100 Patents that Helped Create a New Cloud Industry
In a world of cheap knockoffs, does it matter whether companies innovate anymore? After all, when was the last time you heard a car salesman say, “It’s got 437 patents under the hood. Yup, it’s a real beauty all right!”
But as this infographic shows, one truly innovative company really can spawn an industry. 8x8’s patent on a hosted PBX—with a US Patent priority date of 2000—helped to create the cloud communications revolution that is bulldozing entire landfills of pre-Web, on-premises, hardware-based junk. Today’s customers are flocking to cloud-hosted phone service, videoconferencing, and virtual contact centers, reaping the benefits of zero-maintenance, integration with other digital tech, and improved business continuity.
Ever wonder what’s it like to buck me-too trends and revolutionize the way business is done? Watch this video interview with Bryan Martin, 8x8’s CTO, who has overseen 8x8’s R&D since the earliest days of cloud communications and read our article on 100 Patents that Changed the Way Businesses Communicate.