Unified Communication Services

The Impact of the Mitel/ShoreTel Acquisition

Back in 2017, Mitel Networks Corporation acquired ShoreTel for $530 million. The new partnership was welcome news for Barry Communications. ShoreTel, our flagship Unified Communications (UC) manufacturer had now become part of a global communication magnate that supplied cloud-based services for over two billion businesses connections worldwide. Mitel Networks currently serves 70 million users in nearly 100 countries. They provide innovative, […]

The Difference Between a Managed Cloud and a Public Cloud

Companies in almost every industry across the U.S. are continuing to transition their IT infrastructure into the cloud. The cloud platform offers flexibility, scalability, and a significant reduction in costs – all features that are attractive to tech-driven corporations who value optimal digitization wherever they can find it. So, the only question that users need […]

Mitel Buys ShoreTel

For those of you who may not have heard: Mitel recently completed its acquisition of ShoreTel for $530 million. Since this was first announced at the end of July, I’ve been asked repeatedly what I think about this deal.  What does it mean for Barry Communications as a partner?  And what does it mean for […]

4 Reasons You Need BrightMetrics to Maximize Your ShoreTel Investment

Your ShoreTel system collects data about your communications usage. But without an easy and powerful tool for organizing, tracking and reporting all that data, it can be difficult to make informed business decisions and maximize your ShoreTel system’s potential. This is why we have begun installing BrightMetrics on the backend of all our clients’ ShoreTel […]

Are Cloud Voice Services Really Right for You?

It may seem like everything related to communications is moving to the cloud. So of course, your business should be in the cloud too, right? Maybe not. While cloud voice services offer a lot in the way of exciting functionality, and it can be appealing not to have to own or manage your company’s communications […]