It has been about three years since the White House launched its “Cloud First” mandate to encourage agencies to speed up their use of cloud computing. However, most agencies have struggled with structuring cloud contracts and defining exactly what capabilities they need from industry, according to speakers at a recent event. Download this event overview to discover more highlights from this recent cloud event, including how to create an acquisition strategy for buying into the cloud.
Sponsored By HPE
The complexities of delivering simultaneous access by users with different security clearances and needs-to-know, and preventing users from obtaining access to information for which they lack authorization, are almost overwhelming. Recurring security problems such as covert channels (where highly classified data is transmitted inappropriately to lower-classification users), bypassing (where unsecured data paths are opened maliciously or mistakenly), and an assortment of other issues have plagued MLS systems. And today, the accelerating pace of technological change creates additional challenges for government-agency MLS systems.
Sponsored By GovConnection
The increasing complexity of the government enterprise—and the increasing volume and complexity of the data being managed—is forcing agency IT managers to rethink how they manage the infrastructure. Virtualization is at the center of that. By virtualizing key elements of the data center, agencies gain flexibility, scalability and manageability. And those gains are magnified when agencies integrate those systems into a cohesive whole. At the same time, IT managers are looking to bolster their infrastructures with emerging storage and storage management options. The data center of the future is taking shape now.
Sponsored By Nutanix
Cloud is set to play a major role in government. Although agencies are still working out security issues and other policies, they also are deploying cloud technology to meet an increasingly wide array of mission requirements. And the options to government users of cloud are expanding. Hybrid clouds, which support both public and private options, provide a much-needed solution for users, the government’s FedRAMP program offers better choices for secure cloud services, and cloud brokers could take care of most of the procurement angst. Without a doubt, 2014 will be a big year for the cloud.
Sponsored By VMware
Dashboards are fast becoming the go-to access point for analytics, helping to make decision making faster and easier. They can be deployed quickly and can provide users with ways to customize their interactions with data, making dashboards fit the needs of all different roles within an agency.
Our whitepaper will help you understand best practices for using dashboards to develop effective and valuable analytics.
Sponsored By Logi Analytics
If there is one shared challenge organizations face to¬day, it’s cybersecurity. Figuring out how to secure data as networks grow more complex and budgets continue to shrink is a growing, urgent concern. At a March 18 event titled “Proactive Approaches for Vigilance and Resilience,” government and industry rep¬resentatives agreed that it’s best to take a proactive, inte¬grated and balanced approach to securing systems. Download this informative event overview to learn more event highlights including the best practices for overcoming cybersecurity challenges.
Sponsored By Akamai, Guidance Software
When Platform-as-a-Service first came on the scene, it took a while before people began to understand its benefits. That makes sense; not only is it cloud-based, but PaaS is a different way of managing platforms. Download this whitepaper to better understand the different flavors of PaaS, including the pros and cons of each approach.
Sponsored By Red Hat and DLT Solutions
The results of a new survey of government IT professionals reflects a broader recognition that existing infrastructures could soon be overwhelmed by the current rate of growth in data. Sixty-six percent of respondents said their agencies needed “to implement a network architecture that will enable high-velocity data capture, discovery, storage and analytics.” But it’s not just a matter of keeping up with the data. Download this research report to discover more findings, as well as learn how agencies are adopting other technologies that can have a significant impact on their IT infrastructure.
Sponsored By CDW-G
This white paper discusses why the old data security model no longer works, the inherent risks of APTs and why perimeter defenses alone are not sufficient to safeguard organizations against the current generation of security threats.
Sponsored By Vormetric
In the age of the interconnected world where the primary touchpoints are digital, the purpose of the digital experience as part of the digital strategy is clear: deliver an engaging, useful and ideally, differentiating experience to the user – and make every experience truly “exceptional”.
For IBM clients, “Exceptional Digital Experience” is realized in the results. This paper demonstrates how organizations, with their unique requirements, have created and benefited from an exceptional digital experience from IBM.
Sponsored By IBM
In this report, we discuss strategies for how organizations can perform optimally and compete successfully by hiring and onboarding the best talent the first time.
Using social technologies, organizations can develop a workforce development program where employees can develop skills on the job by collaborating with experts and sharing tacit knowledge. This white paper shows how organizations that develop a social learning program can improve employee engagement, reduce attrition and decrease the amount of time employees waste searching for expertise and information.
While the definition of virtualization hasn’t changed, the concept has continued to mature, providing more opportunities to save money, increase efficiency and security, and consolidate operations. Download this informative whitepaper to uncover the latest trends in virtualization including the benefits a virtual infrastructure can provide to your agency.
As cyber threats increase and become more complex, it is more important than ever for organizations to learn the key ingredients to developing a rapid response strategy. Download this insightful Q&A report to gain further knowledge from industry experts on the current cybersecurity atmosphere.
Sponsored By AccessData
Advanced persistent threats. Zero-day attacks. Insider threats. Cybersecurity experts say that if IT leaders are not concerned about the ongoing evolution of the cyber landscape, it just means they are not paying enough attention. The problem is that these and other emerging cyber tactics are designed to evade traditional cyber defenses and escape detection until it’s too late. The good news is it’s not a lost cause. In this special report, two subject matter experts discuss cybersecurity technologies and strategies that can help agencies defend their systems and data against the latest cyber threats, today and into the future.
Sponsored By Northrop Grumman and FireEye
The six-year, $24.2 billion NetCents-2 program is a major expansion of the smaller and more compact NetCents-1, and its success will be key to the Air Force’s plans to modernize its networks and improve the way it delivers information to warfighters. Download this special report to discover how NetCents-2 will be a major driver towards lower costs, faster delivery of technology and new opportunities for small businesses.
Sponsored By Iron Bow Technologies
As data center optimization moved forward and toward virtualization, agencies must understand what information is safe to share through the cloud. Download this enlightening digital dialogue to gain a better understanding on how to incorporate virtualization and the cloud into your agency’s data center consolidation planning process.
Sponsored By Symantec
With the approaching deadline for FedRAMP certification, U.S. government agencies face a significant challenge as they aim to certify their cloud systems. Learn how Akamai received a Provisional ATO from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) of FedRAMP.
Sponsored By Akamai
The workplace has changed dramatically over the last three decades. Today’s government workers want tools that help them do their jobs efficiently; tools that foster real collaboration and enable them to drive knowledge from other users. Download this informative digital dialogue to dive deeper into the realm of social enterprise as well as learn the key to creating an efficient environment for your agency.
Sponsored By Triad Technology Partners, Huddle, Tibbr
In September 2013, the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration began a new era in federal information security with the launch of the Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring program. CDM is designed to help agencies bolster their continuous monitoring programs by providing easy access to essential tools and services. Download this special report to gain further insight on how to leverage the full benefits of continuous diagnostics and mitigation.
The United States federal, state, and municipal IT infrastructures maintain and manage vital assets. However, every day it seems as though the media has a report about some agency or commercial business being exploited or compromised, suffering from a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack or the damage and theft of sensitive information. Read this eBook to learn how you can make your agency infrastructure more secure by using the continuous monitoring process and solutions discussed within.
Sponsored By DLT Solutions
Download this informative Viewpoint to hear from Christopher Thomas, Director, Government Market at Esri to gain an interesting perspective on the upcoming opportunities for innovation and collaboration in the industry as it relates to GIS.
Sponsored By Esri
Download this informative digital dialogue, based on the recent FCW Executive Briefing titled “Federal Identity and Access Management Update" to gain a further understanding of how agencies can address current identity and access management challenges in hopes of improving the user experience.
Sponsored By Experian Services Corp.
Officials in the areas of defense, law enforcement and national security can use analytics to pinpoint persons or areas of interest. In the case of money laundering and attribute analysis, visualization was used to see how a front company used people to move cash around. Download this informative digital dialogue to further understand the benefits and abilities of visualization for analytics.
Given ongoing budget constraints and the push to deliver a better product in less time, project intelligence will be essential to the success of federal PMO. Learn to make the PI process an integral part of project management for everyone involved in an organization and utilize the power of historical knowledge for the implementation of future projects.
Sponsored By Oracle
In today’s dynamic business environment, organizations need to be agile so they’re ready to respond to the litany of challenges coming their way. Business Process Management (BPM) provides that agility by ensuring the full utilization of technology; helping your agency to become far more responsive and meet your goals. Read this eBook to learn more about how BPM enables a more flexible, agile and scalable business model.
Everything your agency does relies on decisions. Operational decision management (ODM) is a set of technologies and methods that allow you to automate your day-to-day business decisions without compromising their accuracy and effectiveness. This eBook examines how ODM ensures responsible governance by assuring proper decision approval, securing the library, providing authorization for changes, measuring decision outcomes, and creating a feedback loop to identify further improvements and refinements.
Organizations are consuming software-as-a-service applications at an exponential rate. While the advantages of SaaS applications are great, so are the potential pitfalls of unauthorized access. Download this whitepaper and learn about the risks of cloud computing, how you can control those risks and a few things to keep in mind when selecting a vendor for your cloud solutions
Sponsored By NetIQ
Organizations that deploy public, private or hybrid cloud infrastructures—which today is virtually all of them—must mitigate inherent security risks while also maintaining compliance with industry and government regulations. This paper contains three simple steps for maintaining visibility and control when moving to the cloud.
While insider breaches have happened for years, many organizations find themselves asking: Are we at risk? The answer comes down to a group known as “privileged users” within your organization. This whitepaper explains 4 simple rules to cut privileged user access issues.
A poll of CIOs and IT managers reports why departments must defend against complex internal and external threats while mitigating regulatory and compliance concerns. The results provide data about how enterprises view compliance; particularly with identity management and access governance. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Two types of IT infrastructures are in place today: those that leverage Linux to control systems—and the cost of operating them—and those that do not. This white paper outlines the details of Linux offerings for the Federal government, common misconceptions about changing an IT environment, and additional solutions that reduce operating costs and increase innovation.
Sponsored By Suse
Bolstered by favorable economics, today’s global botnets are using distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to target firewalls, web services, and applications, often simultaneously. This DDoS threat spectrum includes conventional network attacks, HTTP and SSL floods, and low-bandwidth threats, plus new threats likely to target emerging service platforms.
Sponsored By F5 Networks
The Application Delivery Controller (ADC) chosen as the foundation for a flexible, efficient application delivery strategy can significantly affect network performance, availability, and security while providing opportunities to add business value.
Between the proliferation of mobile devices and the ever increasing amount of content on the web, DNS usage has seen a huge increase in recent years. Meanwhile DNS continues to be a target for attackers. F5’s full-proxy architecture provides a complete solution.
Organizations are deploying distributed, hybrid architectures that can span multiple security domains. At any moment, a user could be accessing the corporate data center, the organization’s cloud infrastructure, or even a third party, SaaS web application. SAML can provide the identity information necessary to implement an enterprise-wide single sign-on solution.
Federal contact center agencies are facing a seismic generational shift as an estimated 40 million baby boomers approach retirement and a growing number of millennials, whose communications needs are ever changing, enter the workforce. But recent advances in commercial contact centers provide insights into how agencies can both improve constituent satisfaction and boost the operational efficiency of their contact centers.
Sponsored By Xerox
Federal big data is creating new IT infrastructure challenges by increasing performance demands and adding management complexity. An ideal solution tightly integrates servers, storage, and network elements to optimize performance and reduce administrative chores.
Sponsored By Accunet
The prediction that the paperless office will one day be a reality dates as far back as 1975. Clearly, much progress has been made since that time, thanks to massive amounts of computer-based storage, sophisticated software for document workflow and other technological gains, but the true paperless office is still an elusive concept. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight into the ROI of document management, including how mobility is vital to the overall success of document workflow.
As many agencies are learning, it is possible to spend a lot of money in cybersecurity and still end up with significant vulnerabilities. Here is just a snapshot of the current cyber threat landscape, based on research conducted by cybersecurity experts across the public and private sectors. Whatever the source, the research consistently reveals the complex nature of today’s cyber threats, which cannot be addressed by any simple set of solutions. What is needed is a comprehensive approach that secures the network from end to end and provides real-time, actionable information on emerging threats.
Sponsored By ViaSat
Though many C-suite executives are involved in any agency’s decision to adopt a cloud computing solution, two of the most prominent decision-makers are the chief financial officer and the chief information officer.
Steps to migrating and managing the new cloud technology include researching its benefits specific to a given agency, adjusting IT management to accommodate new services and fool-proofing SLAs. Download this informative digital dialogue to learn more about the range of cloud types including the five main characteristics of cloud and the three forms of cloud services.
Sponsored By Carpathia
The paper focuses on the technologies and capabilities organizations should arm their analysts with, so they cannot just ingest big data, but uncover difficult evidence and turn it that big data into actionable intelligence.
When we consider human information and its dominance in today’s enterprise, it is natural to wonder how we can effectively search and find the information we need. Typically, people search or analyze data using an attribute such as the date a video was taken, who is in a photo, or whether a blog gives a positive view of a product. Since computers have historically used databases to increase search efficiency, finding human information raises a number of new questions regarding how we can organize, process, and search it.
Sponsored By HP Autonomy
For years, agencies have optimized their networks primarily by adding capacity and perhaps fine-tuning their architecture. But the surging demand for capacity driven by such trends as cloud computing and teleworking, and from bandwidth-hogging applications such as video, are quickly increasing the pressure on network performance. Agencies can no longer afford to respond by simply throwing more bandwidth at the problem. Instead, they are turning their attention to network optimization.
Sponsored By Brocade
HP business notebooks are designed with reliability in mind, which is why all HP business notebooks undergo the HP Total Test Process consisting of over 115,000 hours of testing. Our comprehensive and proven testing program delivers superior quality and reliability and includes 50,000 test steps with 240 industry-standard hardware and software products tested for compatibility.
When it comes to government IT-based programs, the technology itself rarely seems to be a stumbling block. Agency culture is most often the culprit. The need for improved communication and collaboration are not the only factors preventing your agency from achieving contact center excellence. Download this special report to learn how to get your agency’s contact center on the right path through mobility, social media, cloud services and performance management.
The world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day from unstructured data sources like sensors, social media posts and digital photos. Clearly, unstructured data is growing exponentially, and government is no exception. Download this informative report to gain further insight into the world of deep analytics as well as learn a new approach to analysis.
Sponsored By Digital Reasoning
Although there are countless mobile apps available in the market, the number of feasible options is reduced considerably because of agency concerns about security and privacy. Still, the Digital Government Strategy calls for “developing models for the secure, yet rapid, delivery of commercial mobile applications into the Federal environment.” Download this special report to learn more about mobile strategies including the four steps to successful mobile development.
Sponsored By Verizon
This powerful add-on from Attachmate works with your existing terminal emulator to boost your host security and centralized management capabilities.
Sponsored By Attachmate Corporation