The Cisco Black Belt Academy is a simplified enablement framework consisting of carefully curated content. Allowing Cisco Partners to enhance their competitive advantage, the Cisco Black Belt Academy gives Cisco Partners the opportunity to learn more about the broad spectrum of Cisco ecosystem solutions, engage more confidently with customers, and ultimately execute sales.

A Cisco Solutions Plus Partner since April 2020, VQ Communications provides the recommended management software for the Cisco Meeting Server platform. Used and trusted in a variety of verticals globally including Federal, Finance, Defense, Health, and Education, VQ Conference Manager allows users to unlock the full power of the Cisco Meeting Server, enabling customers to deliver high quality, secure and scalable video- and audio-conferencing services. Together, VQ Conference Manager and Cisco Meeting Server can deliver conferencing services at truly mind-blowing scale through its complete solution offering.

VQ’s inclusion in the Cisco Black Belt Academy has been a resounding success. As a result, Stages 1,2 and 3 have been updated and now include content for those needing to migrate from Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (TMS) to VQ’s replacement—VQ Conference Manager DMA (Device Management and Automation).

Designed as a replacement for Cisco TMS, VQ Conference Manager is deployed on-premise as a part of the Cisco Meeting Server and Cisco video-conferencing devices ecosystem. To date, VQ Conference Manager DMA includes One Button to Push and Directory Services, with Device Configuration scheduled for the end of 2022.

Recommended by Cisco, VQ Conference Manager is used by customers globally to support today’s flexible working models.

“We’ve been delighted with partner engagement in the Black Belt program to date.
The market response to VQ Conference Manager DMA has been amazing. The Black Belt Academy is an excellent way for our partners to learn more about our product, understand the customer problems it solves and be confident including it in sales opportunities.”
– VQ’s CEO, Mike Horsley’s thoughts about this program

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Donald De Witte

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CX Collaboration Services - EMEAR