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Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
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asksqn,
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1/29/2015 | 5:30:03 PM
Ignore at your bottom line, Bezos
So Bezos/Amazon continues to disregard/snub the millions of 'Nux users who have no interest in MS Active Directory. 
mejiac
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1/29/2015 | 2:45:01 PM
Re: What's Old is New Again
@Curt Franklin,

Agreed, I also found this to be very interesting.

It would be more interesting to see if this service from Amazon is well adopted, if the online retail giant will continue to pursue a solution in the mobile space, i.e. Amazon Fire 2.0?
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
Charlie,


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
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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.
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1/29/2015 | 11:59:23 AM
Re: cost
> Amazon WorkMail costs $4 per user per month and includes 50 gigabytes
> of mailbox storage for each user. Does this cost sound good ?

@Hammy: With Microsoft online suite priced at $4 and Google's priced at $5, its probably a bit more expensive given at-par-pricing with industry heavyweights. $1 per user difference appears to be not much. But scaled up on hundreds of users for a few years is significant.
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1/29/2015 | 10:21:32 AM
cost
Amazon WorkMail costs $4 per user per month and includes 50 gigabytes of mailbox storage for each user. Does this cost sound good ?
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1/28/2015 | 10:46:51 PM
Re: What's Old is New Again
@Curt Franklin,

They're trying to get more use out of their cloud. I guess they figure it couldn't hurt since the AWS utilization isn't spiking in the way they expected. They have huge scaling capabilites so once the email hook is in, they can ramp up to other services like storage, collaboration, etc. down the road.
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1/28/2015 | 10:45:51 PM
Plugin to WorkMail
Interest in developing Plugin to WorkMail. Would that be possible?
Curt Franklin
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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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