Polycom recognizes 8x8 as 2012 North America Service Provider of the
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of cloud-based business
phone service and unified communications, today announced that Polycom,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), has named the company
"2012 North America Service Provider of the Year." 8x8 received the
award at TEAM Polycom 2013, the company's annual sales and partner
conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 4-7, 2013.
The Polycom Partner Awards recognize global partners whose achievements
impact Polycom's business on a worldwide basis, theater awards for each
of the company's five operating regions, and country awards to partners
that primarily do business within a single country. In addition to
awards recognizing leaders in each key category, Polycom also recognizes
partners with Excellence Awards in Services, Innovation, Integration,
and Industry Focus. 8x8 was honored for improved business performance in
2012 in addition to innovative customer focus, and exceptional sales and
marketing engagement with Polycom.
"At the heart of our partnership with Polycom is a mutual commitment to
technological innovation, outstanding service quality and an
unparalleled user experience, evidenced by the growth we've enjoyed in
2012 and the high satisfaction ratings we are given by our customers,"
said 8x8 Chairman & CEO Bryan Martin. "We are honored to be named one of
Polycom's key partners for 2012 and look forward to continuing to push
the envelope in the development and provisioning of industry-leading
unified communications solutions."
"In an ever-changing, rapidly growing market, it's critical to have
partners like 8x8 who can help us meet our customer's complete business
needs with transformative solutions and tailored unified communications
and collaboration offerings that enable people to work and collaborate
better," said Ron Myers, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels,
Polycom. "We congratulate 8x8 for their continued excellence in the
service provider category."
Along with 8x8 Virtual Office voice, video, call center and mobile
services, 8x8 offers a complete set of high-definition (HD) voice Polycom
IP phones, speakerphones and business media phones that combine HD
voice with a high-quality video communications experience. All
8x8/Polycom endpoint devices offer true "plug and play" functionality
over standard broadband Internet connections.
8x8 is part of the Polycom
Partner Network. The nearly 7,000 Polycom Partner Network members
embrace and extend Polycom's open standards-based video collaboration
solutions to deliver comprehensive UC&C solutions for the enterprise, as
well as applications to support a growing number of use cases across
vertical industries such as healthcare, education, government,
manufacturing, financial services, media and entertainment. As part of
the Polycom Partner Network, technology providers, ISVs, solution
advisors, integrators, service providers, and other companies can work
with Polycom and each other to deliver tailored solutions for the
multi-faceted needs of today's organizations.
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8 Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) empowers business conversations for more than
30,000 small and medium sized businesses with cloud communications
services that include VoIP
business phone service, unified communications, call
center and video conferencing solutions. In 2012, the company was
recognized in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner's 2012 Magic Quadrant
for Unified Communications as a Service and was named No. 1 Provider of
Hosted IP Telephony by Frost & Sullivan. 8x8 has been delivering
business communications services since 2004 and has garnered a
reputation for technical excellence and outstanding reliability. For
additional information, visit www.8x8.com,
or connect with 8x8 on Facebook
Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified
communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video
collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world.
Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence®
Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that
interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile
and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video
collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over
7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that
deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability,
and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com
or connect with us on Twitter,
to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
Joan Citelli, 408-654-0970
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