Amazon Wins $600 Million Contract with CIA.

July 21, 2013
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By Alistair Barr (from Business Insider.)

“The tech industry maxim that “no one ever got fired for buying IBM” is a testament to how Big Blue has been the gold standard in computing services for decades.

But IBM faces an unlikely challenger in Amazon.com Inc, the e-commerce retail giant that is becoming a force in the booming business of cloud computing, even winning backing from America‘s top spy agency.

After years of being dismissed as a supplier of online computer services to startups and small businesses, Amazon Web Services (AWS) beat out International Business Machines this year to snag a $600 million contract with the Central Intelligence Agency.”

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