AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

New Pricing Makes Streaming Learning Resources with Amazon AppStream 2.0 More Affordable for Qualifying Education Users

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure application streaming service that allows you to stream desktop applications to any computer running a web browser. AppStream 2.0 offers no upfront investment and no infrastructure for you to maintain. For education, this means students from K-12, primary, and higher education have greater access to learning resources […]

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Join AWS at EDUCAUSE 2017: Everything You Need to Know Before Philly

Stop by booth 1509 to learn how to get started with compute and storage solutions, bring Alexa voice technology to your campus, and build a next-generation, cloud-ready workforce with AWS Educate. Also, participate in hands-on demos, talk with our solutions architects, and interact with a 13-foot Amazon Echo! Check out other AWS activities happening throughout […]

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Recap of the AWS Public Sector Summit Singapore

Earlier this month, we opened our doors to 700 technology and business leaders for the first-ever AWS Public Sector Summit in Singapore. If you couldn’t join us, watch some of the event highlights and read on to see what you missed. We hope you’ll make it next time. Keynote AWS Director of Worldwide Public Sector […]

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AWS Innovate Inspires Customers in Canada

Not long after launching our Canada Region in December, more than 250 customers met in Ottawa for our inaugural AWS public sector event at the historical Fairmont Chateau Laurier. AWS Public Sector leader for Latin America and Canada, Jeff Kratz, kicked off the keynote with a focus on innovation and transformation, which he divided into […]

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How the Nonprofit Open Data Collective Came Together to Work on IRS 990 Data in the Cloud

Form 990 is used by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to gather financial information about nonprofit organizations. In July 2016, the IRS started making electronic IRS 990 filing data available via the AWS Pubic Datasets Program. By making electronic 990 filing data available in this way, the IRS made it possible for anyone […]

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The Future of Policing: How the Cloud Adds Agility to your Police Department

If you’ve ever attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual show, you may have seen the helicopters, armored vehicles, body armor, and firearms. Cloud technology has also become a powerful instrument for justice and public safety. As data becomes more integral to effective emergency response, IACP plays host to a growing number […]

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Rising to the Challenge of the Electronic Records Directives

Guest post by Tara Combs, RM Specialist, Alfresco Software The Managing Government Records Directive (OMB/NARA) sets goals that federal agencies must meet to modernize records management. Complying with the Directive presents opportunities to adopt a 21st century approach based on digitization, automation, open source, and cloud technologies. But the clock is ticking. It’s now time […]

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The AWS EdStart Pitch Day Winners

AWS EdStart recently held two pitch days, one in San Francisco and one in New York City. These events showcased 22 EdTech startups from the accelerator to potential customers and investors. These events provided opportunities for companies to receive direct feedback on their products, identify areas for collaboration with other industry members, and network with […]

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