Microsoft has teamed up with speech technology firm Voice Automation to develop voice-enabled applications for the enterprise.
As part of the software giant's Speech Partner programme, Voice Automation will work to voice-enable Microsoft's Speech Server products so that they can be controlled by voice commands.
Microsoft cited recent voice integration work on its customer relationship management systems, which deliver data to remote sales workers by phone, as an example of the potential of speech-enabling its products.
"Microsoft's agreement with Voice Automation indicates a mutual vision to deploy speech to the enterprise customer," said Jack Killian, chief executive at Voice Automation.
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