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Spark and Cisco bring collaboration to NZ

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Spark New Zealand (Spark), Telegistics and Cisco today announced that they are working together to bring the Cisco Spark products to businesses in New Zealand. As part of this announcement Spark’s subsidiary Telegistics, has been named as a
new distributor of Cisco products and services in NZ.  

 

Becoming a distributor for Cisco is a natural development for the Telegistics business. Telegistics has actually been acting as a distributor for all of Spark Cisco
requirements for the last 12 months, Telegistics Director and Spark General
Manager of Value Management Rajesh Singh said.

 “We're really excited to be named as one of two Cisco distributors in NZ and we're looking forward to working in partnership with Cisco and the ICT reseller community to bring business changing solutions like the Cisco Spark Board to New Zealand businesses.

 

“Cisco is one of New Zealand’s leading technology suppliers in the ICT infrastructure and cloud space and we feel privileged to be able to represent their brand and products,” he added.

 

Cisco Spark is a selection of messaging and collaboration tools, including the Cisco Spark Board that utilises Cisco’s Spark platform for its interactive operating
system. Cisco Spark is the ultimate business collaboration solution by offering
an open-API, end-to-end encrypted and cloud based platform that offers
individual and group meetings, messaging, file sharing and calling
capabilities. The Cisco Spark Board maximises all these attributes and combines
them with a 4K quality video conferencing, real-time interactive digital
canvas, with the ease of ‘plug and play’, to create the leading collaborative
endpoint.

 

Businesses will benefit from the range of Cisco Spark collaboration tools as they become available in New Zealand. Cisco Spark offers the functionality of being able to interact in real-time through connecting to devices, which people already have today, and make simultaneously, from any location, across any type of device,
that exponentially improves users’ collaboration and provides a next-generation
meeting experience.

 

 “Spark has a long-standing relationship with Cisco and we are pleased that the strength of this relationship has allowed us to work together to enable New Zealand business to gain the benefits of the Cisco Spark Collaboration products,” Singh said.

 

“For us this is about enabling all of New Zealand businesses to have the opportunity to access these products. We’ve been working closely with Cisco to ensure we have the capability to make this a reality for all NZ businesses. Both Cisco and Spark have significant capability in the ICT arena. Spark has been delivering ICT solutions, design, installation and online support for Cisco products and services for over 10 years.

 

“While our brand is important to us, it is also important that we are able to support our partners and we’re pleased to be able to bring the Cisco Spark collaboration
tools to market alongside Cisco, he added.

 

Cisco is the worldwide and New Zealand networking technology leader that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, and we feel privileged to be able to represent their brand and products.

 

Cisco New Zealand Country Manager, Dave Wilson, expressed that ensuring Cisco Spark’s availability in New Zealand was centred on enabling customers to have the best communication solution available and was pleased strategic partner Spark New Zealand would be providing the technology through their Telegistics business.

 

“Cisco is pleased we have been able to work with Spark New Zealand, a key partner in New Zealand, to obtain a license to use the Cisco Spark brand in New Zealand and provide customers with the end-to-end encrypted and open-API Cisco Spark platform and its associated endpoints. This agreement ensures Cisco’s
next-generation communication platform, together with the Red-dot award winningdesigned Cisco Spark Board.”

 

“This development between Cisco and Spark New Zealand has the potential to
significantly evolve the way New Zealand businesses, governments, and sectors
like education or healthcare, communicate in a secure space that encourages
users to create, share and complete tasks together. As an open-API platform,
Cisco Spark also brings and encourages an ecosystem of developers and partner
applications. We are also pleased that Telegistics will supply Cisco Spark
solutions to customers, as our distribution partner and through the Cisco
Reseller channel."  

 

Notes to the editor:

 

  • Telegistics is a subsidiary of Spark New Zealand. Telegistics Repair Limited has been providing mobile handset repairs and providing a great customer experience for 12 years. Since then, the Telegistics business has evolved to include, distribution, refurbishment of ICT equipment, and asset management services.
  • To provide customers with Cisco Spark, the Cisco Spark brand is being used under license from Spark New Zealand.
  • Telegistics is one of two distributorsof Cisco products in New Zealand alongside WestCon which was announced earlierthis month.   

 

 

 

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Chloe Vaughan

Communications Advisor
+64 27 359 3077 | Chloe.Vaughan@spark.co.nz

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