12 Recent Networking And Infrastructure Deals To Keep An Eye On


ShoreTel-M5 Networks

Money Involved: $146 million

Why It Matters: There was perhaps no other acquisition in the VoIP and UC space this year that has so much potential to reshape a company's identity. ShoreTel has begun the delicate process of integrating the former M5's hosted communications platform in as its Cloud Division and rebranding the M5 service as ShoreTel Sky. The channel strategy for Sky is a work in progress that partners are willing to see through, but ShoreTel is also grappling with a few PR black-eyes, such as the failure of some Sky services during Superstorm Sandy in October.