ScanSource Enters UC Agreement With IBM, ShoreTel

ScanSource Communications, a value-added distributor of communications products and a sales unit of ScanSource Inc. (SCSC), has announced at IBM’s Lotusphere conference that it will be offering an integrated unified communications (UC) solution from IBM (IBM) Lotus Foundations Reach and ShoreTel (SHOR).

Through this agreement, ScanSource Communications plans to offer the total UC solution, named ShoreTel for IBM Lotus Foundations, to its reseller partners. The solution includes the IBM Lotus Foundations Reach, an appliance designed for SMBs that customizes and extends IBM Lotus Sametime’s UC and collaboration capabilities, as well as the ShoreTel UC products.

“We’re excited to work with two pioneers in the IT and communications industry. Their innovation and leadership in developing high-quality solutions will enable our resellers to deliver comprehensive UC solutions to their end-user customers,” said Buck Baker, president, ScanSource Communications.

“ShoreTel for IBM Lotus Foundations offers SMBs a world where IT and business communication come together in a brilliantly simple, affordable and feature-rich solution. This solution is fully integrated and serviced by world-class partners,” said Mark Arman, vice president of business development for ShoreTel. “ShoreTel is delighted to have ScanSource Communications join our ecosystem of partners enabling the delivery of this solution to the market. With ScanSource Communications’ unique breadth of expertise and international presence, we have untangled business complexity. Solution resellers will have the opportunity to obtain all the components of our innovative solution from a single source.”

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