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GameChanger: Document Management

The prediction that the paperless office will one day be a reality dates as far back as 1975. Clearly, much progress has been made since that time, thanks to massive amounts of computer-based storage, sophisticated software for document workflow and other technological gains, but the true paperless office is still an elusive concept. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight into the ROI of document management, including how mobility is vital to the overall success of document workflow.


Infoposter: Escalating Cyber Threats

As many agencies are learning, it is possible to spend a lot of money in cybersecurity and still end up with significant vulnerabilities. Here is just a snapshot of the current cyber threat landscape, based on research conducted by cybersecurity experts across the public and private sectors. Whatever the source, the research consistently reveals the complex nature of today’s cyber threats, which cannot be addressed by any simple set of solutions. What is needed is a comprehensive approach that secures the network from end to end and provides real-time, actionable information on emerging threats.


Weathering the Storm: How Cloud Management Can Align Competing Federal C-Suite Priorities

Though many C-suite executives are involved in any agency’s decision to adopt a cloud computing solution, two of the most prominent decision-makers are the chief financial officer and the chief information officer.


Understanding Cloud for Today and the Future

Steps to migrating and managing the new cloud technology include researching its benefits specific to a given agency, adjusting IT management to accommodate new services and fool-proofing SLAs. Download this informative digital dialogue to learn more about the range of cloud types including the five main characteristics of cloud and the three forms of cloud services.


Empowering Analysts with Big Data

The paper focuses on the technologies and capabilities organizations should arm their analysts with, so they cannot just ingest big data, but uncover difficult evidence and turn it that big data into actionable intelligence.


Transitioning to a new era of human information

When we consider human information and its dominance in today’s enterprise, it is natural to wonder how we can effectively search and find the information we need. Typically, people search or analyze data using an attribute such as the date a video was taken, who is in a photo, or whether a blog gives a positive view of a product. Since computers have historically used databases to increase search efficiency, finding human information raises a number of new questions regarding how we can organize, process, and search it.


Network Optimization: Networks in Motion

For years, agencies have optimized their networks primarily by adding capacity and perhaps fine-tuning their architecture. But the surging demand for capacity driven by such trends as cloud computing and teleworking, and from bandwidth-hogging applications such as video, are quickly increasing the pressure on network performance. Agencies can no longer afford to respond by simply throwing more bandwidth at the problem. Instead, they are turning their attention to network optimization.


Testing the Business Ruggedness and Reliability of HP EliteBook Notebooks PCs

HP business notebooks are designed with reliability in mind, which is why all HP business notebooks undergo the HP Total Test Process consisting of over 115,000 hours of testing. Our comprehensive and proven testing program delivers superior quality and reliability and includes 50,000 test steps with 240 industry-standard hardware and software products tested for compatibility.


Roadmap to a Contact Center of Excellence

When it comes to government IT-based programs, the technology itself rarely seems to be a stumbling block. Agency culture is most often the culprit. The need for improved communication and collaboration are not the only factors preventing your agency from achieving contact center excellence. Download this special report to learn how to get your agency’s contact center on the right path through mobility, social media, cloud services and performance management.


GameChanger: Deep Analytics

The world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day from unstructured data sources like sensors, social media posts and digital photos. Clearly, unstructured data is growing exponentially, and government is no exception. Download this informative report to gain further insight into the world of deep analytics as well as learn a new approach to analysis.


Mobile Strategies: All Systems Go

Although there are countless mobile apps available in the market, the number of feasible options is reduced considerably because of agency concerns about security and privacy. Still, the Digital Government Strategy calls for “developing models for the secure, yet rapid, delivery of commercial mobile applications into the Federal environment.” Download this special report to learn more about mobile strategies including the four steps to successful mobile development.


Protecting Legacy Host Systems with Authentication & Authorization Technologies

This powerful add-on from Attachmate works with your existing terminal emulator to boost your host security and centralized management capabilities.


Former Air Vehicles Directorate Increases Efficiency with Optimized Printer Deployment

Integrity first. Service before self. Excellence in all we do. These core values of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) permeate every decision of the world’s preeminent aerospace power. The Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council (ITCC) Digital Planning and Imaging (DPI) initiative is no exception. The initiative sets targets to modernize, standardize and consolidate the USAF print infrastructure to help lower operational costs, reduce environmental impact and increase office efficiency—all while enhancing information security.


Optimizing Technology Refresh

HP’s Distinguished Technologist, Bruce Michelson, takes a unique look at the IT refresh of desktops, notebooks, and servers; discussing the megatrends and the impact they have on the technology refresh cycle.


How to eat an elephant:Strategies for portfolio modernization

There’s an elephant in the room that nobody’s talking about. This is the legacy portfolio that supports business-critical operations, but threatens your organization’s ability to respond to change. The need for organizations to modernize their application portfolios has never been clearer.


Make the connection between the cloud and application modernization

Businesses that want a continued competitive advantage in the market often rely on the latest technology to help them get there. Two key trends in the IT space are requiring enterprises to rethink the best way to run their businesses: cloud computing and application modernization.


Guide for Reducing Data Center Physical Infrastructure Energy Consumption in Federal Data Centers

In an effort to create a clean energy economy, recent US presidents and congress have issued a series of legislation and executive orders requiring federal agencies to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in government facilities. Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer, is supporting that effort by establishing a Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative to help reduce energy consumption in over 1,100 Federal data centers. US Federal data center managers are on a timeline to respond with their final consolidation plan. This paper analyzes the implication of these mandates and offers recommendations for how to improve energy efficiency in Federal data centers.


From ‘To Work’ to Telework: Small and Smart Mobile Solutions for Public Servants

Learn how smartphones are becoming the mobile device of choice for generations of workers more accustomed to the possibilities of telework with the flexibility to choose how and where they do their work.


Research Report: Emerging Strategies for Managing Mobility

In August 2013, FCW surveyed defense, civilian and state and local agency decision-makers about their mobile management strategies. The survey covered topics regarding workforce deployment of mobile devices, BYOD vs. agency-issued device policies, usage and security concerns that stem from the use of mobile devices and architectural considerations including virtualization strategies. Download this informative report to uncover the research findings and broaden your scope of knowledge on mobile management.


Research Report: The Virtual Public Sector

For more and more government agencies, desktop virtualization is proving to be the right solution at the right time. The technology, which makes it possible to deploy, manage and optimize desktop-based applications and data from a central console, can help agencies extend desktop computing resources to a wide range of end-user devices securely and cost effectively, whether users are in the office, on the road or working at home. Download this report to discover further research findings on virtualization trends and the shape of things to come.


Five Critical Security Controls for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

Federal agencies know that while nearly impossible to mitigate every conceivable cyber risk, the goal is to solidify protections against foreseeable attacks, while providing security expects with time, and the timely intelligence, to prevent unknown threats and minimize the damage to their networks. Download this solution brief to understand how Department of Homeland Security’s newly awarded CDM program is helping agencies prioritize cyber efforts and explore the five security controls deemed most crucial for effective cyber-defense.


Questions to Ask Before Buying Big Data Tools

You don’t have to be in IT to care about big data analytics. Proper analysis of big data can uncover hidden patterns that offer insights into the various faucets of your business. This information can ultimately aide in increased knowledge and more informed decision making. Download this whitepaper to learn more about purchasing the right analytic tools for your agency.


What the Federal Government is Doing Better Than Businesses

What could businesses gain by emulating the federal government’s best practices? $Millions more than you may think. This data-rich white paper details how the largest, global organization (the DoD) is setting the standard for significant cost savings and process efficiency.


Critical Infrastructure Protection Needs Holistic Approach

The nature of ongoing cyberattacks is changing. Attackers are shifting from directly targeting government and military networks to targeting networks in the defense industrial base and commercial critical infrastructure. The attacks are also increasing in frequency and severity. Download this whitepaper to learn the emerging best practices in protecting your organization’s critical infrastructure network.


Emerging Cyber Threats Demand New Thinking

Government agencies need a better approach to dealing with cybersecurity threats, and they know it. A recent survey by the 1105 Government Information Group found that government agencies are not satisfied with current efforts to protect their information from the dynamic threat environment. Download this research report to uncover more findings, including what agencies view as the top threat to their organization.


Making Data Meaningful

Information can make or break a government program, so knowing how to properly collect, manage and report it is crucial. Two main components to making big data useful are standardization and distillation. Download this whitepaper to learn more on improving your agency's data analytics, including the three steps to handling data correctly.


A Perfect Storm? Cloud, Mobility and Information Sharing for the Federal Government

Many federal organizations are now fulfilling the Cloud First policy mandate, which directs organizations to prioritize the use of cloud computing offerings to reduce costs, among other things. The movement is also facilitating collaboration, something that is becoming increasingly important within enterprises as well as public organizations and agencies. View this interactive eBook to read more on how federal organizations such as the U.S. Army War College are addressing the government’s requirement to enhance collaboration.


Implementing Messaging and Directory Services in Federal Agencies:The Real Cost of Inactivity

Dell Software commissioned a government market research provider to poll federal IT workers on awareness of, and attitudes toward, the use of cloud technology for messaging and directory services in federal agencies, especially the process and timelines associated with provisioning and de-provisioning users.


A New Approach to Document, Data Security

Given the rise of mobility and cloud computing and the paperless flow of data, you might think multifunction devices would be relegated to the periphery. But it turns out, the modern enterprise environment is anything but paperless. Moreover, MFDs have evolved a great deal. They’ve become network-connected hubs in the workflow of documents and data. Download this whitepaper and learn how multifunction device capabilities produce real gains in mobility, flexibility and efficiency.


Research Report: Data Security

In May 2013, FCW surveyed DOD, civilian, and state and local agency business and IT decision makers about data security issues and solutions. The survey covered topics regarding cybersecurity, protection from insider threats, safeguarding Big Data initiatives, and improving cloud security. Download this informative research report to read the survey results.


Don't Take Mobile Security for Granted

The key requirement of a mobile security plan is to adopt a centralized set of policies and controls. Mobile device management and anti-virus software are stand-alone solutions that may not cover all the different issues on varied operating systems and devices. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can implement a solution that looks at security holistically from an organizational point of view. Download this informative whitepaper to gain expert insight on centralized mobile security strategies.


Guide: Solutions Emerge as Federal Government Pushes Agencies to the Cloud

In this Solution Guide, World Wide Technology reveals its data center cloud model in-depth and presents solutions around cloud computing with a standardized product set and advancing to an integration stage. The guide takes a close look at the VMware® Enterprise vCloude Suite on the EMC® VSPEX® converged infrastructure platform , examining storage and infrastructure components as well as cloud operations and management services.


Detecting Unknown Threats and Reducing Response Times

The industry has finally realized the need to shift its focus to detecting unknown threats and reducing response time. Learn organizations are achieving these two critical goals by integrating analysis and enabling real-time collaboration.


Enhance ROI with RSA Archer Federal Solutions

This paper outlines the challenges faced by Federal Information Assurance professionals and offers solutions to those challenges, including the ROI for each.


The Road to Enterprise PaaS

Cloud Computing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, such as OpenShift by Red Hat, leverage automation technologies and a cloud architecture to make developers more productive by helping them focus on creating applications rather than dealing with infrastructures. Download this informative whitepaper to learn about the many benefits of PaaS for the enterprise.


GameChanger: Continuous Monitoring

Organizations all over the world are struggling with how to guard their systems against new, targeted cyber threats and federal agencies are no exception. The goal is to stop attacks as early as possible, or cut short their ability to inflict widespread damage. With continuous monitoring, agencies constantly assess the state of their information security controls across their entire enterprise. The hope is that with constant review, greater security will follow. Download this informative whitepaper for more on how continuous monitoring needs a measured approach.


Filling Your Cybersecurity Gaps is Just Good Business

The traditional cybersecurity infrastructure contains several detection, analysis and remediation gaps. Today, organizations need to focus on two main things: detecting unknown threats and reducing response time. Download this informative whitepaper to read more on the weaknesses of the traditional cybersecurity model and how agencies are filling the gaps.


Worst Practices in Predictive Analytics

In this white paper, we will investigate worst practices in predictive analytics. We’ll discuss why these actions can derail predictive analytics initiatives, and what steps can be taken to avoid making such mistakes. We’ll also highlight the key steps required for building and deploying effective predictive applications, and showcase WebFOCUS RStat, today’s most powerful and full-featured solution for predictive analytics.


Take an Intelligence-Led, Proactive, Predictive Approach to Law Enforcement

This paper will show how police departments in cities ranging in size from Houston, Texas to Erlanger, Kentucky to Richmond, Virginia, quickly implemented technology that enables them to address their unique situations and take a successful intelligence-led, proactive, predictive approach to fighting crime. Their high-tech crime centers use business intelligence (BI), analytics, and geographic information system (GIS) mapping to improve organization and boost strategic decision-making, increasing morale and efficiency and making their cities safer.


Solution Brief: Discover the power of Adobe Connect for Web Meetings

Adobe Connect for Web Meetings significantly improves collaboration with your colleagues, partners, and customers anytime, anywhere, across virtually any device. With Adobe Connect, meeting organizers can go far beyond simple screen sharing and deliver easy-to-access, rich meetings from a desktop or directly from a mobile device.


Windows To Go: Cost and ROI

This exclusive research whitepaper provides an overview of the Windows-enabled USB flash drive approach to enabling remote work. It also provides detailed comparisons between Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI), conventional laptop provisioning and Windows-enabled USB flash drives under different scenarios. Download to learn more.


Adobe® Connect™: Bringing together video and next-generation web conferencing

Many businesses can achieve the benefits of face-to-face meetings through an investment in a video or web conferencing solution, saving the company both travel time and resources. Selecting the right technology to replace in-person meetings begins with understanding your organizational needs and pairing these needs with the optimal conferencing solution. Download this whitepaper for more on Adobe Connect.


Telework Solutions for Government

From the aggressive telework program of the U.S. General Services Administration to Georgia’s tax credits for private sector telecommuting programs, agencies at all levels of government are embracing telework for a variety of reasons. By leveraging Adobe technologies government employees are enabled to work anywhere, anytime—plus it makes them more productive and efficient working in the agency’s office. Downlaod this whitepaper for more on Adobe's telework solutions


Success Story: Adobe Connect Solution to facilitate collaboration and peer engagement across Department of Defense

In June 2007, DISA awarded Defense Connect Online (DCO), a two-part Adobe Connect solution for collaboration and engagement across DoD global operations. Two different systems comprise the Adobe Connect implementation, one for the unclassified network, and one for the classified network. A pre-release version of DCO was tested over a five-month period and went live in April 2008, enabling deployed troops, supporting personnel, and military leaders to collaborate effortlessly across locations worldwide. Read more about how DISA enabled secure collaboration with Adobe Connect.


Cloud Migration: The Time is Now

While agencies have made some progress in moving to the cloud, many have done so tentatively, focusing on “safe” applications such as email and public-facing websites. But the time to move other applications and infrastructure to the cloud is now. The best way to ensure a safe path forward is by working with an experienced provider of cloud-based services—one that understands the unique security, interoperability and portability challenges that government agencies face. Download this informative whitpaper for more on the advantages of a cloud service provider.


Secure Data Access in a Mobile Universe

The Economist Intelligence Unit in June 2012 conducted a global survey of senior executives to explore how organizations can accommodate rising demands for mobile access to business information while minimizing the security risks to proprietary data.


SANS Analyst Program: Implementing the Critical Security Controls

This paper serves as a how-to for organizations in various stages of implementing the controls and offers two real-world examples of CSC adoption.


Expert Q&A: Continuous Monitoring

As attacks on agency networks and assets become ever more divergent and sophisticated, continuous monitoring will be a critical element in an organization’s cybersecurity strategy. But it’s not an easy thing to implement. Download this Q&A report for industry perspectives on the various elements of effective continuous monitoring, and why it’s not just one more technology program.


Contract Guide: GSA IT Schedule 70

GSA’s IT Schedule 70 has been the major go-to vehicle for federal agencies to buy IT products and, more recently, services. At close to $16 billion in annual sales, it takes up a large chunk of the government’s overall yearly IT budget. But it’s facing uncertain times as the overall fiscal climate squeezes the resources GSA can devote to it, and competing vehicles such as agency GWACs loom in its mirror. Changes are coming to the venerable IT contract, and both users and vendors need to prepare. Download the contract guide now.


Research Report: Collaboration Solutions Transforming Government

Government agencies are getting serious about online collaboration tools because they see the opportunity to improve enterprise-wide information sharing, support real-time communications during a crisis, and to reduce the money they spend on large in-person meetings or conferences. A recent survey conducted by the 1105 Government Information Group shows that these and other potential benefits are leading many agencies to deepen their investment in collaboration tools and to make collaboration part of their organizational culture. Download this exclusive research report for more on collaboration trends in government.