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Tag: Canada

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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AWS Teams up with the Organization of American States on Cybersecurity

Spanish, French, and Portuguese to follow As part of Cybersecurity Awareness month, we announced a joint agreement to advance cybersecurity education efforts with the Organization of American States (OAS), the world’s oldest regional organization that brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in […]

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Five Key Trends for Education in Canada

Since the launch of the AWS Canada (Central) Region in December 2016, Canadian educational institutions have been using the AWS Cloud to help facilitate teaching and learning, launch student analytics initiatives, and manage IT operations. From data center migration to workforce development, primary schools and universities have been focused on five key trends: Data residency […]

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Offsite Data Storing and Processing Best Practices

AWS is dedicated to building programs and services suitable for use by the justice and public safety community. Whether in law enforcement, emergency management, corrections or courts, AWS has the capability and resources to address this community’s unique IT needs. To meet the security and compliance requirements of Canadian police agencies, AWS aligns with the […]

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Happy Earth Day! Spotlight on Nonprofits Dedicated to Helping the Environment

Happy Earth Day! In addition to the environmental benefits associated with running applications in the cloud, AWS has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint. As of the end of 2016, we had achieved our goal of 40% renewable energy, and recently awarded ACORE’s Corporate Innovation and Industry […]

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Canada (Central) Region Now Open

Our new Canada (Central) Region is now available. AWS customers in Canada and the northern parts of the United States can choose this Region for fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. A few highlights for public sector customers in Canada: The new Canada (Central) Region is carbon neutral. The new AWS […]

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Industry, Teaching, and Jobs: How One Instructor Keeps Learning to Prepare Students for Cloud Careers

To fuel the pipeline of technologists entering the workforce, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), one of Canada’s largest post-secondary polytechnics, is constantly looking for ways to bring innovative technology to their students. Whether it is equipping students with cloud computing resources through AWS Educate or partnering with technology companies to understand the skills […]

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