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8x8 Open Communications Platform Wins Ventana Research 13th Annual Digital Innovation Award

Jul 14, 2020

CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced that the 8x8 Open Communications Platform was named a winner of the Ventana Research 13th Annual Digital Innovation Awards. The prestigious Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards recognize trailblazing vendors that contribute advancements in technology, drive change, and increase value for organizations worldwide, backed by market research and analyst expertise across business and IT.

“I would like to thank and recognize all of the organizations that submitted nominations for the 13th Annual Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards. Selecting a winner in each category was no easy task. The competition was fierce, further supporting the rapid growth we have seen in digital innovations across business and IT," said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. “Congratulations to 8x8 for being the winner for digital technology that enables the range of open communications with its platform and tools designed for simplifying how organizations collaborate and operate virtually across their workforce, which is even more important during this critical time.”

The Digital Innovation Awards span across the nine areas of expertise at Ventana Research. The 8x8 Open Communications Platform won in the category of Digital Technology, which acknowledges the technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the technologies that support any or all of the following areas: Data, Analytics, Business Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Mobile Technology, Social Media or Wearable Computing.

“As the world has moved to a new digital workplace, our platform has enabled both small and large companies, governments, and even departments to rapidly shift to an operate-from-anywhere model, and meet critical business resilience objectives,” said Vik Verma, Chief Executive Officer at 8x8, Inc. “We are honored to be named a winner of Ventana Research’s 13th Annual Digital Innovation Award, as now more than ever, it validates 8x8’s commitment to providing organizations with innovative solutions that meet their unique business challenges.”

As part of the scoring process and methodology, Ventana Research analysts examine the submissions for not just the innovative technology approach, but also how it applies to people, processes, information and technology, the best practices it supports, the degree of team involvement and the technologies, business impact, and value. All technology vendors were invited to participate by nominating their innovations to be considered for the awards. Award winners were selected based on their technology and the extent to which they help organizations innovate or enhance the productivity and outcomes of their business or IT processes. Ventana Research highlights and acknowledges the importance of these innovations through the annual Digital Innovation Awards. To learn more about the Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards, please visit: https://www.ventanaresearch.com/resources/awards/innovation

The 8x8 Open Communications Platform is the industry’s most complete portfolio of operate-from-anywhere enterprise communications. It uniquely brings together the essential elements required, combining voice, team chat, meetings, and contact centers solutions fueled by shared intelligent communications services like AI-driven expert routing and predictive analytics. The 8x8 Open Communications Platform accelerates digital transformation initiatives and strengthens business responsiveness and resilience by providing secure, scalable, and extensible capabilities that are required for organizations to create unique employee and customer experiences at scale. For more information, visit the 8x8 Open Communications Platform.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center, and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8x8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time business analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or follow 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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8x8, Inc. Contacts:

Media:
John Sun, 1-408-692-7054
john.sun@8x8.com

Investor Relations:
Victoria Hyde-Dunn, 1-669-333-5200
victoria.hyde-dunn@8x8.com

Source: 8x8, Inc.

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