Although the federal government has made a strong commitment to cloud computing, individual agencies are at varying levels of cloud adoption. It’s not that they question the advantages of cloud – those are broadly recognized. It’s just that the process of adopting the technology has proven to be a challenge. Download this digital dialogue to learn how to successfully conquer the challenges of cloud adoption.
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Several technologies are driving big changes at federal agencies, but at the forefront is cloud computing. Cloud – the use of remote, Internet-hosted servers for storing, managing and processing data in place of on-site technology – is helping along technologies such as those related to collaboration and enabling new ones, such as the analyzation of big data. Download this digital dialogue to learn more on the benefits that come with adopting cloud computing for your organization.
Industry and government observers are optimistic that plans to streamline and enhance a government program designed to boost adoption of secure cloud computing will encourage more agencies to commit to the program. This eBook highlights insights and videos from a January 22 conference on FedRAMP and includes articles that dive further into the future of this program.
Sponsored By Cisco, Coalfire, VMware
Hitachi Data Systems Federal Unified Compute Platform (UCP) is a portfolio of converged infrastructure services and solutions. Download this whitepaper to learn how this platform combines best-of-breed storage, servers, networking and software management.
Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems Federal, Avnet Government Solutions
Government IT managers are beginning to see the value in converged systems for some of their workloads. They are finding that they not only save money and reduce complexity, but help IT better align with agency priorities. Converged infrastructure can increase application availability, centralize and simplify management, enable rapid provisioning of new systems and virtual machines, lower operation and maintenance costs, improve visibility and control, and reduce hardware footprint.
Sponsored By VMware, Carahsoft
Under federal mandate, government agencies must migrate information, applications and systems to the cloud. But that doesn’t mean the job is simple or easy. Download this digital dialogue to learn best practices for agencies to meet mandates while securing information and building relationships with cloud providers.
Sponsored By Carpathia, VMware
The health care industry is late to the game when it comes to information sharing–understandably so, given the highly personal data involved. Download this digital dialogue to learn how the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT has been working to make it easy and secure for health providers to exchange patient information in order to provide better care.
The NSA response to the Snowden breach includes closely monitoring privileged user activity and implementing the “two person rule” to stop rogue operations. Download this whitepaper to learn how HyTrust CloudControl™ enforces the two man rule for administrators in virtualized infrastructures, adding a critical layer of security to protect sensitive operations, in addition to providing real time, role-based monitoring and granular access controls.
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The goal of every healthcare provider is to deliver the highest quality patient care. To provide that care, healthcare IT depends on its datacenter infrastructure and applications to work securely and reliably not just some of the time, but all of the time. Download now to learn how to prepare for and mitigate unforeseen events in your datacenter.
Over the last decade, server virtualization has provided healthcare organizations around the world with significant cost and efficiency benefits. Now many providers are looking to extend this proven technology foundation to enable enterprise private clouds that will improve the quality and delivery of patient care.
Not all cloud solutions are designed to deliver what is truly needed—and only one solution provides a complete and integrated cloud infrastructure that can help meet stringent HIPAA and HITECH requirements. VMware vCloud® for Healthcare transforms the cost, quality and delivery of patient care and provides the necessary control and transparency for regulated healthcare organizations to establish and maintain HIPAA and HITECH compliance in their virtual and cloud environments.
This first-of-its-kind study examines data from more than 1,600 FireEye network and email appliances in real-world settings. Download this study to learn about the uncovered flaws in the defense-in-depth model and discover more findings on today’s cyber threat landscape.
Sponsored By FireEye
Cyber attacks on government networks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, underscoring the importance of fortifying cyber defenses to protect agency data and applications. Developing a cyber posture that appropriately counters these threats has been a challenge, however, since agencies have traditionally relied on piecemeal, manual methods to secure their networks. The good news, however, is that agencies have taken steps toward embracing risk-based, automated approaches to cyber security so that they are able to react to threats in real time, according to speakers at an August 20th conference on Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM). Download this executive summary to learn more.
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In this special report, we offer insights into the program as a whole as well as the individual contracts. The information is timely. Although the NetCents program has been around for many years, the Air Force has made significant changes since the first iteration. In many ways, it’s a whole new ballgame.
Sponsored By Iron Bow, GovConnection, CDW-G, M2 Technologies and PCMG - (Online Exclusive)
Most cloud offerings are not designed to run both legacy and new applications on a common cloud platform. As you expand your IT environment to the cloud, you could face compatibility issues with your existing IT infrastructure and the need to rewrite your applications for specific public cloud platforms. Download this information brief to discover how to address the top five considerations for migrating basic workloads and sensitive data to the cloud.
Federal agencies are under attack from insider threats. Download this whitepaper to learn about what defines an insider, how to gain visibility into your endpoints, how to establish a baseline and look at real-world scenarios.
Sponsored By Guidance Software
Do you know what your virtual and cloud admins are doing? Is your agency safe from insider threat? Download this whitepaper by Jill Singer, former CIO of NRO, to learn how to deploy a layered defense.
There are many good reasons why agencies choose to put their data, infrastructure or applications in a private cloud; resources are dedicated only to that agency or group of agencies, and security and content are fully controllable. In fact, the majority of federal cloud projects rely solely on private clouds. Yet there are many situations when the hybrid cloud model makes more sense, both from the financial and flexibility perspective. Download this informative gamechanger to learn how to implement a secure hybrid cloud for your agency.
Sponsored By Carpathia
Dynamic market forces such as globalization, technology advancements, declining defense budgets, economic power shift towards growth markets, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in the industry are forcing transformation upon both large and small A&D companies. Read this whitepaper to learn about the 3 industry-wide imperatives driving this transformation.
Sponsored By IBM
Sponsored By Carpathia, VMware, Carahsoft
Collaboration is a constant in government. By its very nature, much of the work done in government requires employees to collaborate, either with their co-workers, their colleagues in other agencies or with outside partners. It is not a question of whether feds will collaborate or not-it’s only a question of how effectively. That is why the new generation of online collaboration tools is so important. A new survey by the 1105 Public Sector Media Group shows that agencies are finally ready to move beyond their reliance on e-mail and calendaring and enter a new era of cloud-based collaboration.
Sponsored By Huddle
Today, aerospace and defense (A&D) companies find themselves at potentially perplexing crossroads. Given the simultaneous drive for profitable operations and innovation, operational strategies require rethinking to ensure both imperatives are met. Read this whitepaper to learn about the challenges and trends driving the need to transform operational strategies.
Change often has come slowly to the federal data center, and for good reason. Given the importance of the data center, agencies prefer to stick with traditional designs and solutions. Unfortunately, with the increasing complexity of the IT enterprise, those designs have proven inefficient and inflexible and are not likely to meet future needs. Fortunately, the next generation of data centers, based on new technologies and innovative processes, is quickly taking shape. Download this special report to learn more.
Sponsored By CDW-G
There are some high achievers in government when it comes to managing big data, but many agencies are struggling to stay on top of the vast and varying amounts of information they collect every day. To learn more about big data, download this event overview featuring highlights from the recent event titled "Big Data Management and Analytics: Lessons from Mission Driven Initiatives.”
Sponsored By SoftwareAG
Now enhanced for FedRAMP and FISMA compliance, SoftLayer, an IBM company, offers US Federal agencies a robust cloud foundation for a wide range of agency missions. The latest capabilities allow for federal agencies to deploy solutions designed precisely for their needs, on-demand or in near-real time. Download this FREE whitepaper to discover how SoftLayer is designed for federal standards and how it can provide the cloud without compromise.
It’s the year 2014 and we live in the time of an unprecedented technologic disruption. From wearable technology to the Internet of Things, today’s digital and technological disruptions are impacting every facet of the enterprise and changing the rules of business. And, by the year 2020, that impact will grow, making it imperative to actively address these challenges today.
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Download this Q&A to gain further insight from industry leaders addressing the challenges faced by many government agencies as they struggle to balance both security and efficiency.
Sponsored By Samsung
Agencies are undergoing change in their data centers, virtualizing more services in their network and overall pursuing more efficiency. As such, their cybersecurity needs are changing to demand greater performance, more flexible security policies and enforcement and solutions that understand data center applications. Read this whitepaper to learn the several key steps agencies should consider when implementing their cybersecurity tools.
Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks
For agencies, the evolving IT infrastructure requires a cybersecurity portfolio that is both flexible and advanced enough to combat sophisticated cyber threats. Whether reducing their data center footprints, virtualizing existing services to reduce costs and “go green”, or advancing security to thwart today’s advanced attacks in the field or at home, agencies have different requirements of their cybersecurity solutions. Read this whitepaper to learn how your agency can implement diverse security solutions to help address these pressing needs.
From satellite images and video to transactional and social media data, it’s clear that the amount of data government agencies are dealing with is continuing to grow quickly. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how your organization can overcome the storage and cost challenges of big data growth.
Sponsored By NetApp, GovSmart
Mobility is crucial to meeting mission goals at many federal agencies, but it’s still a fairly new practice. Agencies with many mobile workers continue to work out the kinks that smart phone features and mobile applications present, such as security concerns and usage rules. Download this digital dialogue to learn how new approaches to cybersecurity and usage rules are essential to helping the government keep up with evolving technology.
Sponsored By CA Technologies
Not only do agencies need to step up their cybersecurity planning, they also need to enhance their mobile strategies. Download this Q&A to gain further insight from industry leaders on best practices including how to implement cyber and mobile plans today that will be able to handle the growth of user and resource demand in the future.
Sponsored By AT&T
The use and benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) are growing, and companies are working to keep up with user demand. Download this informative digital dialogue to gain an industry perspective as five players in the marketplace discuss what their latest offerings can do for end-user computing.
Sponsored By Carahsoft, VMware, Samsung, Teradici, ClearCube, Liquidware Labs
Small and medium-sized businesses everywhere are reporting symptoms of “server sprawl.” Download this education infographic to learn how FlexPod Express helps you save money and simplify your IT environment through consolidation and virtualization.
Sponsored By NetApp
As the number of users and applications grow, there’s an explosion of data and content, and point solutions multiply, exacerbating server sprawl. Download this informative whitepaper to learn the benefits of converged infrastructure solution for virtualized environments and the key considerations for choosing the best platform for your midsize enterprise.
VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia® is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud service that delivers the tried and tested VMware capabilities widely used by government organizations today, with the added security and compliance assurance of FedRAMP authorization. Download this infographic to further explore the many benefits of hybrid cloud service.
Including contractors in a corporate IT environment can expose your organization to all kinds of risks. Avoid those risks with an access solution that can protect what your organization and give contractors the access they need.
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Cyberattacks are evolving as quickly as defenses are. The 2014 report from CyberEdge provides concrete examples of the actual preparedness level of organizations and what the future of IT security might look like.
Many organizations have adopted virtualization as a standard for server workloads. But virtualization has not proven to be the “game changer” many organizations had envisioned. IT departments face huge challenges related to server sprawl, which has actually increased with virtualization.
Although virtualization has brought benefits beyond the physical paradigm of one operating system per server, the true optimal infrastructure for organizations comes with adopting a private cloud infrastructure.
Check out this whitepaper to learn the benefits of a private cloud and discover what deploying one private cloud solution can provide to your organization.
This white paper from Forrester Consulting reviews the core functionality required to maximize private cloud benefits and provides some best practices for enterprise cloud deployments. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight into the current market trends and learn how to get the most out of your organization's private cloud.
Agencies are aware of the need for cyber defense within their infrastructure to protect from insider threats; however it is important for organizations to recognize what data is most at risk for being targeted. Defining the top IT risk scenarios can greatly help agencies analyze and monitor anomalies to enhance the prevention of insider threat attacks. Download this informative Q&A to gain valuable insights from an industry expert in the field of cybersecurity and insider threats.
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The number and variety of threats to mobile devices and the data they access will never disappear—and in fact, new threats will continue to arise. But with the right tools and planning, most of these threats can be thwarted before they harm an agency, its data or its users. Download this report to discover the top mobile threats and how to keep your organization’s mobile strategies secure.
Sponsored By Dell
Federal agencies must take a proactive approach to information and network security due to increasing cybersecurity threats. Read this whitepaper to learn more about a flexible automated framework for effective continuous monitoring and mitigation.
As government agencies continue to face increasingly hazardous IT security threats, they are constantly challenged to keep these threats at bay while protecting sensitive—and often classified— data. Read this whitepaper to learn more on the implementation of continuous diagnostics and mitigation, which is designed to facilitate an automated approach to evolving network and systems cybersecurity.
Ponemon 2014 Threat Intelligence & Incident Response Survey: 1083 CISOs and security technicians reveal the unsettling truth about how limited information security departments are in defending their domains.
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Federal agencies are looking to deliver a wider range of services and to extend those services to wherever users might go. Download this informative digital dialogue to learn how agencies are leveraging mobility, unified communications and data center consolidation and optimization to achieve this goal.
Sponsored By PCMG
Virtualization and cloud solutions make it much easier to manage the mix of old and new systems now found in many healthcare organizations. Download this informative digital dialogue to learn about the rapid changes in healthcare services, including how to build a business case for point of care solutions.
Collaboration has always been a part of the way government does business, but until relatively recently it was something that happened only at certain times and between select groups of people. That is because with the older generation of tools, there was often a fear that collaboration would distract workers and drag down productivity. But new technology has allayed those fears, and now government managers are the numerous benefits of supporting collaboration, from easier sharing of information and faster response to events, to a better use of scarce budget dollars. The focus now is on developing the goals and strategies for successful collaboration initiatives, and providing the best-in-class solutions for employees.