As open data policies become commonplace, it is worth examining the history and value of open data, and discuss why we share it in the cloud. The idea of sharing data dates back at least to the 1950s, when the International Council of Scientific Unions established World Data Centers to facilitate sharing of data among scientists. In recent years, governments have created open data policies that require government agencies to share data with the public.
Amazon Web Services has a strong commitment to the needs of our customers across sectors in the UK. That’s the driving reason why we recently launched a new Region in the London area. Learn more about the new Region here. Cities like London are quickly embracing innovation and developing new ways for engaging and serving […]
We announced our 16th AWS Region – our newest AWS Europe (London) Region. This is the third Region in Europe (joining Ireland and Frankfurt). AWS customers can use the new London Region to better serve end users in the United Kingdom. For public sector customers, this is important because customers can also use it to […]
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 […]
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 […]