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The Virtualized Reality of Unified Communications

By: Teney Takahashi, Product Marketing Manager - Competitive Analysis

A growing number of businesses are considering a virtualized unified communications environment. By virtualizing UC applications, businesses can increase server utilization while reducing hardware, operating and administration costs. However, while many UC vendors support virtualization, few of these vendors offer a solution that maximizes the benefits of a virtualized environment. Most vendors take a rigid […]

ShoreTel and HP – A Thriving Partnership on Display at HP Discover 2014

By: Paul Foucher, Senior Manager, Alliances Marketing

ShoreTel was pleased to exhibit at HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas last week, the latest in numerous joint customer engagement events in 2014. 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 […]

Which deployment model is right for you? A look at virtualized, hosted and cloud

By: Tricia Stream, Content Marketing Manager Google+ icon for profile link

Companies are increasingly considering centralized deployment of their SIP-trunking and UC resources into a private cloud or data center to maximize their return on investment in computing and virtual infrastructure resources. Many legacy systems were built with the premise that dedicated servers would always host and run software and associated workloads. But just because communication […]

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

ShoreTel 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 […]

Nemertes Research’s Study of Customer Deployments Reaffirms ShoreTel’s Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

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

I’ve always believed the only way you find out what something costs, is to have customers tell you what their real costs are to operate a system. What better way to find out than to review the results from 190 IT decision-makers, interviewed or surveyed by leading independent research firm Nemertes Research published at Enterprise […]

Virtualized IP Phone Systems Help Companies Improve TCO

By: Natalia Kagramanova, Senior Product Manager

Unified communications (UC) extends employees’ ability to collaborate beyond the traditional extension-to-extension dialing: employees can now communicate using instant messaging, exchange information in live audio and web conferences, meet using video sessions, make and receive phone calls from any device, etc. While enabling new methods of collaboration among employees, UC can be a challenge to […]

Virtualization is here: ShoreTel delivers customizable virtualization

By: Natalia Kagramanova, Senior Product Manager

ShoreTel has officially launched ShoreTel 14.2 which allows companies of all sizes to deploy a ShoreTel communications system in a virtual environment. ShoreTel 14.2 delivers greater flexibility for customers, with the ability to mix and match hardware-based and virtual appliances in a single network, all managed using a single web-based management interface. With ShoreTel 14.2, […]

ShoreTel Newsletter Offers Tips on Choosing Partners, Virtualization Updates

By: Jack McCarthy, Content Manager Google+ icon for profile link

ShoreTel customers can benefit in two important ways by checking out the September ShoreTel Newsletter. In “8 Tips for Choosing a Solution Provider for UC,” they’re provided with important questions to ask when selecting a solution provider for their new business phone system. Choosing the right solution provider can make all the difference in creating […]

Seven Unified Communication and Collaboration Trends for 2013

By: ShoreTel, Brilliantly Simple Google+ icon for profile link

Mobile, social and visual communications are reshaping how people communicate and collaborate. Here are seven trends certain to continue brewing in 2013. Mad for mobile. Walking down the street with your eyes glued to your phone. Secretly checking email and texting under the table. These behaviors aren’t for teenagers only anymore. It seems everyone is […]

Top 10 Reasons HP Networking Is The Brilliantly Simple Solution With ShoreTel

By: Chris Burgy, Director, Business Development

HP brings one of the broadest portfolios in the industry to customer and provides a single point of contact to design and implement server, storage, networking and computing solutions. In addition, HP has one of the most robust offerings to support virtualized environments that allow the deployment of ShoreTel on VMWare delivering highly reliable operation […]

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