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.
Sponsored By Adobe
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.
Download this whitepaper for a new approach to IT monitoring.
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.
Sponsored By DLT Solutions
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
Since HSPD-12 was signed in 2004, government agencies have issued over 5 million identity badges. About 90% of government workers and contractors wear their identity around their neck. While most agencies are leveraging these for physical access, the challenge comes in trying to use them for logical access to systems. Read this whitepaper to learn about a solution that allows end users to use their PIV cards for seamless access to on-premise, hosted and cloud-based applications.
With budgets and staffs stretched thin, public sector organizations are searching for ways to cut costs and
help employees work more productively. IT leaders recognize that collaborative voice, video, and mobile
technologies could enable their organizations to achieve these goals, but they expect to implement these
technologies when investment dollars are more plentiful.
Download this whitepaper for an in-depth look at how collaboration technologies are helping IT managers “invest to save” by delivering significant long-term savings while improving the effectiveness of their organizations.
Sponsored By Cisco
Big data is a top priority for CIOs, but few know exactly what it is – and what it can help their organizations achieve. As the creation of data has multiplied recently, IT organizations are left wondering how to manage those data stores while at the same time being asked to help the business side of the house innovate, cut costs and improve end-user satisfaction. Download this special report for in-depth articles on meeting the challenges you face as you take on "big data."
Sponsored By CDW-G, EMC
Since the government’s Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative launched in 2010, agencies have been working hard to consolidate their data centers.
Clearly, the benefits of data center consolidation are well worth the effort. In addition to obvious payoffs, such as lowering the cost of operations, data center consolidation can greatly improve performance and provide more efficient energy consumption.
Download this in-depth report for more on the benefits of DCC.
Sponsored By Carpathia
This paper briefly reviews the top six threats to your mobile workforce, matching real-world hazards with really helpful ways you can take action and achieve the security your business requires.
The good news is that solutions can now be delivered to address the data management needs posed by Big Data. Without much risk of contradiction, it can be said that the requirements of absorbing and storing Big Data have been solved by industry to date, by a combination of both the demand-driven commercial-off-the-shelf software manufacturers and by the voluntary software development contributions of participants in the free and open source consortia.
Sponsored By SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2)
Nearly 10 years after establishment of the Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM) program, most federal agencies have yet to complete a comprehensive approach to unifying physical and logical access using a single smart card or token. The time to act is now. In this white paper, we’ll review the key FICAM use cases and the approaches agencies can take to efficiently accomplish them.
Sponsored By NetIQ
Government agencies are embracing the notion of mobility both for their employees and consumers, but they’re finding that adoption means plenty of adaption. Most of the time, IT managers can’t simply apply desktop PC requirements to mobile devices and call it a day. Mobility brings a host of new challenges that can best be solved by looking at the individual pieces with the finished puzzle in mind.
To kick-start your strategy, download the Digital Dialogue now!
Sponsored By AT&T
Hurricane Sandy was just one of many recent weather-related events that underscored the importance of keeping systems and operations up and running with as little interruption as possible. But whether it’s a natural disaster or an application failure that brings down a system, agencies must have a plan in place to protect their data and quickly recover IT services. Organizations are much more dependent on technology than they used to be.
Download the summary report now from the recent webcast: Disaster Recovery and COOP: How to Make the Best of a Worst-Case Scenario
Sponsored By Symantec
Like many organizations, federal agencies can drive progress through social collaboration. Read the solution brief to see how secure, scalable, cloud-based solutions can help your agency collaborate socially without any extra cost, complexity or compliance concerns. See how these tools can also help enable better decisions to be made faster.
Sponsored By IBM
Cloud provides significant advantages, improved agility and reduced costs. But there is a darker side – the hidden costs of cloud that can negate the benefits if not properly contained. The 2013 Symantec Avoiding the Hidden Costs of Cloud Survey reveals some of these unanticipated challenges, and ways to mitigate risk, so agencies can benefit from today’s efficient cloud solutions.
Although cloud capabilities offer numerous opportunities to drive business innovation, its potential beyond technological capabilities remains virtually untapped. Read the white paper to learn more about the benefits of cloud-enabled business models in promoting sustainable competitive advantage.
Government workers need greater mobility to get their jobs done in today’s challenging times. While tablets and touch devices used to be more promise than practicality for government, new hardware and software capabilities are changing mobile devices from ”toys” into high-performance computing devices that can perform public sector work powerfully and securely.
Sponsored By Dell and Microsoft
With the barriers of traditional enterprises breaking down, CIOs must prepare to support a progressive workforce and trends such as bring-your-own-device, virtual desktop environments and the cloud. Are you prepared?
Sponsored By General Dynamics Information Technology
A research survey on the State of Windows Migration reveals that most government IT departments (57%) are still in the midst of their upgrades. Eighty-three percent of those who have completed the migration process rated their level of satisfaction at 7 or above on a ten point scale. About a third of respondents (34%) note the appeal of the operating system is its overall capabilities rather than any one single feature. While government IT organizations admit to a host of organizational and technical issues, none of these barriers are insurmountable. The proof: The majority of government organizations claim their Windows 7 migrations are proceeding on schedule.
Mobile device usage continues to grow throughout the federal government. In January and February 2013, FCW surveyed IT decision makers across federal agencies that are involved with mobile security strategy. Read this report for key points on the current state of mobile security in the federal government.
Sponsored By AT&T, Juniper Networks
If the unthinkable were to occur and your agency had to continue providing essential services and performing essential activities, would you know what to do and where to go?
In most cases, the answer is yes. Today, thanks to lessons learned from past disasters and government requirements, most government agencies and departments have some type of business continuity plan that allows them to maintain critical functions.
Sponsored By Level 3 Communications
DNS-exploiting – or advanced persistent threat (APT) – malware is the most costly, sophisticated, and difficult of malwares to deal with. Did you know a DNS firewall can help? Read this whitepaper to learn more!
Sponsored By Infoblox
This Forrester Research whitepaper highlights cloud adoption trends as well as the key benefits and challenges that enterprises see when considering and adopting hybrid IaaS strategies.
Identity, Access and Security Management solutions integrate to control access to cloud services and data, reduce risk of breaches in hybrid environments, and achieve compliance with Federal regulations and policies such as FISMA & FedRAMP. Download now to read more.
Compliance with Federal security mandates has become increasingly difficult for agencies. Agencies are searching for an effective, sustainable, & scalable approach that will achieve their compliance objectives while improving their overall security. Download to read more.
As Federal agencies work to meet the demands of citizens for more accountability and transparency, IT execs must enable greater flexibility for users within the agencies, while maintaining tight controls over their computer environments. More federal agencies are migrating to Windows 7 for highly optimized desktops and security. Find out how.
A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? This whitepaper provides insight into what we can expect in the area of network security and how to leverage new technologies to meet today's security challenges in light of other considerations such as overall complexity and performance.
This white paper discusses how security intelligence addresses threat detection shortcomings and empowers organizations to maintain comprehensive and cost-effective information security.
The ability to share services and information with various departments, partners, customers and other parts of the business ecosystem is a major advantage of cloud computing. As a result, successful cloud deployments hinge on securely and efficiently managing individuals’ access to resources, and protecting data from loss or corruption.
This whitepaper provides a general framework your organization can use to create or build upon an application security program. It includes guidelines that can be useful at different stages of your security program’s maturity.
This whitepaper outlines a solution that helps organizations securely manage and track the activities of privileged users, thereby reducing the risk of breaches, improving compliance and ensuring accountability.
IBM Security and IBM Information Management solutions for security work with the IBM System z platform to allow the mainframe to serve as an enterprise security hub, providing comprehensive, centralized security capabilities for organizations with distributed, multiplatform IT environments.
This whitepaper details a solution that enables security analysts to extend analysis well beyond typical security data using real-time correlation for continuous insight, custom analytics, and forensic capabilities for evidence gathering.
As networks continue to grow in size, complexity and level of business importance, the potential for malicious attacks grows right along with them. This whitepaper presents a comprehensive portfolio of intrusion prevention solution that go beyond traditional intrusion prevention to provide multilayered,end-to-end security that can actually protect networks from attacks before they occur.
This whitepaper details how government agencies can gain a 360-degree security insight for superior threat detection, greater ease of use and lower cost of ownership.
There are several advantages of a mobile workforce, however, there are also several risks to security as employees use personal devices from a variety of manufacturers and providers to conduct business. Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn how mobile devide management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) can prevent threats to your agency.
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 tempting target for attackers, and when they succeed in disrupting DNS, all external data center services are affected. This paper helps organizations confronting these growth and security challenges understand how a new full-proxy architecture for DNS provides a complete solution for global, local, and cloud load balancing.
Sponsored By F5 Networks
Because of its strategic location in the data center network, the selection of an Application Delivery Controller requires careful consideration of both functional and financial factors. This paper explores important elements to evaluate, including network performance, availability and security.
There's an ocean of information out there about risk and how internal audit departments are in a unique position to help business leaders comprehend and navigate higher-level risks. We invite you to download this eBook, which provides an overview of internal audit’s evolving role in providing assurance around risk management, as well as tips, case studies and resources for getting started!
Sponsored By ACL Services
As government agencies and private businesses alike continue to grapple with defining, storing and managing big data, questions about the massive quantities of information that are generated daily also proliferate. The first step to understanding big data is to reframe how we think about it.
Sponsored By SAP
Dashboards are becoming the new face of business intelligence (BI). Executive Information Systems (EIS) had a similar look and served a similar purpose, modern Dashboards are interactive, easier to set up and update to changing business needs, and much more flexible to use. They are able to present data and information at both a summary and detailed level thus becoming one of the most powerful tools in the business user’s kit. Download NOW to learn more!
Sponsored By LogiXML
By any measure, government data is growing at lightning-fast speed, due in large part to the fast-growing stores of unstructured data. Hadoop, an open source software framework, is showing up in more and more and, is specifically suited to these types of tasks.
Sponsored By NetApp, GTSI
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has become one of the most influential trends that has or will touch each and every IT organization. The term has come to define a megatrend occurring in IT that requires sweeping changes to the way devices are used in the workplace. This whitepaper discusses how this trend will affect agencies, explores the challenges it creates for IT, and outlines technologies that are part of the solution.
Sponsored By Cisco Systems
This whitepaper will outline the main challenges facing government agencies trying to modernize their IT infrastructures to support improved service to citizens and higher productivity for their employees through mobile solutions.
The benefits of virtualization, from accelerated service delivery and resource optimization to reduced costs for IT resources, have spurred many organizations to move toward a virtual infrastructure. But what can an organization do to solve the complexities inherent in shared resources? This whitepaper will show you the way.
Cloud computing is shifting the way government agencies build, deploy and use applications; raising expectations on how quickly, cost effectively and securely applications and services can be delivered. This whitepaper shows that through taking a holistic view,the greatest benefit might be gained.
Sponsored By Compuware
Take the guesswork out of Big Data. Understanding where the information comes from and what’s required to process it will aid adoption. Download this complimentary whitepaper to review how your agency can benefit from Big Data.
Sponsored By Brocade
As organizations strive to securely deliver high-quality, high-availability services to their user communities, they grapple control and ever-changing user populations, access points,and applications. Download this complimentary whitepaper to learn how you can administer, control and monitor user access to resources, applications and information.