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Snapshot: Solutions for Collaborative Government

Collaboration has always been a part of the way government does business, but until relatively recently it was something that happened only at certain times and between select groups of people. That is because with the older generation of tools, there was often a fear that collaboration would distract workers and drag down productivity. But new technology has allayed those fears, and now government managers are the numerous benefits of supporting collaboration, from easier sharing of information and faster response to events, to a better use of scarce budget dollars. The focus now is on developing the goals and strategies for successful collaboration initiatives, and providing the best-in-class solutions for employees.


Virtualization Fosters More Collaborative Healthcare Services

Virtualization and cloud solutions make it much easier to manage the mix of old and new systems now found in many healthcare organizations. Download this informative digital dialogue to learn about the rapid changes in healthcare services, including how to build a business case for point of care solutions.


Face-to-Face: Cloud

It has been about three years since the White House launched its “Cloud First” mandate to encourage agencies to speed up their use of cloud computing. However, most agencies have struggled with structuring cloud contracts and defining exactly what capabilities they need from industry, according to speakers at a recent event. Download this event overview to discover more highlights from this recent cloud event, including how to create an acquisition strategy for buying into the cloud.


VMware® View™ for Government-Agency Multilevel Secure (MLS) Desktops

The complexities of delivering simultaneous access by users with different security clearances and needs-to-know, and preventing users from obtaining access to information for which they lack authorization, are almost overwhelming. Recurring security problems such as covert channels (where highly classified data is transmitted inappropriately to lower-classification users), bypassing (where unsecured data paths are opened maliciously or mistakenly), and an assortment of other issues have plagued MLS systems. And today, the accelerating pace of technological change creates additional challenges for government-agency MLS systems.


Research Report: The Virtualization Playbook

The increasing complexity of the government enterprise—and the increasing volume and complexity of the data being managed—is forcing agency IT managers to rethink how they manage the infrastructure. Virtualization is at the center of that. By virtualizing key elements of the data center, agencies gain flexibility, scalability and manageability. And those gains are magnified when agencies integrate those systems into a cohesive whole. At the same time, IT managers are looking to bolster their infrastructures with emerging storage and storage management options. The data center of the future is taking shape now.


Cloud in 2014: A Guide for Government

Cloud is set to play a major role in government. Although agencies are still working out security issues and other policies, they also are deploying cloud technology to meet an increasingly wide array of mission requirements. And the options to government users of cloud are expanding. Hybrid clouds, which support both public and private options, provide a much-needed solution for users, the government’s FedRAMP program offers better choices for secure cloud services, and cloud brokers could take care of most of the procurement angst. Without a doubt, 2014 will be a big year for the cloud.


Dashboard Best Practices for Government

Dashboards are fast becoming the go-to access point for analytics, helping to make decision making faster and easier. They can be deployed quickly and can provide users with ways to customize their interactions with data, making dashboards fit the needs of all different roles within an agency. Our whitepaper will help you understand best practices for using dashboards to develop effective and valuable analytics.


Face-to-Face: Cybersecurity

If there is one shared challenge organizations face to¬day, it’s cybersecurity. Figuring out how to secure data as networks grow more complex and budgets continue to shrink is a growing, urgent concern. At a March 18 event titled “Proactive Approaches for Vigilance and Resilience,” government and industry rep¬resentatives agreed that it’s best to take a proactive, inte¬grated and balanced approach to securing systems. Download this informative event overview to learn more event highlights including the best practices for overcoming cybersecurity challenges.


GameChanger: The Evolution of PaaS

When Platform-as-a-Service first came on the scene, it took a while before people began to understand its benefits. That makes sense; not only is it cloud-based, but PaaS is a different way of managing platforms. Download this whitepaper to better understand the different flavors of PaaS, including the pros and cons of each approach.


Research Report: Best Practices in Networking and Storage Efficiency

The results of a new survey of government IT professionals reflects a broader recognition that existing infrastructures could soon be overwhelmed by the current rate of growth in data. Sixty-six percent of respondents said their agencies needed “to implement a network architecture that will enable high-velocity data capture, discovery, storage and analytics.” But it’s not just a matter of keeping up with the data. Download this research report to discover more findings, as well as learn how agencies are adopting other technologies that can have a significant impact on their IT infrastructure.


Server Data is the Main Target for Advanced Persistent Threats

This white paper discusses why the old data security model no longer works, the inherent risks of APTs and why perimeter defenses alone are not sufficient to safeguard organizations against the current generation of security threats.


Creating a Digital Strategy to Provide Exceptional Digital Experiences

In the age of the interconnected world where the primary touchpoints are digital, the purpose of the digital experience as part of the digital strategy is clear: deliver an engaging, useful and ideally, differentiating experience to the user – and make every experience truly “exceptional”. For IBM clients, “Exceptional Digital Experience” is realized in the results. This paper demonstrates how organizations, with their unique requirements, have created and benefited from an exceptional digital experience from IBM.