Getting Started with Cloud

First steps: find guidance and case studies from around the world to help start your transformation.

Expert insights

Use what works

Accelerate modernization by using standards and codes that others have tried, tested, and made freely available, say AWS experts Caroline Mulligan and Peter Herlihy, creators of  Open Government Solutions on AWS.

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Ideas & research


Agile action approach shows results

Learn how to achieve fast results with an Agile approach that empowers teams and wins buy-in from senior stakeholders for radical transformation programs.

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Transform services securely

Modern public services must be secure and need new approaches including to data classification, explains Alex Meek-Holmes.

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Design services for success

Design thinking is a user-first approach to transformation that is essential for successful and cost-effective modernization. Find out how listening to citizens leads to effective modernization. 

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Start small to make big transformation

Successful nation-scale government modernization starts with small initiatives that can scale with the right people and direction. The latest insight from the AWS Institute Transformation Essentials series focuses on how to get reform programs off the ground. 

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Beyond the digital status quo

Governments see the risk of technological transformation but they don't fully calculate the risk of not embracing digital transformation. The Canada Public Policy Forum (PPF) first reported on this issue in 2019, with AWS Institute support in The Risk of the Digital Status Quo. The PPF revisits the issues in light of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the speed and scale of reform in Beyond the Digital Status Quo

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Cloud technology: guidance for the public sector

How can state agencies successfully deploy cloud technology? Find best practices from across Europe with a special focus on Ireland.

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New Digital Development Index of States

A new index seeks to inform government policies that support digital transformation in areas including infrastructure and companies. Centro Mexico Digital launched the Digital Development Index of the States in Mexico, with support from the AWS Institute.

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Bridging the digital divide through upskilling

The global skills gap affects the economic wellbeing of individuals and communities.
Education and industry are mostly tasked with solving it. But how can governments be part
of the solution, and why are cloud skills so important?

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Best practices learned during COVID-19

The AWS Institute hosted a video panel to highlight how public sector organizations around the world are using cloud technology to address problems that emerged with COVID-19.

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Peru Road


Digital Peru - the road to transformation

The Peruvian government has set a digital transformation agenda. This paper, created in collaboration with AmCham, reviews the journey so far and suggests future steps.

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Five digital trends in Chile


Chile’s health services were able to better respond to the COVID19 crisis because they had adopted digital technology in recent years, argues Jana Nelson, Latin America lead for the AWS Institute. She explores five trends putting Chile at the forefront of public service transformation in this La Tercera article, written with AWS’ education sector lead in Chile, Pamela Orbenes.

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Going cloud first (ASEAN)

A practical guide to transformation for leaders in government organizations of all sizes.

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The public sector modernization paradox and how to overcome it


The public sector modernization paradox and how to overcome it

How can public sector teams make big, complex change happen? AWS government transformation EMEA lead Mike Beaven offers suggestions.

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AWS Institute Executive Education

AWS Institute offers a complementary Executive Education program to equip senior public servants and elected officials with the knowledge to lead digital transformation. You will be part of a small cohort learning from global thought leaders and practitioners. The three-module program fosters peer-to-peer learning and support and offers a library of master class lectures.

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