 by Veronica Culver

This week Cisco said “bienvenue” and welcome to partners at Cisco Partner Summit 2015 in historical Montreal, Canada. The KBZ team was out in full force, excited to be meeting with partners, networking with colleagues, and attending sessions. We are a 2015 Cisco Partner Ambassador again this year, and we have been active, tweeting the news as it happens. Be sure to check it out and join in the conversation on Twitter using #CiscoPS2015 and #MktgVelocity for all the updates.

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April 30, 2015 by Veronica Culver

For the last couple of years, we have been reporting on Telework Week, usually celebrated in March. The goals of this annual event were to demonstrate the benefits of telework and mobility for companies and their employees, but also for transportation infrastructure and the environment. This year, when we visited the MobileWorkExchange website to find the 2015 dates for Telework Week, we found this message:

“Telework Week 2015

It's been five years since the Telework Enhancement...

April 21, 2015 by Veronica Culver

This year, the KBZ team is heading north to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for Cisco Partner Summit 2015, April 27 to 30. Participants will learn about Cisco technology and collaboration solutions, the vision for the future, receive an update on the Cisco Partner Ecosystem strategy introduced last year, and discover how partners can claim their share of the Internet of Everything (IoE). Voilà!

For the first time, Marketing Velocity will be held in tandem with Cisco Partner Summit, a great...

April 13, 2015 by Veronica Culver

The newly branded Cisco Spark was launched at Enterprise Connect 2015 last month. Originally introduced as Project Squared in November 2014, Cisco Spark is designed to make it easier for teams to connect, communicate and collaborate. Using the concept of a room, “Spark” brings together people and work into one place – this virtual room holds all the documents, messages, e-mails, notes, IM conversations in one place, everything a team needs to work better together. Plus, room participants can...

April 08, 2015 by Veronica Culver

Companies of all sizes understand the benefits of communications and collaboration tools that will make it easier for employees to work together, provide better service to customers, and increase overall productivity. In the past, only large enterprise organizations could afford to implement unified communications solutions with voice, video, conferencing and more. That is, until the launch of Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) brought this functionality to the mid-market. If you haven’t...

March 31, 2015 by Veronica Culver

Enterprise Connect 2015 was held March 16-19 in Orlando, Florida. The KBZ team was pleased to attend and to be part of the Cisco booth. While I couldn’t attend in person, I was able to tune in virtually to watch Rowan Trollope, Cisco SVP/GM Collaboration Technology Group, give his keynote. We always look forward to this event for all the exciting product announcements. Here is news about three Cisco solutions.

Cisco Spark

Originally launched as Project Squared in November 2014...

March 20, 2015 by Veronica Culver