Location still matters

November 8, 2008

We still hear sometimes that, in the Internet age, one can do business from anywhere.  Simply not true, for a lot of reasons, and here’s another: Big server farms are best located where electric power is cheap, which in the U. S. can mean the Columbia River basin. Amazon is building a $100 million facility in Boardman, OR.  Another source says that’s just for the computer equipment, the building is an additional $35 million. Google already is in the general area at The Dalles, where its facility employ 200.


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