AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

AWS GovCloud (US) Helps ASD Cut Costs by 50% while Dramatically Improving Security

No one denies that military operations are very high risk.  And in high risk operations, it is essential to assess risks and plan for mitigation.  Enter the business of military organizational assessments, in which squadrons, battalions, companies, and detachments routinely turn to their own members to assess the safety climate of their organizations. In August […]

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SXSW: US Conference of Mayors Track Recap

Last weekend, we sponsored the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Track hosted by the City of Austin, presented in conjunction with the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. The City of Austin invited mayors from across the US to attend for an opportunity to learn from their peers are doing, share best practices, and experience […]

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New Amazon-Busan Cloud Innovation and Technology Centre

Last week, we announced a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Busan City, the second largest city in Korea, to establish the Amazon-Busan Cloud Innovation and Technology Centre. A few months ago, you heard about our region launch in Korea. This is another step forward in our cloud computing efforts between a Korean government and […]

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Cities of the Future, Today

We are excited to bring to you a three-part series around smart and collaborative cities showing how AWS can help cities of all sizes benefit from the cloud. In this post, we will explore how cloud computing can help cities build a collaborative framework to gather and distribute data to provide better services to citizens. […]

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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 […]

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OSET Foundation Using AWS to Advance Cloud-Based Election Innovations

We are pleased to announce that the Open Source Election Technology (OSET) Foundation’s TrustTheVote™ Project is utilizing AWS to ensure that the democratic process is not threatened by archaic and obsolete systems. Often, these systems are no longer supported by manufacturers, and in the case of voting machinery, rely on proprietary software that’s difficult to […]

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Announcing AWS Cloud Credits for Nonprofits with TechSoup Global

AWS is excited to announce that we are partnering with TechSoup Global (TSG), a nonprofit technology network that connects nonprofit organizations with discounted or donated tech products and services, to provide AWS credits to nonprofits. Through the AWS Credit Program, nonprofits get access to selected, packaged AWS Cloud services. From issue advocacy to charitable causes, […]

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The Art of the Possible: the Power of Data and Analytics in Education

A guest post by Darren Catalano, CEO of HelioCampus and former vice president of analytics at University of Maryland University College (UMUC).   Higher Education is at a tipping point. External factors, including an increased focus on student success and decreased revenue from previously reliable sources, are putting more pressure on institutions to become more […]

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AWS Offers Data Egress Discount to Researchers

AWS Makes Cloud and HPC Budgeting More Predictable for Scientists The pace of research is no longer limited by the availability of computing resources. Researchers are beginning to rely on cloud computing to drive breakthrough science at breakneck speeds and AWS wants to fuel the pace of new discoveries by making it possible for all scientists to have […]

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