8×8 Research and Innovations it is an affiliate of 8×8 Inc, a leading provider of enterprise cloud communications solutions. 8×8 cloud solutions help businesses transform their customer and employee experience. With one system of engagement for voice, video, collaboration and contact center and one system of intelligence on one technology platform, businesses can now communicate faster and smarter to exceed the speed of customer expectations. Using a single, proprietary platform, which is referred to as the 8×8 Communications Cloud™, the Company offers unified communications, team collaboration, contact center, analytics and other services to business customers on a Software-as-a Service (SaaS) model. 8×8’s solutions provide businesses with a secure, reliable and simplified approach for businesses to transition their legacy, on-premise communications systems to the cloud. 8X8 eliminates information silos to show vital, real-time intelligence across all clouds, applications and devices to improve individual and team productivity, business performance and customer experience. 8X8 has over seventeen hundred employees and operates in over 100 countries across six continents. The Company’s customers range from small businesses to large enterprises since the products and services are suitable for any sized business and customizable to specific user needs. Most of the Company’s communication services are provided on a SaaS model, with monthly billing of service fees and usage charges under contracts that range from one to four years.