2Pager on 8×8 Communications Cloud

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On March 8, 8×8 issued two press releases that describe 8×8’s vision of a Communications Cloud.

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The press releases are:

8×8 Introduces the World’s First Communications Cloud to Usher in a New Era of Converged Communications and Team Collaboration

Company reinforces move to Open Cloud, announces new solution for team collaboration, integrations with world’s most popular enterprise applications, and APIs for customers and partners

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) today announced the world’s first Communications Cloud that combines unified communications, team collaboration interoperability, contact center and real-time analytics in a single, open platform. As part of the introduction of the 8×8 Communications Cloud™, the company also today announced the acquisition of Sameroom™, an interoperability platform that enables cross-team messaging and collaboration in the enterprise; a host of new integrations with some of the world’s most popular enterprise applications; and the introduction of new open APIs for customers and partners.

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8×8 Acquires Sameroom to Provide Companies with Interoperability across Disparate Team Collaboration Services

Acquisition allows compliant, real-time team collaboration within and outside the enterprise

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), the world’s first Communications Cloud, announced today its acquisition of LeChat, Inc., the maker of Sameroom™, an interoperability platform that enables cross-team messaging and collaboration in the enterprise. The acquisition catapults 8×8 into an industry-unique position in the team collaboration market by providing interoperability between more than two dozen team collaboration clients as part of the 8×8 Communications Cloud™ (see related press release). Sameroom further strengthens 8×8’s cloud communications capabilities and provides employees, customers and partners with the ability to collaborate across disparate team messaging solutions, as well as the capability to launch 8×8 communication services from within these apps.

Dave Michels