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Unified Communications: Going Beyond Business Phone Systems

A better way to communicate

In 1996, ShoreTel's founder declared: "There's got to be a better way."  After years of leading teams at high tech companies, he was confounded by the inefficiency of his office phone system and the complexity of replacing it with a new system.  He saw how IP networking could replace traditional TDM voice switching and applied his deep understanding of distributed computing to a new vision: a streamlined alternative to the bloated, complex, resource-heavy IP business phone systems being marketed by legacy PBX and digital networking companies.

The result? A fundamentally different and brilliantly simple approach to system architecture that is resource friendly, scales easily and distributes call control across an array of solid-state phone appliances.  

Popular with companies that value solid phone system performance and substantial bottom-line benefits,  ShoreTel has grown into the world's leading provider of Brilliantly Simple IP communications solutions.

Since that original innovation nearly 20 years ago, ShoreTel has once again re-invented a better way to communicate and collaborate in business with ShoreTel Connect -- our common platform based on a single software code. Now one platform and user interface delivers business communications from the cloud, onsite or a hybrid combination. Now, whether you prefer to subscribe to a managed cloud service, invest in an onsite system, or deploy a combination of the two, there is a single UC solution that delivers the same outstanding features and user experience to the entire team. 

A Fundamentally Different and Brilliantly Simple Approach

ShoreTel has grown into one of the world's leading providers of Brilliantly Simple IP communications solutions.