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TMCNet:  ShoreTel CEO Peter Blackmore to Present ITEXPO Austin Keynote

[September 25, 2012]

ShoreTel CEO Peter Blackmore to Present ITEXPO Austin Keynote

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Cloud-based industry changes and adaptations main focus for keynote address October 3
NORWALK, Conn. - September 25, 2012 - Peter Blackmore, president and CEO at ShoreTel, will deliver the morning keynote address at ITEXPO (News - Alert) Austin on Wednesday, October 3, focusing on the challenge for CIOs to formulate an integrated services strategy that includes the best of both cloud- and premises-based solutions, TMC (News - Alert) announced. The keynote presentation is Blackmore's first at ITEXPO, the world's largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show.

ITEXPO is being held October 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
"As I look forward, it is clear that cloud-based UC solutions are an increasingly viable solution for many customers' requirements," said Blackmore. "I see a world emerging where customers will have the option of not only choosing premise- or cloud-based Unified Communication solutions but also the ability to include the best of both in an integrated solution leveraging the combined advantages of cloud and premise. I'm happy to have the opportunity to share my thoughts with so many customers and business partners in attendance at ITEXPO."
Blackmore, who joined ShoreTel in December 2010, previously served as CEO and a member of the board of directors of UTStarcom as well as various positions with companies including Unisys Corp., Hewlett-Packard, Enterprise Systems Group and Compaq Computer Corp. He currently serves on the board of MEMC Electronic Materials (News - Alert), Inc.
ShoreTel is the fastest-growing provider of brilliantly simple, premises- and cloud-based IP phone systems in the industry, serving more than 20,000 businesses with integrated unified communication, mobility, and contact center capabilities. The feature-rich UC system offers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) and the highest customer satisfaction in the industry, in part because it is easy to deploy, manage, scale and use.
"The communications industry is undergoing a transformation, with cloud- and premise-based solutions needing to coexist to provide the most flexibility for IT professionals," said Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), CEO at TMC and Conference Chairman of ITEXPO. "We're pleased to welcome Peter and ShoreTel to discuss this shifting landscape with our ITEXPO participants."
ITEXPO Austin is supported by platinum sponsors 8x8, Inc., AudioCodes (News - Alert), Digium, Interactive Intelligence, Sonus Networks, Sansay, NETXUSA and vocalocity.
For a limited time, ITEXPO Austin is offering a $99 Platinum Conference Pass that includes access to all ITEXPO conference sessions, the exhibit floor, all workshops and networking events, and the conference party. Visit to register. 
For information about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities for ITEXPO, contact Joe Fabiano at  For information about media and analyst registration, contact Ashley Baster at
About TMC
TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events:  Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp;); Video World Conference & Expo and more.
About ShoreTel
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a provider of business communication solutions whose brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, applications and mobile UC solutions promise a new rhythm of workforce engagement and collaboration. With costly complexity eliminated by design from its award winning, all-in-one IP phone system, UC and contact center solution, and its industry-leading hosted phone system, workers enjoy a freedom and self-reliance that other providers can't match. Users have full control to engage and collaborate, no matter the time, place or device, for the lowest cost and demand on IT resources in the industry. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit or
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