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ShoreTel Named Winner of the Midsize Enterprise Summit West 2012 XCellence Awards

ShoreTel 13 wins praise by 250 CIOs as Best Software Solution
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ; SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, including business phone systems, applications and mobile UC solutions, today announced it has been named a winner of the Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) West 2012 XCellence Awards in the category of Best Midmarket Software Solution, Best Demonstration of ROI, and Best Execution of a Midmarket IT Solution. Sponsored by XChange Events, the Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Awards measure overall IT decision makers' perceptions of vendor products/services, presentations, and presence during MES West. By winning the prestigious XCellence Awards, ShoreTel continues to demonstrate its commitment to understanding the unique needs of the midsize enterprise IT market.

Each year, 250 CIOs from businesses with about 100 to 1,000 employees attend the Midsize Enterprise Summit to learn about the latest innovations for businesses. ShoreTel aimed to prove that by eliminating complexity in communications, CIOs can focus their resources on their critical areas of business, and use collaboration solutions to help their teams share ideas and communicate effectively using any device in any location.

“To demonstrate ShoreTel’s brilliant simplicity in action at the show, ShoreTel provided a complete integrated communication experience live in front of the audience,” said Kevin Gavin, chief marketing officer, ShoreTel. “This included our IP telephony capabilities with IP 655 desk phones, live system administration capabilities with ShoreTel’s Director Web application adding audience members as new users with all services in seconds, and demonstrating the intuitiveness and ease of use with our conferencing and collaboration with Macs and PCs, along with integrated ShoreTel Mobility software on Apple iPhones, iPads and Android Smart phones.”

The awards were presented at the Midsize Enterprise Summit West held Sept.12-14, 2012 at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas. With an agenda designed to address IT re-investment strategies, MES West 2012 brought together industry experts and practitioners to discuss the specific needs of the midmarket and how to best drive IT innovation despite an environment of tight cost control. The conference provided IT executives with exclusive access to industry research, thought provoking keynote sessions, interactive boardroom appointments, a solutions pavilion featuring exhibitors from both emerging and established vendors, as well as peer to peer networking opportunities. To view the event highlights visit http://www.xchange-events.com/mesw12.

“The midmarket has its own unique set of challenges and opportunities,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content, XChange Events. “The XCellence Awards recognize the vendors who understand those market nuances and provide the best solutions to meet this market’s evolving needs. We congratulate all the winning companies for their ongoing commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction.”

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.

 

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