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March 31, 2017

Webinar - 8x8 Webinar to Offer Cloud Case Study


We all know by now that cloud services are taking over. But rather than simply hearing about the benefits the cloud can deliver, it can be instructive to hear how particular customers have implemented the cloud, their challenges and other experiences along the way, and how they benefitted.


That’s what you can look forward to in an upcoming webinar sponsored by 8x8 (News - Alert).

During this online event, Stan Yarbrough, senior global IT architect for Platform Specialty Products, will share his stories and advise others on what issues to anticipate and how to prepare for the transition to the cloud. That will entail a discussion during which he delves into everything from organizational awareness to technology change.

This webinar will also feature Alon Waks, 8x8’s vice president of marketing. 8x8 is a unified communications as a service leader.

More companies are migrating from premises-based to cloud-based business communications solutions – or at least to UC solutions that leverage a combination of the two (what we call hybrid solutions). The cloud, of course, allows customers to pay as they go and focus on their core competencies as opposed to managing voice and unified communications gear.

Global Market Insights says the overall UC market is poised to reach $96 billion by 2023. And it notes the expected proliferation of hosted products in this category.

More than 70 percent of respondents to a recent survey conducted by IntelliCom and TMCnet indicated they are now actively using public cloud-based UC services to some degree. Meanwhile, 26 percent said they are using them broadly across their organization.

Compared to a similar survey a year prior, IntelliCom’s Frank Stinson (News - Alert) said that these new survey results indicate broad public cloud deployments have expanded significantly while exclusively premises-based solutions are eroding.

That helps explain why so many UC solutions suppliers have introduced unified communications as a service offerings. It’s why some companies are delivering UC solutions exclusively on a cloud basis. And it’s why some companies in the UCaaS space have seen strong growth and been able to attract new funding.

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Edited by Stefania Viscusi