Without much attention, over the last few years, Amazon (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report has vastly expanded its offerings of cloud apps designed with business productivity in mind. It recently released a Chime app, which stands to compete with Microsoft's (MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Report Skype for Business. With a free basic and $2.50 per user per month, plus versions available, the application is far from Amazon's first use of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription model. Other services, including file-sharing and data-visualization software, undercut Alphabet (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report , Box (BOX) - Get Box, Inc. Class A Report , Tableau DATA, VMware (VMW) - Get VMware, Inc. Class A Report and others.
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