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Breaking News: Big Data is Solved!

The good news is that solutions can now be delivered to address the data management needs posed by Big Data. Without much risk of contradiction, it can be said that the requirements of absorbing and storing Big Data have been solved by industry to date, by a combination of both the demand-driven commercial-off-the-shelf software manufacturers and by the voluntary software development contributions of participants in the free and open source consortia.


How To Achieve Secure ID Assurance

Nearly 10 years after establishment of the Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM) program, most federal agencies have yet to complete a comprehensive approach to unifying physical and logical access using a single smart card or token. The time to act is now. In this white paper, we’ll review the key FICAM use cases and the approaches agencies can take to efficiently accomplish them.


Mobility, from Start to End User

Government agencies are embracing the notion of mobility both for their employees and consumers, but they’re finding that adoption means plenty of adaption. Most of the time, IT managers can’t simply apply desktop PC requirements to mobile devices and call it a day. Mobility brings a host of new challenges that can best be solved by looking at the individual pieces with the finished puzzle in mind. To kick-start your strategy, download the Digital Dialogue now!


Avoiding Disaster Recovery Pitfalls

Hurricane Sandy was just one of many recent weather-related events that underscored the importance of keeping systems and operations up and running with as little interruption as possible. But whether it’s a natural disaster or an application failure that brings down a system, agencies must have a plan in place to protect their data and quickly recover IT services. Organizations are much more dependent on technology than they used to be. Download the summary report now from the recent webcast: Disaster Recovery and COOP: How to Make the Best of a Worst-Case Scenario


Government Cloud Collaboration Services: Collaborate More Easily and Effectively While Reducing IT Costs

Like many organizations, federal agencies can drive progress through social collaboration. Read the solution brief to see how secure, scalable, cloud-based solutions can help your agency collaborate socially without any extra cost, complexity or compliance concerns. See how these tools can also help enable better decisions to be made faster.


2012 Symantec Avoiding Hidden Costs of Cloud Survey

Cloud provides significant advantages, improved agility and reduced costs. But there is a darker side – the hidden costs of cloud that can negate the benefits if not properly contained. The 2013 Symantec Avoiding the Hidden Costs of Cloud Survey reveals some of these unanticipated challenges, and ways to mitigate risk, so agencies can benefit from today’s efficient cloud solutions.


The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation

Although cloud capabilities offer numerous opportunities to drive business innovation, its potential beyond technological capabilities remains virtually untapped. Read the white paper to learn more about the benefits of cloud-enabled business models in promoting sustainable competitive advantage.


Enterprise 2.0 – The Next Generation, Mobile Enterprise

With the barriers of traditional enterprises breaking down, CIOs must prepare to support a progressive workforce and trends such as bring-your-own-device, virtual desktop environments and the cloud. Are you prepared?


Making Tablets and Touch Devices Work for Government

Government workers need greater mobility to get their jobs done in today’s challenging times. While tablets and touch devices used to be more promise than practicality for government, new hardware and software capabilities are changing mobile devices from ”toys” into high-performance computing devices that can perform public sector work powerfully and securely.


Windows Migration in Government: Conquering OS Deployment Challenges

A research survey on the State of Windows Migration reveals that most government IT departments (57%) are still in the midst of their upgrades. Eighty-three percent of those who have completed the migration process rated their level of satisfaction at 7 or above on a ten point scale. About a third of respondents (34%) note the appeal of the operating system is its overall capabilities rather than any one single feature. While government IT organizations admit to a host of organizational and technical issues, none of these barriers are insurmountable. The proof: The majority of government organizations claim their Windows 7 migrations are proceeding on schedule.


Methods and Insights Into Managing Mobile Securely

Mobile device usage continues to grow throughout the federal government. In January and February 2013, FCW surveyed IT decision makers across federal agencies that are involved with mobile security strategy. Read this report for key points on the current state of mobile security in the federal government.


Special Report: Business Continuity

If the unthinkable were to occur and your agency had to continue providing essential services and performing essential activities, would you know what to do and where to go? In most cases, the answer is yes. Today, thanks to lessons learned from past disasters and government requirements, most government agencies and departments have some type of business continuity plan that allows them to maintain critical functions.