Mitel Announces UC Specialisation and First Partner

Mitel has announced the launch of a new Unified Communications (UC) designation for its Select Partners and Premier Partners. The first of Mitel’s unified communications specialist Partners is Eurodata Systems plc, a Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in mid-market solutions.

Commenting on the appointment by Mitel, Des Lekerman, managing director and co-founder, Eurodata Systems plc, said: “We are delighted to partner with Mitel to deliver Unified Communications solutions to mid-market organisations. With Mitel’s communications expertise and our knowledge of Microsoft infrastructure solutions within the mid-market, we are uniquely placed to integrate UC solutions into our customers

“Using our own mid-sized organisation as a test bed, we have been able to prove that the successful deployment of UC solutions leads to significant productivity gains as well as a reduction in telecommunications costs. From discussions with our UK mid-market customers, we know that they are looking for UC solutions that can be easily deployed in a customised way without any business disruptions. Now thanks to Mitel’s support we will be able to deliver them very quickly and efficiently.” The new Unified Communications specialist partner designation will help Mitel’s existing channel partners keep abreast of the most up to date developments in business communications and identify their business as a leader in advising on, and implementing, integrated customer solutions. Reflecting its ongoing commitment to the channel, Mitel will provide specialist UC partners with practical help and advice on business planning, vertical sector development and marketing activities as well as providing hands-on sales training and access to senior level staff.

Marcus Jewell, director, enterprise sales UK, Mitel, said: “Through our partnership with Microsoft and Mitel’s own Your Assistant Collaboration Suite, we are well placed to provide advice and support to channel partners who wish to reap the rewards of the move towards a unified communications environment by forward thinking businesses across all sectors. By leveraging the Microsoft office platform Mitel’s solutions are able to enhance the user experience by providing a comprehensive unified communications solutions to enable real time ‘in the moment’ collaboration for office-based and virtual teams.”