Amazon, Google, Facebook are pushing smart home devices as WFH tools 👀
Written by: Hrishikesh Pardeshi, Founder at Flexiple, buildd & Remote Tools.
Last updated: Jan 19, 2023
Smart devices like Alexa or Google Home have become commonplace in households now. However, what's new is that people are equally excited to use these devices for work purposes like video calls or quickly fetching numbers from a software.
Of course, the biggest concern is privacy. That's why companies like Amazon are tailoring their product/offering specifically for businesses.
Alexa for Business has anonymous conversations and no recordings by default. But do you think this is enough to instil confidence in corporate customers?
Here’s a summary of what’s happening:
- According to a survey of 1700 people who are employed & own a smart home device, 50% people said they’d be willing to use these devices for work purposes. For instance, video calls or to retrieve work related numbers from a software.
- The biggest concern with using smart devices for work is privacy.
- Big tech companies are tailoring their devices/offering specifically for businesses. For instance, Amazon has come up with Alexa for Business. The primary additional feature for business is privacy in all sorts - anonymous interactions, recordings not saved etc.
- While there are only a dozen corporate clients for Alexa, Amazon has names like General Electric & media group Condé Nast enrolled.
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