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Tag: EMEA

New Office in Bahrain Opening to Build an Ecosystem to Jumpstart Cloud Capabilities

A post by Teresa Carlson, Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services I’m pleased to announce that AWS plans to open an office in Bahrain. The office will open on January 1st in Manama and will support organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to government institutions, as they make the transition to the AWS […]

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Exatype: Cloud for HIV Drug Resistance Testing

Professor Simon Travers and his team of researchers based at the South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) have launched the Exatype platform, which runs on AWS. The Exatype platform provides rapid, accurate HIV drug resistance analysis at affordable rates. Users upload HIV sequence data files directly from […]

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Join the TfL Hackathon to Help Manage the Capacity of London’s Transport Network

A guest post by Rikesh Shah, Lead Digital Relationship Manager, Transport for London (TfL) Online There are 30 million journeys made in London every day. On September 23, Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with Amazon Web Services and Geovation are hosting a hackathon in London to seek ways to make these journeys more efficient […]

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Ecosia: Planting Trees, One Search at a Time

Ecosia, a social business based in Berlin, Germany, is the search engine that plants trees. They donate $100,000 or 80% of their monthly profits from ad revenue to nonprofit conservationist organizations every month, with a focus on tree planting. Since they launched in December of 2009, they are close to hitting the “5 million trees […]

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Ransomware Fightback Takes to the Cloud

Guest post by Raj Samani, EMEA CTO Intel Security (@Raj_Samani) “How many visitors do you expect to access the No More Ransom Portal?” This was the simple question asked prior to this law enforcement (Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, Dutch Police) and private industry (Kaspersky Lab, Intel Security) portal going live, which I didn’t have a […]

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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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New Transport for London Open Data Sets Available

Do you use cloud computing to help your city? The 2016 AWS City of a Cloud Innovation Challenge recognizes cities driving technology solutions to help improve citizens’ lives. Apply today to win $50,000 in AWS promotional credits. The deadline is just two weeks away on May 13th, and winners will be announced at the AWS […]

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