Whitepapers


Advanced Analytics Still Rich with Untapped Potential for National Security

Government and military organizations are at a turning point with their use of advanced analytics. It’s not just a matter of collecting more data. It’s about the utility of that data for smarter, actionable insights to help shape decision-making and better support their missions.


Agencies Strive to Create DevOps Culture

As more agencies begin to adopt the DevOps approach to software development and delivery, they are realizing that building cross-functional teams is the secret to success. DevOps involves a fully automated, integrated and continues deployment process to help organizations quickly develop and release software. However, in order for DevOps to succeed, agencies must change the way they think, act, and interact with other - and changing the culture and mindset is often times a greater challenge than the technological changes. Learn more in this report which reviews discussions from a recent event on the topic.


The Next Generation of Tactical Data Centers

Battlefield information dominance and operational agility are necessities when the Defense Department sends warfighters into the field. Information is an essential weapon and the soldiers need lightweight and rugged infrastructure to support their mission-critical applications in theater. Download this informative report to learn what new solution is changing the game and see how it can work for you.


GameChanger: Driving the Mobile Workforce

The federal government is clearly encouraging agencies to become more digitally savvy. And agencies are doing just that by embracing digital technologies like cloud, collaboration tools, Internet of Things (IoT) and pervasive mobility. In this GameChanger, we explore how to get the most out of your organization’s digital transformation by using an integrated approach to mobility to help create a fully digital workplace.


Reducing the Cost Burden of Operations and Maintenance with an Application Platform-as-a-Service

Currently, 68.6% of the federal IT budget is being spent on Operations and Maintenance, whereas 22.9% is being spent on Development, Modernization, and Enhancements. Read this eBook to see how Appian’s Application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) low-code application development platform can take a difficult and expensive systems portfolio and turn it into a cost and time efficient approach.


Infographic and White Paper: Time for Governments to Improve Citizen Services

What are you doing to redefine the flow of information at your agency? In an age in which citizens' expectations of services are rapidly increasing, governments must rise to the challenge and are being pushed to transform how they deliver these services. Improvements in communication and digital customer service will save citizens time, increase the use of government services and reduce agency workloads. Learn more now.


FAA's SAVES Program Eyes the Future

In this contract profile, we explore the Federal Aviation Administration’s Strategic Acquisition of Various Equipment and Supplies (SAVES) contract that provides commodity products and services. We highlight the current focus that enables them to deliver better pricing and faster purchasing as well as take a look at what changes are on the horizon for this successful contract vehicle.


The Staying Power of SEWP

With nearly 150 approved contractors, a huge array of products, and stellar customer service, it’s no surprise NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) is still going strong after 24 years. In this special report, we take an in-depth look at this contract’s operations, processes and key offerings as well as highlight the benefits that make SEWP the reigning go-to vehicle for agencies needing to acquire advanced commercial technology.


Master the Windows 10 Migration

There is a renewed focus on integrated security with Windows 10 that is closely tied to the security enhancements hardware manufacturers have built into the new generations of PC systems. While many of the new features in Windows 10 will operate on older PCs, migrating to a complementary hardware platform at the same time as the new OS is recommended to ease the migration process.


Agencies Plan Their Journey to the Cloud

Download this informative Event Summary to learn how agencies are progressing their cloud adoption initiatives, despite some hurdles around procurement and security, to achieve agility, flexibility, security and scalability and the opportunity to save overall agency dollars.


Insider Threats - How to Detect, Remediate Prevent Insider Attacks

Join this panel webinar as cybersecurity experts discuss the rising insider threat and what IT security professionals can do to better detect, remediate and prevent insider attacks. This on-demand webinar reviews the key findings of the latest Insider Threat Report and discuss practical steps to protect against insider threats.


Protect Data in Transit: A Forward-Thinking Approach

Agencies commonly agree on the importance of data encryption in their cybersecurity efforts, however sometimes lose sight of the particular advantages of high-speed encryption, especially when it is performed at the optical layer. Learn more in this informative report to better understand how applying optical encryption to in-flight data can help ensure greater data security for you!


Use Data to Drive Better Decisions

Using a browser-based platform to collect an agency’s enterprise data in one place and providing a seamless view of that information to agency executives is critical for comprehensive agency management and better decision-making. Agency executives have to see everything from the organization’s Enterprise Architecture to IT Portfolio Management in order to enable business transformation at the speed of the agency’s mission. This whitepaper will explain how using a browser-based platform like InQuisient puts users in control, providing advanced visualization for real-time health assessments and decision-making.


Security in the Cloud: Ready for its Close-Up

Despite the trend of cloud adoption, many agencies are still concerned about security. According to a recent survey by Deloitte, one-third of federal leaders named data security as a major challenge in moving to the cloud. While cloud security should always be top of mind, security has improved dramatically.


6 Ways BDNA Improves Your Cybersecurity Posture

To proactively address cybersecurity risk, federal agencies need comprehensive visibility into their IT environments and actionable data to prioritize risk-mitigation activities. These six capabilities will help do that.


Restricting Third-Party Access to Applications

Should you restrict third-party access to only the applications users need to do their job? Most traditional methods provide network level access to the enterprise vs. application level access control. This approach is typically cumbersome for IT departments and can expose the enterprise to attacks. For years we have known that third-parties are the main gateway for data breaches. Learn how to optimize and secure your third-party access and provide access to only the applications users need, not the entire network.


How Education Institutions Can Avoid Becoming the Next Ransomware Victim

As an education leader, if you haven’t heard of ransomware, you might soon become acquainted. Ransomware — a family of malware that hijacks an organization’s data so hackers can extort a payment — is increasingly prevalent across all types of organizations because it’s such a profitable business model for cyber thieves. This paper presents a step-by-step approach for understanding today’s ransomware threats, along with best practices for preventing them.


Top 7 Government Business Intelligence Trends for 2017

Over the past few years, data and self-service analytics has become a cornerstone of the modern enterprise. Governments at every level have started to embrace this new approach to business analytics, with IT and organizational leaders partnering to derive maximum insights and transparency from their data. This year, IT began leveraging technologies to further control, govern and scale access to data. Where are things headed next? We’ve gathered the opinions and observations from hundreds of our experts at government agencies.


A Practical Approach to the Retirement Wave

Over the past decade, waves of baby boomer retirements and budget-related staff reductions have put pressure on what were already lean public sector financial teams. In addition, increased federal reporting mandates and public demands for more comprehensive, transparent reporting are forcing understaffed teams to produce more work than ever.


Flexibility and Focus Key to Modernization

Agencies are moving forward with their modernization efforts and the path forwards requires creative thinking and willingness to change. Agencies must also overcome budget and culture issues, and work within a procurement process not exactly conducive to supporting innovative projects that require quick turnarounds. Nevertheless, government and industry experts speaking at an April 5th Power Players Summit agree modernization is essential if they want to continue to improve the services they deliver to not only their citizens, but also agency staff. Download this article to learn more!


Shared Services Enable Agency Transformation

As government agencies continue their efforts to provide better services and operate more efficiently, there is a continued interest in shared services. The goal of shared services is to streamline how agencies deliver services internally. There’s a particular focus on core common administrative functions such as human resources, finance, IT and acquisition. Download this informative paper to learn what industry experts had to say at the April 5th Power Players Summit.


Make the Leap From Modernization to Transformation

Agencies are making headway on modernizing their IT infrastructures. They are also laying the groundwork for a larger transformation—one that will change how they deliver services to their customers and how they fulfill their mission. This will require better collaboration, creativity, and human-centered design, according to government and industry experts speaking at an April 5th Power Players Summit. Download this paper to learn more!


2017 Forcepoint Security Predictions Report

The world is transforming, blending the physical and digital into an age of convergence. Is your agency prepared for the resulting security challenges? Drawing upon the deep resources of both Forcepoint Security Labs™ and Raytheon, the 2017 Forcepoint Security Predictions report investigates this new shift that blurs the lines between man and technology.


PC Lifecycle Management Interactive eGuide

Dell’s approach to PC Lifecycle management is designed to help customers make the change from IT maintenance to innovation all while controlling their PC infrastructure costs. With this eGuide IT professionals will learn how to deploy, secure, and support PCs with unparalleled efficiency leveraging Dell’s industry-leading hardware, services, and security solutions.


Breakthrough Technology Interactive eGuide

The workplace is changing and the one-size-fits-all approach to technology is changing along with it. As a result, your organization may need to rethink how to keep productivity high, promote collaboration, delight employees with the latest devices all while keeping IT within budget. This interactive eGuide will be your one-stop resource to understand all the new innovation available in Dell’s latest notebooks, desktops, 2-in-1s and ecosystem that can keep your organization future-ready.


Redefine Your Workforce Enablement Through Productivity

Millennials are reshaping the world of work through their knowledge of new technologies, work habits, and attitudes of the 21st-century workplace. At the same time, IT departments are working to add flexibility to the way they are supporting the Millennial worker. Yet it’s not just about IT providing the right tools and devices to its employees so they can get their jobs done effectively; IT needs to offer an overall workplace ecosystem that is secure and innovative. In September 2016, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study with 560 information workers across all industries in Australia, India, the UK, and the US. Learn more about the working habits that emerged and how IT departments can apply these insights to future deployments. Download Report!


Latest Research Underscores Need for PC Lifecycle Refresh

Organizations looking for ways to boost productivity can find true benefits from technology. Swapping out older desktops and laptops for newer, more powerful devices including 2-in-1s can help improve productivity for workers as well as the help desk while keeping IP/data secure. The best part: Return on investment is fast, which keeps you competitive. Download this white paper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.


3 Must-Haves for Rugged Devices

A rugged notebook or tablet is just one piece of a mobile solution for highly demanding, tough work environments. When combined with the right level of support, security, and manageability, the comprehensive solution will keep employees in the field, on the road, and thriving in the harshest conditions. Download this whitepaper to learn more about how to find the right combination of rugged notebooks, which feature Intel® Core vPro processor family technology, and the appropriate services needed to meet the demands of your end users.


Real-World Testing Ensures Real-World Performance for Rugged Devices

The increasingly mobile nature of technology enables computing devices to go out into the field with workers. And computing devices leaving the office face the same perils as their human counterparts.


The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.


How to Improve Performance Management in Government

Read this whitepaper to learn how government leaders are improving their decision-making and performance by empowering the entire organizations with self-service dashboards, choosing measureable scorecard metrics that tie directly to objectives, accessing and utilizing right-time data, and sharing data visualizations internally and externally for true collaboration.


A New Era of Transparency: 5 Best Practices for Sharing Government Data

In this report, you’ll learn: How to measure and share performance outcomes of programs. How to rapidly answer citizen questions with accuracy and confidence. Ways to enable public and private collaboration for true aggregated analysis and better problem solving. How to visually showcase public data on the web.


Gartner Report: Top 4 Mobile Security Insights for CISOs

Over the past year, Gartner has provided important observations and guidance as to the shift in the mobile enterprise security market. Read this report to learn how to best navigate this changing market. You will also gain four key insights and recommendations to prepare for strategic conversations about reducing mobile risks and the value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.


Snapshot Report: A New Blueprint for Digital Government

Digital services are the future of government. Yet despite the clear need for improved digital services, agencies without a mature digital strategy simply can’t get there. To achieve a successful and sustainable transformation, services must be anchored with reliable security. Download this special report to learn the six strategies agencies should adopt to ensure digital transformations are both effective and secure.


Build a Case for Intelligent Automation

Agencies are having to do more with less, but still must deliver efficient services to meet rising citizen expectations. This environment makes a compelling case for intelligent automation, which can help agencies improve interactions with their constituents and enhance employee job satisfaction. In this Guest Column, we hear from KPMG's Government Intelligent Automation Lead, Kirke Everson as he explains how intelligent automation can help agencies streamline operations and reduce costs.


The Advantages of User Awareness in Public-Sector Network Security

To serve their citizens, federal/national, state and local governments must gather, create or process sensitive information. As various high profile breaches have demonstrated, this data is not sufficiently protected, particularly from the insiders whose actions are responsible for the majority of public-sector security incidents. Preventing security incidents and protecting government information requires a comprehensive, organization-wide access approach that can accommodate the context of individual users, the data they need access to, and the limits on what they can do with that data.


Leveraging CDM to Improve Cybersecurity

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program is available to U.S. government civilian agencies, as well as state, local, tribal and territorial departments and agencies, and covers 15 continuous diagnostic capabilities rolled out in three phases. Phase 1 focuses on Endpoint Integrity, Phase 2 covers Least Privilege and Infrastructure Integrity, while Phase 3 is concerned with Boundary Protection and Event Management. The CDM program uses commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools to automate the process of continually scanning an IT environment to discover, report and manage security flaws.


CDM and Cybersecurity Evolve with the Times

The variety and volume of cyberthreats continues to increase, especially as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and mobile computing continue to increase in popularity. Securing government agency networks is a complicated and constantly evolving task, requiring the right mix of technology tools, business savvy and workforce expertise. Agencies have to manage evolving network dynamic, according to industry and government speakers at the recent event CDM: Pushing the Boundaries of Cybersecurity on March 23, 2017.


NETCENTS-2 Contract Delivers on Price and Products

Since its debut in 2013, the Air Force’s NETCENTS-2 family of IDIQ contracts has delivered a wide array of products and services from a variety of vendors. This is intended to help the Air Force and other eligible defense agencies standardize networks, encourage interoperability and manage IT requirements from an enterprise perspective. In this Contract Profile, we explore how NETCENTS-2 has evolved to keep up with increasing demand and ever-changing technology needs.


Advanced IT Playbook: Take FITARA to the Next Level

Despite some progress, agencies have a long way to go when it comes to FITARA. The most important thing is ensuring the foundation is in order before getting more ambitious. That means understanding all IT assets—cost, location, or potential redundancy. Download this IT Playbook to learn helpful tips to get your agency on the path to FIARA success.


Apply Modern DLP for Full Protection

As budgets tighten, risks change, and government mandates grow, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) emerges as a way to minimize costs, avoid incidents, and simplify compliance. DLP tools identify exactly where data is at all times— at rest, in transit and in use. Download this whitepaper to find out the key capabilities needed to ensure the most comprehensive level of protection for your agency’s data.


Improve Cybersecurity with Network Visibilty

Federal agency executives are making modernizing their IT a high priority. And it’s not just to provide citizens with the high-quality digital services they expect these days. There are federal mandates like FITARA. Plus it’s just good business sense. Many agencies are held back with legacy systems that are expensive to maintain, difficult to secure and integrate and simply don’t perform at the level required to support modern digital services. The cloud is emerging as the preferred platform to support these IT modernization efforts. The cloud provides the flexibility, agility and security government agencies need as they move to modernize IT.


CDM Program Will Combat Cyberthreats

Cyberthreats continue to bring security concerns to government organizations. However, agencies are taking strong action and with the help of the CDM program, they can follow guidance to properly protect and defend their networks. In this helpful infographic, you’ll learn how taking a holistic approach to adopting CDM can help agencies combat new threats.


Five Reasons Hospitals Still Value Pagers

The state of paging is not what you think: Pagers can complement secure text messaging, be HIPAA compliant, and more. Many leading hospitals are still maintaining their proven, affordable paging systems while adding many other device types to the mix. In this eBrief, we’ll explore why pagers are still being used. We’ll look in depth at the technologies at play and how they actually work in different ways to keep staff in touch about important patient care activities.


Nimble Storage Vision Drives to Leadership in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner gives a breakdown of how different storage vendor systems compare to each other, giving the strengths and cautions of different known companies like IBM, Dell, and Nimble Storage . Download this informative white paper to see how Nimble Storage stacks up to the competition.


US Fish and Wildlife Service Revamps Operations with Nimble Storage

In 2013 the US Fish and Wildlife Services found its old storage-area network reaching its end of life and becoming difficult to manage. The FWS decided to go with Nimble Storage and federal solutions partner IT Navigation. Nimble Storage utilizes flash in a fundamentally different way. This unique approach should result in very favorable performance for spindle metrics, data center environmental factors, and simplicity of use. Download this article to learn more!


5 Things to Consider When Evaluating Flash Storage

The performance benefits of all-flash storage might be clear, but there are other critical criteria when evaluating flash technology. Here are 5 insights that will help you ask the right questions during your evaluation.


6 Strategies for Transformation Beyond Digital Government

Government agencies are under tremendous pressure to work faster, smarter and better. Many have embraced basic mobile device management and secure e-mail to help them achieve those goals. Now they’re realizing their employees need more and are recognizing the advantages of adding applications to provide secure mobile access to files, instant messaging and other job-specific tools. In this Executive Insights, we explore six strategies agencies can implement for improved mobile management.


Enterprise Outlook: The Software-Defined Enterprise

To keep pace with technology modernization efforts, agencies need to find ways to improve how they ingest, manage, integrate and share large amounts of data from diverse sources. In this Enterprise Outlook, we explore how defining all moving pieces via software can help agencies achieve effective integration leading to benefits such as lower costs, greater agility and higher productivity.


The Cost of an Unintentional Insider Threat

A high rate of Unintentional Insider Threats (UIT) sheds light on the demands of today’s workplace culture in the United States. Work cultures are unlikely to change anytime soon, but there are tools and programs that can help any work environment with a UIT problem. To find out more, read the report.