This week on Cloud News Review
Amazon is bringing Alexa to the workplace. Amazon Web Services is putting their AI assistant Alexa, normally used in Amazon Echo for home devices, into the workplace with the new Alexa for Business. Alexa devices can be set up in common areas around the workplace, like conference rooms, huddle rooms, lobbies, and communications centers. The AWS Management Console enables customers to manage devices, enroll users, and assign skills.
Microsoft has a new way to get more connections, by pairing your Office 365 account with your LinkedIn. What you do is simply connect your Office 365 with your LinkedIn account and you will then have a new assortment of business connections from your emails, calendar and much more. This was announced at the Ignite meet back in September but hasn’t taken off until recently.
According to 1 Red Drop, “Google’s productivity apps, known as G Suite, have received a new update that makes Docs, Sheets and Slides more compatible with iPhone X. The update also now allows content drag-and-drop on iPad.” This extremely useful update for new iPhone users is great for sharing business documents but is still a work in progress as of right now reports say.
The University of Cambridge has made Dropbox available to 6,500 academic staff to allow collaboration and file sharing within the institution and between organisations. This comes as a jump into one solid platform for the University where as before, they would use many different platforms for communication and file storing purposes.