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:
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.
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.