AWS Cloud for the Public Sector in Australia and New Zealand
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. In Australia and New Zealand, thousands of public sector customers across government, education, nonprofit, and healthcare use AWS to innovate, evolve and solve citizen challenges.
From analytics to databases, mobile services and serverless computing, AWS can help you drive cost savings, speed up time-to-market, increase your agility and innovate.
The benefits of cloud for public sector
Security and compliance
Security is a top priority at AWS. Our world-class infrastructure meets the highest levels of security, compliance, and data protection. Learn how customers in Australia and New Zealand are using the AWS Cloud to store confidential data, process sensitive transactions, and build critical services.
Citizens are looking for faster, more convenient interactions with services they depend on. Learn how AWS helps customers rethink processes and invent new digital solutions to innovate, modernise infrastructure, and improve operational productivity.
AWS offers low, pay-as-you-go pricing with no up-front expenses or long-term commitments. AWS is able to build and manage a global infrastructure at scale, and pass the cost saving benefits onto you.
Scale and speed
AWS provides a massive global cloud infrastructure that allows you to quickly innovate, experiment, and iterate. Learn how to significantly reduce the time taken to deploy new applications, and instantly scale up and scale down based on demand.
“Even though it was a self-service contact center, we were blown away by the functionality that was available with Amazon Connect and how simple it was to change voice scripts and to add users, among other features. The team didn’t need any specialized skills or additional training, making it a breeze to onboard.”
-Carol Wahrlich, Contact Center Manager, Wellington City Council
“By using Amazon Chime, Amazon Connect, and Amazon WorkSpaces, when people come up with ideas, we can finally say ‘yes’. We can scale the AWS solutions we’re using in new ways and be more reactive during and after a disaster.”
-Dan Beeston, ICT Manager, Juniper Aged Care
“When we talk about population-scale datasets, where genomic data sequencing might be accessible to every child, there's a physical limitation to handling that kind of database. You need to apply an economy of scale, and building on AWS helps us perform now and scale for the future."
-Denis Bauer, PhD, Group Lead, CSIRO
-Dr Carolyn Hogg, Senior Research Manager, Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group, University of Sydney
“We were able to migrate 30 applications used by staff and students for a variety of purposes onto the cloud within three months. This helped in supporting our efforts to further use cloud services to meet our customers’ demands.”
-Bharat Kochar, Cloud Transformation Program Manager, University of Auckland
“In this day and age, people expect a fast and simple online experience when using government services. Using AWS, the ABS was able to scale and securely deliver services to people across the country, making it possible for them to quickly and easily participate in this nation-wide event.”
-Bindi Kindermann, Program Manager, 2021 Census Field Operations, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Learn more from our customers
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) holds the Census of Population and Housing every five years, collecting data from around 10 million households and more than 25 million people. Learn how ABS worked with PwC and AWS to help deliver a smooth and secure experience for the 2021 Australian Census.
Wellington City Council
As New Zealand's center of government, Wellington City Council’s mandate includes finding new ways of working and improving the lives of its citizens. Learn how they were able to ensure high availability on their applications, enable remote working for 1,800 users concurrently, and reduce time to launch new servers from 2 weeks to a few hours.
Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW uses machine learning solutions to process big data and predict patronage 48 hours in advance across its extensive transport network. See how they improved customer experience and make data-driven decisions for planning.
City of Charles Sturt
The City of Charles Sturt (CCS) is a council in Adelaide, South Australia, that serves and represents the interests of 120,000 constituents. Learn how they achieved 99.999 percent uptime without disruptions, improving cross-team collaboration and scalability within the council.
University of Auckland
University of Auckland migrated 30 key university applications to the cloud within just three months. Learn how they improved business continuity, enabled the delivery of learning content to over 2,000 overseas students and set up a scalable call centre to meet peaks in call volume per day during exam and enrollment periods.
University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle worked to a nine-month timeline for the migration of 139 applications to AWS. Learn how the university is able to introduce system changes in 0.5 days instead of three weeks, reduce infrastructure operations costs by 20 percent, upskill stakeholders, automate security monitoring, and improve access to academic resources.
EdTech organisation, Education Perfect (EP), needed to service over 3,000 schools globally whilst preparing to rapidly scale. Learn how EP can scale up and down quickly and deliver on their innovative text-to-speech solution.
Department of Education, Western Australia and Kinetic IT
The Department of Education, Western Australia (WA) is responsible for delivering high quality education to almost 320,000 students in over 800 schools. Learn how they implemented an automated audit process, saving an estimated 10,000 hours of effort, and providing an audit to the WA government in 5 days instead of 3 months.
Ventures Health (VH) is a healthcare organization specializing in electronic health and data services based in the North Island of New Zealand. Since using AWS, VH spends 90 percent less to run its workloads. Learn how they are using their cost savings to enable new innovation pursuits.
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance is a collaboration of leading hospitals and research organizations looking to enable genomic medicine for patients. Learn how their cloud-based, modular, secure and flexible system helps increase efficiency and prepare them for growth.
Juniper Aged Care
In response to COVID-19, Juniper aged care acted quickly to protect their community. Learn how they launched an incident report platform, provided staff with remote working options and ensured residents remain connected with family and clinicians using cloud.
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC) is a primary healthcare provider based in Northern Territory, Australia. As the number of clinics grew, so did the need to process large volumes of electronic health data. Learn how CAAC is able to scale on-demand, improve access to patient data and reduce clinical risks using cloud.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
To unlock the causes of complex diseases, the global scientific community needs access to big data in a highly secure and efficient environment. Learn how cloud has helped CSIRO analyse data 3.6x faster than its legacy solutions and prepare them for future growth.
University of Sydney and Koala Genome Research
University of Sydney scientists are making genome data from 450 koalas available on AWS for researchers to help accelerate efforts in preventing their extinction. Learn how this helped reduce data analysis from 10 days to just five hours.
Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre and Ronin
RONIN’s Cloud Orchestration Platform and Australia’s Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) launched an AWS-based environment that DHCRC uses to drive population health data research. Learn how they stage research environments in under 10 minutes, and cut compute costs by 60 percent.
University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide is a public university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Learn how they create virtual training resources in minutes, and provide seamless instruction to 152 bioinformaticians at 8 sites across Australia.
Hello Sunday Morning
Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) is an Australian nonprofit organization that helps people change their relationship with alcohol. Learn how HSM can scale up to 35,000 weekly active users—ten times more than before— with no increase in costs using AWS.
Fireball International protects lives, homes, and the environment, through early detection, assessment, and mapping of wildfires. Learn how Fireball International can process over 2.5 million images and over 30GB data a day, and shorten wildfire detection to three minutes using AWS.
Melbourne Space has been leveraging cloud technology to advance on their missions. From robotics to bushfire fire detection projects, learn how they are using cloud for efficient prototyping—developing and testing in real time.
Gaia Resources and Bushfire Volunteers
Australia relies heavily on volunteers to combat bushfires. Learn how Gaia Resources promotes the safety and well-being of bushfire volunteers with an app that helps emergency services volunteers register, track activities, and access merchant offers on AWS.
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