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Reimagining Course Delivery with Amazon WorkSpaces

Instructor Jeff Christen from Cornell University had his own assignment – develop a Masters-level course through Cornell’s Information Science Department on “Business Intelligence (BI) Systems,” in only three weeks. The goal of the class was to give students a solid foundation and understanding of BI concepts including dimensional data modeling, ETL design, and data visualizations. […]

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Lessons Learned from Migrating Mission-Critical Academic and Administrative Systems to the Cloud

On-demand compute, storage, and database services help higher education IT teams build secure environments for mission-critical applications, freeing them to focus on student success. It’s more important than ever to provide students with resources where they are, so students have access to everything from their Learning Management System (LMS) to payment systems with just one […]

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The Cloud is Enterprise Ready: Migrate Core Enterprise Systems to the Cloud

As enterprises seek to fully realize the scalability, availability, security and agility of cloud computing, many are recognizing that they must migrate core business applications, such as finance and human resource systems, rather than just public-facing websites. For example, the University of Arizona addressed the challenge of creating a more efficient and agile IT operation. […]

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Carnegie Mellon Gives Students Hands-On Cloud Experience with AWS Educate

Carnegie Mellon University’s online cloud computing course made its debut on the list of offered courses in the spring of 2013.  That first semester, 55 students enrolled in the course, then 155 students the following year, 250 students in 2015, and now, 200-300 students from Carnegie Mellon’s global campuses enroll in the course every semester. […]

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An Eye on Science: How Stanford Students Turned Classwork into Their Life’s Work

Imagine visiting your doctor only to discover that you are losing your vision. That’s the reality for millions of people with diabetes every year around the world. Diabetic retinopathy causes progressive damage to the retina and is one of the leading causes of blindness. It afflicts more than 100 million people.  Early intervention helps in […]

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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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Moving Buildings Leads to the All-In Move to the Cloud for Pacific Northwest College of Art

For Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), an arts college with under 1,000 students, their move to the cloud began with a physical move. When a renovated post office became the new classroom for students and office for the team, they were faced with deciding whether to bring their servers with them or leave them […]

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Developing an Emergency Communications Plan with Georgia Tech

A guest post by Adam Arrowood, Georgia Tech Cyber Security, Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Tech Office of Information Technology has taken a first step into cloud computing and emergency preparedness by deciding to host our crucial emergency communications website on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Georgia Tech maintains an on-premises main campus website that […]

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