McGraw Hill supports the education journeys of millions around the world.

This leader in education delivers world-class services via secure cloud native applications designed to aid its future expansion.

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EC2 Auto Scaling Lifecycle hook? Not so fast…

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling lifecycle hooks are powerful mechanisms providing the ability for your architecture to respond to Auto Scaling events. A common use case for lifecycle hooks is sending notifications to an Amazon EventBridge which in turn can invoke serverless functions. For more information, checkout this AWS tutorial located here. Event-driven functions are extremely flexible, but they are not always the optimal choice depending on the use case.

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Enabling remote workforce productivity with AWS

Originally published in Mar 2020, at

We live in a uniquely challenging world today, where we find ourselves in an unpredictable situation. Organizations across industries have shown inspiring efforts with programs to support the fight against COVID-19 and have implemented strategies to maintain productivity and customer delivery in these changing times.

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Where is your organization on the remote-ready spectrum

The spread of COVID-19 has pushed many organizations to adopt remote work policies—a trend that was accelerating long before today’s crisis. Although many organizations might only need to temporarily enable a 100% remote workforce, this sudden disruption in their day-to-day routine puts a spotlight on areas of the business that might not be as digitally mature as they could be. As a result, businesses are looking for strategies to enable their workforce in the event of another crisis quickly.

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Business continuity for your (newly) remote workforce

Originally published on May 7, 2020 at

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, organizations are stepping up their business continuity strategies to help employees work from home without a hitch. While many organizations are currently experiencing the challenges of becoming a remote workforce overnight, some solutions can enable you to be productive today and then get back to normal quickly.

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