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Mitel, Toshiba UC Deal Complete

July 06, 2017

Digital transformation is taking hold all around, providing industry somewhat of a “Ferris Bueller-type” moment with movement coming fast and furious. As the cloud continues its quest to conquer the business world, demand is serving as impetus for moving and shaking as it were. What do I mean? For instance, this week Mitel completed its acquisition of a number of Toshiba unified communications assets.

Announced on May 11, 2017, this week signaled the close of the deal between Toshiba and Mitel, which sends Mitel several assets, inventory and support obligations from Toshiba Corporation’s unified communications business. Now, Toshiba users have an unimpeded path to the complete Mitel cloud communications portfolio.

The acquisition also results in a number of Toshiba sales, R&D and support team members joining the Mitel team to ensure current customers and partners continue to receive services.

What was once thought an intriguing opportunity, the cloud is quickly becoming technology of choice for its performance, flexibility and cost benefits, which served to motivate this maneuver. Mitel is clearly aimed at improving its market position as the demand for cloud based communications solutions grows.

“In a rapidly changing and opportunity rich technology landscape, Mitel is helping customers find a seamless path forward whether in the cloud, on premise or a hybrid of both,” said Rich McBee, CEO of Mitel. “We are excited to officially welcome Toshiba customers, partners and employees to the Mitel family.”

Change is upon us, and Mitel is ensuring it enjoys a nice ride on the wave. Cloud communications are overcoming expectations at every turn, with ubiquity lighting the end of the tunnel. Only time will tell how the cloud narrative ends, but it’s quite clear that Mitel is giving its all to make the most of the cloud communications space.

Edited by Alicia Young

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