Amazon has introduced Alexa for Business, a set of tools for using the Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant at work. Speaking at Amazon Web Services’ annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Werner Vogels, Amazon’s chief technology officer, talked about the tools aimed at managing the use of Alexa devices within companies. Alexa for Business will be able to place meeting calls with Cisco, Polycom, Zoom, and other communication companies that can respond when you say “Alexa, join my meeting.” The platform will also include Salesforce to answer questions about business performance, Concur to share business travel itinerary information, RingCentral for voicemail readings, SAP SuccessFactors for HR, and other third-party voice services for business. A series of features added to Alexa this year make the AI assistant better equipped, according to Amazon, to enter the workplace, including the ability to make phone and video calls, plus the incorporation of calendars from Office 365 and Google’s G Suite.