Amazon : The Global Leader For Providing Cloud Infrastructure Services ( Infrastructure ) Essay

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Introduction Background information Amazon.com, also known as Amazon, is American company that deals in electronic commerce, along with cloud computing. In 1994, Jeff Bezos founded the company and was based in Seattle in Washington (Jopson 2011). Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the world by market capitalization and total sales turnover. First, the company began its operation as an online bookstore, but later decided to diversify into selling CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, MP3 streaming/downloading, video streaming/downloading, audiobook streaming/downloading, videogames, software, electronics, furniture, toys, food, apparel, and jewelry (Synergy Research Group, n.d). It is also important to note that the company is also involved in producing consumer electronics, such as Fire Tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Kindle e-readers – and is the global leader in providing cloud infrastructure services (Infrastructure as a service –IaaS). Under its AmazonBasics, an in-house brand, the company also sells particularly low-end products such as USB cables. The company has a separate retail website for the United Kingdom, the United States and Ireland, including several countries such as China, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Italy, India, Brazil, and Australia. It is also significant to note that the company provides international shipping to some countries for its physical products. Objective The objective of this report is to undertake the financial analysis of Amazon.com by analyzing its
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