Amazon Web Services

When Ardine Williams was hired to recruit the people who would help build out Amazon’s Web Services division, she didn’t have to think too hard about an underrecognized source for talent.

The rapidly growing cloud business of Amazon Web Services (AWS) could soon begin to put the same kind of pressure on the legacy IT sector that Amazon.com has already put on the retail sector.

Andy Jassy, who was recently named CEO of Amazon Web Services, says the cloud computing business is just getting started and has a bright future in enterprise computing. Jassy started at Amazon right out of Harvard Business School in 1997, just three weeks before Amazon’s initial public offering.