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Driving Business Value From Flash Optimized Storage

Flash technology can be fast, reliable and increasingly affordable but is not necessarily an immediate solution for every problem. The key is to know how to put flash to use to deliver real business value. This whitepaper will debunk some of the common flash myths and show the importance of putting the right storage array into place to support the right application in order to deliver the most business value.


Speed and Security Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Download this informative Digital Dialogue to learn why federal agencies are under immense pressure to manage the speed, safety and efficiency of their network and determine what steps you can take to ensure all employees are connected 24x7.


Security Strategy Depends on Risk-Management

Risk framing is an essential aspect of formulating a security strategy. It establishes the boundary and scope of the environment in which risk-based decisions are made. Download this digital dialogue to gain insights from NASA on the best practices for creating a strong information security strategy for your organization.


Information Governance Considerations in the Public Sector

Discover how the challenge of managing Big Data for the government sector can be handled in today’s world. Good information governance, including traditional backup and data preservation/retention is really about retaining the right data for the right reasons. Learn more about the top ten most important IT priorities in the next 12 months for public-sector organizations.


Information and Policy Governance in Federal Agencies

Discover how policy governance can help agencies address the problem of effective content management. In order to comply with the records initiative, you can implement five key objectives: Enhance productivity by using automation and transparency. Don’t restrict the flexibility and capabilities of collaboration tools. Don’t treat all information equally. Decrease the size and cost of your information footprint. Integrate the Memorandum’s requirements. Learn how each of these strategies can contribute to the overall effectiveness of your information governance solutions.


Expert Q&A: The Hyperconverged Datacenter

Hyperconvergence is the next step in the evolution of datacenter technology. It packages infrastructure elements—storage, compute and network—into an appliance. As Chris Howard, Nutanix vice president of federal sales, and Jeff Hogarth, Dell’s federal sales director, explain, the result is simplified administration, reduced ROI and faster response to agency demands.


One Size Does Not Fit All

Federal agencies rely on mobile technology in a range of extreme environments, from border patrol to emergency services, where device failure is not an option. However, with so many “ruggedized” mobile computers on the market, it can be challenging to determine which technology, laptop or tablet, will best meet their needs. New rugged detachable laptops are emerging that offer the best of both worlds in a single device. This whitepaper will take a close look at the usage modes of the fully rugged detachable Panasonic Toughbook 20 laptop, along with examples of different tasks federal agencies encounter on the job.


Analytics: The Upside of Disruption

In order for companies to succeed in the digital market, they must learn to overcome the disruptions of Accelerated digitization, Radical technology changes, and Knowledge can replace speculation. Failure to stay ahead of these disruptions can leave organization stranded and alone while their competitors speed ahead to success. Download this article to learn more!


Cloud Drives Data Sharing

The NIH is making multiple databases available in a common cloud environment to meet its goals of saving money, sustaining the digital ecosystem and creating reproducible healthcare data. Download this Digital Dialogue about a recent webcast to learn more.


Mission: Possible! Your Cognitive Future in Government

Big data has been called the new natural resource. And this resource continues to rapidly grow in volume, variety and complexity, particularly in government. Despite the explosive growth of information across industries, less than 1 percent of the world’s data is currently analyzed. How can government organizations bridge the gap between untapped opportunities and current capabilities? The answer is cognitive computing. Cognitive-based systems build knowledge and learn, understand natural language, and reason and interact more naturally with human beings than traditional programmable systems. Download this article to learn more!


Government Agency Cloud Adoption on the Rise

The move among government agencies to provide digital services is being driven both by consumer market forces and federal mandate. The office of federal CIO and the newly minted U.S. Digital Service even issued its own digital services playbook in 2015. This playbook provides agencies with a straightforward checklist and 13 detailed step-by-step instructions for moving to the digital services world. Download this informative article for a Forward Spin on where cloud trends are headed in 2016.


BYOD & Mobile Security: Still a Challenge for IT

BYOD has made mobile security a much bigger challenge for enterprises. See what Forrester Consulting's national survey revealed.


Federal Agencies: Mobile Risk Measurement Report

Get exclusive analysis of iOS and Android threats and risks encountered by Federal employees and agencies, including trojans, surveillanceware, and root enablers.


Making DDOS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan

Many companies have incorporated DDoS mitigation as part of their disaster recovery plan. However, disaster implies that something unexpected or accidental threatens business continuity. DDoS attacks are deliberate, targeted events occurring on a daily basis. As such, a preparedness plan is essential. Download this whitepaper article now to learn how it is possible to respond quickly and calmly to any attack and minimize any potential operational and financial damage.


Federal Procurement: SEWP V Streamlines Technology Acquisition

SEWP V (Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement), the latest iteration of the Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), aims to provide what agencies need- fast, reasonably priced access to thousands of IT products and related services. Download this informative article to see how Carahsoft is working to help its partners leverage the benefits of the SEWP V contract and how they can help you.


Big Data Serves a Larger Purpose

Government agencies are working on making the information they collect more open and useful. They're doing so by better managing their data and supporting more accessible and easier search data formats. Although data management is a complex process, the right strategy can make all the difference. Download this article to learn what industry experts had to say at the December 2, 2015 event: Extending the Benefits of Big Data.


The 2016 Cloud Roadmap: Going Beyond "Cloud First"

Many government agencies are moving their data and applications to cloud servers, but many do not realize the planning and work that needs to be done before the migration actually begins. Download this article to learn more!


Hybrid Cloud in Government

Hybrid cloud enables governments to combine operations from many departments and agencies and to knit together their data centers with private and public clouds. Learn the reasons for a hybrid approach to cloud, including massive data integration, security and governance.


Backup to the Cloud for Dummies

Improving data backup and recovery is a critical priority for IT groups in organizations of all sizes.  Learn how cloud-integrated storage can help you streamline data protection by reducing time, cost and data volumes.


Flash Storage For Dummies

Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp 2nd Special Edition, describes the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From flash-accelerated storage to all-flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures.


Cloud Computing Extends the Enterprise

The General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are among the agencies embracing cloud computing to extend their enterprise and help foster innovative approaches to developing new IT services. In this digital dialogue, you will find more on the lessons learned, and benefits of cloud computing, including how to best incorporate this solution into your organization.


The New Age of Networking

Federal agencies have made progress over the past decade in preparing their systems and networks to keep pace with technological advances, but there is always more to be done. Agencies are under pressure to keep their networks accessible to employees and more secure than ever before. Download this article to look at some of the technological trends that will be affecting government agencies.


The Evolving Face of Cyber Threats

Cyberattacks are a clear and present threat to government agencies. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) estimated the annual global cost of cybercrime is upwards of $445 billion in a 2014 study. The report further states the average cyberattack continues undetected for several months. Full and detailed data analysis is one of the only emerging ways to get ahead of these threats. According to industry experts, cyber threat analysis currently relies on automated as well as human input. Download this eBook to learn more!


Best Practices for Capstone, and Beyond

With the upcoming National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Managing Government Records Directive requirements for both 2016 and 2019, learn what you need to do to not only meet these deadlines, but also save money and resources.


Cyberthreats: The Modern Battleground

Recent events have proven that the Federal Government needs to give cyber security a higher priority and needs to take steps in better securing it. Download this article as we discuss the trend of cyber security following the OPM breach in 2015.


Less Becomes More as Infrastructures Declutter

IT managers are discovering that keeping a handle on all of the elements that go into the enterprise results in duplicate technologies and wasteful inefficiencies, both in terms of money and man hours. Download this digital dialogue to learn how agencies are working to transform their enterprise architecture through standardization and automation to drive efficiencies and reduce costs.


Managing Cyber Risk

The cyber security landscape has become a vast and complex terrain that requires more than a simple check list to maintain. Managing cyber risk is best tackled via an integrated, balanced approach that requires a mix of business acumen and technology. Download this article to learn how at the end of the day you can walk away more confident in your operations so that you can get your job done.


Cyber Security Requires Holistic Approach

The recent high-profile data breaches in the public and private sectors have made it clear what cyber experts have said all along: Traditional approaches to cybersecurity are not sufficient for responding to the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape. Learn how your agency needs to incorporate people, process and technology to avoid any data breaches.


Hyperconvergence Simplifies the Data Center

IT resources—equipment, software, real estate and man hours—continue to sprawl in an attempt to keep pace with demand. For federal agencies, this never-ending data center creep has crowded innovative development out of budgets. Download this report to learn how virtualizing servers, applications and the network can help agencies reduce equipment and management costs while simplifying the data center.


Agencies Move Toward Cloud Interoperability and Integration

As more federal agencies successfully move workloads to the cloud, they are beginning to realize the true benefits of cloud technology—scalability, cost savings, security and efficiency. Download this gamechanger to learn more about the latest in cloud computing, including the five steps to cloud readiness.


Web Threats Target Industry

While the ICS security problem has been developing for years, it wasn’t until the Stuxnet worm was discovered in 2010 that governments around the world became fully aware the extent of the problem. Download this special report to gain more insight into the realm of cyber-threats and industrial security.


Bring In the Branch Office

Organizations with widespread offices often struggle with how to extend the same IT services, data and applications to all their employees. But all workers need continuous access whether they’re in the central office or halfway around the world. Download this digital dialogue to learn how the U.S Customs and Border Protection plans to deliver seamless services to its remote users.


Transform Agency Operations with Network Function Virtualization

As network demand multiplies at an unprecedented rate, government agencies must evolve from traditional networks that no longer satisfy the dynamic and expanding needs of their users. Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a new approach that uses cloud techniques to virtualize dedicated network functions with a simplified and cost-efficient model. Take a few minutes to review this executive overview to learn how NFV supports transformation of agency infrastructures and operations with reduced complexity, greater automation and network integration, and improved enterprise security.


Succeeding with Federal Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Phase 2

The lessons of recent cybersecurity history are clear: compliance-driven and reactive information security efforts will never mitigate all risk. Learn what Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Phase 2 means to you and how to choose the right solutions for success.


Case Study: Operation Nighthawk

Special Operations Forces (SOF) from friendly countries use joint training exercises, such as Operation Nighthawk, to improve their own capabilities and to ensure that they can work together to counter cross-border and multi-national threats. Operation Nighthawk was a 2014 multinational SOF training exercise, bringing together 1,600 personnel from military and police forces from more than 10 countries. The goal was to simulate a fast-paced deployment of SOF units to an active hotspot, and train both field operatives and support staff to plan and conduct special operations.


Enterprise Insight Analysis for Cyber Intelligence

Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom line. Organizations must evolve, replacing traditional defensive security strategies with a proactive, intelligence-driven offense to prevent and disrupt these threats. The IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis solution is a next-generation intelligence solution designed to turn overwhelming and disparate data sets into comprehensive intelligence, in near real time.


Research Brief: Converged Infrastructure Drives Data Center Efficiency

Despite the progress many federal agencies have made toward increasing efficiency, lowering costs and improving agility in their data centers, there is still more work to be done. According to a recently conducted survey of federal IT decision-makers, virtualization is just the first step toward achieving these goals. Download this brief to discover more survey findings.


New Tool Simplifies Data Backup as Complexity Grows

What good is collecting terabytes of data if the agencies collecting it are unable to utilize it. The goal is not only for agencies to backup data but also to have it ready to make decisions. Download this executive summary to start solving the diverse challenges of backup and recovery and find out how you can move faster and take bigger risks trusting that your information is safe!


DHS Moving on to CDM Phases 2 and 3

DHS has wisely taken a crawl, walk, then run approach to rolling out its Continuous Monitoring and Mitigation (CDM) program. Download this guest column to learn more on how this three-phase strategy provides incremental, tangible real-world progress toward a safer and more secure government enterprise.


Mobile Security: Take Nothing for Granted

While laptops and notebook computers have been part of the mobile infrastructure for some time now, the challenges of managing and securing these mobile computing platforms remains as much a priority as ever. Download this GameChanger to gain more knowledge on how mobility can help take your organization to the next level while still keeping your devices secure.


Content Management Leads to More Efficient Education

It’s critical for an organization to maintain its educational and training materials however, that can be an arduous process for HR professionals, often requiring a staggering amount of manual work. Luckily, selecting the right technology can help streamline this process. Download this digital dialogue to learn how a trade association revolutionized its business using a digital content management system.


Disrupt the Status Quo with the Software-Defined Enterprise

Agencies’ current IT environments make it expensive, inefficient and increasingly difficult to keep pace with user demands. Solving the problem starts with the datacenters. Download this digital dialogue to learn more on how agencies are centralizing their IT services and migrating workloads to a software-defined, service based model.


Economy of Security

Security solutions can help government agencies drive economic vitality for their regions with security intelligence. What is not as widely considered is the fact that cyber and physical security breaches can have a negative effect on economic vitality. Read this paper to gain a better of understanding of the connection between economic vitality and security.


Delivering on the Promise of Virtualization

With budgets pressures increasing, agencies are looking for anything that can help them maintain mission capabilities. As virtualization technologies continue to prove their worth in providing cost savings, boosting performance and operating efficiencies, they are increasingly showing themselves to be an essential technology to help agencies meet their IT goals. Download this special report to learn more on the growth of virtualization, containers, and software-defined platforms.


The Future of Convergence Is Here

The Future of Convergence is Here! Hitachi Data Systems Federal Unified Compute Platform (UCP) is a portfolio of converged infrastructure services and solutions. Combining best-of-breed storage, servers, networking and software management.


eBook: Build a Winning Workforce

More than most private enterprise, government agencies rely on workers with the right skills to help them conduct business and provide services to the American public. Given their different missions, the skill sets agencies require are diverse and in many cases highly specific. Meeting the demand for those skills is a critical and strategic necessity. Download this informative eBook to gain insights on how the right technology can help your organization streamline HR efforts.


CDM: Next Steps Toward Better Security

Download this informative event summary of the recent Face to Face Event titled "CDM: Next Steps Toward Better Security" to help you determine the best cyber security options for your agency.


Solving the Security Storage Challenge

No longer do SOC operators, CISOs and CIOs have to compromise on capacity or budget — or sacrifice other mission needs — to provide forensics and analytics on a longer retention time.


Data Center Consolidation and Rationalization for the Federal Government

Learn how to easily accelerate data center consolidation projects by up to 50% while eliminating up to 90% of data center migration testing cost and effort. Transform the economics and risk profile of Federal modernization projects.


Delphix for Amazon Web Services for the Federal Government

To achieve better integration & agility, federal agencies are under mandate to migrate to cloud services like AWS. Cloud migrations however, are complex, disruptive, and time consuming projects that face security and compliance-related challenges.