Michael Johnson Performance Chooses Mitel Cloud to Keep Communications and Collaboration on Track

Enables Staff and Coaches to Communicate With Speed and Simplicity in Developing the Next-Generation of High-Performance Athletes

DALLAS, Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
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Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in real-time business, cloud and mobile communications, today announced Michael Johnson Performance (MJP), the elite athletic training organization created by track and field legend Michael Johnson, has deployed a Mitel cloud solution to power communications and collaboration across the organization and enhance athlete training.

Founded in 2007, the Dallas-based, state-of-the-art training facility and brainchild of one of the world's all-time greatest sprinters, Michael Johnson, is a model for organizational collaboration. A staff of performance specialists, physical therapists, nutritionists and mental conditioning advisors work in lockstep to aid athletes in reaching their goals.

With Mitel, they are taking their collaboration to the next level, replacing an outdated communications system with a complete, end-to-end MiCloud solution, including Mitel's latest MiTeam collaboration tool. MiTeam makes it easy to share content, centralize chats and manage projects. MiTeam also expands MJP's reach past the physical confines of the company's world headquarters to provide real-time video capabilities for remote coaching opportunities, expert consultations or even help in assessing an injury.

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"At MJP, we're committed to having the most effective technology available to help train athletes to achieve their best," said Michael Johnson, Olympic legend and founder, Michael Johnson Performance. "We also want to ensure our staff has access to advanced tools and resources that maximize efficiency in their day-to-day operations so everyone is actively involved in athlete success."

"Real-time communications and advanced collaboration tools are the foundation of high-performance organizations," said Rich McBee, CEO, Mitel. "By removing the barriers to communications and collaboration, Mitel is helping businesses accelerate productivity, operate more agilely and gain a competitive edge."

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