Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is still in a victory mood following a decision by Pentagon to award it the JEDI cloud contract. This happens to be a $10 billion contract but there are concerns that this victory might be short-lived. That is because Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) isn’t taking matters on a light note.
A close outlook
The business guru had been optimistic thinking that it would be awarded the contract. After all, it had been the frontrunner in the list of companies that deserved this contract. Matters didn’t go according to plan and now the company is in court challenging Pentagon’s recent decision.
Trump may have compromised matters
Some fingers have been pointing to Trump and his influence. Allegedly, the president hasn’t been fond of Amazon and Jeff Bezos throughout his leadership tenure. It is indeed true that the president signed up for twitch. However, that doesn’t prove anything about his neutrality in line with the matter at hand. Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post and critics say that Trump should come out clean about the decision to award Microsoft the JEDI contract. They also want him to stop targeting Bezos and Amazon.
Sometime back, one employee that had been working with Amazon got a transfer to JEDI. There have been people making allegations that this employee could have impacted the JEDI procurement. The Department of Defense decided to investigate him to find out that he did not compromise anything.
Trump is said to be engaging in some sort of witch hunt considering his intervention along the way. The President had suggested that there had been plans to rig the whole thing to make Amazon victorious. His word took the day since it resulted in a hold being put on this cloud-computing competition. Amazon had hastily run to its defense citing that there had been no such plans.
Microsoft would have much to gain upon bagging this contract. For instance, it would be able to modernize its cloud infrastructure. The other thing would be the successful connection of its wide-ranging divisions. At this point, the business giant has about 500 different cloud divisions.