Microsoft vs Mitel

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Microsoft
Based on 994 reviews.
Mitel
Based on 17 reviews.
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Compared 6% of the time.
Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.Mitel Networks is a high-tech company providing unified communications solutions for business. The company previously produced TDM PBX systems and applications but after a change in ownership in 2001 now focuses almost entirely on Voice-over-IP products. Mitel is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with offices, partners and resellers worldwide. Michael Cowpland and Terry Matthews founded Mitel in 1972. Conventionally, its name is regarded as a combination of the founders' first names and their first product - MIke and TErry's Lawnmowers. Cowpland is quoted as stating that it stands for MIke and Terry's Electronics, whereas Matthews confirmed the lawnmower acronym during an interview on BBC Radio 4's "The Bottom Line" in May 2011.
Sample Customers
Lync Server: EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
Microsoft Unified Communications as a Service: Swisscom
ShoreTel Sky: Abacus Service Corporation, AIPAC, Airlie Womens Clinic, All Erection Crane And Rental Corporation, Aquent, Aspire, Bonobos, Brooklyn Brewery, Cable Scope, Caduceus
Aastra 5000: AIPA SpA
Aastra Clearspan: Tessie Cleveland Community Services Corporation
Mitel Communications Director: Banfield Pet Hospital, Carlsberg Breweries
Mitel Application Suite: Carlsberg Breweries, Hyatt Hotels, Louvre-Lens, Firmdale Hotels, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Banfield Pet Hospital
Aastra MX-One: UFRGS, Viking Line, Turku University Hospital, Aerial Capital Group
ShoreTel M5 Unified Communications as a Service: Access Homehealth, Adrian College, All Erection Crane and Rental Corporation, Allied Telesis, Amarillo Independent School District, Anthony & Sylvan Pools, AP+M, Aquent, Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School, Auditoria Superior de la Ciudad
ShoreTel Premises IP PBX: Boston Globe Company, Breckenridge, Doctor Hospital at Renaissance, Dorner Manufacturing Corporation, Drake International, Poquoson City Public Schools, Prot_g_ Partners, Ronald McDonald House New York
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Financial Services Firm
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Government
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