8x8 Milestone Demonstrates Cloud Opportunity

8x8, a cloud based provider of hosted IP voice services to businesses just passed a milestone of 25K business customers. It's a milestone they're quite proud of.

"It is very gratifying to know that 8x8's services have played a role in helping so many businesses endure and prosper during the tough economic environment of the past few years," said 8x8 Chairman & CEO Bryan Martin in a press release. "This is an exciting announcement that reinforces 8x8's significance as one of the top hosted UC providers in the market.

8x8 offers a variety of hosted services, including hosted PBX and unified communications services. They are executing a plan to leverage the huge small business hosted IP voice opportunity, and appear to be having some decent success.

8x8's milestone highlights this SMB opportunity - an opportunity that we believe CHR Solutions' clients are perfectly positioned to leverage as well. Small businesses are looking for the kinds of features and services that hosted IP PBX services can provide, at reasonable cost and with professionally managed support.

Hosted IP Voice services are a great entry into a broader cloud services strategy as well. Service providers start with a service that most small businesses understand - a full featured phone system for a reasonable monthly fee. Then upsell additional cloud services as customers come to appreciate its efficiency, flexibility and value. We encourage our clients to take a hard look at this growing opportunity.

Written by Michael Standley at 00:00
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