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ShoreTel Named to Inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide

Editors Identify Cloud Providers, Technology Vendors With Robust Cloud Programs for the IT Channel
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Sunnyvale, Calif. – Oct. 6, 2014 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions, announced today it has been named to the inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide, a list of the leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs designed to benefit members of the indirect IT channel and their cloud initiatives. This guide offers solution providers a valuable resource for locating and exploring the IT industry’s top cloud technologies, programs and offerings, and a way to connect with the organizations making these cloud technologies and partner programs available specifically through the IT channel.

Earlier this year, ShoreTel expanded its innovative Champion Partner Program with a focus on cloud communications, and already more than 160 of its US partners are selling cloud services. ShoreTel offers its channel partners a simple, customizable and lucrative program for growing and differentiating their cloud communications businesses, enabling partners to accommodate the growing demand by end-users for cloud services. The program has three tiers – Enabled, Approved and Referral.

“ShoreTel’s cloud tiers represent flexible ways of partnering with us, compensating partners in proportion to their performance and level of engagement, while their customers receive the UC solution that best meets their needs,” said Heather Tenuto, vice president of worldwide channel programs and sales enablement at ShoreTel.

“Cloud computing is a game-changing technology, and it’s imperative that the IT channel be able to quickly identify those organizations most deeply committed to helping solution providers grow their cloud-related revenue,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “Each cloud provider and vendor noted by the CRN editors has been chosen based on its robust cloud partner program, as well as the unique and enthusiastic ways in which it has embraced the channel as a go-to-market strategy.”

For U.S. resellers interested in selling ShoreTel cloud services, please visit here for more information. The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com.

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP unified communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications - voice, video, messaging and data - with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel's distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas, the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com or call 1-800-425-9385.