Whitepapers


IT Mandate: Getting Ready to Move to Windows 10

Last year, Microsoft Corp. introduced Windows 10—the latest version of its Windows operating system. This new version of its flagship OS offers many features that government agencies should find attractive; especially those looking to increase security and improve mobile device support. Download this IT Mandate to discover the top seven tips for planning a smooth migration to Windows 10.


ITES-3H Focuses on Integrated Solutions

The Army's ITES-Enterprise Hardware Solutions contract began life humbly enough in 2003. It was originally a component of an $800 million contract vehicle to support the Army Infostructure Transformation program. The ITES contract is now in its third iteration - sprawling $5 billion contract that is the principal resource for the Army's IT system needs. Download this contract profile to learn how the Army ITES-3H contract continues to evolve to keep pace with technological trends.


Health IT Guide: Better Tools for Better Outcomes

While technology has always been an important aspect of the healthcare industry, recent advances are helping move the state of healthcare forward. Managing the massive volumes of digital healthcare data and deriving the greatest value from the data for improved patient care is the primary goal. Ensuring patient security is also critical. Standardizing healthcare records formats can help ensure improved collaboration, security and efficiency. Download this guide to see how modern advances are working together to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of healthcare.


Mobile Security: A Multi-Faceted Approach

Government agencies rely on mobile devices more than ever before. And it’s not just field operatives or inspectors. Agency staffers at all levels are being issued mobile devices. The challenge now for agencies is to ensure productivity and access to the tools they need to do their jobs; while at the same time ensuring those devices are truly secure. Security threats facing mobile devices continue to evolve, and so too must the security solutions and policies that protect those devices.


Improving Threat Defenses with Pervasive Network Visibility and Security

With network complexity at an all-time high, gaining visibility across the network is harder than ever to achieve. Using sophisticated behavioral analytics, the Cisco StealthWatch System transforms data from existing infrastructure into actionable intelligence to deliver comprehensive visibility and protection for even the largest, most dynamic networks.


BIM Poised for Greater Adoption

Government agencies at the federal, state and local levels are always looking for ways to improve the manner in which they carry out various programs. This is both to ensure better outcomes and get the most out of the limited financial and staff resources they have to assign to projects. When it comes to building and construction jobs, nothing seems more promising than Building Information Modeling (BIM). Download this report to get access to findings from a recent survey polling more than 100 government and contractor sources about their organizations’ current use of BIM.


SEWP Keeps Pace with Tech Horizons

NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract vehicle has grown in size and currently operates with 145 contract holders, 119 of which are small businesses. Over the years, SEWP has gone from just one of a number of government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) to the top of the pile. It’s widely considered as one of best run IT-based contracts and has become a go-to resource for government agencies. Download this special report containing expert viewpoints from SEWP Program Manager, Joanne Woytek and experienced contract holders, as we take a deeper dive into SEWP V.


Digital Government: Moving From Vision to Reality

Do agencies really "get" digital government? Do they understand its promise and potential, and do they see it as vital to their future? A recent survey, commissioned by Unisys, explored the perceived and real benefits that agencies are realizing in their efforts to transform through digital technologies. Download this informative Executive Summary to learn more about where federal, state and local agencies are on the path to transformation and where they see that path taking them in the future.


Mobile Management from the Ground Up

The use mobile of devices throughout government agencies continues to increase. The security threats specifically targeting those devices and the challenges agencies face securing and managing those devices continue to multiply as well. It’s a combination of security solutions and policies to arrive at the delicate balance of ensuring access and ensuring security.


FAA Saves Makes Strategic Sourcing a Reality

In recent years, the federal government has been building its case for strategic sourcing as a way to buy products and services more cost-effectively and efficiently. The Federal Aviation Administration just might be exhibit number one. Download this contract profile to learn how the FAA’s ten-year old program meets mission needs while delivering on cost and quality.


The Future of Military Manufacturing: The Digital Depot

DoD depots are vital to national defense, but aging systems and growing budget pressures stress the capabilities of these highly dynamic environments. To be most effective, depots need to optimize and evolve, transforming into digital depots.


IT Playbook:
Records Management

Most agencies are well on their way toward meeting the 2016 NARA mandate to electronically manage e-mail records. Now they’re looking toward 2019—the deadline for electronically managing all records. Download this resource to get the play-by-play on what to expect from the 2019 mandate and how your agency can strategize to successfully make the transition to electronic records management.


12 Considerations: Build a Business Case for Mobile Platforms

Move beyond tactical mobile apps to a more strategic approach to development, deployment, and management of those apps. Reduce the complexity of developing and managing multiple apps—across varied device platforms—and connecting to many data points and back-end systems. This e-book will help structure and quantify a business case for a mobile app platform approach to mobility.


Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution

You are looking at flash storage because you see it is taking the storage world by storm. You are interested in accelerating business-critical applications, consolidating a virtual server or desktop deployment, trying to get ahead of your company’s data onslaught, or some combination of the above. This easy-to-read guide was developed to help arm you with key considerations and questions to ask before investing in a flash storage array for your business, today and for the future.


Mobility in Government Services: A Checklist Towards Regulatory Compliance

In the US, the story is already complex, and increasingly so. And the more regulations shift, the tougher it is for government organizations to keep up. In government organizations “nearly 60% say their mobile data protection policies are driven by both internal prioritization and federal and state requirements. However, technical controls to support policies are not always in place. For example, just 27% can prevent data from leaving secured devices.”


Making the Most of NETCENTS-2

The suite of contracts for IT products, infrastructure solutions and application services is mandatory for the Air Force. But it can be a valuable option for other agencies as well. Download this report to learn more details on how this massive acquisition vehicle can benefit your agency.


NETCENTS-2: New Air Force Contract Aims High

This mandatory use contract for the Air Force brings qualified vendors to the forefront, ensuring access to the best technologies at competitive pricing. Download this contract profile to learn how to make the most out of this contract’s product focus.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.