"For many of our customers, we are their first experience with technologies like unified communications and contact center applications," said Tim Maio, Firstline's President. "As a result, they are looking for proof points that we have the right skills to help them succeed. Mitel's TAP gives us that validation.""We serve more than 8,000 customers across the U.S. with a variety of technologies and applications, so we ensure our skill set is comprehensive and at the very cutting edge of today's market," said Herbert Rosen, Trans-West Network Solutions' President and CEO. "Mitel's TAP provides us with the framework and critical expertise to better serve our customers' needs and promote our business." "Virtualization has been a major driver for our customers in terms of new IT investment," said Devi Momot, TwinState's president and CEO. "There was no question that we needed to show our customers our proficiency with respect to virtualized environments. Not only does Mitel give us the only UC solution that truly meshes with VMware, they have also provided a clear path of certification and indicator of competency that demonstrates to our customers that we can successfully deploy and support these solutions." The Mitel Technical Accreditation Program is currently available in the U.S. 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.