Infobip to Acquire OpenMarket, Creating a Leading Cloud Communications Player With Unparalleled Global Reach

Accelerates Infobip’s Path to More Than $1 Billion in Run Rate Revenue Infobip, a global cloud communications company, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Amdocs Inc. to acquire OpenMarket, a leading provider of mobile messaging solutions to enterprises, for a gross cash amount of approximately $300 million. The transaction is expected to close following the receipt of customary regulatory approvals. This combination brings together two world-class companies to form a leading global player in…

8×8 Cloud Communications Pulse Reveals New Workforce Reality Trends

8x8, Inc, a leading integrated cloud communications platform, announced its findings from an analysis of usage trends across its more than one million global business users. Organizations shifting to remote work are driving new employee communications behaviors as app usage for business communication and collaboration has more than doubled, which is leading to nearly 2.5X more voice calls and 6X more video meetings. In 2020, organizations around the world have realized that remote work is no longer a nice-to-have perk, but…

phoenixNAP Shifts to Operate-from-Anywhere Cloud Communications Platform with 8×8

Global IT Services Provider Moves to 8x8 Communications, Collaboration and Contact Center Solution to Support Employees, Customers and Partners Around the World 8x8, Inc., a leading integrated cloud communications platform, announced that phoenixNAP, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, is using the 8x8 Open Communications PlatformTM to enable employees and contact center agents…

Bandwidth to Acquire International Cloud Communications Leader Voxbone

Bandwidth, a leading enterprise cloud communications company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Voxbone, an international enterprise cloud communications leader, for an enterprise value of €446 million EUR, representing a multiple of approximately six times anticipated Voxbone 2020 revenue. Voxbone has been majority-owned by Vitruvian Partners, a leading growth- and technology-focused investment firm headquartered in London, UK, since 2015. Voxbone is a leading European-based communications platform…

Avaya and RingCentral Announce Expansion of Unified Cloud Communications Offering – Avaya Cloud Office Across Europe to Keep Businesses…

Avaya and RingCentral Inc. announced the expansion of Avaya Cloud Office by RingCentral across Europe, with the solution now generally available in France, Ireland, and the Netherlands. In addition, the companies also announced that they have signed their first seven-figure deal with a large United Kingdom-based Government customer. This geographic expansion of Avaya Cloud Office follows the launch of the solution in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia in June and the United States in March. Since then, the solution…

Cloud Communications Platform, Melrose Labs to Protect Businesses from Fraud with New Technology Partnership

Melrose Labs has partnered with Phronesis Technologies to reassure businesses that customers are who they say they are Following the launch of its voice and messaging services earlier this year, Melrose Labs’ new partnership will see the platform develop new identity verification services that will protect businesses and improve customer engagement. The new offerings will also enhance Melrose Labs’ existing Identity and Location, and One-Time Password (OTP) services. Marketing Technology News: Outbrain Launches Carousel,…

Mindbody Adopts RingCentral’s Modern Cloud Communications Solution to Keep Its Distributed Workforce Connected

RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions announced that Mindbody, the leading technology platform for the wellness industry, has adopted RingCentral’s unified cloud communications platform to keep its distributed, global workforce connected from anywhere on any device, across the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA with locations across the globe, Mindbody enables businesses…

8×8 Announces Strategic VAR Channel Partnership with Spectrotel to Help Organizations Transform the Digital Workplace with Cloud…

8x8 Announces Strategic VAR Channel Partnership with Spectrotel to Help Organizations Transform the Digital Workplace with Cloud Communications 8x8, Inc., a leading integrated cloud communications platform, announced that Spectrotel, Inc., a leading national next generation aggregator and managed services provider, has joined the 8x8 Open Channel Program as a strategic value added reseller (VAR) partner. Spectrotel is now offering the 8x8 Open Communications Platform™, which uniquely combines cloud voice, team chat, video…

Growing Regional Independent Insurance Agency Reduces Risk and Shifts to Operate from Anywhere with 8×8 Cloud Communications

8x8, Inc., a leading integrated cloud communications platform, announced that Correll Insurance Group has deployed the 8x8 Open Communications Platform to allow local independent agents to operate from anywhere, and continue serving individual and business clients for all their insurance needs. Founded in 1931 and headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Correll Insurance Group has grown to become one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the Carolinas. With more than 250 independent agents and staff across…

AVOXI Integrates Salesforce, Dynamics and Zoho Into Their Cloud Communications Platform

AVOXI, the leading cloud communications platform specializing in contact center and virtual number solutions, recently announced their ability to integrate must-have technologies like CRM into their contact center platform. Empowering support and sales teams to provide exceptional customer interactions, AVOXI is simplifying how contact centers manage their day to day workflows. Enterprise customers can now pull in important customer information directly into their web phones, automatically log tedious tasks like call…

KDDI America Has Selected Infobip As Its Cloud Communications Platform

Partnership Enables Enterprise-Wide Customers Access to Digital Transformative Communications & Rich Media Experiences KDDI America, a subsidiary of “KDDI Corporation”, a Fortune Global 500 company with three datacenters in the U.S., announced it has partnered with Infobip, a global cloud communications company that provides messaging solutions for advanced customer engagement, identity authentication and security. As the demands for digital customer experiences expand, KDDI America’s strategy is to enable digital…

Vonage Chosen to Provide Cloud Communications to San Bernardino County and Moves 2,200 County Staff Members Remote in 48 Hours

Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader, has announced that the County of San Bernardino (the County) in California has chosen Vonage Business Communications (VBC) to transition its staff and 12 office locations to a remote work environment during the COVID-19 crisis. With VBC's unified communications capabilities, the County's staff of 2,200 are able to productively work from home, with access to all of the tools and business applications they need to keep operations moving forward, while staying safe by…

Horizon Telcom Picks Alianza to Deliver New Cloud Communications Suite to Business Customers

Regional fiber division of Ohio's longest run independent telco launches Horizon Hosted Voice with cloud-based VoIP solution Alianza, Inc., the leading cloud communications platform for service providers, announced that Horizon Telcom is launching Horizon Hosted Voice, a new cloud-based unified communications solution, using Alianza's cloud native, agile software-as-a-service VoIP solution. Horizon has been providing telecommunications services to Southern Ohio for 125 years. Their regional fiber broadband division,…

Sinch AB (Publ): Sinch to Acquire SAP Digital Interconnect to Grow Global Cloud Communications Capabilities

Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SAP Digital Interconnect (“SDI”), a unit within SAP SE, for a total cash consideration of EUR 225 million on a cash and debt-free basis. SDI offers cloud-based communications products and serves more than 1,500 enterprise customers throughout the world. Its customer base includes many of the world’s most valued brands, including top technology companies, banks, payment gateways,…

Cloud Communications Leader Sinch to Acquire SAP Digital Interconnect to Redefine How Businesses Worldwide Engage With Their Customers

Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, and SAP SE announced that Sinch AB has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SAP’s communications unit SAP Digital Interconnect (“SDI”). SDI offers cloud-based communications products and serves more than 1,500 enterprise customers throughout the world. Sinch and SDI share a focus on digital business transformation, creating a first-class customer experience, and ensuring the highest possible quality of services. Sinch will…

Goosehead Insurance Transitions Entire Organization to Work from Home Environment with RingCentral Cloud Communications Solutions

RingCentral’s Unified Cloud Communications and Contact Center Solutions enable 2,200+ users to work from anywhere RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced that Goosehead Insurance, Inc a rapidly growing independent personal lines insurance agency, is using RingCentral’s cloud communications solutions to enable their entire organization to work from anywhere, using any device. Leveraging RingCentral Office®, a Unified…

Comstar Technologies and 8×8 Announce Enhanced Strategic VAR Channel Partnership to Enable Companies and Organizations to Move to Cloud…

8x8, Inc., a leading integrated cloud communications platform, and Comstar Technologies, a full service Technology Firm, today announced an enhanced strategic value added reseller (VAR) channel partnership in which Comstar is offering 8x8 cloud communications, video collaboration and contact center solutions through its nationwide footprint of direct and indirect sales channels. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with an industry standard bearer and Gartner UCaaS Magic Quadrant Leader to enable our clients’ cloud…

NEC and Intermedia Announce Strategic Global Partnership to Deliver Cloud Communications, Collaboration, and Contact Center Solutions

Agreement Sets a Fast Track for the Global Rollout of NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® ENGAGE NEC Corporation, a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, and networking solutions, today announced a global strategic partnership with Intermedia, a leading provider of cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solutions. Together, NEC and Intermedia are launching NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® CONNECT, a fully integrated and born-in-the-cloud…

8×8 Program Makes Referring Cloud Communications and Contact Center Solutions to Businesses and Organizations Easier and Faster

8×8, Inc., a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced new enhancements to the 8×8 Referral Program that make it easier and faster for individuals to successfully refer 8×8 X Series cloud communications and 8×8 Contact Center solutions to a business or organization. .@8×8 Program Makes Referring Cloud Communications and Contact Center Solutions to Businesses and Organizations Easier and Faster The 8×8 Referral Program provides a simple process for individuals, IT consultants, technology advisors…

NICE inContact Teams Up with Zoom for an Integrated Cloud Communications Platform

Leaders in cloud contact center and video-first unified communications join forces to deliver faster, more personalized customer experiences while supporting remote workers NICE inContact, a NICE business, and the leader in cloud contact center, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Zoom Video Communications, Inc., a leader in video-first unified communications. As both companies offer services which enable remote workers, the partnership helps address rapidly changing customer needs and business…