AWS Public Sector Blog

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 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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Global Expansion of the AWS Nonprofit Credit Program with TechSoup

AWS, through TechSoup Global, makes a grant of $2,000 in AWS Promotional Credits to eligible nonprofit organizations. Organizations can now apply these service credits toward usage fees for all AWS on-demand cloud services, as available by region for 12 months. AWS credits are not valid for Reserved Instances (RIs), Mechanical Turk, Route53 domain purchases, or […]

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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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City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge – Winners Announced!

Today, AWS announced the winners of the 2017 AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. We recognized 19 winners across the three award categories of the competition – Best Practices, Dream Big, and Partners in Innovation. The competition was designed to recognize how local and regional […]

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Announcing the 2017 City on a Cloud Finalists

This year’s City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge saw a record number of applications from 15 different countries around the globe. Nominations included cities, counties, municipalities, and, for the first time, school districts using the cloud to improve the lives of the citizen. Click here to learn more about the finalists and their projects, including […]

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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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