Mitel Emerges as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Unified
Moves From Visionary to Leader, Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and
Ability to Execute
OTTAWA, Aug. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a
global leader in business communications, today announced it has been
positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the latest Magic
Quadrant for Unified Communications.
"Mitel has made bold moves this past year with a series of in-house
innovations and acquisitions that have deepened our portfolio, expanded our
global reach and accelerated our cloud communications solutions. We did this
for our customers to offer broader choice and better service to help make them
more successful. We believe our innovation and expansion contributed greatly
to our move from the Visionary to the Leaders Quadrant," said Rich McBee, CEO,
Over the last twelve months, Mitel has emerged as a global leader in business
communications, with #1 market share in EMEA and Western Europe, as well as
market share gains in the highly competitive North American market where it
now has a #3 market share position*. Further driving the company's momentum is
its portfolio of Cloud communications along with its integrated business
communications solutions. This includes contact center in addition to
traditional unified communications.
This is the second Gartner Magic Quadrant in recent months where Mitel has
advanced. Mitel was positioned in the Challengers Quadrant, up from niche
player in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure [Drew
Kraus, Steve Blood and Sorell Slaymaker, May 22, 2014].
In addition to Mitel's fully integrated business communications approach and
flexible cloud options, Mitel believes that focusing on protecting its
customers' investments and extending their value contributed to its move to
the Leaders Quadrant. For instance, Mitel offers the industry's broadest
portfolio of solutions, including those that maximize the Microsoft investment
and leverage Lync.
To see the full report, go to www.mitel.com/gartner2014
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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, Bern Elliot, Steve Blood,
August 4, 2014
Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global leader in business communications
that easily connect employees, partners and customers -- anywhere, anytime and
over any device, for the smallest business to the largest enterprise. Mitel
offers customers maximum choice with one of the industry's broadest portfolios
and the best path to the cloud. With more than US$1 billion in combined annual
revenue, 60 millionend-usercustomers worldwide, and #1 market share in
Western Europe,Mitel is a clearmarket leader in business communications. For
more information, go towww.mitel.com.
* Based on MZA, PBX/IP PBX Market Report, World Quarterly Edition, Q1 2014
Total Market, June 2014
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