AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Category: Culture and Training

Engineering for DEI: Tapping IT Creativity and Technique to Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Wesley Story and Mark Schwartz In previous posts we’ve talked about the increasing enterprise focus on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), or stakeholder capitalism. One of the most important components of ESG is diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI. In this blog post we won’t spend time on why it’s important—we’ve covered that […]

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Two Pizza Teams Are Just the Start, Part 2: Accountability and Empowerment Are Key to High-Performing Agile Organizations

In my previous blog post, I shared with you why the legacy approach of project and skill-based teams stands in the way of organizations becoming high-performing agile organizations that are able to innovate quickly, bring new ideas to market faster, and deploy advanced technology solutions in less time. So what is the answer? Accountability and […]

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Two-Pizza Teams Are Just the Start, Part 1: Accountability and Empowerment Are Key to High-Performing Agile Organizations

Go Faster, Innovate More Go Faster. Innovate more. It sounds like a simple directive. Almost every executive I talk to wants to bring new ideas to market faster, accelerate innovation, and deploy advanced technology solutions in less time. Oh, and they need to do all that while building secure, reliable, compliant, and resilient solutions. But […]

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Strategy for Efficient Cloud Cost Management

One of the most common questions I get from customers is how to effectively manage their cloud costs. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers many programs to help customers evaluate and optimize their spending. The Cloud Economics team is fantastic at providing a detailed, holistic analysis of your environment and can identify areas of optimization and […]

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IT and ESG Part Two: How IT Can and Must Further the Company’s ESG Efforts

In my previous post I explained why environmental, social, and corporate governance (or ESG) has become such an important concern for enterprises; why it is a strategic consideration; why it rises to the level of the board of directors’ attention; and how it differs from corporate social responsibility (CSR) in that it requires the company’s […]

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IT and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG), Part One: A CEO and Board Concern

Environmental and social governance, or ESG, is a growing concern for business leaders—and for government regulators, investors, and standards bodies. Recent events have only increased the business world’s focus on ESG: worker wellness has become a major concern during the COVID-19 pandemic; social justice protests have drawn attention to gaps in diversity, equity, and inclusion; […]

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Outsourcing in the Age of Agile: Call to Action

Tom Godden and Phil Le-Brun Where does passion and innovation come from in your organization? From the top? From a particular department or individual? From a supplier? We would hazard a guess that it’s probably not the latter—so why do many companies’ investments imply otherwise? We believe there is an opportunity to reassess how outsourcing […]

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Why you Should Adopt Agile Cloud Transformation

While technology executives generally understand and accept that agile software development methods are effective, some may still be reluctant to approach their cloud transformations in an agile manner. They believe that a cloud transformation is too big and complex for Agile to work. In this blog post, Dr. Saša Baškarada, a senior cloud transformation advisor […]

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Running a Security Organization in Times of Uncertainty and Change

As part of Verified: Presented by AWS Security, a new video series of discussions with security leaders, Amazon Web Services CISO Steve Schmidt sat down with Noopur Davis, EVP and Chief Product and Information Security Officer at Comcast, to discuss what it’s like to run a large security organization during challenging times. You can watch […]

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