SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) solutions and phone systems, is now offering the full ShoreTel Connect™ portfolio to mid-market and enterprise customers in Canada*. While ShoreTel has an established channel and has been offering onsite solutions in the country for many years, including ShoreTel Connect ONSITE, this is the first time that cloud and hybrid solutions are available as deployment options.
ShoreTel Connect is a business communications solution that delivers a single user interface across a common set of devices from the cloud, onsite or a hybrid combination of both. ShoreTel Connect changes how companies communicate with a unique collaboration experience that unites groups and adapts to individual preferences.
"Geographic expansion is a key growth area for ShoreTel and we're excited to broaden our offerings in Canada," said David Petts, senior vice president of worldwide sales at ShoreTel. "Mid-market and enterprise businesses in Canada, just like those around the world, understand their communications solution is core to their success, and are looking for robust features and flexible deployment options. ShoreTel Connect is unique in that it can be configured multiple ways to fit the individual needs of all-sized businesses. ShoreTel protects existing communications investments, ensuring that what companies choose today will grow along with them no matter what the future may demand."
Many ShoreTel partners in Canada are now offering the full ShoreTel Connect portfolio. In particular, Altitude Communications has seen a steady rise in customers seeking cloud options.
"Businesses in Alberta are changing their purchase philosophies to match the economic conditions; they need technology to stay competitive," said Marshall Anderson, president of Altitude Communications. "Having the ability to purchase Connect CLOUD and Connect HYBRID will be a game changer! The option for customers to expand by either growing what they have onsite or by choosing to go to the cloud without giving up any of their initial investment is unique. I don't know of anyone else who can provide that kind of customization as simply as ShoreTel does it. We can't wait to get this in the hands of our customers."
Connect Deployment Options
In addition to ShoreTel Connect ONSITE, customers in Canada can now purchase ShoreTel Connect CLOUD and ShoreTel Connect HYBRID.
ShoreTel Connect CLOUD ShoreTel Connect CLOUD™ is a fully hosted and managed end-to-end UCaaS solution. It includes IP PBX telephony services, ShoreTel desk phones, the ShoreTel Connect client app, mobility application, a collaboration suite, softphone functionality, browser-based administration portal, and more. Businesses can have cloud locations in both the U.S. and Canada.
ShoreTel Connect ONSITE ShoreTel Connect ONSITE™ is an end-to-end UC solution that customers own, maintain and control. It includes IP PBX telephony services, ShoreTel desk phones, the ShoreTel Connect client app, mobility application, a collaboration suite, softphone functionality, browser-based administration portal, and more.
ShoreTel Connect HYBRID Sites and Apps ShoreTel Connect HYBRID™ Sites enables companies to mix-and-match Connect ONSITE and Connect CLOUD services across multiple locations, providing a flexible communications solution that allows companies to move at their own pace to full and mixed cloud deployments, while protecting existing communications investments. Connect HYBRID Apps enables onsite customers to have applications delivered via the cloud.
About ShoreTel ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) products, cloud services and IP phone systems powering today's always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for contact centers and cloud, onsite and hybrid UC environments eliminate complexity, reduce cost and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel's innovative contact center solutions, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, SIP trunking and business phones 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 shoretel.com.
*Services not available in Quebec province.
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