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ShoreTel Joins WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization, Further Extending Government & Education Vertical Commitment
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --ShoreTel(NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions, today announced it has earned a place in the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Data Communications Products & Services Contract in the category of Unified Communications. WSCA-NASPO is the leading public sector cooperative purchasing organization in the nation, and this achievement enables ShoreTel to expand its presence in the public market, primarily in the government and education verticals.
"ShoreTel has built a large roster of state and local government, and K-12 and higher education customers," said David Petts, senior vice president of worldwide sales at ShoreTel. "The WSCA-NASPO contract allows us to expand and grow our presence in these sectors and is another step in our vertical market commitment, which has seen a focused sales effort this year. WSCA-NASPO gives us and our channel partners a broader national presence and many opportunities that we didn't have before."
NASPO is a nonprofit association of directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States. WSCA-NASPO represents a unified, nationally focused cooperative purchasing program that is a subsidiary of NASPO. Those eligible to use WSCA-NASPO cooperative contracts are states, cities, counties, public schools, institutions of higher education and other eligible entities such as nonprofits.
"WSCA was formed in 1993 as part of NASPO and the IT categories have evolved over the years, with the recent addition of the re-solicited data communications products and services contract's data networking category. We're pleased to have such high-caliber technology providers like ShoreTel included, enabling WSCA-NASPO to offer customers a choice of top quality communications offerings," said Paul Stembler, cooperative development coordinator at the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization.
ShoreTel's WSCA-NASPO contract began June 1, 2014 and is valid for five years, with two one-year renewals.
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ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simpleIPphone systemsandunified communicationssolutions. Its award-winning on-premises IP-PBX solution and cloud-based hosted phone systemeliminate complexity and improve productivity.Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel's innovativebusiness phones, application integration, collaboration tools,mobility, andcontact centerapplications enable users to communicate and collaborate no matter the time, place or device, with minimal demand on IT resources. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visitwww.shoretel.com.
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