It was interesting to see ShoreTel growth announced in Comms Business this week, especially ahead of an exciting few days at Commsvision. I’ll keep this brief as I am making the most of the Gleneagles experience just before the CommsVision 2013 conference commences this afternoon.
ShoreTel Achieving Year on Year Growth at 12%
First quarter year on year growth at 12% is nothing to be sniffed at and is possible more evidence that the “green shoots of recovery” are giving people the confidence to part with some of their capex budget and start progressing with some of the projects that have been on the back burner for a couple of years.
As one of ShoreTel’s limited community of Silver Partners in the UK this is certainly welcome news. We have backed ShoreTel to the exclusion of all other UC/PBX vendors over the years believing in its single image architecture, TCO model and its brilliantly simple user and administration interface. While we have played a very small role in helping ShoreTel achieve these numbers we are experiencing a similar uptake in demand for services.
Well done ShoreTel for your continued success…
The cloud element is certainly key but we are also seeing many of our customers choose to centrally locate services within their own network delivering ‘IT as a Service’ to their users while keeping much of the control and security on their terms. With a strong underpinning network and robust management, monitoring and alerting there is every reason to create this ‘private cloud’ environment and deliver the UC service, applications and data storage from a central location which his easy to manage, upgrade, secure and back up, whether that is on your own premises or collocated in a third party data centre.
Well done ShoreTel for your continued success and for producing a range of products and services to support your future growth. We look forward to maintaining and developing our partnership with you over the coming years.
I have to go now to grab some lunch before a busy afternoon getting a heads up on where our industry us heading, some technology updates and some meetings with existing and potential business partners.
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