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Federal Agencies, Cautiously, Target IT Shared Services

Download this Shared Services Guide to learn how to stay ahead of the curve with a "Shared First" approach to IT service delivery.


Making the Case for Hybrid Cloud

Despite major strides and easier paths to cloud authorization, many agencies remain reluctant to adopt cloud for fear it will introduce new risks and added layers of complexity. This issue brief explores why a hybrid cloud model is the best answer for those risk averse agencies.


SAP NS2 Real-Time Cyber Situational Awareness

Security technologies designed for a traditional network and traditional attack patterns are no longer sufficient, as they cannot cope with the onslaught of Big Data and the analysis required to ultimately derive meaningful insights from it. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how you can overcome these challenges to achieve a greater anticipatory intelligence and more rapid resolution of cyber threats.


Maximizing TCO For Electronic(or Tablet-Based) Field Inspections

Though there are hurdles to overcome, enterprise-grade devices—including Windows-based tablets—enable agencies to capitalize on the full benefits of mobility.


HSPD-12: Rapidly and Affordably Achieving Compliance

This paper shares the success stories of agencies that have pioneered best practices in achieving HSPD-12 compliance where many others have struggled.


GameChanger: 5 Things You Need to Ask When Planning for the Hybrid Cloud

Cloud spending is big business for agencies. IDC recently reported that federal spending on cloud technology will top $9 billion by 2017. But if agencies don’t plan carefully and use the right technologies, providers, and integration strategies they may be throwing away money and causing more work than benefit, especially when it comes to the hybrid cloud.


Quantifying the Total Cost of Managing Data

Data is the lifeblood of any federal agency but the explosive growth of data has made data management a growing challenge. Struggling to meet shrinking project schedules and declining resources, agency CIOs are looking for new ways to reduce their total cost of data and accelerate IT projects.


Data Center Consolidation & Rationalization

eGov initiatives and widespread digitization have multiplied application portfolios in the government. TO reduce the associated technology debt, agencies are scrambling to deliver on consolidation and rationalization initiatives. Yet, most projects are over budget and behind schedule.


Amazon Web Services for the Federal Government

Federal agencies are increasingly mandated to migrate to cloud services like AWS to achieve integration and agility. Cloud migrations however, can be complex, disruptive, and time consuming projects that also face many security and compliance-related challenges.


Breaking through the Security Cloud

Although many organizations are in the process of planning and executing cloud adoption, security remains to be a major barrier. Download this special report to learn more about cloud computing threats, the benefits of hybrid cloud and managed cloud services as well as how to stay compliant.


Can Your IT Infrastructure Support 21st-Century Research?

Federal agencies and federally funded research centers are often at the forefront of the most impactful scientific and engineering research collaborations worldwide. Advanced technology, especially for networking and computing, makes these initiatives possible. Yet for many research campuses, technology investments haven’t kept pace with new challenges or new opportunities for the scientific mission.


The NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is complex. This digital white paper helps clarify the intricacies, discussing the need for the Framework, how it can benefit your agency, the five main Framework functions, and related Dell solutions.


Easing the Burden of Records Management: Automating Records Capture

Deadlines are looming for all U.S. Federal Agencies to implement and demonstrate their compliance with the 2012 Directive(M-12-18) from OMB/NARA, mandating electronic record keeping by 2019. Capture and categorization in relation to electronic records management is the greatest burden for the user community. The sooner you can capture your information and bring it into the process, the better off you are in securely storing it, making it available to the organization, and using it to launch your workflow. Download this AIIM white paper to learn strategies to comply with these mandates while maximizing operational efficiency.


Consolidate and Simplify Your Security Environment

A 3-pronged platform approach for building a cybersecurity program that is more agile, robust, and cost-effective. Conduct cyber operations more efficiently with your agency’s current set of security tools while also generating cost savings to acquire emerging technologies, such as behavioral analytics and outlier detection, which are becoming essential for defending against modern threats.


Federal Government Data Center Optimization Starts With Flash Storage

Learn how Flash Storage can benefit your agency. Flash storage presents a major opportunity for data center performance improvement, cost streamlining, and improved security.


Preventing Insider Threats Starts with the Basics

Recent statistics show that almost 87% of organizations have experienced a security breach in the last 12 months. Download this informative event summary based on the recent event titled "Insider Threat Detection and Mitigation" to learn what you need to do to protect your organization from potential threats.


Create a Better Government Through Professional Development

Create a better government through professional development. See how the DoD, the VA, and others improved learning outcomes. If you're involved in employee training and education, this new eBook is a must-have.


Intelligent Compliance: Establishing Trust in the Datacenter

Maximize your data center by automating all of the processes that are included with running a data center by utilizing BMC’s product INTELLIGENT COMPLIANCE. Intelligent Compliance proposes to automate the entire process, from understanding the current state of the environment, through defining a desired state, comparing that desired state with the actual state, correcting the discrepancies, and creating the required reporting and logs.


Executive Insights: Data Managment
Creating an Analytics Culture

Are you drowning in data? Get the executive insight in being able to make fast and effective decisions and learn how to make the most of your data by putting analytics first.


Storage for VDI Environments: Planning and Considerations

Storage is often cited as the item most often responsible for performance success or failures, and also has the largest impact on total costs. Achieving good cost-performance levels requires a storage architecture optimized for VDI. Download this guide to learn the top issues your organization should consider before embarking on a VDI implementation.


Flash Storage for Virtualization for Dummies

Organizations are virtualizing server and desktop resources more aggressively than ever, which dramatically changes the performance demands on storage. Download this whitepaper to learn how to overcome storage issues, balance capacity and optimize performance.


New Hybrid Storage Solutions Can Help Organizations Meet a Variety of Challenges

Many enterprises today are grappling with a dramatic increase in the amount of data they need to manage and store. And with the ongoing growth of mobile applications, social media, and big data and analytics initiatives, the data storage challenges will only become greater over the coming years. Download this informative brief to gain further insight into hybrid storage and what to look for in a solution.


Harnessing the Cloud at U.S. Federal and Defense Organizations

The more federal agencies learn about vCloud Government Service, the more confident they become that the hybrid cloud solution will alleviate cost pressures, increase agility, and improve performance, while increasing productivity and enabling faster time-to-value. With virtualization and vSphere as a foundation for many federal agencies today, adopting a hybrid cloud model based on that same platform mitigates risk. Download this recent solution brief to learn more.


Cloud Solutions and the One-Size-Fits-All Fallacy

While it may be tempting to make an all-or-nothing decision when it comes to the cloud, it’s not that simple. Download this Q&A to gain further insight from industry experts on how to choose the right cloud strategy for your organization.


IT Executive Insights: Managing the Transition to the Virtual Enterprise

Agencies are embracing virtualization as a cost effective, more efficient and flexible way to deliver applications and services to their users, and they see it as a good first step to get to the cloud. Migrating to a virtual enterprise requires a methodical, holistic approach based on trust and standards and a robust network, according to speakers at a February 11 Face-to-Face event titled, “Managing the Transition to the Virtual Enterprise.” This eBook highlights their insights and videos from the conference.


Hybrid Model Eases Path to Cloud Adoption

Although the federal government has made a strong commitment to cloud computing, individual agencies are at varying levels of cloud adoption. It’s not that they question the advantages of cloud – those are broadly recognized. It’s just that the process of adopting the technology has proven to be a challenge. Download this digital dialogue to learn how to successfully conquer the challenges of cloud adoption.


Cloud Paves Way for Big Changes

Several technologies are driving big changes at federal agencies, but at the forefront is cloud computing. Cloud – the use of remote, Internet-hosted servers for storing, managing and processing data in place of on-site technology – is helping along technologies such as those related to collaboration and enabling new ones, such as the analyzation of big data. Download this digital dialogue to learn more on the benefits that come with adopting cloud computing for your organization.


FedRAMP Sets Sights on the Future

Industry and government observers are optimistic that plans to streamline and enhance a government program designed to boost adoption of secure cloud computing will encourage more agencies to commit to the program. This eBook highlights insights and videos from a January 22 conference on FedRAMP and includes articles that dive further into the future of this program.


The Future of Convergence is Here!

Hitachi Data Systems Federal Unified Compute Platform (UCP) is a portfolio of converged infrastructure services and solutions. Download this whitepaper to learn how this platform combines best-of-breed storage, servers, networking and software management.


The Economy of Security: How Physical and Cybersecurity Drive Economic Vitality

Security solutions can help government agencies drive economic vitality for their regions with security intelligence. What is not as widely considered is the fact that cyber and physical security breaches can have a negative effect on economic vitality. Read this paper to gain a better of understanding of the connection between economic vitality and security.


Coordinating Health and Human Services

Certain health conditions add massive costs to government programs. Addressing the factors that influence individual wellness has the potential to contain or reduce healthcare and social program costs, and technology can play a role in helping states and cities improve program results.


Flash Performance for Oracle RAC with PCIe Shared Storage

This paper talks about this unique offering that makes it possible for Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) database to run on PCIe Solid State Disks. The RAC cluster need not have any other shared storage, yet it still achieves the best performance, availability, scalability and cost savings for building out blocks of databases for the public or private cloud.


Four Pillars of Business Analytics

This brief describes the Four Pillars of Business Analytics and highlights how to understand your application needs and design apps that inform, connect and motivate users. Learn how to apply the Four Pillars and the benefits derived from each.


Watson Analytics - Find What Matters Most to Your Business

Based in the cloud, IBM Watson Analytics sets powerful analytics capabilities free so almost anyone can use them. Learn how your agency can derive powerful insights from analytics.


Federal Big Data Analytics

Federal agencies are struggling to make sense out of their big data challenges while trying to utilize big data to improve their mission performance. While commercial companies are leveraging big data to make even more accurate and timely decisions, federal agencies can feel like they are behind the eight ball. Read this whitepaper to learn how to unlock the insights within your data.


Helping Federal Agencies and Service Branches to Secure Budget Requests and Improve Mission Performance

Shifting from a traditional funding continuation budgeting process to a results-based budgeting process is a critical step for government organizations that demonstrates a commitment to mission and helps to secure budget requests in today's federal environment. By focusing on mission results, agencies can better allocate scarce funds and demonstrate the need for continued or increased funding levels.


Podium: Mobile Security

Industry expert shares insights on the current state of mobility and the security strategies your agency should be aware of. Download this in depth Q&A to learn best practices for mobile device security and BYOD initiatives.


Enhancing Database Environments with NetApp Storage

Organizations of all kinds rely on their relational databases for both transaction processing and analytics, but many still have challenges in meeting their goals of high availability, security, and performance. Whether planning for a major upgrade of existing databases or considering a net new project, enterprise solution architects should realize that the storage capabilities will matter. NetApp’s systems, software, and services offer a number of advantages as a foundation for better operational results.


Making Success of CDM

If there is one thing government technology professionals know, it’s that no system – no matter how many tools and staff are dedicated to it – is fully secure. Agencies have spent the last two decades working hard to keep up with the changing nature and breadth of cyber-threats, but most acknowledge that it’s time for a new approach.


Converged Systems: Gaining Steam

Government IT managers are beginning to see the value in converged systems for some of their workloads. They are finding that they not only save money and reduce complexity, but help IT better align with agency priorities. Converged infrastructure can increase application availability, centralize and simplify management, enable rapid provisioning of new systems and virtual machines, lower operation and maintenance costs, improve visibility and control, and reduce hardware footprint.


Top 7 Benefits of an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government

VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia® is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud service that delivers the tried and tested VMware capabilities widely used by government organizations today, with the added security and compliance assurance of FedRAMP authorization. Download this infographic to further explore the many benefits of hybrid cloud service.


A Guide to Hybrid Cloud for Government Agencies

Government customers are in need of a secure, compliant enterprise-class hybrid cloud service. Download this informative guide to learn an inside-out approach for extending your agency’s data center to the cloud.


Migrating to an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government: Top 5 Considerations

Most cloud offerings are not designed to run both legacy and new applications on a common cloud platform. As you expand your IT environment to the cloud, you could face compatibility issues with your existing IT infrastructure and the need to rewrite your applications for specific public cloud platforms. Download this information brief to discover how to address the top five considerations for migrating basic workloads and sensitive data to the cloud.


Information Assurance, Network Ops, and Cyber Security: Filling the Gaps with SecureVue®

DoD Installations have critical information assurance, network operations and cyber security requirements that IA and network teams spend significant time and money to meet. In this white paper, learn how to cost-effectively meet these requirements.


E-Signature Guide for Government

An introduction to electronic signatures for all levels of government and how the technology is transforming government processes. If you are interested in learning how the US Army, GSA, State of Vermont, USDA and other government organizations have improved efficiency, contained cost and increased auditability with e-signatures, this guide is for you.


Information Exchange, Mobility Revolutionize Healthcare

The health care industry is late to the game when it comes to information sharing–understandably so, given the highly personal data involved. Download this digital dialogue to learn how the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT has been working to make it easy and secure for health providers to exchange patient information in order to provide better care.


Getting Cloud Migration Right

Under federal mandate, government agencies must migrate information, applications and systems to the cloud. But that doesn’t mean the job is simple or easy. Download this digital dialogue to learn best practices for agencies to meet mandates while securing information and building relationships with cloud providers.


Compliance Made Easy

Federal agencies must abide by various mandated standards in order to secure information, but compliance isn’t as easy as marking off a checklist. Download this digital dialogue to learn what tools exist to help your agency simplify the process.


The Viewpoint: Supporting Secure Mobile Technology Inside Government Agencies

Download this Q&A to gain insight into how Government agencies are approaching mobile technology and the ways that agencies can support and secure their mobility initiatives.


Benefits of Flash for Database Workloads

IT leaders are required to deliver improved performance and increase efficiencies while maintaining an enterprise-class infrastructure for their customer’s database environments. A complete portfolio consisting of flash in the storage controller, flash in disk shelves, and all-flash arrays is the best way to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels in your environment. The NetApp flash portfolio is capable of solving database performance and I/O latency problems encountered by many database deployments.