WorkMail: Amazon Launches New Corporate Email And Calendaring Service On AWS

Amazon.com Inc., the Seattle-based electronic commerce company that holds the title of being the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States, has unveiled its latest plan for working with the world of corporate email and and calendaring services with the announcement of Amazon WorkMail.

The company’s announcement, which came Wednesday, aims to take a share of the corporate email market, which the Wall Street Journal reports is “largely controlled by Microsoft Corp. and to a lesser extent Google Inc.” The report went on to indicate that Amazon believes it can deliver improvements and further enhance company satisfaction with the services.

Adam Selipsky, marketing vice president for Amazon Web Services, indicated in a Wednesday interview that a lot of customers feel as if corporate email and calendaring services are “expensive and complex.”

CNET reports that the new WorkMail service is powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is the company’s cloud-based computing unit.

AWS powers brands such as Netflix, Pinterest, and even government agencies such as the CIA and NASA.

The CNET report notes that adding email translates into Amazon’s expansion into business services, which is an area dominated by Bill Gates’ Microsoft.

WorkMail can be integrated into already existing email clients, such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook. The communications are encrypted as they travel through Amazon’s network.

Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA), International Business Machines Corp., and Dropbox Inc. also offer corporate email options.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is a publicly traded company which was founded on July 5, 1994, in Seattle, Washington. The worldwide company was founded by Jeff Bezos, who acts as chairman, president, and CEO. The company’s products include Game Studios, Appstore, Instant Video, Lab126, Askville, Shopbop, and more.

Zappos, Twitch, Alexa Internet, Amazon Web Services, Internet Movie Database, and Goodreads are examples of Amazon’s numerous subsidiaries.

Amazon had a net income of $274 million in 2013 and total assets of $40.15 billion in the same year. Its revenue in 2013 was $74.45 billion, and its operating income that year was $745 million.

In related news, Inquisitr previously reported that Amazon released Echo, a new cloud-connected device which listens to you talk and acts accordingly for hands-free technology, but the new device which listens to consumers has raised privacy concerns with some.

Amazon plans to offer their new cloud-powered service at a competitive rate that will rival Google’s business-oriented services and Microsoft’s Office 365.

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