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2018: EDV awarded Top Migration to the Cloud Partner at Mitel Next 2018

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Sydney, Australia; Tuesday 13th March 2018

Essential Data and Voice wins Mitel Global Award for Excellence in Cloud Migration.

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in enterprise, real-time business, cloud and mobile communications has awarded Essential Data and Voice the Top Migration to the Cloud Partner 2017 at Mitel Next Munich 2018.

The award for Top Migration to the Cloud Partner 2017 was presented to Essential Data and Voice (EDV) by Rich McBee, Mitel CEO and was accepted by David Turnbull, Director of EDV. The Cloud Migration award is one of only eight global awards presented on the night and the only one for the APAC region.  The award recognises EDV’s commitment to using innovation and their experience to successfully migrate thousands of users to cloud based unified communications and contact centre.

The awards presentation held during the Mitel Next 2018 conference in Munich, Germany was an opportunity for Mitel to recognise the achievements of their partners.

“This is a great result for the team at EDV. The award recognises another successful year for EDV as we continue to focus on our customers and their changing communications needs. The focus has driven growth across our Mitel solutions portfolio. It’s a result of outstanding performance from our sales and service delivery teams.  I am proud of the team for their dedication to our solution and customer support delivery”, Turnbull said.

“In today’s cloud-driven world, offering communications on an as-a-service basis has never been more important or relevant,” said Mitel VP ANZ Frank Skiffington. “This award is testament to EDV’s long-term commitment to cloud-based technologies and support structure designed to deliver positive digital transformations for their customers. This recognition is an extraordinary way to close a transformational year for EDV”.

At this year’s Mitel Next conference, attendees learned how they can provide an omni-channel customer experience that will help businesses gain and nurture their customers through their own evolution. Focusing on Mitel’s world-leading solutions, partners are able to offer an avenue for businesses to achieve a next-generation customer experience from any platform: on-site, cloud or hybrid.

About Essential Data + Voice

Essential Data + Voice are a National Systems Integrator working within the UC, hosted telephony and contact centre environment. With a national partner network, Essential specialises in the design, implementation and ongoing management of converged voice and data networks. The company has over 21 years of experience in tailoring solutions to the medium and larger enterprise market and then providing those customers with ongoing support. Essential is one of only 2 Platinum Partners of Mitel in Australia. We sell and support the entire range of cutting edge communication applications manufactured by Mitel.

About Mitel

A global market leader in business communications powering more than two billion business connections, Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) helps businesses and service providers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve more than 70 million business users in more than 100 countries.

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Mitel Honors Customer Innovation With CIMA Awards

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Recognizes Customers Deploying Innovative Implementations Powered by Mitel Solution.a1
OTTAWA, Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in business communications, today announced the winners of its Customer Innovation Momentum Awards (CIMA). In its inaugural year, the awards celebrate customers worldwide that deploy innovative Mitel solutions to optimize their business goals.

“Mitel works with cutting-edge customers and creative, pioneering business partners who have deployed innovative business solutions. These thought leaders set an excellent example for the industry and we’ve decided to recognize them with our Customer Innovation Momentum Awards,” said Liz Pedro, director of customer success marketing, Mitel.

The awards represent innovative deployments of voice and collaboration, contact center, cloud and mobile solutions. This year Steinhoff Asia Pacific (Australia) received an award for its implementation of cloud solutions with Essential Data + Voice.

“Customers are at the very core of everything we do at Mitel. The CIMA awards recognize our customers for their innovative deployments of business communications. Our business partners are a big part of that success too, with a shared commitment to make our joint customers successful,” said Martyn Etherington, CMO, Mitel.

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Telstra’s Announcement of Business & Enterprise Specialist Partners

Once again Essential Data & Voice was nominated by Telstra in recognition of individual contributions by partners that have contributed to Telstra’s overall channel success.telstra logo
This year the Business & Enterprise Channel will have 6 awards.
• Enterprise Partner of the Year 2014 – Unified Communications

• Enterprise Partner of the Year 2014 – Data/ IP/ Cloud
• Enterprise Partner of the Year 2014 – Mobility
• Business Partner of the Year 2014 – Strategic Products
• Business Distribution Partner of the Year 2014
• Business Partner of the Year 2014
Essential Data + Voice is proud to announce its nomination of Enterprise Partner of the Year 2014 for Unified Communications. We’re proud to be a Platinum Fixed Net partner of Telstra.

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Mitel signaturePARTNER

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Sydney, 26 September, 2012: Mitel (Nasdaq: MITL, TSX: MNW), a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration solutions, has awarded signaturePARTNER status to reseller Essential Data + Voice. This is Mitel’s highest level of accreditation with extremely tough criteria and Essential Data + Voice is the first Mitel reseller in Australia to mitel-signature-partnerattain it.
Gwilym Funnell, vice president Asia Pacific at Mitel said, “We have worked with Essential Data + Voice for many years now and without a doubt, they truly understand the industry and their customers’ need. They have continually demonstrated leadership across Mitel’s solutions and are knowledgeable with advanced applications, including IP telephony, unified communications, mobility, virtualisation, and contact centre solutions. We are pleased to recognise their contribution and continued commitment to Mitel.”
David Turnbull, CEO at Essential Data + Voice commented, “Essential’s relationship and investment with Mitel has never been stronger and we hope signaturePARTNER status will further cement our reputation as the partner of choice for Mitel customers all over Australia.”
Essential Data + Voice is a specialist integrator of communications technology specialising in the design, implementation and ongoing management of converged voice and data networks. With over 21 years’ experience in providing professional voice and data infrastructure and integration solutions, the company has 20 staff servicing Australia’s capital cities and major regional centres.

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Mitel and EDV Collaborate on Microsoft Application Solutions

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Mitel, the trusted provider of IP communications solutions, has today announced that Essential Data & Voice has been appointed as Mitel’s latest Platinum accredited systems integration partner for Australia. Gwilym Funnell, Managing Director of Mitel Australia commented, “Australian businesses are looking for solutions that improve employee productivity, such as collaboration tools and unified communications that make it easier for staff to get their jobs done. Mitel have worked closely with Essential Data & Voice for more than four years, and we have achieved enormous success together.” David Turnbull, Managing Director of Essential Data & Voice commented, “We focus on integrating business applications with voice systems. Mitel’s solutions make it possible for us to tightly integrate voice technology with Microsoft application environments.” David Turnbull commented further, “Our partnership with Mitel has been enormously successful, and has helped both our businesses to grow rapidly. The training and support we receive from Mitel has helped us to improve our service offerings, and deliver valuable new business productivity solutions for our clients.” Mitel’s Solution Provider program is a 100% skills based program, designed to ensure that end users receive consistently high quality service and support by solution providers. The various levels of accreditation are Mitel AUTHORISED RESELLER, Mitel SILVER SOLUTION PROVIDER, Mitel GOLD SOLUTION PROVIDER, and Mitel PLATINUM SOLUTION PROVIDER. Essential Data & Voice’s achievement of Platinum Solution Provider accreditation demonstrates that they offer the highest level of converged application skills, and are best placed to support customers in implementing converged voice and data networks. Mitel’s latest solutions allow businesses to integrate their IP telephony solution directly with both Microsoft Live Communications Server and Exchange Server 2007, greatly simplifying the deployment of enterprise grade Unified Messaging. With inbuilt SIP gateway functionality, Mitel’s 3300 IP telephony solution can communicate directly with Exchange Server 2007, making it easier for businesses to get the most from their investment.