Whitepapers


Maximize the Cloud

In order to get the most out of cloud, agencies need a holistic plan that considers not only the technology, but also the cultural, policy, and funding issues associated with this fundamental shift. Read this one-page paper for some quick expert tips on leveraging cloud the right way.


View Data as an Asset

Who owns your data? Download this informative report to hear how the Small Business Administration (SBA) is managing their cloud strategy, along with understanding the importance of data ownership, data management and data governance and how a shift to the cloud can prepare your agency to successfully manage the influx of data.


Cloud Security Evolves

As cloud becomes an integral part of an agency’s enterprise, security becomes even more crucial. Learn how the cloud creates a new dynamic between agencies, users, and vendor partners with regards to their cybersecurity roles and responsibilities, and why there must be transparency in how these roles are carried out.


Give Cloud its Due

Cloud is an integral part of an agency's modernization plan today. As agencies begin to move to modernize systems and consolidate data centers, they are looking to the cloud to improve the flexibility, efficiency, and scalability of their operations - as well as how to sustain cloud in the long term. Download this informative report focused on a recent cloud event to hear how different agencies are saying farewell to their data center, evaluating their cloud options and communicating with their team to successfully transition to the cloud.


Disrupt the Machine-to-Human Fight with a New Defender Lifecycle Model

Traditional security strategies focused on prevention are no longer sufficient to defend against the increasing speed, volume and polymorphic nature of today’s cyber threats. Instead, organizations must embrace a new Defender Lifecycle Model, which shifts control and advantage from the attacker back to the defender by integrating machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and security workflow automation with a foundation of pervasive coverage.


Cyberthreat Intelligence Helps Augment Protection

Download this informative report to learn how better understand your cyberthreat intelligence - such as understanding your infrastructure, employees and information - to best track not only potential threats, but the successes as well.


Innovate to Alleviate Cybersecurity Pain Points

Hear the insights from a recent panel of security experts to learn how and why enterprise-level support is a crucial element to help other efforts move forward and to alleviate other cybersecurity pain points.


Agencies Incorporate CDM

Learn what challenges have emerged as agencies have integrated Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) programs and what to do to overcome them.


Managing the Risk of Privileged Accounts and Passwords in Defense Organizations

Even with two-factor authentication in place, passwords still present challenges. Learn how to reduce authentication risks while streamlining administrative workflows with One Identity Safeguard.


ADMC-2: Army Tech Contract Joins Elite Level

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) made the Army Desktop and Mobile Computing-2 (ADMC-2) a “Best-in-Class” federal IT contract earlier this year. It is just one of four so far to be given that designation. It specifies ADMC-2 as one contract all agencies, military and civilian, should consider as a preferred source for their IT needs. In this contract profile, we explore one of the most prominent aspects of ADMC-2, the consolidated buy.


Category 6A: The Cabling of Choice for New Installations

This white paper explores the history and likely future of data communications and power over Ethernet technologies to explain what makes Category 6A fundamentally different from Categories 5e and 6, and why it matters today. When considering these factors together, Category 6A is the clear choice for any new installation, serving applications that are emerging today and are expected to become prevalent over the next five years.


IT Modernization through Hyperconverged Infrastructure

While many federal agencies understand the value of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for VDI and work consolidation, fewer understand how it can also help agencies achieve IT modernization goals. The same benefits agencies realize from HCI in areas like virtual desktops, shared storage, and workload consolidation can help them gain traction in meeting other IT modernization goals, such as scalability, availability, performance, security, cost-effectiveness, and time savings. Learn more in this informative report.


IoT Gains Traction

IoT’s basic value proposition is simple - it allows organizations to interconnect smart devices, collect massive amounts of data, and mine it for insights. From predictive maintenance and connected cars to wearables for worker safety, IoT supports applications that have the potential to help organizations lower costs, enhance customer service and improve their operations. Organizations are expected to install about 22 billion IoT devices by 2018. Learn what IoT can do for your organization in this informative 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. In this report, we cover the top 4 key insights and recommendations to prepare for strategic mobile security conversations with your organization's decision makers.


Mobile Security: The 6 Questions Modern Organizations Are Asking

How secure is your mobile workforce? Sophisticated mobile threats with the ability to target valuable enterprise data and devices are a reality. To achieve the highest level of protection for critical mobile infrastructure integrate your EMM/MDM solution with endpoint security for mobile threat defense, app risk mitigation, and compliance. Read this whitepaper to learn what six questions you need to be asking to make sure your enterprise is safe and secure.


The Spectrum of Mobile Risk

Read the "Spectrum of Mobile Risk" data-based report which will provide you a comprehensive overview of the real-world risk landscape facing organizations like yours. You'll learn the types of mobile threats and vulnerabilities that put your organization at risk, how app behaviors and configurations pose an unseen risk to your enterprise and how to begin evaluating your organization’s spectrum of risk today.


Creating Efficiences In Health Care Facilities With BIM

There are complex processes involved in building or remodeling health care facilities - planning, executing, and then managing these sophisticated properties. Process inefficiency has led to stalled or even canceled projects. Learn more in this informative report about Building information modeling (BIM) to see how it can serve as a project catalyst in helping management and design teams design, construct, and operate health care facilities while easily collaborating and sharing data.


Research Report: VDI Gains Ground with Room to Grow

In a recent study by the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, over 115 federal, state and local government respondents were surveyed on their views and their agency’s experiences with VDI. Topics included VDI adoption status, IT challenges and strategies, implementation benefits, and hosting and purchasing preferences. Download this research report to gain access to the survey findings.


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.


Design Visualization

The current visualization tools allow designers to produce photorealistic images of your products in natural environments. 3D design has become so advanced that customers can experience your product without real world prototyping. Intel® Xeon® processors are spearheading the evolution of visual performance in professional-grade graphics-intensive workflows. Ideal for product development and visualization professionals, the new Xeon processors deliver up to 38% better professional graphics performance over the previous generation. Download our free guide and learn how to take full advantage of visualization so you can improve your product and deliver it faster.


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!


Going Big with Mobile

Today's mobile devices are powerful and easy to use. Agencies have embraced them as a way to help their employees be more productive and enhance the services they deliver to citizens. As cell phones, tablets and smart watches become a more integral part of the government's digital strategy, it is imperative that they continue to expand their use so employees are truly empowered to execute their mission on an enterprise level. Download this informative report to learn all things mobile and what your agency needs to do to embrace it.


Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Workstation over a PC

It seems every business sector—automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy industry, consumer goods, even agriculture—wants “smarter” products that will comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) and form the basis for the connected factory of the future. For engineering departments, large and small, that means today’s design engineering teams are being asked to create more complex product designs, simulate more advanced mechanical and electrical phenomena, and virtually assemble components as part of larger systems—all in less time.


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.


Optimize Your PC Lifecycle Management

Managing the PC lifecycle can be a complicated and expensive process. Organizations with outdated systems require increased support, have higher maintenance costs, and experience a loss of end user productivity. However, Dell commissioned Forrester® Consulting to study the trends and challenges for global IT decision makers in order to identify opportunities for optimizing the PC Lifecycle.


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 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.


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.


Transform Government for a Digital Future

We stand on the brink of a technology transformation that will mark significant changes in the way we live, work, and relate to one another. Advancements in network communications, digital systems, machine learning, and large-scale data analysis are driving this transformation.


eBook: Virtualization Drives Agency Modernization

As government agencies continue to move ahead with efforts like increasing use of mobile devices and strengthening security, virtualization is proving to be a critical technology. In this eBook , we explore how agencies can adopt modern technologies enabled by virtualization to revolutionize environments and build a digital workplace.


The ERM Imperative for Federal Agencies: Enabling Risk-Based Decision-Making

Although enterprise risk management (ERM) is still a relatively new concept in the federal government, the increasing threat of cyberattacks and the interconnected nature of the digitalized world have required federal agencies to focus on identifying and managing large-scale organizational risk. But the unprecedented budget environment has placed pressure on the organizational cost structure, forcing agencies to rethink their infrastructures and resource management capabilities to maintain viability. Learn how your agency can be effective and efficient with creativity in their management and administration of their ERM programs to reduce risk.


Hyperconvergence Drives Digital Transformation

As government agencies continue to follow the path toward true digital transformation, technologies like hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) are helping pave the way. HCI—compute, storage and networking technologies all managed through a single software defined appliance—is helping government agencies modernize their infrastructure, consolidate data centers and save costs—all tactical objectives in driving their full digital transformation. Learn more about how HCI is driving the digital transformation in government.


Intelligent Automation Can Dramatically Improve Cybersecurity

The nature and extent of cybersecurity vulnerabilities continues to expand. Despite this challenging environment, many agency budgets have grown by meager amounts, remained stagnant, or been cut. However, intelligent automation can help government agencies transform business processes, reduce costs, and improve citizen experience and workforce satisfaction, all while keeping information safe. Read more on how these tools can help automate routine tasks so your agency can ensure quick and effective response to cybersecurity threats.


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.


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.