Em­power your or­ga­ni­za­tion with Alexa for Busi­ness.

HWM (Malaysia) - - SPECIAL -

The touch­screen and ges­ture con­trols may have changed the way we in­ter­act with our mo­bile de­vices, but voice will al­ways be the nat­u­ral choice of in­ter­face for hu­man-com­puter com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Alexa for Busi­ness, one of the lat­est AWS ser­vices to be re­vealed at re:In­vent 2017, is meant for com­pa­nies to voiceen­able the work­place by pro­vid­ing ev­ery em­ployee with an in­tel­li­gent as­sis­tant.

A typ­i­cal con­fer­ence call can in­volve many pro­ce­dures, such as book­ing a meet­ing room, set­ting up a pro­jec­tor, mak­ing phone calls, send­ing out cal­en­dar in­vites, key­ing in dial-in cre­den­tials, and more. With Alexa for Busi­ness, these tasks can be au­to­mated to make di­al­ing into meet­ings in con­fer­ence rooms as sim­ple as say­ing: “Alexa, start the meet­ing.”

As ad­di­tional Alexa de­vices can be de­ployed around the work­place, com­pa­nies can build their own cus­tom Alexa Skills to im­prove em­ployee’s pro­duc­tiv­ity in sev­eral ways. With the sim­plic­ity of voice con­trol, they can set re­minders, keep track of their to-do list, re­order sup­plies, check in­ven­tory lev­els, re­port equip­ment or build­ing is­sues, and more. Shared Alexa de­vices can be placed in com­mon ar­eas, while per­sonal Alexa de­vices are as­signed on an in­di­vid­ual level.

Depend­ing on the re­quire­ments, the AWS Man­age­ment Con­sole is where com­pa­nies can man­age a fleet of de­vices, spec­ify de­vice lo­ca­tions, en­roll users, as­sign skills, and pre­vent tam­per­ing. Em­ploy­ees with per­sonal Alexa ac­counts can con­tinue to use their ex­ist­ing skills, and gain ac­cess to the work skills pro­vided by Alexa for Busi­ness on their de­vices – whether they are at work or at home.

Mi­crosoft Of­fice 365, Mi­crosoft Ex­change, and Google G Suite are cur­rently sup­ported by Alexa for Busi­ness, with Con­cur, Sales­force, Splunk and other soft­ware providers in­te­grat­ing their busi­ness ap­pli­ca­tions with Alexa for Busi­ness.

Ac­cord­ing to Ama­zon CTO Dr. Werner Vo­gels, voice rep­re­sents the next ma­jor dis­rup­tion in com­put­ing.

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