8x8 And Ingram Micro Expand Partnership

London -1 November, 2017.  8x8, the leading provider of truly unified communications, has expanded its agreement with Ingram Micro Cloud to deliver 8x8’s one unified platform for cloud communications, including collaboration and contact centre solutions to channel partners in the UK and Ireland.

Ingram Micro Cloud, a global division of Ingram Micro, the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor, began offering 8x8 to its partners in North America and Canada earlier this year, supporting small, mid-market and enterprise companies.  It is now adding 8x8 Virtual Office® and 8x8 Virtual Contact Centre® to its cloud, unified communications and collaboration portfolio for channel partners to offer to end customers.

According to market research firm IDC, the hosted/cloud portion of the worldwide unified communications and collaboration (UCC) market is expected to grow to $32.5 billion in 2021.

“Midmarket and enterprise companies are embracing UCC as a way of bolstering productivity and delivering a connected customer experience,” said Apay Obang-Oyway, Director Cloud & Software UK&I Ingram Micro. “UCC is a fast-growing market segment for Ingram Micro Cloud. The business benefits of UCC are undeniable and 8x8’s portfolio of truly unified enterprise communications, collaboration and contact centre solutions are well suited for the needs of our channel partners and the end customers they serve.”  

8x8, the only cloud vendor to own and develop its own technology, strengthens the UCC category within the leading cloud services of the Ingram Micro portfolio.  8x8’s cloud solutions for the small, midmarket and enterprise segments expand Ingram Micro’s portfolio and help it meet the needs of globally distributed organisations requiring integrated, enterprise-grade business communications and collaboration solutions. As part of the agreement with Ingram Micro, 8x8 joins Ingram Micro’s portfolio of cloud vendors, offering channel partners solutions by market segment or vertical, such as legal, finance, retail and healthcare.

“Ingram Micro is known in the industry for its commitment to providing solutions, services and support offerings that exceed channel partners expectations,” says Charles Aylwin, Director of Channel at 8x8. “Our cloud communications and contact centre solutions will give partners easy access to a fast growing market and help them accelerate revenue growth with minimal risk”

About 8x8

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), the leading provider of truly unified communications, powers over a million business users worldwide. The 8x8 suite of products seamlessly weaves together cloud telephony, messaging, meetings and contact centre solutions with a data analytics platform, helping modern organizations communicate at the speed of employee and customer expectations. 8x8 uniquely combines one unified management platform, one seamless communications experience for employees and customers, and one real-time data analytics platform for constant learning and improvement.

About Ingram Micro Cloud

Ingram Micro is a master cloud service provider (mCSP), offering channel partners and professionals access to a global marketplace, expertise, solutions and enablement Programmes that empower organisations to configure, provision and manage cloud technologies with confidence and ease. For more information on Ingram Micro Cloud, please visit www.ingrammicrocloud.co.uk.  About Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com.