8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading cloud provider of voice, video, collaboration and contact center solutions for over one million users worldwide, today announced it has been recognized by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, with a CRN Tech Innovator Award for 8×8 X Series, 8x8s one cloud solution for business communications and contact center that allows companies to operate at the new speed of business.
The 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award honors standout hardware, software, and services that are moving the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users IT challenges. 8×8 X Series received top honors in the Networking Voice/Video/Data category. (Learn more.)
Each year, the CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize technology vendor offerings that are reshaping the IT channel landscape by increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments, and end users, said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. The winners in this years awards bring breakthrough ideas to the table for solution providers and their customers, in areas ranging from cloud to security to business intelligence to IoT. We congratulate all the winners and look forward to their future endeavors.
“Businesses of all sizes are increasingly realizing the value of breaking down communication silos, which can hinder effective employee communications and result in poor customer experiences,” said John DeLozier, Vice President and Channel Chief at 8×8. “8×8 X Series is an incredibly effective solution for helping companies communicate smarter and faster, and we’re thrilled to work with more than 400 partners as part of 8×8’s global channel enablement program to bring X Series to businesses around the world.”
8×8 X Series helps businesses transform their customer and employee experience with one system of engagement across voice, video, collaboration and contact center, and one system of intelligence on one cloud-based technology platform.
8×8 X Series recently won the TechTarget Innovation award, Frost & Sullivans 2018 North American Integrated CCaaS and UCaaS Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award, and was positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Challenger in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America¹ for the fourth year in a row. 8×8 was also named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide.2 This marks the seventh consecutive year that 8×8 has been recognized as a Leader.
About 8×8, Inc.
8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) cloud solutions help businesses transform their customer and employee experience. With one system of engagement for voice, video, collaboration and contact center and one system of intelligence on one technology platform, businesses can now communicate faster and smarter to exceed the speed of customer expectations. For additional information, visit www.8×8.com, or follow 8×8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America” by Drew Kraus, Steve Blood, Simon Harrison, Daniel OConnell, October 17, 2018.  Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide” by Daniel O’Connell, Megan Fernandez, Rafael Benitez, Bjarne Munch, Christopher Trueman, Mihai Nguyen, October 10, 2018.
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