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'X' Marks the Spot for Florida Tech

March 26, 2020

By Maurice Nagle - Web Editor

Virtual classrooms and elearning are not new, but today, it is no longer an alternative. It is the reality. Institutions of higher learning have sent students home and moved entire course loads online, putting implemented technology to the test.

Florida Institute of Technology Office of Development is now leveraging the 8x8 X Series cloud communications solution to support students and faculty safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

“As a proud alum of Florida Tech, departments like the Office of Development play a critical role in helping institutions of higher learning stay nimble, efficient and well-funded to ensure students continue to receive a high quality, affordable education,” noted Vik Verma, Chief Executive Officer at 8x8, Inc.

With the X Series deployment, the Office of Development was able to integrate all communications on one platform, and better engage with parties critical in driving the advancement of student success, research and programs through philanthropic support. With overhead cost minimal, rapid deployment and a robust omnichannel cloud communications platform, university efforts can continue without interruption from anywhere.

Students will find video quality improved for the university’s Sococo virtual reality online workplace. Connecting with colleagues is via video is now powered by 8x8 Video Meetings and just a couple clicks away.

“Our mission is to engage all of our philanthropic constituents in ways that are meaningful and impactful, and we continually seek to maintain communication and accountability to our donors,” said Gary Grant, Senior Vice President for Development at Florida Institute of Technology. “Given the current public health situation, our top priority was ensuring safe interactions between staff, alumni, students, parents and friends of the University. 8x8 helped us get up and running quickly using 8x8 Virtual Office desktop and mobile applications, enhancing our agility and resiliency to collaborate and meet on the fly from anywhere, on any device.”

Are your communications in the cloud, yet?

Edited by Maurice Nagle



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