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Helping to End Future Famines with Machine Learning

The United Nations, World Bank, and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with support from Amazon Web Services and other technology companies, recently launched the Famine Action Mechanism (FAM). The FAM is the first global mechanism dedicated to preventing future famines. In the past, responses to these devastating events have often come too late, once many lives have already been lost.

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Age UK Scales to Connect with 7 Million People Each Year

Age UK is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They have the vision to make the UK a great place to grow older and they work every day to achieve this by providing companionship, advice, and support for older people who need it most. Scalability, cost savings, and security are key in delivering Age UK’s services to more than 7 million people every year. In 2012, Age UK turned to AWS to help revamp their technology to better support the older generation in the UK.

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Develop and extract value from open data

In this blog post, we explore a use case for government organizations using the OpenStreetMap (OSM) dataset, a free, editable map of the world, created and maintained by volunteers and available for use with an open license. Using open source tools, we generate and render custom maps for a government’s digital property. By leveraging Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, and multi-tiered architectures, map tiles server can run in an efficient and highly available infrastructure.

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Using a serverless architecture to collect and prioritize citizen feedback

Just as companies listen to their customers to align the business with their client needs, government organizations listen to their citizens to improve the citizen experience. In order to get feedback, many organizations use different tools with a multi-channel approach, such as customer comments, Helpdesk calls, emails, social media, or mobile apps. Using Amazon Simple […]

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From Bytes to Classrooms: How Technology and Data are Transforming Brazil’s Public Education

The educational problem in Brazil is the size of the country: enormous. Only 14% of students learn what they are supposed to learn in mathematics and only 30% in Portuguese by the end of middle school (ninth year). That means that only a small percentage of students exit middle school able to read the news […]

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Failing fast: How the cloud allows you to innovate on behalf of citizens

How are startup organizations able to innovate so quickly? Without the large monetary commitment to a physical infrastructure, they can lean on the cloud to provide an environment that allows them to fail—securely and without a large upfront investment. Government agencies are depending on the cloud to do exactly the same – set up an […]

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Analytics Without Limits: FINRA’s Scalable and Secure Big Data Architecture – Part 1

A guest post by John Brady, CISSP, VP Cyber Security/CISO, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) oversees more than 3,900 securities firms with approximately 640,000 brokers. Every day, we watch over nearly 6 billion shares traded in U.S. equities markets—using technology powerful enough to help detect fraud, abuse, and insider trading. In […]

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