The 10 Most Controversial Companies Of 2013

2. Amazon

As Amazon gets larger, the cloud-computing and e-commerce giant seems to become a bigger point of contention in the channel. The company continues to expand its EC2 and Amazon Web Services businesses, but, for the most part, solution providers are left out of the picture; that's left some top solution providers to compare Amazon to a former direct sales powerhouse -- Dell -- and accusing the cloud giant of seducing resellers with its big brand name and low prices. In addition, Amazon became a hot topic over its 10-year, $600 million contract with the CIA, which was protested by IBM (Amazon was eventually allowed to proceed with the contract, but not before a few lawsuits and a significant amount of trash talk between the two tech giants).


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