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8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions, today announced the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held DXI Ltd., a UK-based leader and innovator in cloud-based outbound and blended contact center solutions, for £16.5 million in cash and stock with a portion of the purchase price being paid out over four years. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the month. 8x8 plans to bring DXI services and solutions to the U.S. market by the end of 2015. DXI is an innovative solution provider in the contact center market. EasyContactNow, DXI’s product, enables customers to easily try, buy, deploy, and adapt services without the complexity and constraints experienced with traditional systems. DXI’s management team has 80 years of combined expertise in communication t... (more)

NIKSUN Named in Top 20 Most Promising Technology Companies

NIKSUN® is proud to announce that it has once again been named to Silicon India’s “Top 20 Most Promising Technology Companies” list for 2015. As the world leader in real-time and forensics-based cyber security and network performance monitoring solutions, NIKSUN has now readily appeared on this list for 12 consecutive years. The siTech20 list ranks companies in the technology industry who address modern enterprise needs while actively demonstrating the key characteristics of continued innovation, long term visibility, sustained growth, as well as customer and employee value-crea... (more)

AES Energy Storage, NEC Energy Solutions, and RES Americas Score Highest in Navigant Research Assessment of Energy Storage Systems Integrators, According to Navigant Research

A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 12 leading energy storage systems integrators (ESSIs), including vendor profiles, ratings, and rankings, with the goal of providing industry participants an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the market. While ESSI players were few and far between just a few years ago, today, a variety of new entrants are populating the market. Battery prices have responded to cost pressures, compelling ESSI providers to deliver more consistent pricing, and the scalin... (more)

Lenovo’s New Consumer Laptops Designed for Those Who Love Simplicity

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today unveiled three new consumer laptops in advance of Lenovo Tech World, the company’s first exclusive global technology innovation event in Beijing. The new Lenovo Z41, Lenovo Z51 and the ideapad 100 laptops are as versatile as Lenovo’s customers are. Whether users just need to create and edit content or want a fully-equipped multimedia experience to enjoy music and videos, the new Lenovo Z41, Lenovo Z51 and ideapad 100 laptops are ideal for users who value simple and functional design. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View... (more)

OKI Launches Compact, Low-Cost Automatic Wet Scrubber for Metal Masks

OKI Communication Systems, an OKI group company responsible for OKI’s EMS business, will launch the ACT100Lite, a new automatic wet scrubber for metal masks used in solder printing as part of the process of surface-mounting electronic components to printed circuit boards, at the end of June 2015. The new product, specialized only in surface mount technology (SMT), can reduce its costs and space requirements by limiting metal masks’ size to small. OKI Communication Systems will seek to deliver 50 new units a year to factories that have yet to adopt wet scrubbers or are considering... (more)