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Canadian Federal Government Awards Multiple Contracts to AWS Partners for Access to AWS Cloud Services

Shared Services Canada (SSC) is the central IT service provider of the federal government of Canada. It delivers infrastructure services related to email, data centers, telecommunications, and workplace technology devices for 43 federal agencies. Currently, they operate approximately 700 data centers running roughly 14,000 applications. To meet the future needs of the government, SSC plans to drive efficiencies and augment their computing capacity through data center modernization and consolidation, and the adoption of cloud computing between 2017 and 2024.

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A Commitment to the Security and Privacy of our Canadian Customers

We are committed to enabling Canadian public sector customers to adopt cloud computing with confidence, while maintaining compliance with applicable privacy legislation. Recently, we supported efforts related to a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) by BCNET, a large government cloud broker in the Province of British Columbia that supports over 40 educational institutions, used to assess and enable cloud adoption for sensitive data workloads in Canada.

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FIA Recognized for Saving Lives with Artificial Intelligence – its CEO Tells us Why

Federation for Internet Alerts (FIA), the nonprofit whose mission is to get crucial alerts in front of the right people at the right time and place, recently received multiple Creative Media Awards for its life-saving technology. It’s also the second consecutive year that FIA has won the Shorty Social Good Award for Technology. And this is just the start.

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Five Things You May Not Know About AWS in the Public Sector

We strive to meet our customers not only where they are now, but also where they want to be in the future. This requires constant innovation and rapid development of public sector solutions each year. In 2017, this took the form of the AWS Secret Region, achieving DoD Impact Level 5, and making AWS Educate available to students ages 14 and older – just to name a few highlights.

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Giving Back on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a day devoted to giving back to the causes that we care about, the issues that define some of us, and the missions that drive solutions to some of the world’s most critical problems. This holiday season and beyond, we want to bring awareness to this day and explain how it affects nonprofit organizations that participate.

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AWS Supports Canadian Entrepreneurs with L-Spark and CIRA

Startups around the world use AWS to protect capital by avoiding the purchase and maintenance of infrastructure. AWS provides public sector startups with the tools to address security, operations, and performance while enabling them to invent and scale at a faster rate. This increases their chances of commercialization with their first – and sometimes their only – shot at success.

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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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