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.
Sponsored By IBM
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.
Sponsored By OpenText
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
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.
Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Sponsored By NetApp
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.
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.
Sponsored By VMware
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.
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.
Sponsored By NetIQ
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.
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
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.
Sponsored By Splunk
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.
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.
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.
Sponsored By AccessData
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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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