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Technical Advisory Services and Customized Material Now Available for AWS CloudStart

We are pleased to announce enhancements to the AWS CloudStart program to accelerate digital transformation with enhanced tools, trainings, and practice environments. AWS CloudStart supports Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing resources to educate, train, and help them embrace the cost-effectiveness of the AWS Cloud. The current program provides benefits, such as virtual training material, Quiklabs, and AWS Promotional Credits, to approved applicants.

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Major in the Cloud: NOVA and AWS Announce First Cloud Computing Degree

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program, today announced a Cloud Computing specialization as part of its Information Systems Technology (IST) Associate of Applied Science degree starting in Fall 2018. The program will be one of the first cloud computing degrees in the nation offered by a community college.

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Fireside Chat: The Future of Federal Cloud Adoption

Looking ahead to the future of federal cloud adoption and the steps government has already taken, John Hale, Chief of Cloud Services at Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), joined Doug VanDyke, Director of Federal Civilian and Nonprofits at Amazon Web Services (AWS), for a fireside chat at FCW’s recent Cloud Summit. They discussed how agencies have approached their cloud migrations and have taken advantage of the benefits the cloud brings.

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Urban Institute Advances Mission, from Security to Speed to Capacity, with the Cloud

The Urban Institute is a Washington, D.C.-based policy research organization dedicated to developing evidence-based insights that improve decision making, strengthen communities, and make people’s lives better. As a leader in data-driven policy research, the Urban Institute was looking for a solution that would enable it to run sophisticated data analytics and microsimulation models with flexibility, speed, and accuracy.

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Ten Considerations for a Cloud Procurement

Cloud procurement presents an opportunity to reevaluate existing procurement strategies so you can create a flexible acquisition process that enables your public sector organization to extract the full benefits of the cloud. Download the whitepaper for “10 Considerations for a Cloud Procurement” for the public sector. Are you ready to move to the cloud but […]

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Today’s Toy is Tomorrow’s Tool: NASA’s Cloud Journey to Mars and Beyond

Sometimes we get to hear truly inspiring stories about customers who are using the cloud to make the impossible possible. One example of this is NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). JPL is approaching cloud computing with an “80-year-old start up” perspective. From its beginnings in 1936 when engineers were unintentionally blowing things up with rocketry […]

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Busting the Myths about Storing Data in the Cloud

Let’s talk about cloud security. Naturally, federal leaders are concerned about the implications of cloud for their applications and the data within them, so security is a top-of-mind issue. Compound that with compliance and regulatory pressures, and you have a recipe for federal IT stress. Broadly, the phrase “cloud security” refers to the cloud versions […]

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Cloud is the New Normal

The new world of mobility and being always on has encouraged organizations of all sizes to adopt the scalable, cost-efficient cloud computing infrastructure. Cloud computing allows for greater speed and flexibility than was ever thought possible, ushering in a new era of productivity and innovation in the public sector. At the forefront of innovation, our […]

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