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Huw Rees

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Huw Rees serves as 8x8's Vice President of Customer Advocacy. Huw is a telecom industry veteran and strategist, focused on finding ways to leverage 8x8 technology and extend 8x8’s reach and influence in the communications industry. Read More>

Articles by: Huw Rees

Schools: E-Rate Forms and Deadlines Are Changing—Don’t Miss Out!

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As schools everywhere start breaking for winter recess, educational officials know grades will soon be due. But far fewer realize that the clock is ticking on turning in their E-Rate application forms, and missing the deadline could mean missing out on telecommunications-related savings. Schools Tur [...]

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Feds Send Educators Back to School to Get New E-Rate Funds

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The Federal government handed educators a big pink “While You Were Out” memo in late July, with FCC authorization for additional money for schools to improve their communications and infrastructure.  The new rules may send many returning administrators back to the books to figure out how to get [...]

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Unified Communications Solutions Help Businesses Jump the Pond

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The distance across The Pond got a little smaller last week, as 8x8 officially launched its suite of cloud-based unified communications and collaboration solutions in the UK and Europe at an event for channel partners and press held at Altitude 360° in London. With 8x8’s acquisition of re [...]

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Business VoIP Users Boldly Bend International Borders

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8x8 has just announced that it has completed its purchase of UK-based Voicenet Solutions. As many analysts observed, it’s 8x8’s third big push this year into international markets, following closely the recent offering of cloud-based business VoIP phone service, unified communications and contact ce [...]

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8x8 Showcases New Zerigo Hosted VDI at VMWorld

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Today, 8x8 unveiled its Zerigo integrated VDI software platform, now available for licensing to telcos, data center and Internet service providers, as well enterprise IT departments. Zerigo provides one of today’s only truly integrated cloud solutions. Servers, desktops, and advanced DNS are al [...]

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E-Rate Program Offers Subsidized Phone Service for Schools and Libraries

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Do you know of a K-12 school, library or school district that needs affordable phone service or telecommunications upgrades? Did you know that 8x8 can provide significantly discounted phone, fax and Web conferencing services to these organizations? That’s because 8x8 participates in the federal E-ra [...]

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