The just launched 8x8 Rapid Expansion Programme enables users to extend cloud communications to newly remote employees with no time or term commitment.
The initiative is designed to help customers manage situations such as the coronavirus outbreak.
In practice the programme enables employees who primarily use a desk phone in the office to receive a new dedicated phone number associated with their original business line, providing workers with location-independent access to voice, unlimited video conferencing and chat.
“Organisations of every type and size are being pushed into remote work with limited notice, and unfortunately only a fraction are ready or enabled to meet this challenge,” said Vik Verma, Chief Executive Officer at 8x8.
“By offering our customers a way to quickly enhance their current communications capabilities and capacity, 8x8 is ensuring organisations around the world can operate with minimal business disruption while preserving the safety and productivity of their employees wherever they work.”