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February 2019 Top Blog Roundup

February passed us by in a flurry. Here are five blog posts you won’t want to miss from the month prior:

1. From data silos to data domains – Bringing common data together

Although more customers every day are using AWS to build, run, and gain insights from data lakes, the journey to a data lake for many organizations can be one of uncertainty, and a path that may even seem too difficult to attempt. Read more.

2. Migrating to the Cloud: Tips from Portland Public Schools

When upgrading a school district’s infrastructure, the administration thinks about the physical buildings as well as the IT. In 2018, Portland Public Schools began tackling both. The district is visibly renovating many of its high schools, but behind the scenes, they also migrated to the cloud, increasing both performance and capacity for their users. Read more.

3. Students Hack for Social Impact – Hoya Hacks

Georgetown University’s Hoya Hacks recently hosted a hackathon for social impact as part of the official Major League Hacking (MLH) 2019 season. Two hundred students from around the Washington, D.C, metro area spent 36 hours on campus building solutions on a variety of themes— gender equality, cybersecurity, digital forensics, and social innovation. Read more.

4. BDP now supports securing, monitoring, and reporting on AWS GovCloud (US)

Enlighten IT Consulting, an AWS Managed Service Partner, is the prime integrator for the Department of Defense (DoD) Big Data Platform (BDP). BDP is a fully accredited government-owned platform used for storing, querying, and analyzing cyber data that runs at petabyte scale in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Read more.

5. Securing your data by knowing your data

In many organisations, IT security and data governance processes can be complex since data is stored across multiple environments and applications. Data privacy, including data classification, is now a core component of security requirements. Organisations need an easier and more pragmatic approach in administering their data assets to mitigate operational risk. Read more.

Stay posted for next month’s blog recap, and in the meantime, tune into our tech-for-good audio series on the AWS Public Sector Podcast.