Earlier this year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ran the Australian Census, the agency’s most significant workload, on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Census is the most comprehensive snapshot of the country, and includes around 10 million households and over 25 million people. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing lockdowns across the country, ABS needed a digital option for the Census that was accessible and reliable for millions of people. They turned to the cloud.
Public sector organizations want to innovate the way they engage their communities to make information easier to access, improve user experience, expand their reach by supporting multiple communication channels, and improve efficiency and scalability through intelligent automation. Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots can be used to transform the customer experience, enhance engagement, improve services, and help scale more simply.
It’s time consuming for public sector organizations to sort through packed voicemail inboxes, figure out how to respond, return calls, and take detailed records on each call. So AWS developed a scalable call center solution that allows organizations to streamline the entire call process – from call intake, to generating actionable insights for response with artificial intelligence, to detailed recordkeeping and storage. This blog post guides you through how to create this task-generating cloud call center solution with Amazon Connect.
Building digital capabilities to withstand future challenges, from cyberattacks to severe weather events
Recent events, from public sector cyberattacks and severe weather events to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, have revealed that many educational institutions, as well as regional and local governments, are not fully prepared to respond to these incidents. At the same time, large-scale disruptive events illustrate how important it is for public sector organizations to respond rapidly to keep essential services running as well as quickly pivot to offer new services. In an IDC survey of 2,000 U.S. residents in September 2020, 31% said they would like to continue virtual government services as a replacement for in-person interactions, while another IDC survey of U.S. teachers revealed that 38% expect a growth in hybrid or remote learning to be a lasting change.
Information technology and cloud services can be enablers for modernization of these business processes and tax systems, and improved constituent experience. For public administrators, these tools can also shorten the window between the enactment of a new law and its timely and successful implementation. Here’s how governments are addressing some major challenges using the AWS Cloud.
Singapore University of Social Sciences supports remote learning and examination with Amazon Connect
College exams are stressful enough without a pandemic. Singapore University of Social Sciences wanted a remote contact center solution to make it easier for students and faculty to get support during remote learning and examinations. They turned to Amazon Connect to create a streamlined, accessible, and equitable solution for their community.
Healthcare organization Dr. B launched to get as many COVID-19 vaccines into as many arms as possible. To achieve its mission to make access to care—specifically the COVID-19 vaccine—more efficient and equitable, the company created a serverless solution built on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Governments create cloud-enabled constituent engagement systems to solve challenges and innovate communities
A constituent engagement system helps governments communicate, listen, and respond to informational, service, and transactional requests from their communities. Governments across the US are embracing the cloud to optimize constituent engagement systems and improve the experience, reduce and eliminate friction for both enterprise employees and their customers, and manage first contact burdens on staffed, centralized intake points to liberate resources for higher priority initiatives.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today, it provides direct services for more LGBTQ+ people than any other organization in the world. The center’s chief information officer, Allen Spiegler, shares how the nonprofit adopted Amazon Connect to scale their crucial contact center services to meet explosive demand—virtually overnight.
13 hospitals, over 100 primary care and ambulatory sites, over 30,000 staff members — and only two weeks to get them all prioritized and scheduled for vaccination in time for when vaccine doses became available. Discover how Beth Israel Lahey Health built and launched a COVID-19 vaccine deployment solution for healthcare workers in just two weeks with Amazon Web Services.