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Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
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D. Henschen
D. Henschen,
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1/29/2015 | 1:09:23 PM
Spot-on observations on putting back-end services ahead of front-end interfaces

Solid line of analysis, as usual, and the right one for IT. But I'm wondering how and whether WorkMail might play (or lead to sister services) that might figure in Amazon's consumer offerings, like Fire phones, Fire tablets, Amazon Echo, etc.?
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
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1/29/2015 | 12:24:58 PM
Is Amazon's enterprise expertise showing?
Amazon Web Services to a surprising degree keeps trying end user oriented services. Its racked up enough loss leaders perhaps to figure out its best bet is aiming toward the end users of enterprises that already have accounts with it. Amazon has supposedly hired more enterprise expertise, as opposed to developer, consumer or technical expertise.
Curt Franklin
Curt Franklin,
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1/28/2015 | 9:37:27 PM
What's Old is New Again
It's most interesting to hear that Amazon is leaping into the enterprise mail space -- especially since we've been treated to so many stories in the last year talking about "the end of email." Anyone in the enterprise knows that email isn't going away and that maintaining an email infrastructure is a huge pain. I suspect that, for Amazon, the main purpose of this offering is as an enterprise point of entry for their entire AWS back-end: It will be fascinating to see which enterprise productivity functions they offer next!

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