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8×8 Named Leader in IHS Markit’s UCaaS North American Scorecard for Fourth Consecutive Year

8x8-logo8×8 also earns EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist nomination and two bronze Stevie Awards for Virtual Office Mobile and Virtual Office Meetings

SAN JOSE, Calif.–May 18, 2017–8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), the world’s first Communications Cloud, announced today it has been named a leader in the 2017 IHS Markit’s UC as a Service (UCaaS) North American Leadership Scorecard for the fourth consecutive year. 8×8 achieved this recognition due to its solid financial position, continued strong growth of its customer base, expansion in service offerings, and commitment to staying the course for growing its mid-market and large enterprise business.

“As a leader for the fourth straight year, 8×8 has consistently been at the top of our UC as a Service (UCaaS) Leadership Scorecard for North America. One area where 8×8 stood out is the significant upgrades it has made to its service and support options, including dedicated customer support managers for global enterprise customers,” said Diane Myers, Senior Director at IHS Markit. “This enhanced capability is helping 8×8 meet the communications and collaboration needs of the mid-market and enterprise market.”

The IHS Markit UCaaS Leadership Scorecard profiles, analyzes, and ranks the leading unified communication (UC) service providers in North America to determine which service providers currently lead the market for UC as a Service. Additionally, it determines which service providers are best positioned to succeed in the long-term, based on a set of criteria including installed base of users, financial stability, market strategy, service capabilities and support options.

“It is a great honor to be ranked as a leader in the IHS Markit UCaaS Leadership Scorecard for four years in a row. This recognition reflects 8×8’s ongoing commitment to delivering the best global, enterprise-grade, open communications cloud platform to enable our customers to solve real-world communications and collaboration challenges,” said Matt McGinnis, Vice President of Product Marketing at 8×8. “This latest achievement, along with other recent industry recognitions, demonstrates that 8×8 continues to be at the forefront of innovation as the world’s first Communications Cloud.”

The IHS Markit UCaaS Leadership Scorecard highlighted a number of key 8×8 efforts including:

  • Services that go beyond standard voice with collaboration and messaging capabilities
  • Integrated mobile clients offering customers flexibility where and how they communicate
  • Acquisition of Sameroom for team to team messaging interoperability
  • International expansion to better serve large, multinational companies

Continuing Industry Recognition for 8×8
In addition to being recognized as a leader in the IHS Markit UCaaS Scorecard, 8×8 received two bronze Stevie Awards. 8×8 was awarded for 8×8 Virtual Office Mobile in the Integrated Mobile Experience category, as well as its 8×8 Virtual Office Meetings in the New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Cloud Platform category. These awards, alongside being named the IHS Markit UCaaS Scorecard leader, are a testament to the company’s innovative, high quality suite of services integrated within the 8×8 Communication Cloud platform.

Finally, Vik Verma, CEO of 8×8 and Bryan Martin, Chairman and CTO of 8×8, have been named co-finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Northern California. The awards program, celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs excelling in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The winner will be announced on June 23rd at the special awards gala event in San Jose.

Download the Report
Download a complimentary copy of the IHS Markit 2017 UC as a Service (UCaaS) Scorecard: North America.

For additional information, visit www.8×8.com.

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