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Announcing the 2018 City on a Cloud Winners – Congratulations!

Today, AWS announced the winners of the 2018 AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. The City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge encourages cities, counties, universities, and organizations serving underserved populations to look to the cloud as they work to make the world a better place. From STEM-based collaboration to disaster recovery, this year’s winners have big plans for the cloud.

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Learn the Five Imperatives for a Smart City at the Future Citizen Innovation Series

Future Cities Catapult (FCC) has simplified the “smart city” concept into five imperatives to help get you started on your digital journey to citizen innovation.  Following the AWS UK Region Launch, we have collaborated with Future Cities Catapult to bring you the Future Citizen Innovation Series. In January in London, we hosted the first week […]

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Smart City Solutions Built on AWS

Smart cities around the world are collecting and using data to make decisions in real or near real-time to better serve citizens, protect our environment, and lower costs. For example, smart technology is helping to lower congestion in streets, reduce pollution by optimizing transportation infrastructure, lower energy consumption by employing real-time analysis sensors to optimize […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Addendum with the City of Plano, Texas

AWS has signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the City of Plano, Texas. This is the eighth CJIS security addendum signed by AWS with jurisdictions across the United States. This signed addendum allows the City of Plano to leverage the benefits of AWS GovCloud (US), which includes the highest levels of information […]

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For Small Governments – The Cloud is Only as Big as You Want it to Be

Startups and small to midsized government agencies share many similarities – limited capital budgets, a pressure to meet deadlines and expectations, and a direct impact on people’s lives. With the AWS Cloud, startups like Lyft, Slack, and Thrive Market are able to be lean and agile and scale up and down quickly to respond to […]

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City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge: Best Practices Award Winners

We announced the winners of the third City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, a global program to recognize local and regional governments as well as technology companies that are innovating for the benefit of citizens using the AWS Cloud, at our AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. Winners of the four categories, Best Practices, […]

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Congratulations to the 16 Winners of the Third Global City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

Today, we announced the winners of the third City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, a global program to recognize local and regional governments and developers that are innovating for the benefit of citizens using the AWS Cloud. Fifteen winners were selected by a panel of worldwide experts based on the impact of their solution, likelihood […]

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How Cities Can Stop Wasting Money, Move Faster, and Innovate

Faced with pressure to innovate within fixed or shrinking budgets while meeting aggressive timelines, local and regional governments around the world are using the cloud to transform services, improve their operations, and reach new horizons for citizen services. We are happy to share with you the How Cities Can Stop Wasting Money, Move Faster, and […]

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