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Austin Band Five9s Wins ShoreTel’s Battle of the Bands

By: Jennifer Campbell, HR Manager

On January 17, 2015, ShoreTel rocked Austin, Texas like never before. ShoreTel employees transformed from mild-mannered technology workers to rock musicians as they rocked out in the final round of ShoreTel’s Battle of the Bands learning program for employees.

The performance began with Austin’s regional battle featuring the Austin bands Catfight, Five9s and Halfbaked, along with dnis Envy from Chicago. Each band performed two songs they had learned over the course of six months while working at ShoreTel. After some seriously good music, the judges, who consisted of local Austin musicians, selected Five 9s as the regional winner.

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There are no blizzards in Florida. Escape to Orlando for ShoreTel’s Champion Partner Conference.

By: Heather Tenuto, Vice President, WW Channel Programs and Sales Enablement

As the blizzard of 2015 slams the east coast, now might be the time to seriously consider escaping to Florida for ShoreTel’s Champion Partner Conference, from April 29th to May 1 in Orlando, Florida.

Depending on how much #snowmageddon2015 you are dealing with now, Orlando in the spring is an excellent getaway. However, the balmy temperatures are the least of the reasons to bring your team to the show. Here’s are five things you won’t want to miss: …more

Get on Board for the ShoreTel One Partner Conference

By: Chandler Harris, Content Marketing Manager

ShoreTel OneRegistration is now open for the 2015 ShoreTel One Partner Conference, which focuses on helping our partners significantly increase growth and profits through 2015.

From April 29 to May 1, 2015 at the exquisite Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida, attendees can not only soak in the Florida sun, but also participate in networking opportunities, business development and gain insight from executive thought leadership. Through impactful keynotes and breakouts, attendees will learn from best practices, usage scenarios, customer stories, interviews and compelling partner testimonials. …more

What is BYOE? Attend our Webinar on January 20

By: Ed Wright, Director of Product Management

Bring Your Own Experience (BYOE) is the latest trend impacting Unified Communications (UC) and speaks to the need for UC to be more user-centric. UC has evolved to the point where the focus is more around the needs of the end users than the network, and reflects the impact of powerful trends from the consumer world that are now filtering into the workplace. More than ever before, employees have control over the devices they use to communicate and this is changing the way they work. …more

ShoreTel Innovation Network Now 85 Partners Strong

By: Chad Horton, Manager, Innovation and Network Services

Today we’re pleased to announce that our Innovation Network now has more than 85 partners who leverage ShoreTel’s open architecture to develop hardware, software and services in order to extend the capabilities of our Unified Communications (UC) and enterprise contact center solutions.

ShoreTel technical experts help support customers, systems integrators, technology providers and software developers in building advanced, integrated applications on ShoreTel’s open platform using commonly known and widely accepted techniques. …more

For Those Who Rock, ShoreTel Salutes You

By: Jennifer Campbell, HR Manager

The beginning of 2015 means more than just business as usual, it means ShoreTel is wrapping up the latest season of our Battle of the Bands program.

This is the fourth year that ShoreTel has sponsored this program, which provides on-site learning opportunities of a musical instrument for employees. Groups of five to six employees are placed into a rock band consisting of a guitar player, bass player, singer, pianist and drummer. Over the course of the year, employees practice individually and as a band and perform live in front of their colleagues during the holiday season, in an attempt to claim the title of Battle of the Bands winner! …more

EMEA Customer Advocates: Interest in UCaaS is gaining momentum

By: Adrian Hipkiss, Managing Director, EMEA

As we draw towards the close of 2014, it strikes me that in many ways this has been the year where we have seen a tipping point in the adoption of cloud computing by mid and large enterprises. According to Synergy Research Group, total UCaaS market revenues keep growing by over 30% year-on-year. Founder and Chief Analyst Jeremy Duke recently acknowledged that, “This is an exciting and disruptive market which is shaking up the old order in enterprise communications, enabling UC to be more broadly adopted in smaller offices and planting the seed for cloud deployments in mid-to-large enterprises.” This underlines the degree to which it has become a solution worthy of consideration by today’s small and medium enterprises. …more

ShoreTel Australia Celebrates Success in 2014

By: Jamie Romanin, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand

We started the festive season in Australia with Christmas parties in Sydney and Melbourne as an opportunity to thank our partner community for their commitment to making 2014 another very successful year for ShoreTel. We had 2 great nights of fun and celebration attended by the vast majority of our channel – click here to view photos taken by Australian Reseller News. …more

ShoreTel Congratulates 2014 Circle of Excellence Winners

By: David Petts, SVP, Worldwide Sales

We are pleased to welcome 25 of our global partners to the Circle of Excellence (COE) for the 2014 partner year, covering the October 2013 through September 2014 time period. The Circle of Excellence is awarded to ShoreTel’s top performing global reseller partners, recognizing their exceptional achievement in total revenue bookings, year-over-year growth, customer satisfaction and advanced application proficiency. …more

Hats Off to International Circle of Excellence Award Winners

By: Darren Pattie, Senior Director of Sales, UK & Ireland

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We are proud to announce the winners of the ShoreTel International Circle of Excellence Awards 2014.

The top performing international ShoreTel channel partner is Solar, the winner for the second year running. Response Data Communications received second place, scoring an outstanding 100% customer satisfaction rating, and our Canadian channel partner, Optinet, received third prize. Phone Pulse entered the Circle of Excellence for the first time, achieving fourth place for an impressive all-around performance driven by growth in the Irish market. …more

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