“Thanks to 8x8 Virtual Office, we can put away the traditional desk phones that take up space and are time-consuming to fix,” said Heacock. “Now we can make or take business calls using our device of choice without any sort of complication.”Apigee’s IT team is now free to focus on higher-level responsibilities because they no longer have to maintain or troubleshoot PBX hardware. 8x8’s cloud-based service handles maintenance and updates automatically, and IT receives very few trouble tickets from users. "Providing a global, mid-market cloud-based UC solution means we can address our customers’ business communications needs almost instantly,” said 8x8 CEO Vik Verma. “Large organizations can realize the benefits of next generation phone service with advanced business features within weeks—or even days. Once 8x8 service is implemented, businesses then get the ongoing benefit of reduced IT maintenance and equipment costs along with collaboration and productivity enhancements. In the end, we create a virtuous cycle where our customers pay a lot less to get a lot more.” About 8x8, Inc. 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) is the trusted provider of secure and reliable cloud-based unified communications and virtual contact center solutions to more than 37,000 small, midsize and distributed enterprise organizations operating in over 40 countries across six continents. 8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premise PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and web conferencing. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or www.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. About Apigee Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world. Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.