Many of you may have seen IBM Foundations Reach demo'd at VoiceCon (Enterprise Connect) earlier this year. Foundations Reach is an appliance that puts
- Core IT functions - email, calendars, productivity tools, network security, remote access, file and print sharing, backup and disaster recovery
- AND real time collaborative tools - secured instant messaging, VoIP and video chat capabilities (ie: Sametime)
- On a single package priced with the small business budget in mind.
Now Shortel's IP telephony, audio conferencing, mobility, voicemail and unified messaging work with Foundations Reach... and it's winning awards.
Mark Arman, vice president of business development, ShoreTel "This Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award reflects the commitment the ShoreTel team has made to deliver a brilliantly simple UC solution for SMBs that helps eliminate complexity and offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. ShoreTel for IBM Foundations is designed to transform every organization in which it is deployed, with unprecedented ease of use, reliability and features -- all backed with ShoreTel's commitment to world-class customer satisfaction. We're proud that TMC has recognized this industry-first achievement."You care read more here and here.
Buck Baker, president, ScanSource Communications "We are delighted that ShoreTel for IBM Foundations has been recognized by TMCnet for its innovation and market leadership. We're already seeing an enormous interest for this product among small and midsize businesses eager to take advantage of powerful and reliable unified communications features without the cost and complexity of a traditional approach. With many resellers already offering this out-of-the box solution, and many more in the process of signing up, SMBs around the world can now simplify and modernize their business communications on a reliable platform built for growth."
Caleb Barlow, director, Lotus Foundations, IBM "With this recognition and award, it's clear that ShoreTel for IBM Foundations is the perfect choice for businesses who are looking for a 'UCC-in-a-box' solution that is effortless on all levels -- painless to deploy, simple to manage and easy to maintain. The first communications technology that turns a PBX into an appliance, ShoreTel for IBM Foundations takes simple, yet innovative technology to a whole new level."