State and local governments are leading the way in the drive to innovate for and with citizens. Whether through open data initiatives, public safety modernization, education reform, citizen service improvements or infrastructure programs, more and more local governments are turning to Amazon Web Services to provide the cost-effective, scalable, secure and flexible infrastructure necessary to make a difference.
Georgia Technology Authority
By 2011, the GTA started looking for an alternative to its existing content management system (CMS). At the time, the organization operated its own data center, using a server farm with about 47 servers to run the CMS. “We were managing two versions of an old, inflexible system,” describes Nikhil Deshpande, director of GeorgiaGov Interactive at GTA. “It was quite a task to manage both versions of the CMS and handle the daily upkeep of upgrades and patches for the servers.” When an attempt to upgrade the CMS failed, the GTA began looking for an alternative solution. “It was a two-pronged approach,” says Deshpande. “We wanted to find a better web publishing platform because the existing one limited what we could do. At the same time, infrastructure was a big factor. We were paying a lot for servers, licensing, and maintenance, and needed to find a way to reduce those costs.”
City of McKinney
The City of McKinney, Texas, about 15 miles north of Dallas and home to 155,000 people, was ranked the No. 1 Best Place to Live in 2014 by Money Magazine. The city’s IT department is going all-in on AWS and uses the platform to run a wide range of services and applications, such as its land-management and records-management systems. By using AWS, the city’s IT department can focus on delivering new and better services for its fast-growing population and city employees instead of spending resources buying and maintaining IT infrastructure.
Douglas County is Nebraska’s most populous county with approximately 500,000 residents. The county’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department provides government agencies and the public with municipal data related to zoning, property boundaries, political boundaries, utilities, infrastructure, and public safety. This information is distributed through the county’s website and online applications.
AWS GovCloud (US) is an AWS Region designed to address the specific regulatory needs of United States government agencies, education entities, and other customers and partners. AWS GovCloud (US) is available to US government agencies, government contractors, private and public commercial entities, educational institutions, non-profits and research organizations that meet GovCloud (US) requirements for access.
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DLT Solutions is an authorized APN Consulting Partner for all AWS Regions, including the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, providing public sector customers with architectural and technical direction in the selection of appropriate cloud solutions. The company also offers dedicated professional services for design, installation, configuration, training, and managed services support.
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Utility, Inc. develops the smartest body-worn technology in the world, incorporating real-time communications for the best situational awareness possible during the most critical times. Unlike other body cameras, BodyWorn™ has automatic recording triggers based on policies, officer down reporting and alerting, live video streaming, and secure automatic wireless offload to AWS cloud storage. Utility’s BodyWorn video, audio and metadata can be accessed through its cloud-based digital evidence management solution, AVaiL Web™. Utility’s other solutions, Rocket IoT™ in-car video and Smart Redaction™ application for releasing video to the public, also leverage AWS cloud storage. Providing mission critical mobile intelligence.
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The AWS cloud provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With cloud computing, state and local governments no longer need to make large upfront investments in hardware or spend extensive time and resources on managing their IT environment.
AWS has helped over 2,000 government agencies around the world successfully identify and migrate applications to the AWS platform, resulting in significant business benefits.
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