This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

ENR Top 500 Engineering And Architecture Firm Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, And Cannon Deploys 8x8 Cloud Unified Communications In 12 Sites Across 4 States

Stocks in this article: EGHT

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a provider of cloud-based unified communications, contact center and collaboration solutions, today announced that Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc., one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 engineering and architecture firms in the U.S., has deployed 8x8 Virtual Office services to approximately 400 users in its Nashville, Tennessee headquarters and 11 other offices in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. By standardizing on the 8x8 secure unified communications platform across all 12 locations, Barge Waggoner enables its talented professionals to quickly and easily collaborate with colleagues in other offices regardless of location, enhancing the agility and productivity of this widely distributed organization.

Founded in 1955, Barge Waggoner is a full-service engineering and architecture firm focused on industrial, energy, environmental, aviation, water services and land resources (private development, surface transportation, civil site design and survey) markets as well as federal government work. Before implementing 8x8’s unified communications solution, Barge Waggoner had as many as 10 different phone systems installed at its various offices. These older systems lacked modern features and functionality, such as email notification of voicemail and accompanying mobile apps. More importantly, the problems associated with having disparate phone systems were exacerbated when the firm organized to focus on vertical markets rather than geographic locations. This organization meant that professionals in areas like water plant design needed to collaborate with colleagues throughout the firm, not just in their own local offices.

“We wanted to use the talent we have anywhere,” explained Barge Waggoner’s Chief Technology Officer Paul Dougherty. “To align our business vertically, we needed a communications solution that could overcome geography and enable our specialists to efficiently consult with other employees. Dougherty initially considered standardizing the entire firm on an on-premise VoIP system, but the required capital expenditures and IT support requirements that would be needed at each location gave him pause. Lack of incremental scalability was another issue.

1 of 4

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,878.91 +74.11 0.42%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs