Business Productivity

Category: Alexa for Business

Using AWS Lambda to automate voice recording deletion in Alexa for Business

With Alexa for Business, employees can use Alexa as their intelligent assistant to be more productive in meeting rooms, at their desks or at home. Alexa for Business has the capability to provide functionality to enrolled users (customers that have linked their personal account with their company’s Alexa for Business account) as well as shared […]

Now safely catch-up with your work on the go with Echo Auto and Alexa for Business

According to the last United States Census Bureau survey, over 139 million drivers in the US spent an average of 52 minutes per day commuting to their jobs1. We know that many commuters try to use this commute time to check work emails and calendar using their cell phones, which can put their safety at […]

Now you can ask Alexa to inform meeting participants when you are running late.

Unexpected events such as traffic, or back-to-back meetings can sometimes cause us to be late to our next meeting. Informing meeting participants that we will be late can require multiple steps and we are often not in a position to send this simple message, for example, when we are driving. Starting today, you can ask […]

Create Alexa Skills for your organization in minutes with Alexa for Business Blueprints

Alexa for Business Blueprints lets Alexa for Business customers create and publish private skills to their organization in minutes without writing a single line of code. Now anyone can choose from dozens of available Skill Blueprints to create custom Alexa experiences that remain private to members of their organization. This feature is available in the U.S. […]

AWS Announces AI Powered Speech Analytics for Amazon Connect and Amazon Chime Business Calling at Enterprise Connect 2019

This week, AWS will be at Enterprise Connect where we are excited to hear from customers and meet with our partners. We are also announcing new capabilities for our contact center and communications services – Amazon Connect, Amazon Chime, Alexa for Business, and Amazon WorkDocs. To learn more about these new capabilities – read on. […]

Alexa for Business at Enterprise Connect

No matter where you work, you probably spend much of your office time in meetings. While an integral part of our work lives, there are a number of obstacles that can get in the way of an efficient meeting, like finding a room, wrestling with cumbersome hardware, and looking up the conference ID while dialing into the call. […]

Secure and distribute Alexa skills with Alexa for Business

I am from the Solutions Prototyping team. I build prototypes using AWS services for Global customers who use Alexa for Business, along with many other AWS Services within their organizations. Many of these customers build voice-enabled solutions in their organizations. This voice first design strategy makes securing Alexa Skills a top priority. This blog post […]

Integrating Alexa for Business with Polycom Group Series

Alexa for Business helps you simplify your meeting room experience. It lets you use your voice to start meetings and control your conference room equipment, such as the Polycom video conferencing equipment. At re:Invent 2017, AWS demonstrated an integration with the Polycom Group Series. Today, AWS is excited to launch support for Polycom Group Series […]

Setup shared devices managed by Alexa for Business on WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi

Alexa for Business now allows organizations to setup and connect select Echo devices managed by Alexa for Business to their corporate WPA2 enterprise Wi-Fi network. This new feature, which was available in Beta since October 2018 and is now generally available, uses AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority (ACM – PCA) to generate device certificates […]

How to view usage metrics of Alexa in your organization

Alexa for Business launched a new feature called Usage Reports. These reports provide IT administrators a view of how Alexa is being used in their organization. IT admins can view usage metrics across all shared devices managed by Alexa for Business, as well as private skill usage across users and devices. This allows the IT […]