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Unformatted text preview: provided to consumers for a price. Amazon is following their lead since the resources are available. 3. How could a business reduce the risks of overspending on IT by using these Amazon services? By reducing its initial capital expenditure and ongoing operating and maintenance costs, a business can reduce the risk of overspending on IT. Amazon offers a number of computing, storage, and other services that make its infrastructure available to businesses and individuals to help them run the technical and logistical parts of their businesses. These include the Simple Storage Service (S3), the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and the Mechanical Turk. Therefore, businesses do not have to spend heavily on infrastructure and equipment and can acquire ongoing services as needed, at low cost....
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