A US federal judge temporarily blocked Microsoft from working on a $10-billion Pentagon cloud computing contract after Amazon.com asked for the delay, a surprise win for the company.
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Amazon.com wants to depose US President Donald Trump over the technology company’s losing bid for a US$10-billion military contract. The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing project to Microsoft in October.
Amazon.com claims the Pentagon failed to fairly judge its bid for a cloud contract worth up to US$10-billion because US President Donald Trump viewed company founder Jeff Bezos as his “political enemy”.
US antitrust enforcers have broadened their scrutiny of Amazon.com beyond its retail operations to include its massive cloud computing business, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Amazon Web Services plans to invest more than R365-million in developing 100% black-owned small ICT businesses in South Africa as part of an “equity equivalence” programme.
Microsoft has won the sought-after Jedi cloud computing contract with the Pentagon, dealing a blow to the market leader, Amazon.com, which had been the front-runner.
IBM reported third quarter revenue that missed Wall Street estimates, with the long-awaited revenue infusion from Red Hat failing to compensate for continued declines in other parts of its business.