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Amazons expansion shows cloud has rolled into Chicago

September 16, 2019 / JOHN PLETZ
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Amazons plan to double its tech workforce in Chicago illustrates the furious land grab that continues in cloud computing.Amazon says it plans to add 400 tech jobs in Chicago, across various business lines, including its Amazon Web Services division and its transportation business.Amazon opened its Chicago office just four years ago and soon decided to double it. More than half that headcount is technical staff, many of them doing sales and support for AWS, its fast-growing business of hosting computer resources for companies big and small.Businesses have been steadily moving their software and data from their own computers to those operated by Amazon and others, such as Google, Microsoft and IBM.