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col·lab·o·ra·tion

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 -The action of working with someone to produce or create something.

 Collaboration is central to the inner workings of our lives both in business and personal relationships. Through the action of humans collaborating our society has flourished. People working together to create, brainstorm and envision a better world is what has enabled the progression of technology from the discovery of fire to the creation of Cisco’s DX80 units. KBZ...

August 27, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

We are pleased to announce the intent of ScanSource to acquire KBZ.

 KBZ was Founded in 1987, by Ken Zorzi and is headquartered in Doylestown, PA with 75+ employees and revenues north of $225M.

Like ScanSource, KBZ has a focus on providing value-added services and support for its reseller partners. Their regional alignment of sales teams provides continued interaction with resellers and Cisco sales teams. KBZ’s sole goal is to help resellers be successful in selling Cisco –...

August 20, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

      In todays’ virtual workplace, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and mobile collaboration and conferencing solutions make it easy and effective for employees to conduct meetings and work from their home offices, eliminating lengthy commutes while enabling vast improvements in productivity and an enhanced work-life balance. While there are many benefits to working from home, one drawback is that it can be isolating – losing the emotional benefits of working in a space surrounded by others,...

August 13, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

Standing in line for a cup of coffee this morning, waiting admittedly in anxious frustration as I watched the bearded barista fiddle endlessly with his espresso machine in what he assured me was a process I’d appreciate the end result of, I had nothing but time to think about the higher implications of TelePresence and what it means to those of us who use it.  

 We spend countless hours speaking and writing about the technical aspects and applications of video-conferencing but do we...

August 06, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

With the launch of Cisco Spark, many people are excited about this unique, agile collaboration solution. Like Cisco WebEx, Spark is designed to deliver collaboration capabilities including voice, video, data sharing, and instant messaging. This had some Cisco WebEx users wondering why they would need two collaboration platforms.

The article “Comparing Cisco Collaboration Services: Spark vs. WebEx” states that both services focus on different needs and offers this explanation of how...

July 31, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

We’ve said it before and I will say it again: KBZ Partners are our top priority. The company has implemented numerous programs to help partners build their skills and grow their businesses, as well as to reward their efforts including Z90 Partner Enablement, ZCare Services, and ZBucks Rewards.

 

I have been working in the technology industry for most of my career, with 9 years at Cisco in several positions. While at Cisco I spent some time as KBZ’s account manager and I enjoyed...

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

At KBZ, teleworking has been part of our culture for employees located around the country. This year, we expanded our policy to include on-site employees in our head office as well. As an authorized Cisco distributor, we have access to the best Cisco video conferencing and collaboration technologies that enable us to communicate, interact, and get work done. If your company has a teleworking policy or are considering one, here are six tips for maximizing the productivity of remote workers....

July 16, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

Cisco Live 2015 was held in San Diego, California on June 8 to 10. There were more than 25,000 attendees on-site, with a reported 80,000 people participating online throughout the week. One of the highlights of the event was the keynote given by former Cisco CEO John Chambers, the 25th time he gave this address. It was an emotional speech as he presented his Cisco vision for the last time as he moves into the role of Chairman of the Board.

Chambers began his address by noting that at...

July 10, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

KBZ Highlights from InfoComm15

It was a hot and humid week in Orlando, Florida, and inside the Orange County Convention Center, InfoComm15 was sizzling! The show just continues to grow, with attendance reaching a reported record 39,105. Here are the KBZ highlights.

 

The KBZ kiosk was within the Cisco booth and we were thrilled to participate in InfoComm15 alongside Cisco. There was certainly a lot of traffic and interest as Cisco showcased a full complement of video and...

July 02, 2015 by greg.peters@kbz.com

At KBZ, we recognize that the State and Local Government and Education (SLED) marketplace is constantly evolving. There are many opportunities to use telepresence, video conferencing, and collaboration technologies to deliver better services to more people. To help our Partners grow their SLED businesses, KBZ teamed up with Cisco and immixGroup to host a Public Sector Summit on June 2, 2015.

 

This exclusive, invitation-only event, featured speakers from Cisco and immixGroup....

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

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