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IBM formally formats JEDI protest a day before the bidding process is closed

IBM formally formats JEDI protest a day before the bidding process is closed

IBM announced yesterday that it has filed a formal protest with the US Government Accountability Office about the structure of the 10-year JEDI cloud contract with the 10 billion dollars won by the winner of the Pentagon. The protest only came a day before the bidding process would be closed. As IBM put it in a blog post, they took problems with the single-vendor approach. They are certainly not alone.

Almost every supplier that has a shortage of Amazon, which has largely remained silent, complains about this strategy. IBM certainly stands for a difficult fight against Amazon and Microsoft.

IBM does not hide the fact that it thinks the contract is written for Amazon to win and they believe that the one-vendor approach simply is not logical. "No company in the world would build a cloud like JEDI would do and then get to work for a decade." JEDI turns its back on the preferences of Congress and administration, is a bad use of taxpayers' money and is written with just one company in mind. "IBM wrote in the blog post why it protested against the deal before a decision was made or the bidding was even closed.

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