Vology Joins ShoreTel as an Authorized Champion Partner
to meet demand for Value-Based Unified Communications Solutions
across the U.S.
Vology Data Systems recently became a National Champion partner with ShoreTel, the leading provider of simple IP phone systems that offer fully integrated unified communications (UC).
Oldsmar, Fla. – August 2, 2011 If there is one positive outcome from the recent economic downturn, it is that businesses are operating smarter and spending their hard-earned dollars more wisely. This is especially evident in the telecommunications market, where companies are eschewing overly complex systems for those that provide features that truly make their offices run more efficiently. In response to this trend, Vology Data Systems recently became a National Champion partner with ShoreTel, the leading provider of simple IP phone systems that offer fully integrated unified communications (UC).
We’re pleased to welcome value-added partners into the Champion Partner Program – especially those that have made the commitment to sales and technical training, infrastructure development and focus on customer service in delivering our innovative products and leading business solutions,” said Tom Hamilton, senior director of worldwide channel marketing at ShoreTel. “Vology’s appointment as an Authorized Champion Partner eligible to sell throughout the U.S. is based on Vology’s valueadd solution sales and delivery of ShoreTel Unified Communications solution.”
“ShoreTel offers a superior product at a price point that makes sense,” Vology Chief Executive Officer Barry Shevlin said. “A few years ago, businesses were wow-ed by all the bells and whistles. Today, they want a system that is reliable, scalable, can do everything they need, and fits in their budget.”
While Vology has become the go-to resource for a wide range of new and quality pre-owned networking and telecommunications equipment, they have spotted a trend in IT purchasing. According to John Medaska, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, “customers know that improving their communications systems or networks will help them become more efficient, productive and profitable, so they’re making the investment, but they are investing in a different way. In other words, if they can save money and get what they need, they’re going to do it. In this market, ShoreTel is perfect.”
With experienced sales professionals and certified ShoreTel engineers, Vology is introducing this line of products to customers in industries as diverse as education, healthcare, government and financial services. This new partnership with ShoreTel allows Vology to fulfill customers’ needs and meet market demand for simplified solutions.
ABOUT VOLOGY DATA SYSTEMS
Ranked in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the US for four consecutive years, Vology is a leading global technology solutions provider that serves tens of thousands of customers across 80 countries. Vology Data Systems has one of the industry’s largest inventories of top quality new and pre-owned manufacturer products, including Juniper (National Elite partner, Operate Service Specialist) Cisco, Extreme Networks, Avaya, HP, ShoreTel, Brocade Networks, Gencom and F5 solutions. Vology Data Systems provides sameday and next-day shipping on most items as well as flexible purchasing and leasing terms. The company offers total IT asset lifecycle management expertise to help customers power their enterprises as their technology requirements evolve. Vology is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, St. Louis, Sacramento, Santa Barbara and Syracuse. For further information, please visit www.vology.com.
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is the provider of brilliantly simple Unified Communication (UC) solutions based on its award-winning IP business phone system. We offer organizations of all sizes integrated, voice, video, data, and mobile communications on an open, distributed IP architecture that helps significantly reduce the complexity and costs typically associated with other solutions. The feature-rich ShoreTel UC system offers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) and the highest customer satisfaction in the industry, in part because it is easy to deploy, manage, scale and use. Increasingly, companies around the world are finding a competitive edge by replacing business-as-usual with new thinking, and choosing ShoreTel to handle their integrated business communication. ShoreTel is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas; United Kingdom; Sydney, Australia; and Singapore. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com.