ScanSource Communications, a leading value-added distributor of communications products and a sales unit of ScanSource Inc., announced today at IBM’s Lotusphere conference that it will be offering an integrated unified communications (UC) solution from IBM Lotus Foundations Reach and ShoreTel.
“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”
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 small to medium businesses (SMBs) that customizes and extends IBM Lotus Sametime’s UC and collaboration capabilities, as well as the ShoreTel UC products. What’s more, ScanSource Communications has the ability to integrate the entire UC solution for resellers looking to offer an all-in-one IT, communication and collaboration service to their end-user customers. By implementing this UC solution in the workplace, end users can better access people and information, improving productivity and efficiency.
“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.”