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Moving Beyond Complexity: Making Cloud Part of Your IT Strategy

In recent years, the emergence of big data, mobility and social trends have increased the complexity of the IT infrastructure at many agencies. In this webcast, Stan Kaczmarczyk, Director, Cloud Computing Services Program Management Office at the General Services Administration, will discuss strategies for easing the transition to the cloud.


Hybrid Networks – The New Government Standard in the Age of the Cloud

In a time of rapid technological development, it is imperative to ensure our networks can withstand the increased demands we place on them. With cloud and application adoption showing no signs of slowing, the time is now to make sure your network can keep up.


Enterprise Information Management - Data Architecture: Meeting Mandates and Mission Requirements

So many key initiatives in government depend on information. Agencies are looking to use Big Data analytics to drive decisions. They are facing federal DATA Act deadlines for grants, and OMB mandates for email and electronic records, shared services, and cybersecurity. Too often such initiatives are stymied by an outmoded, siloed information landscape. In this webcast, Manjula Ambur, Associate CIO, Big Data Analytics & Chief Knowledge Officer and Ed McLarney, Associate CIO for Innovation, and Chief Technology Officer for IT – both with NASA Langley Research Center – will discuss a three-pronged approach that can help agencies develop an enterprise-level data and information management architecture and strategy.


Innovation in the Data Center: Advancing Beyond Legacy Infrastructure

Federal data centers traditionally have proven very resistant to change. But the mandate is clear: Agencies need to improve the cost-effectiveness of their data center operations, and consolidation is only part of the solution. This webcast will discuss strategies for modernizing the infrastructure and raising the bar on IT services delivery. In this webcast, Fred Whiteside, program manager for the data center consolidation initiative at the Department of Labor, will discuss how agencies can achieve the maximum efficiency and performance as part of the consolidation process.


Securing Government Data in a Mobile World

Smartphones and tablets are already ubiquitous in government buildings—50 percent of federal employees access work email from their personal mobile devices, and another 49 percent use their personal devices for downloading work documents. This makes securing Android and iOS devices critical to preventing the loss of confidential data—and improving employee productivity. Join John Gamble, Director of Products, and Nick Fisher, Director of Product Marketing, at Lookout as they share insights on mobile threat vectors that present serious risks, and how to take actions in mitigating these risks.


Preparing the Public Sector for New Cybersecurity Regulations

As you prepare your organization’s cybersecurity regulations and strategies for FY2016, we invite you to view our webcast focused on how to best identify threats and protect your network. This webinar discusses how to create a more secure cyber network, with 100% PIV enablement for all employees and contractors’ privileged users, and to tighten privileged user policies, practices, and procedures.


A Dual Database Strategy: Changing the Cost-Performance Equation

Agency IT organizations are under increasing pressure to speed the delivery of IT services while also lowering costs. Unfortunately, many agencies still depend on legacy database systems, which fail to measure up on performance and come with rising maintenance costs. The solution? A dual database strategy. In this webcast, database industry experts will explain how agencies can reduce the risks associated with a wholesale migration to a new database platform while taking advantage of recent technology advances.


Cloud Computing: Deeper into the Enterprise

OMB’s “Cloud First” policy was a turning point in the federal IT community, leading just about every agency to pilot cloud-based solutions, with many proving to be successful. However, the real payoff comes when an organization moves beyond point solutions and adopts a strategic, comprehensive approach to deploying a cloud infrastructure. In this webcast, Greg Capella, Acting Executive Director of the Enterprise Systems Development Office at the Department of Homeland Security, will offer insights and best practices in enterprise cloud deployment.


Virtualization: The Path to a More Scalable Enterprise

In recent years, federal agencies have deployed virtualization as a way to consolidate IT, improve efficiency, and reduce costs. Server, storage, desktop, and network virtualization have all delivered proven results in their respective areas. But with the emergence of strong solutions that converge several of these layers, agencies may not necessarily be taking advantage of the full benefits of virtualization. This webcast will be on people, process and technology that enable, transform and expand enterprises; and also how the convergence of data center infrastructure is paving the way for creating a more scalable, cost-effective enterprise.


The Moveable Cloud: Delivering Converged Systems Where You Need Them Most

There's no question that public sector IT is undergoing another significant paradigm shift. New technologies, such as software defined networks, cloud computing and hyperconverged systems are shaping the data center of the future by significantly reducing costs and making it possible to roll out applications more quickly and with less resources than ever before. In fact, this new era has changed the traditional data center so much that it can now be said that the new look data center is no longer a traditional cost center, but rather a central part of your agency’s IT enterprise.