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ShoreTel Crowned Technology Provider of the Year in European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2016

IT Europa Named Winners of Prestigious Awards
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ShoreTel receives Tech Provider of the Year award

Bracknell, UK – 19 April, 2016 – ShoreTel has outperformed EMC and Toshiba to be named “Technology Provider of the Year” at the prestigious European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2016. ShoreTel was awarded this title for its expertise and technology leadership with specific recognition related to solution innovation and market development with partners.

Adrian Hipkiss, MD and VP of EMEA at ShoreTel, said: “Being named Technology Provider of the Year is a great accolade – especially up against some big global brands. This award recognizes how we work successfully with partners to provide customers with flexibility and choice when it comes to unified communications (UC) and contact centre technology. The award also highlights our dedication and investment over the years to deliver on our goal of creating best-in-class products which address changing market needs – for example, our current cloud UC portfolio and our exciting Contact Centre offering and future roadmap.”

With so many high-scoring entries, choosing outright winners in each category was particularly hard this year, says judges' panel chair John Garratt, editor of IT Europa. “It is also fascinating to see how the entries reflect the changes in the industry; previous years have seen concentrations of cloud and then SaaS solutions; this year we had many entries showing solutions based on data and its management and analysis. This shows how responsive the industry is, particularly among the software developers and ISVs who are so determined to deliver results for their customers. The awards show that there is a real case for considering IT as a success and encouraging even more investment in what it can offer.”

The European IT & Software Excellence Awards are the leading, pan-European awards for ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators, and their vendor and distributor partners, organised by IT Europa. The winners were announced at the Awards Dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel, on 14th April 2016. In their eighth year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards attracted over 400 entries from more than 31 countries. A number of entries demonstrated how carefully the industry has been listening to its customers and building solutions that really do make a difference. The winners ranged from a low maintenance self-service web portal which became the standard national online platform for collecting structured data across all UK schools to a consultant's global mobile management system and a taxi service system in Paris. Winners were chosen from 86 finalists representing 21 countries.

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About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) products, cloud services and IP phone systems powering today’s always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for contact centers and cloud, onsite and hybrid UC environments eliminate complexity, reduce cost and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel’s innovative contact center solutions, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, SIP trunking and business phones enable users to communicate and collaborate no matter the time, place or device, with minimal demand on IT resources. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit shoretel.com.

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