SYDNEY, Australia – 24 September 2012 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ; SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, including business phone systems, applications and mobile Unified Communications (UC) solutions, has been named Telecommunications Vendor of the Year in the ARN IT Industry Awards 2012.
ShoreTel was recognised for its commitment to a 100 percent indirect channel strategy, and the work the company has done over the past 12 months to enhance the resources, tools and training programs available to its reseller partners. The ARN IT Industry Award judging panel also took into account ShoreTel’s increasing market share, revenue growth and new partner signings over the past 12 months, and its technology leadership and vision in the areas of unified communications, mobility and BYOD (bring your own device).
Accepting the award on behalf of ShoreTel at the awards ceremony, ShoreTel’s managing director ANZ, Jamie Romanin said, “It was humbling to receive an award like this, at an event that was attended by close to 700 of the ‘who’s who’ of our industry. The award is a great endorsement for ShoreTel’s 100 percent channel strategy, and also for the great success we have seen in the Australian market with the new partners we have brought on in the past year, our incredible technologies and products, the success of our partnerships with Express Data and Telstra, and the continued growth in our revenues and market share.”
One of four awards in the Telecommunications Awards category, the vendor award recognises the vendor delivering telecommunications via the IT channel. Under the category criteria, the winner will have gone the extra mile to embrace resellers and assist channel partners where possible. They will have provided an exceptional product or products, relevant support programs and services to facilitate the channel.
ARN – Australian Reseller News – is an Australian print and online channel magazine, published by IDG, the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. ARN’s annual IT Industry Awards have been running very successfully since 2007 and the publication also celebrated its 21st anniversary at the awards event at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, 19 September.
For more information on the ARN IT Industry Awards, and for the full list of award winners see: http://www.arnnet.com.au/industry_awards.
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a provider of business communication solutions whose brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, applications and mobile UC solutions promise a new rhythm of workforce engagement and collaboration. With costly complexity eliminated by design from its award-winning, all-in-one IP phone system, UC and contact center solution, and its industry-leading hosted phone system, workers enjoy a freedom and self-reliance that other providers can’t match. Users have full control to engage and collaborate, no matter the time, place or device, for the lowest cost and demand on IT resources in the industry. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit shoretel.com or shoretelsky.com.
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