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Amazon's CIA Win Hurt More Than IBM's Pride
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cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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11/19/2013 | 2:39:32 PM
Why pick on Lodi, Calif.?

Why am I picking on Topeka, Sacramento, and worst of all, Lodi, Calif., which isn't even a state capital? Ask Credence Clearwater's John Fogarty why he came up with the lament, "Thing got bad and things got worse, I guess you know the tune, Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again."
Paul_Travis
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Paul_Travis,
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11/19/2013 | 9:37:36 AM
Amazon as enterprise IT vendor
With this win, Amazon now has to be taken seriously as an enterprise IT vendor. It is more than a company that just sells books and other consumer products. If it is good enough for the CIA, is it good enough for you? 
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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11/19/2013 | 9:33:22 AM
Malice? Nah
There's a saying, Never ascribe to malice what can be explained by stupidity. (I may be paraphrasing there).

"During the discussion phase, the CIA raised no objection with IBM on its proposed continuous processing. Indeed, the company's approach was consistent with that of the other bidders. Because the CIA didn't prompt IBM to reconsider that part of its bid, it "effectively conveyed to IBM that it had correctly followed the Scenario 5 instructions,"

Malice, or just government business as usual, where no one at the CIA bothered to take the initiative to clarify? There was a time that would seem unlikely, but after the ACA debacle, one must wonder.


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