AWS launches Amazon Chime, challenges Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Skype
#AWS introduced #AmazonChime this week as an online service available through the company’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform. #Chime provides several services, including online meetings, video conferencing, voice calls, chat and content sharing. All of Amazon Chime’s capabilities are available in other products from established vendors, such as #Cisco, #Microsoft, #Avaya and #Mitel. But despite the competition, AWS has the financial resources and the clout with enterprises to grab share in the unified communications and collaboration market, said Bern Elliot, an analyst at Gartner.