8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of cloud-based business phone service and unified communications, today announced that Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), has named the company “2012 North America Service Provider of the Year.” 8x8 received the award at TEAM Polycom 2013, the company’s annual sales and partner conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 4-7, 2013.
The Polycom Partner Awards recognize global partners whose achievements impact Polycom's business on a worldwide basis, theater awards for each of the company's five operating regions, and country awards to partners that primarily do business within a single country. In addition to awards recognizing leaders in each key category, Polycom also recognizes partners with Excellence Awards in Services, Innovation, Integration, and Industry Focus. 8x8 was honored for improved business performance in 2012 in addition to innovative customer focus, and exceptional sales and marketing engagement with Polycom.
“At the heart of our partnership with Polycom is a mutual commitment to technological innovation, outstanding service quality and an unparalleled user experience, evidenced by the growth we’ve enjoyed in 2012 and the high satisfaction ratings we are given by our customers,” said 8x8 Chairman & CEO Bryan Martin. “We are honored to be named one of Polycom’s key partners for 2012 and look forward to continuing to push the envelope in the development and provisioning of industry-leading unified communications solutions.”
“In an ever-changing, rapidly growing market, it’s critical to have partners like 8x8 who can help us meet our customer’s complete business needs with transformative solutions and tailored unified communications and collaboration offerings that enable people to work and collaborate better,” said Ron Myers, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Polycom. “We congratulate 8x8 for their continued excellence in the service provider category.”