mid-enterprise markets. North America ShoreTel channel partners might offer both on-premise and cloud solutions to their customers. Strategy The company’s strategy is to provide customers with a flexible choice of deployment options, either operating its ShoreTel solution in their own premise-based data centers, subscribing to its cloud-based ShoreTel Sky communication services or a hybrid combination of both. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenses were $49.8 million in the year ended June 30, 2014. Intellectual Property As of June 30, 2014, the company had 98 patents issued in the United States and had 54 patent applications in the United States. The earliest patent to expire would do so in 2016 and the last to expire would do so in 2032. The ShoreTel logo, ShoreTel, ShoreCare, ShoreWare, ShoreTel Sky, and Brilliantly Simple are trademarks or registered trademarks of the company in the United States and/or other countries. Competition The company’s premise competitors include Cisco Systems, Inc.; Avaya; Microsoft; and Mitel Networks Corporation. Its hosted competitors include 8x8, Broadsoft, West IP Communications, and RingCentral. The company also competes with Microsoft in the unified communications market. History ShoreTel, Inc. was incorporated in California in 1996. The company was reincorporated in Delaware in 2007.
shoretel inc (SHOR:NASDAQ GS)
960 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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