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ShoreTel Re-Affirms Channel Commitment at 2011 Champion Partner Conference

UK partner Solar Communications one of the top 10 ShoreTel Circle of Excellence award recipients
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London, UK, 23 August, 2011 –ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems with fully integrated unified communications (UC), declared its continued dedication to partners at the recent 2011 Champion Partner Conference, held July 19-21 in Chicago, Ill, USA. With attendance of nearly 1,000 participants, the conference demonstrated the strength of ShoreTel’s commitment to the channel.  

ShoreTel CEO, Peter Blackmore, offered an overview of the previous 12 months and provided insights into his vision for the company, including growing ShoreTel’s international presence. In addition, ShoreTel’s UK-based partner Solar Communications received a ShoreTel 2011 Circle of Excellence Award, the highest honour ShoreTel bestows to its top 10 partners for highest revenue achievement and the delivery of outstanding customer service.

“International is my background, after all, and the key is a focus and critical mass,” noted Blackmore in his keynote address. “If you look at where we’ve been successful with our international growth, it has occurred when we’ve been committed to scaling properly in a country.”

“We are delighted to have received the ShoreTel Circle of Excellence award again this year. The award recognises our commitment to the delivery of outstanding customer service together with unrivalled technical capabilities and experience,” said Mark Colquhoun, CEO, Solar Communications.

“ShoreTel has an amazing group of reseller partners who understand the market and are committed to grow their ShoreTel business at a rapid pace. Our partners are an extension of ShoreTel and a core part of our success. We look forward to further strengthening our partnerships and are confident that with further investment and innovative channel incentives we will be able to significantly increase our market share in the region,” said John Howard, managing director for EMEA at ShoreTel.

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a provider of business communication solutions whose brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, applications and mobile UC solutions promise a new rhythm of workforce engagement and collaboration. With costly complexity eliminated by design from its award-winning, all-in-one IP phone system, UC and contact center solution, and its industry-leading hosted phone system, workers enjoy a freedom and self-reliance that other providers can’t match. Users have full control to engage and collaborate, no matter the time, place or device, for the lowest cost and demand on IT resources in the industry. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit or


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