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ShoreTel Wins 2013 NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice ‘Rising Star’ Award

Enterprise end users in Asia voted the company the Rising Star in Communication and Collaboration Solutions
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SINGAPORE, 31 October 2013 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) solutions, today announced it won the 2013 NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice ‘Rising Star’ Award for Communication and Collaboration. NetworkWorld Asia and Networks Asia organised the 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards and announced the winners on 30 October at a celebratory ceremony recognising vendors that drive innovation in Asia with superior technologies and solutions. 

The Rising Star category is dedicated especially to new players that have demonstrated excellent capabilities to innovate unique solutions for businesses in today’s fast-paced IT marketplace. ShoreTel won the award after NetworkWorld Asia’s readers – who include CIOs, technology directors, IT project heads, network managers and data centre managers – voted the company the newcomer with the most potential to make a major impact with customers, given its communication and collaboration solutions.

“ShoreTel is honored to be recognised as the Rising Star in the Communication and Collaboration category. This accomplishment underscores our ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction through innovation,” said Bruce Downing, ShoreTel managing director, Asia and South Africa. “We work closely with our customers to understand their business challenges, so we can develop and deploy UC and contact centre solutions that are easy to adopt and manage, with the lowest total cost of ownership.” 

“Readers of NetworkWorld Asia magazine and NetworksAsia website voted ShoreTel as a new player they believe will be making a significant influence on the industry,” said Victor Ng, Southeast Asia bureau chief at NetworkWorld Asia and Questex Asia. “This award will provide ShoreTel with prestigious industry recognition with its peers, as well as our readers who make the critical IT buying decisions for their companies.”

Voting was open to all readers, on a private web-based survey site, with invitations sent to CIOs, senior technology managers and IT project heads in end-user organisations from our readership base. 349 respondents cast votes for the top technology vendors across more than 30 categories of the key IT products and services driving enterprise and SMB technology spending today in Asia.

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.