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Amazon was supposed to be the new revolution in online shopping for retail. Unfortunately for Amazon it did not work out that way. They have made some changes in order to compensate for their losses. Their main goal now is to be a service provider. They still offer retail products but, that part of the business lost out to other web sites such as and

Moving Away from Their Core Competency
Amazon was forced to find a new way to compete with online retail websites. In order to do this they found a way to sell a service provider for their competitors. They now sell storage services, processing power, and a human powered processing center that does work that computers are not able to do. This actually worked well for Amazon. Millions of web based companies pay for this service. The service is said to save the companies that have been using Amazon a good amount of money. In my opinion I think this was a smart move on Amazons part. They had to find a new service to provide in order to compete with other websites. I think that this was thinking outside of the box and more than likely saved the company from going out of business.

Components of Amazon

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Amazon has incorporated three main components in their company the S3, EC2 and, the Mechanical Turk. These components are the new core of Amazon. The S3 or the simple storage service allows other companies to store data that they need to run their online service. Amazon charges .15 cents per gig per month to store information with them. The EC3 or the elastic compute cloud is a service that Amazon rents out at a rate of .10 cents per the hour per gigabyte. Companies can use this service to store all kinds of...