Vik Verma

Vik Verma

Vik is the CEO of 8x8, Inc. A former engineer and self-proclaimed nerd, Vik is a strong believer in building cutting-edge products and solutions that solve real-world customer problems in a cost effective manner. Vik holds degrees in Engineering from Stanford; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Florida Institute of Technology.

Articles by: Vik Verma

When Clouds Collide, It Rains Data

Communications Cloud

Today, we introduced the world’s first Communications Cloud which is the exciting result of years of research, development, technology acquisition and innovation by the entire 8x8 team. But that’s not what I am…

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The Five Timers Club: 8x8 Named a Leader in Unified Communications as a Service by Gartner for the Fifth Consecutive Year

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For anyone in enterprise technology, the Gartner Magic Quadrant is an incredibly influential annual report benchmarking the various players in the market. For some end-user companies, “The Leaders,” or those companies in the…

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Together We Win: A Big Thank You to Our Employees, Customers and Partners

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Last week we announced our FY 2016 earnings results. It was a record year for 8x8 all around, and we have much to be thankful for. I am incredibly proud of our team…

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The Business Communications Revolution

The business communications revolution

Cloud-based, mobile-first, cost efficient  The Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market is headed for big growth as more companies’ transition to the cloud and the revolution in business communications builds steam. In…

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Expert: How to Pick the #1 Cloud Communications Provider

8x8 is #1 Cloud UC Provider per Infonetics

As American Pharoah’s recent stunning victory proves, it can be tough to pick a winner—at least in horse racing. But Infonetics’ Principal Analyst Diane Myers has been picking winners in the cloud communications…

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Wrong Way, Watson! Breathe Soul into the New Customer Experience

Customer Service via Supercomputer

We’ve all heard, “Talk to the hand.” Now, financial services provider USAA has announced a pilot program whereby returning veterans seeking to make the transition to civilian society—and about 155,000 do each year—will…

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Hosted PBX Helps McLarens Achieve Dueling Objectives

Hosted PBX: sword fighters dueling

Do you ever feel torn between seemingly competing goals? That’s a common problem for people who manage growing companies. You want to simplify, but exploit advanced technology. Standardize and streamline, but give people…

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Business VoIP Helps Manage Unified Communications in Extreme Weather

Business VoIP: icicles on a bridge

If you’ve been thinking that the weather has been unusually tough on business these last few years, you’re right. Extreme weather events are costing businesses nearly $200 billion a year during the last…

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Replicon’s Genius: Going Global Fast With Hosted PBXs and Call Center Software

Hosted PBX: Globe

Sometimes, executive genius is about finding ways to achieve what seem like contradicting objectives. That’s why I admire Replicon’s global IT director, Neal Alberda, who was quick to see that a hosted PBX…

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Rubicon Project Uses Hosted VoIP to Beat Tough Deadline for Innovation

Hosted VoIP: Promise in skywriting

One of the most critical roles any CEO plays is “Promise-Keeper-in-Chief,” and I take that responsibility very seriously. That’s why it was so great to hear from Tim McQuillen, Chief Knowledge Officer at…

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