Imagine a world where people no longer commute to offices and instead work from the comfort of their homes. In this new reality, businesses are searching for dependable and safe video conferencing tools to bring their globally dispersed teams together. 8×8, is at the forefront of this transformation, transforming the way organizations communicate and collaborate. With its state-of-the-art video conferencing platform, it can connect virtually, ensuring seamless interactions regardless of geographical boundaries.
The growing demand for secure video conferencing technology has fueled 8×8’s remarkable user base expansion. Secure video conferencing solutions, with the benefits of the cloud, offer additional revenue opportunities to upgrade its customers to a complete, integrated cloud communications solution that enhances employee experience, collaboration, and customer engagement.
Our secure video conferencing solutions have been helping our partners in showcasing the benefits of the cloud with additional revenue opportunities. — Samuel C Wilson, CEO
What truly sets the 8×8 Video Conferencing platform apart is its strong commitment to delivering an exceptional video conferencing experience through a comprehensive range of features.
One standout feature that gets 8×8 noticed is its ability to cater to businesses of any size. Whether it’s a close-knit team or an enterprise, this solution ensures a seamlessly smooth and reliable video conferencing experience. With the added advantage of high-definition video available on any device, meetings can effortlessly accommodate up to 500 participants. This capability empowers organizations to connect and collaborate effectively, breaking down barriers of distance and scale.
8×8 Video Conferencing’s key feature that sets it apart is its rich content-sharing and collaboration capabilities. Businesses can effortlessly share presentations, documents, and other files during meetings, enabling real-time collaboration and enhancing productivity. The platform’s user-friendly interface ensures that participants can focus on the meeting content and discussions rather than dealing with technical complexities.
When it comes to reliability and availability, 8×8 offers enterprise-grade video conferencing performance. No matter the size of a business, whether it’s a small team of just 5 or a massive organization with 50,000 employees, the platform ensures a smooth and uninterrupted video conferencing experience. This level of reliability empowers organizations to conduct their meetings without disruptions or downtime, irrespective of their scale or location.
Security is a top priority for 8×8. Its video conferencing platform is designed with robust measures to protect sensitive information. As organizations rely more on virtual meetings, the risk of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands increases. The dangers posed by cybersecurity threats and data breaches can wreak havoc on businesses, leading to severe consequences such as financial losses and irreparable harm to their reputation. 8×8 offers a 100% secured and encrypted video conferencing experience, ensuring all conversations and data are fully protected. Moreover, its optional end-to-end encryption allows only participants with the shared key to access the meeting and further enhancing the security and privacy of sensitive discussions.
For participants looking to customize their meetings, the platform offers virtual backgrounds, enabling users to blur the backgrounds or choose an image to create a professional and engaging meeting environment. Meeting participants can also join via mobile browsers, ensuring a seamless experience for those on the go or using their smartphones.
Advanced moderation controls provide hosts with the ability to manage their meetings effectively. With features such as host delegation, meeting lock, participant lobby, and participant permissions, hosts have full control over who can access the meeting and can ensure that discussions remain focused and productive.
To enhance collaboration, 8×8’s Video Conferencing allows participants to share audio from their computer or any browser tab during a meeting. This feature enables users to share important audio content, such as music, podcasts, or recorded messages, thereby enhancing the overall meeting experience.
8×8 also offers convenient integrations with popular calendar applications such as Google and Microsoft, allowing users to schedule meetings and invite participants directly from their calendars. Additionally, 8×8 Video Conferencing enables seamless integration with YouTube Live streaming, empowering businesses to stream conferences to an unlimited number of participants over the popular video platform.
For organizations looking to brand their meetings and create a customized experience, 8×8 offers branding options. Businesses can add their own customized background, logo, and vanity URL, ensuring that every meeting reflects their unique brand identity. With multilingual support for 46 languages, organizations can also conduct meetings in their preferred language, fostering inclusivity and effective communication across diverse teams and global operations.
The seamless collaboration experience is further enhanced by its integration with its flagship 8×8 X Series. With features like Meet Now, users can instantly elevate any one-on-one or team call or chat to a live meeting with one click, enabling continuous collaboration via video and online content sharing. The platform goes the extra mile by seamlessly integrating with widely-used services like Active Directory and Single Sign-On (SSO), such as Okta. This integration not only simplifies the authentication process for users but also adds an extra layer of security, ensuring secure access to meetings. It seamlessly synchronizes with users’ calendars, enabling a seamless and hassle-free integration that enhances productivity and efficiency.
Moreover, 8×8 offers the Work Apps suite, which consolidates voice, video, SMS, and team messaging collaboration into one app. Work Apps revolutionize communication by allowing users to make calls, join video meetings, and chat in real time, providing a unified and efficient experience.
8×8’s video meetings platform is powered by Jitsi, a technology that enables partners to offer secure video meetings as part of 8×8’s comprehensive cloud communications solution or as a standalone service. With a commitment to privacy and security, 8×8 is actively working to integrate the recently published specification for true end-to-end encrypted WebRTC-based video meetings from the Jitsi community into all of their video conferencing solutions.
Most businesses and organizations are adopting new ways of working and seeking technology solutions that support their remote workforce. The availability of 8×8’s video conferencing solutions in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace offers businesses a convenient and reliable option. They can leverage the benefits of optimized security and performance to drive productivity and facilitate seamless collaboration in their virtual meetings.
8×8 is transforming the video conferencing landscape with its secure and comprehensive solution, empowering businesses to embrace the benefits of cloud-based communication and collaboration. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way businesses operate, with more and more businesses moving to a hybrid or work-from-home solution. Due to this shift, secure video meetings have become an essential part of the new business normal. With 8×8’s reliable and feature-rich video conferencing solution, organizations can adapt to remote work seamlessly, enabling employees to connect and collaborate from anywhere in the world, ensuring continuity and productivity.