Communities and Connections Customer Stories

Explore how AWS customers are using the cloud to build local and global connections in communities.

The City of Heidelberg Builds a More Sustainable, Inclusive, and Open City Using AWS

As the City of Heidelberg evolved into a smart city, it based its digital strategy on five guidelines: digital mindset, sustainability, citizen participation, education, and urban data culture. Discover more as Philipp Leichleiter, chief digital officer (CDO) of the City of Heidelberg, guides us through the transformation of his south-west German city.

Infosys Innovates Workforce Development with AWS-Powered Solution

How can machine learning support human learning? This episode of AWS Innovation Ambassadors explores how the Bangalore, India firm Infosys—a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting for workforce development—uses cloud technology for its vision of intelligently up-skilling its large technical workforce. Arpan Patro, principal at Infosys, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the company's journey using AWS and talks about the challenges involved in building a collaborative prototype.

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The University of West Indies, Open Campus Accelerates Digital Transformation and Reduces Costs by Migrating to AWS


reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)


decrease in time to build new learning management system (LMS) instances

"Amazon Web Services was selected as The University of West Indies, Open Campus’ preferred cloud service provider based on maturity, product offerings, cost, interoperability, and security.”

Tommy Chen
Campus Chief Information Officer at University of West Indies, Open Campus

The University of West Indies, Open Campus (UWIOC) needed to leverage technology to achieve higher levels of operational efficiency while reducing costs. By replacing its aging on-premises hardware with AWS infrastructure, UWIOC realized multiple benefits. Migrating to AWS reduced the amount of time technical staff spent on maintaining hardware and software. As a result, the team could focus on building a new technology platform that would meet the future needs of the campus, accelerate the university’s digital transformation plan, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by 50 percent. UWIOC re-platformed its learning management system (LMS), Moodle, to scale on demand using AWS Auto Scaling with Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL.

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Smithsonian Releases 2.8 million Images Through Smithsonian Open Access Initiative

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images Through Open Access Initiative

The Smithsonian Institution announced the availability of more than 2.8 million two- and three-dimensional images through the Smithsonian Open Access Initiative. Now, anyone with an internet connection has access to high-resolution media files and research from the Smithsonian Institution’s 19 museums, nine research centers, and zoo.

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Civix Reimagines the Voter Experience and Modernizes Its Voter Solution Using AWS

Civix Reimagines the Voter Experience Using AWS

When public sector technology company Civix decided to modernize its voter management software, it saw an opportunity to improve the voter experience. Civix started by expanding voter accessibility to information using AWS GovCloud (US), which gives government customers and their partners the flexibility to architect secure cloud solutions.

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IPS Built on AWS to Bring Better Pension Services to 2 Million Chileans

IPS Built on AWS to Bring Better Pension Services to 2 Million Chileans

The Instituto de Previsión Social (IPS) brings various social benefits to people in Chile. In January of 2022, following the approval of the Universal Guaranteed Pension (PGU), IPS needed a rapid process for its digital platform to support consultations for about 2 million people. Using AWS helped meet user demand that spiked by almost 900 percent.

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Sayurbox Uses AWS to Deliver Fresh Food Faster

HMRC Supports Millions of UK Jobs with COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is the UK government department responsible for, among other things, tax collection. It repurposed the Multichannel Digital Tax Platform it was running on a microservices-based architecture on AWS for COVID-19 pandemic relief—achieving 90 percent customer satisfaction and paying out more than £69.3 billion.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at AWS

At AWS, we believe that technology should be built in a way that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Fix This by AWS Podcast

Fix This is a bi-weekly podcast of customer stories about how tech makes the world a better place.

Customer Stories on Sustainability

Discover how AWS customers are building in the cloud to innovate, expedite, and scale real-world sustainability solutions.

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Organizations of all sizes use AWS to increase agility, lower costs, and accelerate innovation in the cloud.