AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Connect with Citizens Using the Cloud

Many state and local governments are increasingly focused on expanding their digital services to increase citizen engagement. However, the rapid pace of technological advancement can challenge many agencies as they pursue innovation. To learn how many agencies are transitioning to digital services, GovLoop sat down with Jamie Butler and Brian Tracy, Solutions Architect Managers at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Cloud Computing Skills Will Power a Future-Ready Singapore Workforce

The National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) Learning Hub (LHUB) will deliver courses, powered by AWS Educate, to train and reskill 20,000 Singaporeans before the end of 2019 as part of their workforce development program. LHUB will use the content and expertise provided by AWS Educate, a global program that provides a robust set of learning resources and AWS Promotional Credits for trainees and trainers to acquire the latest cloud computing skills. Trainers and learning institutions can incorporate cutting-edge cloud technology, open source content into their teaching curriculum, and provide students with hands-on experience using AWS Promotional Credits.

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New Services Announced for Canadian Customers

Since the launch of the AWS Canada (Central) Region in December 2016, Canadian customers have been building on AWS to help their organizations transform. Based on customer demand, we have continued to add new features and services into the Canada Region. We have launched 231 new features and services so far this year, demonstrating our commitment for continued growth in Canada.

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Solving a Patient Need: GameChanger Charity Brings VR and AR to Hospitals

Established in 2007, GameChanger Charity, through their use of Amazon Sumerian, has become a world leader in providing virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to hospital patients. These VR and AR experiences allow patients to escape the stark white walls that surround them in the hospital while simultaneously providing a sense of community and excitement.

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Creating a Long-Term Smart Cities Vision with AWS

Cities worldwide are improving citizen services and economic and environmental outcomes through technology, while also seeking to create a vision of what a smart, connected, and sustainable city of the future will look like. While you can start building and experimenting today, it’s important to have a long-term vision and a set of principles to guide you in building cost-effective, adaptable, secure, and low-risk solutions during a time of rapid technological change.

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Promoting Cloud Skills for Youth Around the Globe

Training and skill-building for youth features prominently in the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Quality, inclusive, and relevant education for all is a key factor in breaking cycles of poverty and reducing gender inequalities worldwide. We are highlighting three organizations who dedicated to equipping youth and young adults with the skills needed to be successful in a changing global economy, and also sharing AWS programs that help build a pipeline of tech talent for the future.

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Microsoft Windows on AWS: How to Bring Microsoft Apps to AWS

When you plan your data center migration to the cloud, it’s critical to consider how workloads will run for maximum performance and availability. With Microsoft applications making up 60% or more of most on-premises data centers, more and more public sector customers are moving their Microsoft workloads to AWS to improve performance, increase availability, and improve their security posture.

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Controlling How Your AWS Credits and RI Discounts are Shared Across Your Organization

No matter where you work, accounting for your costs can be complex. This is especially true in the public sector, where organizations, universities, and other entities are required to adhere to strict accounting constraints – particularly when accounting for grants and other forms of external funding. Oftentimes, customers use external funding to purchase cloud resources, so it is important that these funds are only allocated towards costs associated with the specific researcher or project for which the external funding was obtained.

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