Mitel in the News: 8 Stories You Might Have Missed in October

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Trevor Kerr | November 07, 2023

Welcome to Mitel’s new monthly feature, where we recap coverage in various publications worldwide.

October was a monumental month for Mitel as the business completed the acquisition of Unify, marking the beginning of a new era for the company and the unified communications (UC) sector.

We also introduced new members to the executive leadership team while Mitel experts continued to share their insights on trends and topics that matter to our partners and customers.

A quick note that we link to the article in its published language. In most cases, using your favorite translation software will allow you to read the article in your preferred language easily.

8 Mitel Must-Reads from October 2023

Channel Futures: Mitel Completes Unify Acquisition, Creating ‘Global Powerhouse’ in UC

We start our coverage of the Unify acquisition with some expert industry insights. Channel Future’s senior news editor, Edward Gately, highlights the key numbers from the deal and talks to analysts Anurag Agrawal from Techaisle and Blair Pleasant from COMMfusion on what it means for companies, partners, and customers.

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Forbes: Mitel Acquires Unify Becoming World’s Second Largest Unified Communications Company Worldwide

If you want to gain an in-depth understanding of the Mitel/Unify deal, look no further than Daniel Newman’s latest commentary for He explains the technical and economic reasoning behind the acquisition and digs into why modern UC is crucial to enhancing efficiency and performance for organizations of all sizes.

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CRN: Mitel Closes Atos Deal To Buy Unify To Become A ‘Serious’ Cisco Webex Contender

For the Mitel and Unify perspective, CRN’s senior editor, Gina Narcisi, spoke with Mitel’s SVP of product management, Martin Bitzinger, and Unify’s SVP and head of international, Simon Skellon. They talk about each company’s strengths and how coming together will put the combined business in a stronger position to compete for larger enterprise deals.

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IT-Business: Mitel schließt Übernahme von Unify ab

With Unify’s significant European presence, it is no surprise publications from across Europe covered the deal closely. This article from the German tech publication IT-Business provides more context on the deal, including how Unify’s solutions complement Mitel’s portfolio and Unify CEO Marcus Hänsel’s new role as chief sales officer for Mitel.

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UC Today: Mitel Announces New COO and Head of M&A

Just days after the Unify deal closed, Mitel welcomed Charles-Henry Duroyon as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of M&A. He joins Marcus Hänsel and Sophie Ames, our newly appointed CPO, as the most recent additions to the executive leadership team. As highlighted by UC Today in their article, Duroyon brings a wealth of experience in managing corporate development and transformation efforts to Mitel. 

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BeaBoss: Arrêtons de parler de guerre des talents !

Attracting and retaining talent remains a hot topic for employers and employees. But does this often described ‘battle for talent’ miss the mark? Mitel’s France GM Christophe Chamy argues it does, and the focus should be more on providing a seamless employee experience in this era of the hybrid workplace.

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Small Business Currents: Modern Unified Communications Solutions are a Game Changer for SMBs

Running a small business is challenging, especially without the tools to support a seamless customer experience. This feature from our SVP of product management offers valuable advice to business owners wondering if now is the right time to modernize their communications solutions (spoiler alert: it is!).

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ZDNET: UC versus UCaaS – un gagnant improbable ?

Our sales director in France, Frédéric Archimbaud, addresses a question many organizations grapple with when modernizing their business communications solutions. Of course, like many questions in business, the answer is more complicated than it appears, and finding the right balance often means taking a tailored approach.

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Check out the Mitel newsroom throughout each month for all news articles.

Trevor KerrPublic Relations Manager, North America

Trevor has worked in media and communications for over two decades across various government, non-profit, and technology sectors. Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, and playing golf.

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