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AWS and Urban SDK collaborate to help modernise public sector operations

Urban SDK said it will work to bypass common constraints in the public sector, including having localised servers to store data and mitigating security and other concerns.

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Urban SDK sees the future of public agencies and services being cloud-based
Urban SDK sees the future of public agencies and services being cloud-based

Urban SDK, a software-as-service (SaaS) company providing data analytics and predictive insights to cities, has announced it is participating in Amazon Web Services’ Public Sector Partner Programme.

 

In collaboration with AWS, Urban SDK said it will work to bypass common constraints in the public sector, including having localised servers to store data, mitigating security and other concerns, and ultimately modernising the way government entities operate.

 

Cloud-based solutions

 

The AWS Public Sector Partner Programme recognises cloud-based solutions across government, space, education and non-profits around the world with the goal of working together to grow public sector business through alignment with sales, marketing, funding, capture and proposal teams.

 

“Most government entities are currently using antiquated processes and are generally behind the curve on adopting new technologies and creating a digital infrastructure,” said Drew Messer, CEO and co-founder of Urban SDK.

 

“We see the future of public agencies being cloud-based, which is why collaborating with AWS is crucial as it continues to prioritise growth in this sector.”

 

To be considered for the programme, Urban SDK completed specific trainings, including the AWS Well-Architected Framework, a step-by-step guide for cloud architects to utilise when building secure, high-performing, resilient and efficient infrastructure for their applications and workloads.

“Most government entities are currently using antiquated processes and are generally behind the curve on adopting new technologies and creating a digital infrastructure”

Urban SDK recently received $1.66m in funding from Florida Opportunity Fund and DeepWork Capital. Between its funding and its work with AWS, Urban SDK reckons it is poised to expand into new markets and provide 90,000 state and local government agencies across the US with the necessary tools to “plan the interconnected cities of the future”.

 

Urban SDK is a smart mobility platform that aims to connect city and transportation planners to reliable data sources they need to accelerate mobility intelligence, improve decision quality and unlock a higher quality of life for communities.

 

Urban SDK claims the platform enables unlimited data integrations of real-time data sources, geo-spatial analytics, workflow automation and predictive intelligence on a singular, manageable platform.

 

It also combines leading data collection practices with performance measurement analytics to better inform decision-makers within local and state governments as they evaluate policy and projects to improve infrastructure.

 

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