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Williams marketing department drives home the benefits from ShoreTel Unified Communications

By: Andrew Gray, Marketing Director, EMEA

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd is a multifaceted international business that includes Williams Advanced Engineering and WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING.

Within the team, while the designers, engineers and pit-crew get the credit alongside the drivers for strong race results, the marketing team is also hard at work finding and supporting partners, hosting guests and communicating with media and fans around the world. Many people, particularly F1 fans, might see that as a dream job, but the pressure to deliver results while travelling around the world does provide challenges that other “road-warrior” employees will recognise only too well. …more

Special Offer: Free ShoreTel Phones for Orders of 25+ Lines

By: ShoreTel, Brilliantly Simple

Business owners always have a million things to worry about to get their business going.  From buying a IP phone system, getting office space, implementing applications like salesforce.com, and determining the budget for everything…the list seems endless. And not everyone has the staff to manage all of the applications. …more

Visual voicemail really has changed my life!

By: Emma McCormack, Marketing Director, APAC

You know that moment when something changes your life, and you didn’t see it coming? I can think of a few. (ModelCo has a lipgloss that comes with a build in LED light as well as a mirror. Seriously.)

I had another one this week.

I was driving somewhere and had missed a couple of work calls. I knew theoretically there was a way to call into my voicemail remotely, but it was going to involve passwords, prompts and a phone number that for the life of me I couldn’t remember. Even checking voicemail on my mobile phone is painful. Different phone numbers, a different set of prompts – who has the time? …more

An update on Heartbleed Bug and ShoreTel Platforms

By: ShoreTel, Brilliantly Simple

As you may have seen in the news the last few days, security experts have discovered a security flaw called the Open SSL Heartbleed Bug, a significant potential threat that could impact a large number of websites and applications across multiple industries and companies. 

While this is not a ShoreTel caused event, it is important for our customers and partners to know we are aware of the serious nature of this issue, and that we have assessed the impact to our products and services. 

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The Evolution Continues – Cloud Communication

By: Tricia Stream, Product Positioning Manager Google+ icon for profile link

Once upon a time all enterprises used circuit-switched telephone networks with local operators manually switching cables to connect to inter-office numbers. As technology continued its march forward, businesses established the standard of deploying telephony systems via software installed on hardware appliances within company closets.

The information superhighway heyday brought forth the ability to connect across Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which then morphed into the voice over IP business phone system network we are familiar with today, along with a plethora of additional tools to interact alongside voice. Cloud communications continues the evolution. …more

ShoreTel Adds to Sports Customer Roster: Cleveland Indians Join “Team Orange”

By: Katie Maller, Communications Manager Google+ icon for profile link

Cleveland_IndiansAh, the signs of spring – the crack of the bat, the smell of hot dogs and peanuts, the 7th inning stretch. Yes, baseball is back! ShoreTel has a special fondness for the game, and for providing our solutions to baseball teams and many other sports teams around the globe. Today we’re excited to announce the Cleveland Indians have selected ShoreTel for its downtown Progressive Field stadium, front office, call center operations and spring training facility in Goodyear, Ariz. The ShoreTel unified communications platform is displacing an Avaya PBX to bring improved communications for staff and fans. …more

You can “KISS and Tell” – When Rock Legends KISS is a ShoreTel Customer

By: Bernard Gutnick, Senior Director, Product Marketing Google+ icon for profile link

Kiss2The only thing more fun than meeting a ShoreTel customer is when it is a “meet and greet” with the rock band KISS, who is now a ShoreTel customer. Rock superstars Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are owners of the LA KISS arena football team, who selected ShoreTel Sky service for their business communication system. …more

ShoreTel and HP: A Partnership Turning Virtualization into a Reality at Interop 2014

By: Bernard Gutnick, Senior Director, Product Marketing Google+ icon for profile link

photo 3ShoreTel was pleased to be invited to join HP in their booth at Interop this year, reinforcing a relationship that just keeps getting stronger. What a great way to focus on the only thing that matters – the customer experience.  Whether it’s ShoreTel’s on-premises solutions virtualized on HP’s server technology, or ShoreTel’s cloud-based  ShoreTel Sky service running on HP’s carrier grade networking infrastructure, or a combination of both, the net result is a win-win for all. …more

More CRN Recognition: ShoreTel Awarded 5-Star Rating in 2014 Partner Program Guide

By: Katie Maller, Communications Manager Google+ icon for profile link

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We’re excited to share that ShoreTel has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide. The annual directory is a listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
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ShoreTel in pole position with Williams

By: Andrew Gray, Marketing Director, EMEA

For many companies, the ability to cater for a remote workforce has become utterly imperative. Williams has a more pronounced need for secure, seamless mobile working than most companies. With around 70 of its employees travelling ten months of the year to different, exotic locations, Williams knew that in order to ensure the utmost efficiency of its workforce it would have to turn to a unified communication system.

Williams is a British Formula One motor racing team and constructor. It employs over 550 people working on its race team at the Grove headquarters in Oxfordshire and around 100 people working on advanced engineering.
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