Mechanical Turk Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Amazon has improved technology but only so far. There are still things humans can do more effectively than a computer, such as identifying objects, performing duplication, transcribing audio and researching data details. This will enable the developers and businesses to lower cost and obtain their goals more quickly. It seems that all three of these systems coincide with each other in one capacity or another. Therefore, if one goes down will the others be useless until it comes back up. From what I have gathered so far, if the EC2 or the S3 does go down you cannot extract or input information. When it comes to using third-party hardware and software, security is perhaps the biggest issues for most companies. Trust is another issue, are hackers able to hack into these systems. Is the information stored where human error cannot delete it? No one really knows all the answers, but Amazon has a solid record for now. On (www.zdnet.com) they talk about a service outage that happened on July 10, that corrupt messages caused the shutdown. It took a while but Amazon found out what was wrong and implemented extra procedures for it not to happen again. Then on July 20, it happened again, bloggers (Bill Bauman) are saying it happened again because Amazon is trying to relaunch Amazon …show more content…
They came out in the open and confessed that they had a problem they are trying to fix.
That is why they are one of the top companies in their field of expertise. Amazon is excited about unexplored opportunities and they seem to find them, and when it concerns new or existing customer or to build new models, they just do it. Amazon has the ability.

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