amazon fire phone hackAmazon’s technology*Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Information Management (IM) support Amazon’s business strategy. The core technology that keeps Amazon running is Linux-based. As of 2005, Amazon had the world’s three largest Linux databases, with capacities of 7.8 TB, 18.5 TB, and 24.7 TB. The central data warehouse of Amazon is made of 28 Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers with four CPUs per node running Oracle database software. Amazon’s technology architecture handles millions of back-end operations every day, as well as queries from more than half a million third-party sellers. With hundreds of thousands of people sending their credit card numbers to Amazon’s servers every day, security becomes a major concern. Amazon employs Netscape Secure Commerce Server using the Secure Socket Layer protocol which stores all credit card details in a separate database. The company also records data on customer buyer behavior which enables them to offer or recommend to an individual specific item, or bundles of items based upon preferences demonstrated through purchases or items visited.**On January 31, 2013 Amazon experienced an outage that lasted approximately 49 minutes, leaving its site inaccessible to some customers.**On May 5, 2014 Amazon unveiled a partnership with Twitter. Twitter users can link their accounts to an Amazon account and automatically add items to their shopping carts by responding to any tweet with an Amazon product link bearing the hashtag #AmazonCart. Customers never leave the Twitter feed, and the product is waiting for them when they go to the Amazon website.The company tried the United Kingdom first. “We’ve created our own fast, last-mile delivery network in the U.K., where commercial carriers couldn’t support our peak volumes,” Bezos said in his 2013 annual letter to shareholders. “There’s more innovation to come.” The timing couldn’t have been worse for the Royal Mail, which had gone public that same year. The service had seen its letter volume decline, but predicted that package delivery would make up the difference. After Amazon started delivering many of its own boxes, the Royal Mail’s package volume in the U.K. all but flatlined. “That growth has now completely disappeared because of Amazon,” says David Kerstens, a European transportation analyst at Jefferies International in London. The Royal Mail disputes Bezos’s contention that it couldn’t handle all of Amazon’s packages. It declined to comment further.**At home, Amazon cozied up to the U.S. Postal Service in an attempt to reduce its dependence on UPS and FedEx. In November 2013 the Postal Service announced it would deliver Amazon packages on Sunday. Amazon also began building a chain of sorting centers that used machine learning to separate boxes by ZIP code and hurry them directly to the proper post offices for home delivery.**None of these efforts were enough to avert the Great Failure of 2013. That November, I happened to be at the UPS Global Operations Center in Louisville, working on a piece about an executive named Scott Abell, who was known at the company as Mr. Peak because he spent his entire year planning for the Christmas rush. Abell was cordial, but his mind was clearly elsewhere as he chatted in his division’s cubicle farm. He was frustrated by what he described as a large customer’s decision to radically increase the number of packages it wanted UPS to process on the weekend before Christmas.Want an even better price? Get the Amazon Store Card for an additional 5% off**Exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers, anyone with the Amazon Store Card will receive five percent back in the form of a credit at the end of each billing period. While other credit cards offer a similar bonus, there’s no promotional periods to sign up for. It’s just 5% on all purchases all year.**amazon-prime-store-card-benefits**Of course, the interest rate on that card is INSANE, much like any retailer store card. Be sure to pay off the card immediately in order to avoid being charged with excessive interest. If you prefer a different card, check out the Barclaycard Sallie Mae Rewards card or the Chase Freedom card for similar discounts.**27. Hate visiting the grocery store? Take Prime Pantry for a test drive**Different from the Amazon Fresh food delivery service, Prime Pantry is a service that ships a large box of perishable and non-perishable grocery store items. Basing the shipment off the available space in the box. Prime members pay a flat $6 fee to ship pretty much anything you would find at your local grocery store.
Post time: 07-17-2017