AWS Public Sector Blog

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Open government procurement drives innovation using the cloud

It should be simple to build digital platforms that offer people reliable, clear ways to access government services such as healthcare, business registration, and welfare payments. Cloud technology makes it possible for every service to be simple, reliable, scalable, adaptable, and secure. Public sector agencies need to be able to access the cloud, and they do so through public procurement processes. Procurement’s role in supporting modern, digital services for governments is the subject of a report from the Open Data Institute (ODI) and Open Contracting Partnership (OCP).

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Manchester Airports Group looks to AWS to transform the passenger experience

From check-in through departure to the airfield and then back through the baggage halls, technology can transform the experience of airport passengers, partners, and staff. The UK’s Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which runs Manchester, London Stansted, and East Midlands airports, invests in this transformation. Read this post to learn how MAG has created a technology and data strategy in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to integrate the elements of its complex ecosystems and deliver efficiencies.

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Three ways the public sector can hire, train and retain skilled digital transformation teams

The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is one of the largest government departments in the UK, with more than 90,000 employees in more than 800 locations. It’s responsible for making $266 billion in payments each year. The DWP is carrying out a large-scale digital transformation to improve its services and the way it interacts with citizens. Read this blog post to discover three lessons that DWP learned about hiring, training, and retaining while reshaping its digital approach.

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UK Biobank enables medical research worldwide through vast database powered by AWS

UK Biobank, the world’s most comprehensive source of health data used for research, needed a purpose-built data platform with compute and data-storage capabilities that provided analysis tools in a centralized environment and the flexibility to manage increasing quantities of data. This led to the establishment and launch of the secure, cloud-based UK Biobank Research Analysis Platform (RAP), which is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Read this post to learn more about UK Biobank’s journey to becoming a globally accessible dataset for health researchers.

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How using cloud technology can help your organization meet sustainability goals

The right cloud technology leads to more sustainable IT and business operations. As a foundation for innovation, the cloud supports the delivery of sustainable products, services, and business models, and gives organizations the opportunity to transform themselves with sustainability at the core of their operation. The scope of the cloud’s role in sustainability is highlighted in a recent series of AWS Institute masterclasses and summarized in this blog post.

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6 foundational capabilities you need for generative AI

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is easy to use but it’s important not to confuse ease of use with effortless deployment. The value of generative AI is inextricably linked to the technology’s reliability and traceability. To achieve this reliability and traceability in any organization, it helps to focus on AI’s potential one use case at a time but also to plan for the bigger picture. Read this blog post for a tried-and-tested AI framework to consider.

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Generative AI: Understand the challenges to realize the opportunities

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) allows anyone to leverage machine learning (ML) capabilities using natural language, and it is extremely intuitive to use. When users are able to search, analyze, and draw conclusions in seconds—from extensive information that exists across their organization or the internet—they can make more informed decisions at speed. This blog post takes a quick look at some of the generative AI considerations public sector organizations need to take.

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Digital health in Asia Pacific: Making services more sustainable

Spending on healthcare per person in the Asia Pacific region is now 80 percent higher than it was in 2009. Citing a recent report commissioned by the AWS Institute, this blog post identifies potential benefits, such as cost savings of USD 21.6 billion if all nine countries studied in the report transition their hospital IT to the cloud.

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The top 5 challenges of public service transformation

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Government Transformation team (GTT) has taken more than 5,000 senior public sector officials in 23 countries through its executive education program. Using participant feedback, GTT has identified five common digital transformation challenges that public sector leaders face and published a new series about the challenges. Read this blog to learn more.

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Swindon Borough Council makes vital public information more accessible using Amazon Bedrock

There are 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK and globally, it is estimated that 15 percent of the population have some form of learning disability. Read this blog post to learn how Swindon Borough Council, a local authority in England, used Amazon Bedrock to create the Easy Read solution, which helps make vital public information more accessible and inclusive for its constituents.