Bryan Martin

Bryan Martin

Bryan R. Martin is Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer at 8x8. With over two decades of service to the Company, including 11 years as Chief Executive Officer, Martin has been a key figure in 8x8’s growth, leading the company from its early days as a VoIP pioneer to becoming the leading provider of Unified Communications as a Service solutions. Prior to being named CEO in 2002, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President, Engineering Operations. He has been a member of 8x8's Board of Directors since 2001 and has served as Chairman of the Board since 2003.

Articles by: Bryan Martin

The March to True Globalization

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Globalization is hard, much harder than people think.  Doing it well is even harder.  A lot of companies use the word “global” freely or put it on their website without really understanding what…

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8x8 Celebrates Grand Opening of Romania Office

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Last week, 8x8 hosted the grand opening of its Cluj-Napoca office (in Northwestern Romania), which marks its first operations and development center in Eastern Europe. During the grand opening ceremony, we welcomed more…

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Enterprise Megatrend: Business VoIP Makes Cloud Integration Easy and Accessible

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Last year at the Enterprise Connect conference, many of the panels discussed the adoption of cloud-based services, particularly telecommunications. Already, it was clear that it’s only a matter of time before enterprises—like our…

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Get Ready for the Great Contact Center Metamorphosis

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What’s the first thing you think of when someone says “call center”? A lot of people in a room—maybe offshore, maybe a “boiler-room” operation—lined up in a phone bank, talking into phones or…

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8x8 Business VoIP is Gaining Fast on Traditional Providers

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There’s an old traffic-school one-liner that goes, “You know that red light you just ran?—Don’t look now, but it’s following us.” Well, if you’re 8x8’s competition, that light in your rear view mirror…

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What SMB Owners Can Teach Enterprise about Cloud-based Business VoIP

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“Cloud-based Communications: Opportunity, Threat or Yawn?” That was the question put to me and other industry panelists at the Enterprise Connect conference this week in Orlando. The other panelists all seemed to acknowledge…

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Polycom Names 8x8 Partner of the Year

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We’re honored to receive the North American Service Provider of the Year award from Polycom. Both Polycom and 8x8 are deeply committed to outstanding service innovation and quality, so I was proud to…

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Gartner 2012 UCaaS Magic Quadrant Places 8x8 in “Leaders” Quadrant for Unified Communications

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One of our industry’s most anticipated market research reports, the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, North America, has just been published and I am honored that 8x8 has been…

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Business Predictions for What’s in Store for 2012

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2011 was quite a year. The continued economic downturn, environmental disasters and massive layoffs leading to a rise in entrepreneurship all had major impacts on the IT landscape for enterprises and SMB’s alike….

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8x8 Closes Acquisition of Contactual, Inc.

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Today we announced that we have closed the acquisition of Contactual, Inc.  I am very excited to welcome Contactual’s talented employees, stakeholders, partners and customers to 8x8! 8x8 has been successfully reselling cloud-based…

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