SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading cloud provider of voice, video, chat and contact center solutions for over one million users worldwide, has been named a 2019 Channel Influencer Award winner by Channel Partners and Channel Futures.
The awards recognize the people, technologies, trends and organizations that will shape the new channel in 2019. 8x8 was cited as one of 25 organizations to watch for their role in mapping the direction of the new channel.
"Businesses of all sizes are increasingly moving from legacy, on-premises communication systems to modern cloud-based platforms that ensure communications can keep up with the demands of customers in today’s always-on world," said John DeLozier, Channel Chief at 8x8. "8x8 X Series is an award-winning solution for helping companies communicate smarter and faster, and we're excited to work with more than 400 partners as part of 8x8's global channel enablement program to bring X Series to businesses around the world."
"Our editorial team pored over the most intriguing and significant stories from last year to identify who and what they expect to make the biggest impact on the new channel in the year ahead," said Lorna Garey, editor-in-chief of Channel Partners and Channel Futures. "These winners reflect the wide spectrum of partner types, technologies and companies we cover on a daily basis, and they're all names you can expect to be hearing a lot moving forward."
All 55 of the 2019 winners are profiled in a digital publication available for download from the Channel Partners website.
Winners will also be recognized in the Spring issue of Channel Partners and at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, where 6,000-plus partners and suppliers will converge April 9-12 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
8x8 is hosting an experience lounge at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and participating in two speaking session. For more details, please visit here.
About Channel Partners and Channel Futures
For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. In addition, Channel Partners online delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution, Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.
Channel Futures is devoted to helping the architects of the digital revolution better manage their operations and deliver higher-value business solutions to end customers. Leveraging the best of The VAR Guy, MSPmentor, Talkin’ Cloud and more, Channel Futures provides inspiration, insights and tools to the diverse ecosystem of companies that comprise the “new channel,” which includes managed service providers (MSPs), systems integrators, born-in-the-cloud companies, telecom agents, VARs and other market specialists that operate outside of the traditional information and telecommunications technology (ICT) ecosystem.
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, 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.8x8.com, or follow 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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