Unified communications as-a-service (UCaaS) vendor 8x8 has made a series of redundancies across its Australian and New Zealand operations.
Globally 8x8 has shaved about 200 staff or roughly 10 per cent of its 2200 workforce.
ARN understands a majority of the cuts impacted enterprise sales teams.
Although channel-facing roles appear untouched along with wholesale partners, which according to local distributor, Tradewinds Brokerage A/NZ vice president Tony Heywood, it will be doubling down on its 8x8 plans as they appear to shape up their channel play as a result.
The redundancies come hot on the heels of 8x8’s bargain purchase of cloud communications competitor Fuze for US$250 million in December last year.
At the time, 8x8 said the deal bolstered its eXperience-communications-as-a-service platform, while expanding its customer base and global footprint.
The acquisition also helped 8x8 with its UCaaS solution, contact centre-as-a-service (CCaaS) and communications-platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) solution.