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Transforming Government through AI and Data Science

Smarter use of data enables governments to focus on prevention not reaction, and greatly improve services while also reducing costs.

CSRA’s Migration to AWS GovCloud (US): An All-In Case Study

As the pace of innovation accelerates in the private and public sector, government agencies and government contractors are leveraging the cloud to achieve their most critical business and mission objectives. Time to market and mission assurance are as critical as security and compliance. Learn firsthand how CSRA leveraged AWS GovCloud (US), AWS’s isolated region for […]

How to Architect and Bring to Market SaaS on AWS GovCloud (US)

AWS Public Sector Summit 2018 – Washington, D.C. AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS region designated to allow US government agencies and organizations in highly-regulated industries to move sensitive data and regulated IT workloads to the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. These organizations are increasingly integrating SaaS technologies into their […]

Introduction to AWS GovCloud (US)

AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud, helping customers support their U.S. government compliance requirements, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). AWS GovCloud (US) is operated by employees who are vetted “U.S. Persons” […]

How to Create a Cloud Adoption Framework

A step by step process in adopting cloud services within an organisation by Nigel Schmalkuche, Managing Director, Strategic Architects. Interviewer – Ray Massey. Music – Bel-ra. Directed by Craig MacGregor.

What should be your Transformational Cloud Strategy?

Cloud-computing adoption has been increasing rapidly, with cloud-specific spending expected to grow at more than six times the rate of general IT spending through 2020; 80% of the F500 organizations plan to have more than 10 percent of their workloads in cloud platforms in three years! While large organizations have successfully implemented specific software-as-a-service (SaaS) […]

Canadian Digital Services – Open Source Playbook

The GC Digital team offer their Playbook online and as an open source repo, among a number of other open working resources.

Canada’s Digital ID Future – A Federated Approach

We’re living in a digital world but we’re tethered to an analog model of how we identify ourselves. Digital ID is a way for Canadians to identify themselves to government, businesses and each other electronically, with ease and rock-solid security, reducing serial bureaucracy and the need to present physical documents when doing business with the […]

Microsoft CEO: Trust is foundational to Open Data Initiative

Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO; Shantanu Narayen, Adobe CEO; and Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, speak with CNBC’s Jon Fortt at the Microsoft Ignite Conference about the Open Data Initiative.