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Google, Amazon Hiring for “The Cloud”

Published on October 14, 2011
by Damian Ghigliotty

Five years ago, when Adam Selipsky started marketing Amazon’s web-based storage, computing and database services, now commonly known as “the cloud,” a lot of executives would ask him, “What does this have to do with selling books?”

“My response was, ‘It’s the same technology we use to sell them,'” said Selipsky, vice president of marketing, sales and product management at Amazon Web Services. “There was no popular term like cloud computing at the time.”

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