AWS Roundup: IoT buttons hit the enterprise, Directory launch and more


Amazon Web Services got off to a slow start in January, taking its time to sleep off the New Year’s festivities. But the cloud provider got up to speed by the end of the month, launching a handful of new products for its customers to work with.

Last year, the cloud provider launched 1,017 new features, according to the fourth-quarter earnings report Amazon released last month. Here’s the breakdown of what you need to know about Amazon’s January news:

IoT Buttons dash into the enterprise

Last year, Amazon launched Dash buttons to consumers, small devices that people could program to reorder household products from the online retailer with a press. Now, the company is letting enterprises create their own.

The AWS IoT Button Enterprise Program will give businesses access to the same hardware, along with tools to build custom functionality for a fleet of buttons.

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