(RTTNews) – Amazon Web Services, Inc. or AWS, a company of Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), on Friday announced an agreement with Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF, SLF.TO) to become its strategic cloud long-term technology provider.
Sun Life will use AWS cloud technologies, including analytics, machine learning, storage, security and databases, to drive operational efficiency and innovation for its customers and employees.
With the agreement, Sun Life expects to become a cloud-based organization, drive continuous innovation, and develop new digital customer experiences.
The partnership with AWS makes Sun Life the first company in Canada to launch an immersive cloud skills training program, which is now available to Sun Life employees.
The “Catalysts for Cloud” program uses the AWS Skills Guild, a comprehensive skills training program to develop cloud literacy, the initiative focuses on attracting and developing top talent.
Over the next few months, Sun Life plans to certify the first 450 commercial and technical employees with this AWS program. It will continue to train more employees to accelerate cloud adoption and develop new internal and customer-centric capabilities.
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