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Internet Value Network of overstock.com
Overstock.com is one of the largest discounting shopping sites has attracted many shoppers all over the world particularly women since 1999 when it was established (Nocera, 2006). Since is an online service provider, it relies with internet access and web hosting from backbone operators such as AT&T and BT global services. ISPs/OSPs
Overstock.com is not an internet service provider (ISP) since it does not sell internet access to its customers. On the contrary, it is an online service provider (OSP) since it brings its services to the public and potential customers through the internet. Last Mile
In order to serve their customers more efficiently, overstock.com utilizes the existing technologies and continue to upgrade them with advances in the IT sector. These technologies include optical fiber, wireless through satellites, digital subscriber line, cable modem among others. However, it is important to note that the company does not provide internet to its customers, but use already provided network to communicate with them.
The IT team creates images/pictures of the items that are displayed on the websites, followed by texts that give details for each item. The details may include the price, the quantity, discount offered and locations where these items can be delivered. The company has employed more than 100 staffs who are skilled and experienced in creating contents that is later displayed in their website. Some of the contents that are created include texts, voices, images, videos among others.
Some of the global companies that have continued to supply overstock.com with softwares include oracle, SAP, CA technologies among others. Hardware Suppliers
The company relies with major hand ware manufacturing companies such as Dell and Microsoft, among others that have continued to supply it with computers and related accessories.
Nocera, J. (2006). New Crusade for Master of Overstock. The New York Times, p.1.