Mitel Becomes a Platinum Partner in the Oracle Partner Network

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

OTTAWA, Sept. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel ® (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced that it has become a Platinum Partner in the Oracle Partner Network (OPN). In achieving Platinum Level status in OPN, Oracle has recognized Mitel for its in-depth expertise and excellence in delivering an integrated voice and data virtualized desktop solution for customers worldwide.

"We are pleased to extend our relationship into the Oracle community given our success in delivering desktop virtualization solutions to customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Australia, in addition to other locations worldwide," said Stephen Beamish, vice-president of marketing and business development for Mitel. "Working with Oracle, Mitel continues to offer customers' choice in how they deploy their business communications applications as well as providing them with an integrated voice and data thin client solution."

The Mitel Unified IP Client for Sun Ray voice-enables Oracle's Sun Ray Clients, providing employees access to all their telephony and desktop applications from any location worldwide via a single Java Card. This improves flexibility and mobility for employees, including virtually seamless mobile phone hand off, four-digit dialing, and a single sign on option. From a management perspective, this can help provide businesses with lower operating costs, simplified IT management, and enhanced security.

Additionally, customers today can benefit from the ability to run Mitel's complete unified communications software suite including Mitel Communications Director (MCD), the company's core call control software, on Oracle's line of integrated Sun Fire x86 clustered systems and StorageTek tape and library storage solutions. This enables organizations to streamline their operations, leading to increased efficiencies, decreased costs, and ease of management.

"We are delighted to have Mitel join the Oracle PartnerNetwork," said Ted Bereswill, senior vice president, North America Channel Sales, Oracle. "This is another example of how Oracle's solutions can help companies such as Mitel, to distinguish their offerings, gain competitive advantage, and leverage their operational investments."

With Platinum status, Mitel receives the highest level of engagement, commitment and benefits available to OPN partners. For more information about the benefits of becoming an Oracle Platinum level partner, please visit: .

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Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit .

About Mitel

Mitel Networks (Nasdaq:MITL) is a global provider of business communications solutions and services, consisting of unified communications and collaboration software applications, IP telephony platforms, mobility applications and managed and network services. Mitel enables businesses of all sizes to move beyond basic fixed telephony tools toward integrated multi-media collaboration solutions, accessible from anywhere, helping to improve performance, gain competitive advantage, and reduce costs. Mitel's global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, U.S. headquarters are in Chandler, Arizona and EMEA headquarters are in Caldicot, UK, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide. For more information visit:

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