The AWS Public Sector Summit is less than two weeks away. This event brings the public sector cloud community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. This will be the second year in a row as a virtual event. If last year was any indication the event will be just as impactful as a virtual experience. DLT continues to be a proud sponsor and will be taking part in the day’s activities.
Cybersecurity attacks have been a part of the national security conversation since the beginning of the technological age. However, with a significant changes in 2020, we have seen more intrusions in the first half of 2020 than throughout all of 2019 (as reported by NETSCOUT). A new wave of highly sophisticated attacks has evolved with fear tactics and the change of work environments from offices to work from home.
Teresa Carlson, Vice President, AWS Public Sector held a leadership session, From complexity to clarity: The strategic value of AWS. Teresa’s breakout highlighted how crucial cloud technology has been for organizations. The AWS cloud provides the ability to respond quickly to the new reality brought on by the ongoing global crisis. Several AWS customers shared how they were able to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges using the cloud. Furthermore, how they are driving impact around big ideas, discoveries, and turning points to solve some of the world’s largest challenges.
Sandy Carter, Vice President WWPS at AWS led a leadership session, Keeping “mission-critical” critical but simple focusing on the available AWS programs for public sector partners. These are specific programs that enable partners to focus on mission-critical work. Several partner success stories were shared with a special nod to DLT and the success with the NewBe program! The New Business Engagement (NewBE) Program provides additional monthly rebates for SLED customers that are 100% new to AWS.
Adoption of Amazon Web Service (AWS) in the public sector is skyrocketing. Today, approximately 6,500 agencies use AWS to accelerate innovation while balancing economy, agility, security, compliance, and reliability.
This represents a tremendous opportunity for technology product and services providers to sell and deploy cloud applications and solutions to public sector organization who are rapidly adopting the cloud.
If I asked you which cloud provider had the most experience running Microsoft applications, would you know the answer? You might be surprised. Customers have been running Microsoft Workloads on AWS since 2008 – two years before Microsoft Azure became commercially available. We work in an industry that can sometimes become clouded with competitive statements that can confuse customers and introduce doubt into the decision-making process, but the facts are clear: Windows is truly a first-class citizen on AWS.
Election day has come, and it has gone, with a few states still counting votes, the projected President-elect is Joseph R. Biden, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris making history as the first African and Asian American women to be elected to higher office. However, just because the election is over does not mean that the task of securing the U.S. elections infrastructure stops; in fact, the work must continue.
This will be the first in what DLT intends to be an ongoing series of posts highlighting what our partners are building for the Public Sector using AWS.
A Global Service provider wanted a way to develop a messaging solution, to augment, marketing and sales teams for promoting events using a standard Calendar Invite.
In previous years you would have ventured to our nation’s Capital to take part in the AWS Public Sector Summit. This year’s event – as you could imagine – was a virtual experience. Although I and my fellow DLT colleagues wished we could have been there in person, we really enjoyed our time at this year’s Summit. Much like what has been the theme of 2020, AWS had to adapt and innovate to these unprecedented times. They certainly rose to the occasion and put together a unique and valuable experience for their attendees.
The delivery of technology, solutions, and services through the cloud brings a wealth of opportunities for the public sector. But for many of our channel partners, helping their government customers achieve their mission objectives via cloud services can be complex and challenging. And this can compromise business growth and profitability.
That’s why we created DLT Cloud Navigator™.