Zoom may have ambitions to expand its business beyond video calls. Corresponding The information, the company has spent much of the last two years developing its own email and calendar clients. Known internally as Zmail and Zcal, Zoom could announce the apps at its annual Zoomtopia conference in November. Zoom did not immediately respond to Engadget’s request for comment.
You’re probably wondering, does the world need another productivity suite? Looking at it from Zoom’s perspective, The information suggests the company may view the apps as essential for survival. On the face of it, Zoom is doing better than most pandemic darlings, having recently posted $1.1 billion in quarterly revenue. But under those results, the company saw slow growth and its share price fell to pre-pandemic levels.
It also finds itself in the same situation that many companies competing against Google and Microsoft have had to deal with lately. A key weakness of Zoom is that many companies use the app in conjunction with Workspace and Office 365. These are comprehensive suites that can cover most of an organization’s productivity needs. In a market where companies are constantly looking to cut costs, that’s not a good position. At the same time, it’s hard to imagine how email and calendar clients are helping Zoom beat back its competitors when Google and Microsoft have spent years polishing Gmail and Outlook and those products dominate the market.
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