Barnes and Noble farms out some Nook tech providers
The sluggish retirement of the Barnes and Noble e-reader continues. After shedding its deal with Microsoft (and shutting providers outdoors of the UK and US), the bookseller is wanting to economize by outsourcing dev help and cloud providers to Bahwan CyberTek — which focuses on such issues. It is fairly unimaginable how a lot cash Barnes and Noble estimates it is going to save with the transfer: $thirteen million. Nevertheless, eighty staff will lose their jobs when the corporate closes its workplaces in California and Taiwan.
Contradictory to the announcement, the corporate says it is nonetheless very a lot behind the Nook: “The corporate has completed a big quantity of labor to enhance Nook’s general efficiency,” stated Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer at Barnes and Noble. “Whereas we’ve been capable of scale back prices, we nonetheless have much more work to do to rationalize the enterprise. We consider that by outsourcing sure know-how features of our Nook enterprise we’ll additional enhance Nook’s efficiency.” And but, on the similar time, Amazon is so assured in subsequent e-reader that its CEO is telling us all about it by his personal volition.