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ShoreTel Wins Best in VoiceCon Award

ShoreTel Receives Most Votes from Attendees at Premier Conference and Exhibition for Enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications
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ORLANDO, FL, March 7, 2007 - VoiceCon Spring 2007 (www.voiceconspring.com), produced by CMP Technology, today presented ShoreTel with the 2007 Best in VoiceCon Award, which recognizes new and exceptional enterprise IP communications solutions. ShoreTel received the most votes from the VoiceCon Spring 2007 attendees, and was presented the award for its ShoreTel 6.1 solution on March 7. VoiceCon Spring concludes on Thursday, March 8.

"We are delighted to present ShoreTel with the 2007 Best in VoiceCon Award, and we congratulate them on the success of ShoreTel 6.1 solution," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "VoiceCon Spring 2007 has been the largest event in our 17-year history, with more attendees and exhibiting companies than ever before, creating fierce competition for the coveted Best in VoiceCon Award. This year's award entrants constitute an elite group, they're the industry's top players."

"ShoreTel is honored to be selected by the VoiceCon attendees as the winner of the Best in VoiceCon Award," said Steve Timmerman, Vice President of Marketing. "This award reflects our ongoing commitment to deliver leading IP communication solutions and outstanding customer satisfaction."

To be eligible for the Best in VoiceCon Award, entrants must be a VoiceCon Spring 2007 exhibitor, and the product or service must be new and officially announced with a published ship/launch date during the week of VoiceCon Spring 2007. Core technology releases, enhancements and upgrades are valid entries.

The expanded VoiceCon Spring program focuses on the technology and service choices available to enterprises who are migrating to IP Telephony and Converged Networks, and examines the rising industry impact of Unified Communications (UC) - messaging, email, presence, video and collaboration tools and systems.

VoiceCon presents the most comprehensive exhibition in enterprise communications; indeed, VoiceCon is the only place where all the enterprise equipment, service and software suppliers are gathered under one roof. 130 of the industry's leading vendors were present at the Spring event, including VoiceCon's Diamond Sponsor Avaya, along with Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Aastra Intecom, AT&T, Extreme Networks, Foundry Networks, Mitel, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Nortel, ShoreTel, Siemens and Verizon Business, providing attendees with an unmatched opportunity to address their needs in enterprise IP Telephony, converged networks and unified communications.

VoiceCon Spring 2007 continues the VoiceCon heritage of delivering in-depth technical sessions, prominent speakers and strategy discussions, attracting high-level enterprise decision makers to review the latest products, and to meet and network with potential partners, consultants and analysts. For 17 years, VoiceCon has delivered practical, forward-thinking, objective information and education focused on enterprise voice, IP telephony and converged technologies, products and services.

About VoiceCon®

VoiceCon® is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, convergence and unified communications in North America. VoiceCon® brings enterprise decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. As the momentum toward IP telephony and convergence has grown, VoiceCon has expanded to include two yearly shows: VoiceCon Spring 2007, taking place March 5-8 in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms Hotel, and VoiceCon Fall 2007, which will return to the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, August 20-23. The VoiceCon portfolio also includes the VoiceCon VOIP Implementation Tour, which were recently held in New York, Anaheim, San Francisco and Chicago, returning again in Fall 2007. VoiceCon also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter that is circulated to approximately 28,000 subscribers -- VoiceCon eNews (www.voicecon.com/enews); VoIP Loop (www.voiploop.com ), a news, information and opinion site that features thought leaders in VoIP and enterprise IP Telephony and convergence; and the VoiceCon Webinar Series. For more information, visit www.voicecon.com

About CMP Technology

CMP Technology (http://www.cmp.com) is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.