[email protected] 12/27/2017 | 8:51:26 PM
Re: AWS Ariella yes, unfortunately, its a fact of all corporate jobs today. Even in what is considered a great market I still know so many who live in fear of losing their jobs. They don't worry so much about getting another job but about recapturing their salry in our now wage growth environment, for many its a daily worry.
Ariella 12/26/2017 | 1:37:19 PM
Re: AWS <They are very utilitarian until the results of the acquisition are determined.>

@Maryma yes, and emplyees who have done a good job for years can suddenly find themselves redundant through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, we have seen quite a number of job cuts even in companies that aren't merging just because of shifting market demands.
[email protected] 12/26/2017 | 12:51:50 PM
Re: AWS Ariella I agree when acquisitions happen employees quickly lose their utility.  I have always been wary of those environments they are not conducive to career growth because there is so much cutting and refining in place. They are very utilitarian until the results of the acquisition are determined.
kq4ym 12/26/2017 | 8:45:35 AM
Re: AWS Noting that the " founders previously worked for the NSA," I would guess there's going to be some AWS collaboration with that agency, which of course won't necessarily be public knowledge. Although we can presume there's already some activity already ongoing and the addition of this deal and the expertise in security will be a good addition to the business plans at AWS.
Ariella 12/23/2017 | 10:54:14 PM
Re: AWS @Maryam True, and often the workers are the caualties of such integration, as the company that takes over tends to find redundancies between its original and the acquired staff.
[email protected] 12/22/2017 | 11:26:20 PM
Re: AWS Ariella acquisitions are always tough because the devil in the integration. Sometimes they cause more problems than they solve. It usually takes some time to determine the integration and it can at times be better to use the knowledge gained to build your own solution. time will tell if that's the strategy Amazon uses or if they find a way to integrate the acquisitions without disruption
danielcawrey 12/20/2017 | 9:00:16 PM
Re: AWS Sounds like a good concept. Finding patterns in data is a tough slog but if Sqrrl is able to accomplish this task the opportunity is tremendous. I'm not sure how this would fit with AWS other than that Amazon as a larger entity could certainly use this on the retail side. 
Ariella 12/20/2017 | 10:30:53 AM
AWS Do you think that AWS is going to be snapping up a number of startups like some other big names in tech? Or would this be a one-off?