OTTAWA, Jan. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the future mobile phones will dominate, with businesses moving to a 'bring your own device' strategy and voice virtualization will take on more importance in business' networks according to survey results (1) taken by Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL). These results further align with the company's Mitel Freedom architecture that was announced late last year. Highlights of the survey include:
- 53 percent of respondents felt that, in the future, mobile phones will become the dominant communication device in the workplace. These same responders also stated that their organizations will move to a 'bring your own device' strategy in the future.
- 90 percent of respondents said that virtualization will take on greater importance in their network in 2011 with 34 percent of these saying that voice virtualization will take on the greatest level of importance. Cloud virtualization and desktop virtualization followed in priority at 31 and 25 percent respectively.
- 74 percent of respondents believed they could achieve a stronger ROI using a best-of-breed network approach versus a single vendor.
Frost & Sullivan further reported that more than 90 percent of large and 75 percent of small/mid-sized companies would describe their communications infrastructure as multi-vendor as opposed to end-to-end single vendor. According to the survey, this trend will continue over the next 24 months with the majority of businesses shifting to more tightly integrated multi-vendor environments."We need the freedom to let people work in ways that are most effective for them, and to stay in touch with customers no matter what we're doing or where we are," said Amit Mantri, director of network operations for Intrasphere Technologies, a life sciences consulting firm. "This is what Mitel brings to the table. We're very excited about our future with Mitel. With all of the benefits we get, the possibilities for the future seem endless." (1) Mitel survey conducted during the Mitel Freedom webcast on November 15, 2010. (2) Enterprise Communications in 2011: Buyers Reveal their Top Priorities, Frost & Sullivan, December 2010. About Mitel Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) is a global provider of business communications and collaboration software and services. Mitel's Freedom architecture provides the flexibility and simplicity organizations need to support today's dynamic work environment. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel delivers a powerful suite of advanced communications and collaboration capabilities that provides freedom from walled garden architectures and enables organizations to implement best-of-breed solutions on any network; extends the "in-office" experience anywhere, on any device; and offers choice of commercial options to fit business needs. For more information visit: http://www.mitel.com Mitel and the Mitel logo are registered trademarks of Mitel Networks Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The Mitel Networks Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8599 MITL-C
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