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ShoreTel, Polycom and HP Solutions Cooperate to Provide Best-of-Breed Unified Communications and Infrastructure

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“We are seeing significant customer demand for a best-of-breed built solution with a low total cost of ownership. Through our distributed architecture and joint promotion, we are able to further lower the cost of entry while maintaining ShoreTel’s commitment to a brilliantly simple solution.”
- Peter Blackmore, ShoreTel CEO

“Clients’ networks need to be scalable and agile to accommodate multimedia communications like voice and videoconferences across a variety of devices. Through our integrated solution architecture with ShoreTel and Polycom, we are delivering an end-to-end unified communications infrastructure that is flexible and reliable for clients’ backed by support offered through a single point of contact.”
- Craig Hinkley, vice president, Americas, Networking, HP

“Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions are transforming communications in more companies, across more industries, and in multiple use cases, from a doctor evaluating a patient, to a floor manager running a manufacturing plant, to engineers collaborating on a development team that spans multiple continents. Bringing our solutions together with HP and ShoreTel delivers a best-of-breed choice for customers to truly unify unified communications.”
- Ron Myers, senior vice president of Global Channels at Polycom

ShoreTel, Polycom and HP have joined forces to provide a promotional incentive for bundled offerings, which allow implementation of complete UC solutions on a secure, resilient and flexible network infrastructure.

 

The combined offerings are delivered via ShoreTel resellers that can design, implement and support all three products, providing customers with a single point of contact.

Communications has transformed from a basic business need of merely making and receiving phone calls into the ability to communicate, collaborate and conference – from anywhere, on any network, using any device – via a seamless voice, video, data, messaging, and mobility platform.

The combination of ShoreTel, Polycom and HP allows organizations to:

  • Simplify design and management by enabling a flexible approach that adapts to future changes while driving down the complexity of management.
  • Deliver a consistent user experience (including video, voice, IM and presence) across a variety of platforms and device types, through the right infrastructure.
  • Increase reliability and resiliency with uninterrupted availability through a flexible network and distributed unified communications architecture.

The promotional bundles give customers the flexibility to build the right solution architecture. ShoreTel is now providing a matching financial incentive for systems purchased with the Polycom and HP promotional bundles. The incentive further underscores the TCO advantage of the three companies.

Delivering best-of-breed reliability, scalability, and ease-of-use with the lowest TCO in the industry, the bundles provide a broad portfolio, which supports a wide array of verticals and solution requirements that empower organizations to effectively and efficiently connect and collaborate with their employees, partners and customers.

The offering includes on-premise, cloud and mobility solutions from ShoreTel, HP Networking solutions, and Polycom® RealPresence® video and voice solutions (including the Polycom® HDX® series of desktop and conference room video systems, Polycom® VVX™ business media phone, Polycom® RealPresence® Experience immersive theater series, and many more).

For more information on the bundled offerings, please contact an authorized ShoreTel reseller, strategicalliances@shoretel.com or hp-shoretel-questions@hp.com.