AWS Public Sector Blog
The advent of cloud technology, coupled with advances in fields like epidemiology, genomics, and data analytics, has led to transformational change in how we use data in health. These developments enable a data-driven approach in individual care, public health, and health-related research.
Public health agencies know that modernizing their technology infrastructure is necessary to avoid disruptions to program operations and create new opportunities to serve their constituents. To this end, the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) migrated their Women, Infants and Children (WIC) solution to AWS to increase resiliency so essential services are available to WIC beneficiaries, and to provide a more seamless WIC program experience overall. This makes the State of Arizona the first in the nation to run their WIC program in a multi-Region cloud environment with robust disaster recovery capabilities. Learn how the State of Arizona migrated and modernized its WIC program with AWS, and find out more about how public health agencies can adopt a similar solution to take a measured approach to modernization.
On the journey of finding answers and solutions to address global sustainability challenges, universities are integral in delivering ground-breaking knowledge and scientific advancements. Collaborating with industry can in turn accelerate innovation through to practical implementation. Arizona State University (ASU) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have been effective in joining forces to drive innovation and impact through the creation of ASU’s Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC).
Public sector organizations often utilize third-party Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to manage various business functions, such as marketing and communications, payment processing, workflow automation, donor management, and more. This common SaaS landscape can lead to data silos where data becomes isolated in disparate systems and difficult to centralize for business insights. If existing SaaS connectors are not available, public sector organizations can use AWS to build an API-driven data pipeline to consolidate data from SaaS platforms offering open APIs. In this post, learn how to build an API data pipeline on AWS.
Justice and public safety experts spoke in a panel at the IMAGINE 2023 conference for education, state, and local leaders. The panelists explored how the AWS Cloud can facilitate collaboration, connection, and communication to support public safety organizations, and they identified three ways cloud technology can help law enforcement work better internally, in partnership with other organizations, and with the people they serve.
Two Nordic-based organizations are using AWS to reach ambitious sustainability goals. Recently at the AWS Summit Stockholm, leaders from Finland’s Posti Group and Sweden’s Stockholm Exergi shared how they’re using cloud technology to innovate the full end-to-end value chain of their services, and create a culture of shared responsibility for sustainable solutions for their customers and beyond.
AWS today announced 13 startup companies selected to participate in the inaugural AWS GovTech Accelerator. Launched in June at the AWS Summit in Washington, D.C., the Accelerator supports government technology (GovTech) startups as they develop innovative solutions enabling justice and public safety agencies to better serve their communities.
Helping micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises make economic and societal impacts with cloud technologies
AWS released a report that examines the potential benefits of moving to the cloud for micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) addressing societal issues. Conducted by Accenture, the “Realizing a Cloud-enabled Economy: How Cloud Drives Economic and Societal Impact through Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Businesses” report reveals that MSMEs in the healthcare, education, and agriculture sectors are expected to unlock up to US$161B in annual productivity gains and support 95.8 million jobs by 2030, equivalent to 8% of the total employment on average across the 12 countries studied.
Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs like architecture, design, and digital editing can require significant computing power and high-end graphics cards. While many schools across the US provide students with laptops to provide access to web-based applications, these laptops often don’t have the computing power to support these types of programs. The East Central Ohio Educational Service Center (East Central Ohio ESC) addresses this issue for central east Ohio schools by using AWS. With the cloud, East Central Ohio ESC helps school districts save thousands of dollars, and in one case up to a million, providing students and teachers with the computing resources they need to succeed in their classes from anywhere.
Accelerating India’s digital future: MeitY empanels AWS Asia-Pacific (Hyderabad) Region for government workloads
AWS India announced that it has received cloud service provider (CSP) empanelment from India’s Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology (MeitY) for cloud services provided using the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region.