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How Cities Can Stop Wasting Money, Move Faster, and Innovate

Faced with pressure to innovate within fixed or shrinking budgets while meeting aggressive timelines, local and regional governments around the world are using the cloud to transform services, improve their operations, and reach new horizons for citizen services.

We are happy to share with you the How Cities Can Stop Wasting Money, Move Faster, and Innovate white paper, coauthored by Frank DiGiammarino, Director, AWS State and Local Government and Carina Veksler, Public Sector Solutions, AWS Public Sector, to provide you with “how to” steps for governments to consider as you identify which IT systems and applications to move to the cloud.  Local and regional governments are adopting cloud computing, but identifying the correct projects to migrate can be overwhelming. The white paper outlines the steps to help governments identify, plan, and implement new citizen services that take advantage of current technology to boost efficiencies, save tax dollars, and deliver an excellent user experience, including suggestions such as:

  1. Managing the scope of the project, releasing minimally viable product, and iterating
  2. Taking advantage of new innovations and engaging your citizens in crowdsourcing
  3. Automating critical functions for citizens

Use cases from around the globe—Moovit, London City Airport, City of Boston, King County, City of Asheville, and City of McKinney—give real-life examples showing you how cities can stop wasting money, move faster, and innovate. Read the white paper to learn more and find the tools to power your next big idea.