C3 AI is expanding its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS); the artificial intelligence (AI) provider and cloud services giant will integrate various industry and sector-specific applications with AWS services, such as AWS Comprehend.
Since 2016, the partnership between the two companies has provided C3 AI’s platform and various applications running on AWS, enabling customers to benefit from C3 AI’s innovative tech along with the powerful analytics capabilities of AWS. C3 AI is on Acceleration Economy’s Top 10 Shortlist of AI/Hyperautomation Enablers.
One of the partnership’s objectives is to help customers accelerate digital transformation. While the extended agreement specifically presents more integrations for public sector organizations, the entire C3 AI Platform and all six of its application suites are available on AWS Marketplace, supporting a wider range of companies and sectors.
One of the C3 AI applications that will be integrated with AWS is C3 AI Law Enforcement. The application is designed to provide local government agencies with machine learning (ML) capabilities for real-time data analysis and management. The C3 AI platform and related applications will be co-sold with AWS.
“We are excited about what we’ve seen so far because it will not only eliminate data siloes and improve case efficiency, but also unlock enterprise analytics in a way that wasn’t possible for us before,” said Kimberly Honciano, director of technology services at the San Mateo (Calif.) County Sheriff’s Office, in the C3 AI-AWS announcement.
Digital Transformation Staples
While definitions of the most important elements of a digital transformation strategy vary, these are four common threads that are particularly relevant in the context of the C3 AI-AWS relationship:
Optimizing business processes: This involves moving from manual to automated and AI-powered processes to accelerate business output. Optimizing processes at every level of an organization, from the supply chain to employee onboarding, business process optimization saves time and resources and enables organizations to focus on growth.
Leveraging latest technology platforms: This typically involves a shift from legacy on-premises IT architecture to the cloud. With cloud infrastructure in place, businesses can scale quickly and respond to the fluidity of modern business. Beyond this, focusing on cybersecurity and modernizing security protections will help mitigate the threats associated with digital-first applications and processes.
Modernizing company culture: Getting everybody in your organization on board with digital transformation is difficult but necessary. It starts at the top; business leaders must direct the process and be fully invested in enabling the shift to take place throughout the enterprise.
Becoming data-driven: Fueling every digital transformation is data. It informs applications, processes, and customer engagement throughout a digitally aware organization. The aim is to deliver business insights through the available data.
The combined reach of C3 AI and AWS make this partnership particularly impactful for customers, who can benefit from industry-specific applications that are deeply integrated with the cloud services that many of them are already using, while being able to acquire those applications alongside their cloud services to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives.
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