ShoreTel Puts CDW, CenturyLink, More in Circle of Excellence

Craig GalbraithShoreTel, the unified communications provider, has named its list of top partners that will take their place in the company’s Circle of Excellence for 2015.

The awards recognize partners for achievement in net billings and billings growth; new cloud bookings/monthly recurring revenue, proficiency with advanced applications; and customer satisfaction. The time period for recognition spans Oct. 2014-Sept. 2015.

ShoreTel is honoring partners in four categories: U.S. Solutions, which covers onsite billings and cloud bookings for full solution partners; U.S. Cloud, which covers cloud bookings for all VAR partners that only offer cloud services; U.S. Cloud Services Distributor, for ShoreTel’s cloud distribution partners (master agents); and Global Theaters, for the company’s partners outside the U.S.

Companies honored in the U.S. Solutions Circle of Excellence are:

  1. Packet Fusion
  2. CDW
  3. InFlow Communications
  4. Parallel Technologies
  5. CenturyLink
  6. CMS Communications
  7. Choice Telecommunications
  8. Xtelesis
  9. Converged Technology Professionals
  10. CNP Technologies, Harbor Networks and Affiliated Telephone (3-way tie)

Those recognized in the U.S. Cloud category are:

  1. Peak UpTime
  2. Packet Fusion
  3. CDW
  4. Choice Telecommunications
  5. Harbor Networks
  6. InHouse IT
  7. Xtelesis
  8. Blue Fox Group
  9. IT Savvy
  10. Teleswitch

U.S. cloud service distributors earning accolades are:

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  1. Business Communications Management (BCM) and Intelisys (tie)

And in the “global theater”:

  1. Unity Connected Solutions 
  2. Solar Communications
  3. South West Communications
  4. Response Data Comms 

“Being named to the Circle of Excellence is the highest accolade ShoreTel partners can receive and each year less than one-half of 1 percent of all partners earn this distinction,” said David Petts, senior vice president of worldwide sales at ShoreTel. “Of special note is that all winners in the U.S. Cloud category are historically onsite-only providers who have successfully added ShoreTel cloud solutions to their portfolio. We’re proud of the diverse list of partners who surpassed the strict criteria required to earn Circle of Excellence status in 2015.”

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