Working from home presents challenges beyond the connectivity hiccups and cabin fever: distraction. Migrating to a work from home environment introduces a new world of distractions. The appropriate headset can go a long way in mitigating distraction, and drive productivity instead.
Today, Jabra and 8×8 announced a new partnership, augmenting the list of Jabra headsets available to 8×8 cloud communications, contact center and video collaboration users to include the Jabra BIZ, Engage, Evolve and UC voice mono and stereo endpoints.
“Our research has shown that knowledge workers are facing increased disruptions while collaborating,” explained Kelly Nagel, President and GM, Jabra North America. “It’s paramount that they have the tools to overcome a noisy environment and communicate effectively. Our partnership with 8×8 provides customers with the exceptional call quality they need to stay focused and productive using a Jabra professional headset and 8×8 service plan with a physical phone, softphone or mobile device.”
Over the course of the quarantine 8×8 has experienced a massive usage spike, driving portfolio enhancement to better support the modern, quarantined worker. This most recent announcement underscores its focus on the end user, providing UC headsets more than capable of delivering the professional call quality required.
Dejan Deklich, Chief Product Officer at 8×8, Inc. noted “The partnership with Jabra expands the choice companies have with 8×8 to ensure their teams can be productive and effective while working from anywhere.”
The workforce was already shifting virtual, but COVID-19 is forcing the hand of organizations around the globe to put the pedal to the metal with digital transformation initiatives. The right cloud communications partner will usher a smooth transition in the fast lane.