MES: Best Execution of a Midmarket IT Solution
Congratulations to the ShoreTel team for ShoreTel Mobility - voted by more than 200 CIOs as the Best Execution of a Midmarket IT Solution, and the only company nominated by all CIOs in 6 out of the 7 award categories.
The Midsize Enterprise Summit conference, produced by Everything Channel, invites over 200 CIOs of businesses with about 500 employees to their semi-annual event. This event was just held this week at the beautiful Huntington Beach Hyatt Resort, in southern California.
Technology providers, including ShoreTel, Google, Hewlett-Packard, many more – present their vision for solutions on a variety of topics in 30 minute boardroom presentations over two days. The ShoreTel team focused on our brilliantly simple mobility solutions, addressing the challenges CIOs face with “Bring Your Own Device” demands from users in their organizations, and how our approach is unique in the market.
It was refreshing there happened to about one or two ShoreTel customers in each boardroom that would attest to the tremendous impact our solution has had on their business. Many attendees indicated they became customers after meeting us here at MES in previous years. Our customers were very vocal about their delight in our products. One offered up a story about how ShoreTel kept their communications and voicemail operational during last week's major power outage in San Diego.
The feedback on ShoreTel Mobility from more than 200 was outstanding, many of which were using systems from Avaya and Cisco. After the boardroom presentations, they attended our packed booth on the show floor for demonstrations of our latest ShoreTel 12 collaboration and ShoreTel Mobility solutions - available on ShoreTel, Avaya, Cisco and other IP based PBXs.
But I did not give any demos. I told everyone interested, “You’re going to give the demo, without any training at all.” And that they did, showing how brilliantly simple our solution is.
There were several awards for professional services, hardware, and software, among other categories. But the award for ShoreTel Mobility as the Best Execution of a Midmarket Solution reflects the completeness of our Mobility Solutions in the midsize market size for multiple PBXs, supported by a variety of mobile devices.
The only depressing thing was being invited to an amazing resort, and having to spend hours inside boardrooms rather than at the beach. Unfortunately, I had absolutely zero bars of reception during the conference. But luckily, I could stay connected by using ShoreTel Mobility over the hotel’s W-Fi network.