Management Information Systems - Assignment 10

Management Information Systems - Assignment 10 - Real World...

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Q1. What are the business benefits to Amazon and eBay of opening up some of their databases to developers and entrepreneurs? Do you agree with this strategy? Why or why not? By opening up some of their databases to developers, Amazon and eBay has allowed entrepreneurs to create new web sites and businesses that has expanded Amazon’s and eBay’s footprint and ultimately drive more sales. In the case of Amazon, 65,000 developers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have built moneymaking web sites, online shopping interfaces, and developed innovative services for Amazon’s independent sellers. EBay opened up its databases to 15,000 developers and as a result more than 1,000 new applications have emerged that benefit eBay’s sellers. Both Amazon and eBay have benefited from such a decision. They have been able to extend their reach far quicker than if they maintained a traditional model. Similar to Microsoft’s ISV strategy, Amazon and eBay did not have to invest resources into acquiring new staff and
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