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Story Link: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/big-tech-is-pushing-smart-home-devices-as-the-latest-work-from-home-tools/

β€’ 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.

β€’ The biggest concern with using smart devices for work is privacy.

β€’ Big tech companies are tailoring their devices/offering specifically for businesses. For instance, Amazon has come up Alexa for Business. The primary additional feature for business is privacy in all sorts - anonymous interactions, recordings not saved etc.

β€’ While there are only a dozen corporate clients for Alexa, Amazon has names like General Electric & media group CondΓ© Nast enrolled.Β