“We’re seeing a radical shift in the way governments operate driven by the unparalleled rate of change of technology, social media, smart phones and the introduction of disruptive technologies like cloud computing,” said Bill McCluggage, former Chief Information Officer of the Irish Government. “The City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge brings together innovative minds from governments and developers across the globe to share best practices, new solutions and ideas that can improve any city and society, no matter the size.”
To see how local and regional AWS customers around the world are using the AWS Cloud, visit the interactive “City on a Cloud Innovation Map” at http://aws.amazon.com/stateandlocal/cityonacloud/map/.
For a complete description of the official rules, visit http://aws.amazon.com/stateandlocal/cityonacloud/rules/.
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