8x8, Inc. said today that it has sold its dedicated server hosting business to The IRC Company, Inc. (dba Black Lotus Communications) for $3 million in cash. The transaction signed and closed on September 30, 2013.
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As it enters its next phase of growth, 8x8, Inc. has appointed Vikram Verma as CEO, effective immediately. Former CEO Bryan Martin will assume the role of CTO and will continue as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
This morning, 8x8, Inc. announced a new version of their Virtual Office Desktop softphone application. This app, now available for current 8X8 customers, is a part of the company’s Virtual Office package and features a new user interface.
This morning, 8x8, Inc. and SoftBank Telecom Corp. have announced that they have entered into an agreement wherein SoftBank will be able to license 8x8’s enterprise cloud software. This will allow the Tokyo-based telecom to develop a suite of virtualized cloud services for their global customers.
8x8, Inc. today launched its suite of cloud-based business communications services across Canada. The launch is the first in a series of expansions outside of the U.S. where 8x8 has been ranked as a market leader in cloud-based IP telephony and unified communications by industry research firms including Gartner, Frost & Sullivan and Infonetics.