Whitepapers


Army ITES: Recharging the Enterprise

The manner in which the Army procures its technology to run the Army enterprise continues to evolve almost as rapidly as the technology itself. New and revised contract vehicles provide sensible, cost-effective means of equipping the Army with the latest technologies, including cybersecurity and mobile technology. As Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley says, new and emerging technologies could “deeply change the character of war.”


Operational Intelligence is a Game-Changer

Too often agencies are managing the performance and security of their systems based on the limited set of data targeted by system and network monitoring tools. Here’s how agencies can translate that data into true operational intelligence that can transform the performance and security of the enterprise.


NETCENTS-2: Bringing Convergence to Defense

The relatively new NETCENTS-2 contract vehicle is a true evolution of earlier iterations. It is intended to provide faster, more flexible and more comprehensive access to a variety of technology categories. The contract aims to provide agencies with network-centric IT, networking, security, voice, video and data communications solutions and services not available through other mandatory-use DoD or Air Force contract formats.


Warrior Canine Connection: Innovating Building Renovation with Autodesk

With Building Information Models (BIM), stakeholders are empowered to make smarter decisions on maintenance repair and operations (MRO) projects. See how Autodesk is helping public sector agencies, such as Warrior Canine Connection, with MRO and BIM.


IT Consolidation and Modernization Put Spotlight on Virtualization

IT managers are turning to state-of-the-art solutions such as cloud computing and virtualization to help with their consolidation and modernization efforts. As a result, agencies are operating more smoothly and at lower costs. Download this digital dialogue to read more on highlights from a recent webcast series on virtualization.


Coordinating Health and Human Services
Digital White Paper

Learn how outcomes can improve when Federal, State and Local organizations work together to create a more complete view of the citizen. See how integration of systems and data have changed outcomes for citizens with specific examples in San Diego, Camden and Clark County. Learn More


Beyond Meeting the NARA Mandates

Despite a deadline of December 31st, about one third of federal agency leaders are still unsure how they will achieve compliance with NARA requirements. However, satisfying requirements are just one of the many reasons agencies should change and improve their processes. Download this report to read more on the latest strategies for effectively managing agency records and information.


Navigating Next-Generation Networks

The network is the lifeblood of federal agencies’ many missions today. The readiness of people and organizations to do the work required by the mission depends more and more on leveraging a reliable, resilient and secure network to access and share information. Download this exclusive report to learn how agencies are inserting innovation into network planning to meet growing demands.


GameChanger: Data Analytics Critical for Data Defense

Data analytics has become a first-line defense for federal agencies. Whether it’s identifying fraud and abuse, stopping hackers in their tracks, or enhancing disaster response, using data analytics to better understand what’s happening in the world is a critical function these days. Download this report to read more on how data analytics are essential to effective cybersecurity, including how to find the right solution for your organization.


SEWP V Raises the Bar on Buying Experience

For more than 20 years, federal agencies have been taking advantage of one of the most far-ranging, service-oriented, cost-effective procurement vehicles available. Download this report to learn more on how SEWP V is setting an even higher standard.


Research Report: Digital Government Strategies

Across all levels of state and federal government, agencies are embracing the shift to digital services. Many of the moving pieces continue to evolve and work together such as: the steady move to the cloud, the increase in mobile device usage, and the cultural shifts. Download this research report to access further findings from a recent survey covering the strategies for digital government.


The Brave New Infrastructure

Agencies spend as much as 80 percent of their time chasing problems associated with legacy infrastructure. Download this article to get more insight into how software driven infrastructure can help relieve agencies from managing legacy systems.


Proactive Response to Today’s Advanced Persistent Threats

This white paper describes the ability of IBM BigFix to respond to unintentional errors and malicious cyber attacks, mitigating threats rapidly with visibility and control that arm IT operations with near zero-day protection across platforms and distributed endpoints.


The Case for Security Intelligence Services, Hosted from the Cloud

Moving your company's security intelligence monitoring and management to the cloud can provide access to market leading capabilities and reduce capital expense. This paper outlines the advantages of the IBM security intelligence solution, delivered from the cloud, and monitored by service professionals.


Top Tips for Securing Big Data Environments

As big data environments ingest more data, organizations will face significant risks and threats to the repositories containing this data. Failure to balance data security and quality reduces confidence in decision making. Read this e-Book for tips on securing big data environments


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Time is Right to Move to a Hyperconverged Infrastructure

The federal government continues to ask more of its IT resources. All of these mandates and requirements mean existing infrastructure needs an overhaul. Many have taken steps by implementing a converged infrastructure, but the next step is moving toward a hyperconverged infrastructure, which combines the best of convergence and the software-defined data center. Download this gamechanger to learn more about the many benefits of hyperconvergence including efficient VDI deployment and an easy path to the cloud.


Keep up with Data Demands

Government agencies are becoming increasingly dependent on using analytics to detect fraud, enhance cyber security and improve business operations. As these government agencies gather more and more data, their existing infrastructures can't keep up with demands. Download this article find out this problem can be addressed.


Guide to Selecting Flash for Virtual Environments

Performance and user experience concerns have prevented certain enterprise applications from being virtualized. The high performance and low latency of flash can enable these applications to be virtualized. In order to maximize your return on flash investment however the total number of Virtual Machines per physical server must increase dramatically.


Mobility and Security: On the Cutting Edge

Every year, more federal employees use mobile devices to collaborate with coworkers, engage with citizens, collect and transmit data, and remain productive while out of the office. According to Mobile Work Exchange, 90 percent of government employees use mobile devices today, and that number is expected to rise even further over time. With the increased use of mobile devices, agencies need to increase their security measures. Download this article find out how your agency can maintain high mobility while maintaining a high level of security.