The 10 Biggest AWS News Stories of 2022
CRN breaks down the 10 most important AWS news stories of 2022—from being awarded the Ukraine Peace Prize to calling out Microsoft to new innovation and a bullish partner push.
10. AWS Awarded Ukraine Peace Prize From President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded AWS the Ukraine Peace Prize in July for the support AWS has shown the Ukraine government and the Ukrainian people during Russia’s invasion.
This year, AWS has been working with Ukraine government officials to keep vital government services operating along with Ukrainian educational and banking institutions in a move to keep their applications and data secure.
One large technology investment AWS is pushing is IT Skills 4U, specifically designed to help the people of Ukraine.
IT Skills 4U provides free training, AWS Certification vouchers, and career services support for Ukrainians globally to help those with little to no technology experience and those who are experienced practitioners rejoin the workforce. It is a free, comprehensive workforce development initiative to help Ukrainians get connected with AWS-designed skills training and career support services.
On Nov. 29, Ukraine Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov and AWS’ Liam Maxwell, director of government transformation, signed a memorandum of understanding confirming continued cooperation in 2023.
The takeaway for 2023: With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine set to hit the one-year mark in a few months, it will be interesting to see what else AWS provides to Ukraine in 2023 to keep its digital assets secure and its IT workforce stable.