Amazon has launched a new document collaboration tool called Zocalo

Amazon has just launched Zocalo, their brand new document sharing and collaboration tool which will specifically target the services offered by Box and Dropbox, going to show how Amazon is not content at being where they are at the moment, as they attempt to carve additional inroads into the world of enterprise IT. What will the likes of Box and Dropbox do now that Amazon Web Services’ latest Zocalo enterprise document sharing and collaboration tool has been introduced? It remains to be seen, but it does look as though the enterprise IT sector is about to get more exciting since such healthy competition is going to spur better and better products for the end user, don’t you think so?

It’s going to be an interesting summer for Dropbox and Box in light of Amazon Web Services’s new Zocalo enterprise document sharing and collaboration tool. If the phrase “enterprise document sharing and collaboration” sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve been reading about how both Dropbox and Box have launched these types of offerings in recent months as a way to distinguish themselves in a crowded file-share-and-sync market. With Zocalo, Amazon is essentially adding the capabilities of Dropbox and Box to its own platform as it attempts to dominate enterprise IT. As analyst Janakiram MSV described in a blog posting on Gigaom Research, Zocolo will allow users to edit their documents in the cloud sans Microsoft Office, and any comments or edits made in the cloud can be translated over to a Microsoft Word document if the person happens to use Word to open the same file on his computer. Sound familiar? Dropbox’s Project Harmony, launched in April, essentially does a similar task.

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