SUNNYVALE, Calif. – March 31, 2015 – Recognizing that many cloud customers do not have fully staffed IT departments to support the corporate data network, ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR) today announced it has expanded its Network Services Portfolio to ShoreTel Sky® customers. ShoreTel identified the need for data networking services with on-premises customers and began offering services for them in Fall 2013. Now, ShoreTel is offering network services to cloud customers to ensure their IP networks are designed and configured for optimum performance when supporting their ShoreTel Unified Communications solutions. These services are complementary to the services offered by ShoreTel’s channel partners.
ShoreTel Sky Network Services offers a comprehensive portfolio of customer data networking services including Network Design Validation, VoIP Readiness Assessment, WLAN VoIP Readiness Assessment, Network Delivery, and Network Diagnostics.
“Leveraging the proven methodology and best practices from ShoreTel Professional Services teams and our certified Champion Partners, the ShoreTel Network Services Portfolio offers a robust and flexible array of data network assessment, diagnostic and implementation services that ensure cloud customers have the best user experience and ultimate reliability,” said Bharath Oruganti, senior vice president of services and operations at ShoreTel. “We’ve seen tremendous demand for these services from premises customers and ShoreTel Sky customers have been equally vocal. Together with the expertise of our channel partners and these additional data networking services, we further enable brilliantly simple communications for cloud users.”
STC Services is a ShoreTel Silver partner based in Penn. who has utilized Network Services extensively for premises installations. Jesse Molnar, account manager, comments: “ShoreTel Network Services – in particular VoIP Readiness Assessment and Network Design – are so helpful in identifying potential issues prior to installation that we build these into every quote. And we conduct several each month. Our customers have experienced IT people but they aren’t always knowledgeable about VoIP. As we expand into more cloud sales, we expect these Network Services to be critical to ensuring smooth customer installations and user satisfaction.”
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ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions powering today’s always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments eliminate complexity, reduce costs and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel’s innovative business phones, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, and contact center applications enable users to communicate and collaborate no matter the time, place or device, with minimal demand on IT resources. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com.
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