Amazon is reportedly trying to form a “rebel alliance” with other tech companies to take over Microsoft’s suite of work productivity apps.
Amazon has had discussions with Dropbox, Slack, Smartsheet, and others about creating a bundle of business applications that corporate customers can purchase for a single price, Insider reports, citing sources with knowledge of the conversations.
The package would also offer other features such as single sign-on and unified billing via Amazon Web Services’ cloud platform, the outlet said.
The initiative is reportedly called “Rebel Alliance” within AWS – the same name resistance groups use in the “Star Wars” films when they band together to fight the evil Galactic Empire.
The discussions have been going on for over a year, but according to Insider, the effort is still at the idea stage.
Andy Jassy, the current AWS CEO who is slated to become Amazon’s CEO next week after Jeff Bezos resigns, has not yet …