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Whitepapers


Taking an Enterprise-Wide View of Service Delivery

To modernize their IT services, federal CIOs are moving away from email and spreadsheets to manage their business. They are consolidating disparate and legacy systems onto a common platform, automating manual tasks and standardizing work processes. Download this whitepaper to read more on how to find the right IT service delivery solution for your organization.


Essential Guide to Synchronous Learning, Web Conferencing and Real-Time Collaboration

Are training and employee development programs engaging your employees? Do your online meeting tools meet the needs of your business? Download this guide to learn more about which factors your organization should consider when choosing synchronous learning, web conferencing, and real-time collaboration programs.


Executive Insights: Clearing the Compliance Hurdle

Working with FedRAMP-certified vendors, agencies can leverage pre-approved expertise, facilities and resources to get the most benefit from the cloud. Download this whitepaper to learn more insights on cloud computing, including how to overcome obstacles to compliance.


Case Study | Ready, Aim, HP Fortify!

Download this informative case study to see how the U.S. Army deployed an application security regimen for munititions system to help prevent attacks by identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities in the munitions management software application to ensure training superiority and achieve readiness objectives.


Breaking the Cyber Attack Lifecycle

Find out why the new reality is that old enterprise security methods aren’t working. At this stage, the security industry is overinvested in products and technology, and underinvested in people and processes. The technology and tools that are currently in place often can’t be effectively managed. What’s required is a holistic approach to enterprise security that stops matching weapon for weapon and instead shifts focus to protecting what’s actually important to the business.


Best Practices: Health IT in the Cloud

It’s no coincidence that so many healthcare organizations are turning to the cloud to host their applications, processes and workloads. Download this whitepaper to learn how the cloud model can help your organization increase patient and provider access, improve agility, cut costs, and more!


Understanding Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM)

As sophistication of cyberthreats and the risk of damaging breaches have increased, so has the relevance for continuous monitoring in IT security. Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) combines, in an automated way, the ability to dynamically monitor networks and systems and assess security risks. Download this Contract Guide to learn more on why CDM is so important in the war against cyberthreats.


Software-Defined Storage: An Answer to Growing Data Needs

As the volume of data explodes, and looks set to continue to grow for a long time to come, finding solutions for how to manage and store that data has become a major headache for organizations. Download this whitepaper to learn how simply adding capacity is no longer an answer and the turn to cloud computing and the use of more dynamic applications is clearly outstripping the capabilities of current storage arrays.


From Messengers to Compensation Ambassadors

In this study, we sought to understand how managers’ communications skills impact employees’ perceptions of their pay. We also explored the role HR plays in developing these skills for managers, especially through compensation communication and training initiatives. We used data from the IBM WorkTrends™ survey, which measured employees’ attitudes about pay, managers’ communication skills, and organizational pay practices. Because these practices vary substantially by country, we focused on a sample of over 9,000 full-time regular employees in the U.S. We surveyed both employees’ and managers’ perspectives, so we were able to present both sides of the story.


A Vision for Cyber Security Detection Analytics

Organizations are in the midst of considering how Big Data can assist in their plans to detect advanced cyber adversaries. Many are starting to build Big Data infrastructure and feed it both structured and unstructured data, but few have determined exactly what they will do with the data after they have collected it. This paper outlines the vision of what to do with all this security data; a vision for detecting advanced adversaries through pairing Big Data and data science.


Solving the Cybersecurity Threat Puzzle

The insider threat is a pervasive security problem for all organizations, and has been from the beginning of the Internet age. While various technology solutions have been used to deal with threats from outside the enterprise perimeter, little seems to have worked to counter those from the inside. Download this special report to learn more on how object-based intelligence can help with your agency’s cyber defense initiatives.


The Expectation of SSL Everywhere

SSL is the set of cryptographic protocols that secure data in transit. Today SSL is often the only tool standing between your organization and the bad actors. The stakes around SSL have been upleveled to the limit. Whether or not it’s convenient to admit, it’s time for organizations to uplevel their overall security posture to protect this last line of defense.


Protect Against Evolving DDoS Threats: The Case for Hybrid

CIOs want harmony. Security directors loathe point products. Network operations won’t buy into anything new. CIOs can get the harmony they need around DDoS mitigation by extending the F5 Application Delivery Controller into a hybrid solution: on-premises with a new cloud component.


Face to Face Cybersecurity | Moving Online Identity Management Beyond the Password

Download this informative event summary of the recent Face to Face Event titled "Cybersecurity: Creating Trusted Identity-Driven Federal Enterprises" to see how you can make better use of identity analytics and existing security tools to decrease the number of incidents of online fraud and identity theft.


IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis for Defense Intelligence

As national security and defense threats become more asymmetrical and complex, intelligence organizations and agencies are challenged to respond more efficiently and precisely. Download this solution brief to gain further insight into how your organization can accelerate the data-to-decision process to make better informed decisions with confidence.


IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis for Cyber Intelligence

Don't let cyber criminals steal your data, exploit your resources or damage your reputation. Learn how IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis can help you fortify your cyber security measures by uncovering hidden connections and threats, buried in disparate data sets, in near real-time.


Old PCs Put Your Business at Risk

With hackers working around the clock to identify the next potential victim, it’s more important than ever for you to prioritize security. And if your business is using PCs even just a few years old, the chances of a successful attack are even greater: Virus protection and other software security solutions cannot sufficiently reduce the risk. Download this informative white paper to learn how to protect against hackers by upgrading to new desktops featuring Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family and supporting software.


Mobility and Your Remote Workforce: What to Consider Before Deploying New Laptops

Older PCs are a risk due to a lack of robust hardware-based security, older processors, and outdated operating systems. This Cheat Sheet paper discusses the points you should consider when selecting notebooks and laptops for your mobile and remote workforce. Download this paper today to learn about how combining the right hardware upgrades with newer OS options and endpoint management software can provide the needed protection against today’s security risks.


Ultimate Tech Challenge: OS Migration

IT professionals face interesting and complex challenges on a daily basis, and often need to come up with creative, on-the-fly solutions to fix problems and keep a business running. Operating system migrations are no different, and can present a handful of situational complexities to overcome.


Mobile Security: Confidence Ebbs as BYOD Booms

Security risks have grown roughly in proportion to the meteoric growth in employee-owned mobile devices within the workplace. Meanwhile cyber-attacks are growing in sophistication and severity. According to data from a new IDG Research survey, these dynamics have IT decision makers scrambling to tighten and revise BYOD policies while addressing the holistic issue of endpoint security.Download this two-page paper detailing the IDG Research results for expert advice on securing your organization’s data on Dell devices with Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family in an increasingly mobile world.


Migration Insights

The Migration Insight eGuide summarizes five IT Professional's real-world advice about managing migration, both on the client and server. It provides insight into their business decision to migrate, the migration process, training, and the business improvements achieved as a result of their decision to migrate.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.