Over the break, I wrote an article for Business Insider about Santa’s multimillion dollar technology budget.
While $500 million plus per-year is large, there are technology companies with larger capital expenditures. Google, for example, has spent over $500 million a quarter since the middle of 2010. Yes, per quarter!
Granted, Google probably spends more on high technology than any other company on the planet, but it is a worthy “reality check” for the upper bounds for Santa’s budget.
You can read the rest of my article, which shouldn’t be taken too seriously, in the link below:
Santa requires a huge technology operation to track his supply chain for toy manufacturing, optimize his delivery schedule, and maintain his naughty/nice list.
However there is little research on the Internet on Mr. Claus’ data centers. Perhaps this is because Santa is impossible to get in touch with on the phone.
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