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
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.
Sponsored By Xerox
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.
Sponsored By GovConnection
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
Integrity first. Service before self. Excellence in all we do. These core values of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) permeate every decision of the world’s preeminent aerospace power. The Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council (ITCC) Digital Planning and Imaging (DPI) initiative is no exception. The initiative sets targets to modernize, standardize and consolidate the USAF print infrastructure to help lower operational costs, reduce environmental impact and increase office efficiency—all while enhancing information security.
HP’s Distinguished Technologist, Bruce Michelson, takes a unique look at the IT refresh of desktops, notebooks, and servers; discussing the megatrends and the impact they have on the technology refresh cycle.
There’s an elephant in the room that nobody’s talking about. This is the legacy portfolio that supports business-critical operations, but threatens your organization’s ability to respond to change. The need for organizations to modernize their application portfolios has never been clearer.
Sponsored By Dell
Businesses that want a continued competitive advantage in the market often rely on the latest technology to help them get there. Two key trends in the IT space are requiring enterprises to rethink the best way to run their businesses: cloud computing and application modernization.
In an effort to create a clean energy economy, recent US presidents and congress have issued a series of legislation and executive orders requiring federal agencies to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in government facilities. Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer, is supporting that effort by establishing a Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative to help reduce energy consumption in over 1,100 Federal data centers. US Federal data center managers are on a timeline to respond with their final consolidation plan. This paper analyzes the implication of these mandates and offers recommendations for how to improve energy efficiency in Federal data centers.
Learn how smartphones are becoming the mobile device of choice for generations of workers more accustomed to the possibilities of telework with the flexibility to choose how and where they do their work.
In August 2013, FCW surveyed defense, civilian and state and local agency decision-makers about their mobile management strategies. The survey covered topics regarding workforce deployment of mobile devices, BYOD vs. agency-issued device policies, usage and security concerns that stem from the use of mobile devices and architectural considerations including virtualization strategies. Download this informative report to uncover the research findings and broaden your scope of knowledge on mobile management.
Sponsored By VMware
For more and more government agencies, desktop virtualization is proving to be the right solution at the right time. The technology, which makes it possible to deploy, manage and optimize desktop-based applications and data from a central console, can help agencies extend desktop computing resources to a wide range of end-user devices securely and cost effectively, whether users are in the office, on the road or working at home. Download this report to discover further research findings on virtualization trends and the shape of things to come.
Sponsored By NetApp, Cisco
Federal agencies know that while nearly impossible to mitigate every conceivable cyber risk, the goal is to solidify protections against foreseeable attacks, while providing security expects with time, and the timely intelligence, to prevent unknown threats and minimize the damage to their networks. Download this solution brief to understand how Department of Homeland Security’s newly awarded CDM program is helping agencies prioritize cyber efforts and explore the five security controls deemed most crucial for effective cyber-defense.
Sponsored By Symantec
You don’t have to be in IT to care about big data analytics. Proper analysis of big data can uncover hidden patterns that offer insights into the various faucets of your business. This information can ultimately aide in increased knowledge and more informed decision making. Download this whitepaper to learn more about purchasing the right analytic tools for your agency.
Sponsored By Teradata
What could businesses gain by emulating the federal government’s best practices? $Millions more than you may think. This data-rich white paper details how the largest, global organization (the DoD) is setting the standard for significant cost savings and process efficiency.
Sponsored By FedBid
Government agencies need a better approach to dealing with cybersecurity threats, and they know it. A recent survey by the 1105 Government Information Group found that government agencies are not satisfied with current efforts to protect their information from the dynamic threat environment. Download this research report to uncover more findings, including what agencies view as the top threat to their organization.
Sponsored By NetApp
The nature of ongoing cyberattacks is changing. Attackers are shifting from directly targeting government and military networks to targeting networks in the defense industrial base and commercial critical infrastructure. The attacks are also increasing in frequency and severity. Download this whitepaper to learn the emerging best practices in protecting your organization’s critical infrastructure network.
Sponsored By ViaSat
Information can make or break a government program, so knowing how to properly collect, manage and report it is crucial. Two main components to making big data useful are standardization and distillation. Download this whitepaper to learn more on improving your agency's data analytics, including the three steps to handling data correctly.
Sponsored By Information Builders
Many federal organizations are now fulfilling the Cloud First policy mandate, which directs organizations to prioritize the use of cloud computing offerings to reduce costs, among other things. The movement is also facilitating collaboration, something that is becoming increasingly important within enterprises as well as public organizations and agencies. View this interactive eBook to read more on how federal organizations such as the U.S. Army War College are addressing the government’s requirement to enhance collaboration.
Sponsored By Box
Dell Software commissioned a government market research provider to poll federal IT workers on awareness of, and attitudes toward, the use of cloud technology for messaging and directory services in federal agencies, especially the process and timelines associated with provisioning and de-provisioning users.
Given the rise of mobility and cloud computing and the paperless flow of data, you might think
multifunction devices would be relegated to the periphery. But it turns out, the modern enterprise environment is anything but paperless. Moreover, MFDs have evolved a great deal. They’ve become network-connected hubs in the workflow of documents and data. Download this whitepaper and learn how multifunction device capabilities produce real gains in mobility, flexibility and efficiency.
Sponsored By Canon
In May 2013, FCW surveyed DOD, civilian, and state and local agency business and IT decision makers about data security issues and solutions. The survey covered topics regarding cybersecurity, protection from insider threats, safeguarding Big Data initiatives, and improving cloud security. Download this informative research report to read the survey results.
Sponsored By Vormetric
The key requirement of a mobile security plan is to adopt a centralized set of policies and controls. Mobile device management and anti-virus software are stand-alone solutions that may not cover all the different issues on varied operating systems and devices. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can implement a solution that looks at security holistically from an organizational point of view. Download this informative whitepaper to gain expert insight on centralized mobile security strategies.
Sponsored By AT&T
In this Solution Guide, World Wide Technology reveals its data center cloud model in-depth and presents solutions around cloud computing with a standardized product set and advancing to an integration stage. The guide takes a close look at the VMware® Enterprise vCloude Suite on the EMC® VSPEX® converged infrastructure platform , examining storage and infrastructure components as well as cloud operations and management services.
Sponsored By World Wide Technology
The industry has finally realized the need to shift its focus to detecting unknown threats and reducing response time. Learn organizations are achieving these two critical goals by integrating analysis and enabling real-time collaboration.
Sponsored By AccessData
This paper outlines the challenges faced by Federal Information Assurance professionals and offers solutions to those challenges, including the ROI for each.
Sponsored By EMC
Cloud Computing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, such as OpenShift by Red Hat, leverage automation technologies and a cloud architecture to make developers more productive by helping them focus on creating applications rather than dealing with infrastructures. Download this informative whitepaper to learn about the many benefits of PaaS for the enterprise.
Sponsored By DLT Solutions
Organizations all over the world are struggling with how to guard their systems against new, targeted cyber threats and federal agencies are no exception. The goal is to stop attacks as early as possible, or cut short their ability to inflict widespread damage.
With continuous monitoring, agencies constantly assess the state of their information security controls across their entire enterprise. The hope is that with constant review, greater security will follow. Download this informative whitepaper for more on how continuous monitoring needs a measured approach.
Sponsored By FireEye
The traditional cybersecurity infrastructure contains several detection, analysis and remediation gaps. Today, organizations need to focus on two main things: detecting unknown threats and reducing response time. Download this informative whitepaper to read more on the weaknesses of the traditional cybersecurity model and how agencies are filling the gaps.
In this white paper, we will investigate worst practices in predictive analytics. We’ll discuss why these actions can derail predictive analytics initiatives, and what steps can be taken to avoid making such mistakes. We’ll also highlight the key steps required for building and deploying effective predictive applications, and showcase WebFOCUS RStat, today’s most powerful and full-featured solution for predictive analytics.
This paper will show how police departments in cities ranging in size from Houston, Texas to
Erlanger, Kentucky to Richmond, Virginia, quickly implemented technology that enables them
to address their unique situations and take a successful intelligence-led, proactive, predictive
approach to fighting crime. Their high-tech crime centers use business intelligence (BI), analytics,
and geographic information system (GIS) mapping to improve organization and boost strategic
decision-making, increasing morale and efficiency and making their cities safer.
Adobe Connect for Web Meetings significantly improves collaboration with your colleagues, partners, and customers anytime, anywhere, across virtually any device. With Adobe Connect, meeting organizers can go far beyond simple screen sharing and deliver easy-to-access, rich meetings from a desktop or directly from a mobile device.
Sponsored By Adobe
From the aggressive telework program of the U.S. General Services Administration to Georgia’s tax credits for private sector telecommuting programs, agencies at all levels of government are embracing telework for a variety of reasons. By leveraging Adobe technologies government employees are enabled to work anywhere, anytime—plus it makes them more productive and efficient working in the agency’s office.
Downlaod this whitepaper for more on Adobe's telework solutions
In June 2007, DISA awarded Defense Connect Online (DCO), a two-part Adobe Connect solution for collaboration and engagement across DoD global operations. Two different systems comprise the Adobe Connect implementation, one for the unclassified network, and one for the classified network. A pre-release version of DCO was tested over a five-month period and went live in April 2008, enabling deployed troops, supporting personnel, and military leaders to collaborate effortlessly across locations worldwide.
Read more about how DISA enabled secure collaboration with Adobe Connect.
This exclusive research whitepaper provides an overview of the Windows-enabled USB flash drive approach to enabling remote work. It also provides detailed comparisons between Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI), conventional laptop provisioning and Windows-enabled USB flash drives under different scenarios. Download to learn more.
Sponsored By Imation Mobile Security
Many businesses can achieve the benefits of face-to-face meetings through an investment in a video or web conferencing solution, saving the company both travel time and resources. Selecting the right technology to replace in-person meetings begins with understanding your organizational needs and pairing these needs with the optimal conferencing solution. Download this whitepaper for more on Adobe Connect.
While agencies have made some progress in moving to the cloud, many have done so tentatively, focusing on “safe” applications such as email and public-facing websites. But the time to move other applications and infrastructure to the cloud is now. The best way to ensure a safe path forward is by working with an experienced provider of cloud-based services—one that understands the unique security, interoperability and portability challenges that government agencies face.
Download this informative whitpaper for more on the advantages of a cloud service provider.
Sponsored By CenturyLink
The Economist Intelligence Unit in June 2012 conducted a global survey of senior executives to explore how organizations can accommodate rising demands for mobile access to business information while minimizing the security risks to proprietary data.
Sponsored By Cisco
This paper serves as a how-to for organizations in various stages of implementing the controls and offers two real-world examples of CSC adoption.
Sponsored By Tripwire
GSA’s IT Schedule 70 has been the major go-to vehicle for federal agencies to buy IT products and, more recently, services. At close to $16 billion in annual sales, it takes up a large chunk of the government’s overall yearly IT budget. But it’s facing uncertain times as the overall fiscal climate squeezes the resources GSA can devote to it, and competing vehicles such as agency GWACs loom in its mirror. Changes are coming to the venerable IT contract, and both users and vendors need to prepare. Download the contract guide now.
Sponsored By PCMG
As attacks on agency networks and assets become ever more divergent and sophisticated, continuous monitoring will be a critical element in an organization’s cybersecurity strategy. But it’s not an easy thing to implement. Download this Q&A report for industry perspectives on the various elements of effective continuous monitoring, and why it’s not just one more technology program.
Sponsored By Knowledge Consulting Group, Tripwire, SolarWinds
Government agencies are getting serious about online collaboration tools because they see the opportunity to improve enterprise-wide information sharing, support real-time communications during a crisis, and to reduce the money they spend on large in-person meetings or conferences. A recent survey conducted by the 1105 Government Information Group shows that these and other potential benefits are leading many agencies to deepen their investment in collaboration tools and to make collaboration part of their organizational culture. Download this exclusive research report for more on collaboration trends in government.
It’s critical to intimately know an application and what it’s requirements are in order for it to perform well. To establish that kind of performance baseline, you’ll need to know such things as who uses the application, where they use it from, how much network bandwidth it needs,and so on. This kind of information is needed for each application, both from the administrator and user point of view.
To get there, you’ll have to monitor the legacy production environment so you know both what makes the application perform consistently well, and how to monitor it. Then you’ll have to continuously monitor the application as changes are made to it and the environment it runs in so you can measure any negative effects on its performance.
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Sponsored By SolarWinds
This datasheet covers DLT Solutions Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS). STaaS is a NetApp hardware, software and services solution that combines secure, available, and dedicated on-premise infrastructure with a pay-as-you-go model that requires zero capital investment.
Evolve or die. That’s the imperative guiding the development of cybersecurity technologies and strategies across government and industry. The ongoing evolution of the federal IT enterprise, extended in all directions by advances in networking and mobile technology, must be matched to similar advances in information and network security. But above all, the nature of the current cybersecurity threats requires a new way of thinking. The old approach to cybersecurity, which was based on defending the perimeter, cannot hold up against the wide array of cyber threats that agencies now face.
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Sponsored By CDW-G, Symantec
The last decade has seen the rise of crowd-sourced, activist-driven hacker groups.1 The term hacktivist has been coined to describe this group and refers to the nonviolent use of illegal or legally ambiguous digital tools in pursuit of political ends. Most notable of these hacktivist groups is Anonymous, a loose collective of individuals borne out of a cybersubculture that has gone mainstream.The goal of this paper is to provide a glimpse into the world of hacktivism and, more importantly, the group known as Anonymous.
Sponsored By immixGroup
Cloud computing, social networking and mobile devices are improving efficiency and collaboration in the public sector. But anytime, anywhere accessibility also increases the need to simplify, control and secure identities. This paper provides a brief overview of federated identity and
reviews its roles within the identity management strategies of civilian agencies, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the intelligence community.
Sponsored By Ping Identity