Cloud computing supports the public sector transformation globally and enables the providers to empower the public sector to build smarter and stronger communities.
Speaking at the Africa Cloud and Security Summit, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Senior Solution Architect, Shadrack Anyuo, talked about how cloud computing is important and transformational in both the public and private sectors.
We all remember how life was before the Covid-19 pandemic. Yes, we had digital solutions for government but they were only there to increase convenience of getting these services. There was almost always an in person option to meet citizen’s needs. This changed with the onset of the pandemic.
“Technology proved more than ever in ensuring continuous delivery of services to the citizens both in public and private sectors,” Shadrack said in his talk, “Cloud solutions at AWS cuts across the various departments in government and public sector at large.”
Shadrack went ahead to list the departments AWS cuts across in which include; Public Administration, courts & Public safety, Health & Human service, Education, and Transformative Technology in General.
The Senior Solution Architect at AWS went ahead to explain how Cloud Technology continues to meet public sector needs in both analytics & citizen engagement and collaboration.
“As governments are forced to do more with less, they are waking up to huge potential of dark analytics to improve efficiency, make better spending decisions, and predict future trends,” he said.
“Adoption of Cloud requires organizations to consider information security management processes and in particular, a clear vision of responsibility between the organization and the cloud service provider,” Mr. Shadrack Anyuo further reiterated, “At AWS, we recognize that security and compliance are a shared responsibility between us and our customers.”
This differentiation of responsibility is commonly referred to as shared responsibility where service providers are responsible for security of the cloud and the customer is responsible for security in the cloud.
“AWS is responsible for protecting the infrastructure that runs all of the services offered in the AWS cloud,” he explained.