Whitepapers


Research Report: Big Data

Download this complimentary Research Report on Big Data to learn the benefits of leveraging "Big Data" within your agency, including greater accuracy and speed of agency decision making, more efficient internal processes and a greater ability to meet agency mission goals.


Defining a Framework For Cloud Adoption

As interest in cloud computing continues to gain momentum,there is increasing confusion about what cloud computing represents. Without a common, defined vocabulary and a standardized frame of reference, organizations cannot have acogent discussion about cloud computing.


How to Meet Mission Requirements and OMB Mandates

Gain a comprehensive understanding of your applications and mainframe environment – locate dead or duplicative code to reduce unnecessary processing cycles, create more efficient applications, increase operational performance and set priorities for managing the portfolio of applications that will result in significant cost savings – often in year one.


BYOD in Government: Prepare for The Rising Tide

Read Forrester’s recent study of the use of personal devices for work purposes within government agencies. Learn what it discovered about use, policy and security concerns and gain a valuable starting point for embarking on the journey toward BYOD.


Research Summary: Big Data in the Clouds

Depending on how it’s viewed, big data presents either an enormous headache, or an amazing opportunity. The ability to sift through massive amounts of structured and unstructured data to reveal useful facts in real-time may help government organizations make better decisions that streamline operations and refine constituent services. Download to learn more.


Coalescing of Communication In Social Media

Social media has become the de-facto medium for humans to communicate about events as they are occurring. Whether it’s a natural disaster such as a tornado or earthquake, a social movement such as the Arab Spring or Occupy Wall Street, or a popular event such as a concert or the Olympics, social media has become the mainstream method for all people involved to share their thoughts with each other.


Continuous Monitoring for Government Agencies

Government agencies confront an increasingly hazardous IT security environment.Continuous monitoring will enable agencies to determine their own security health and compare it to other agencies so they can most cost-effectively apply their resources towards identifying and repairing their security gaps and vulnerabilities. Download this complimentary whitepaper to learn more about FISMA 2.0 and continuous monitoring for your government agency.


Is Your Network Ready for Mobility? Maximize Your Network to Accommodate BYOD & Mobility Trends

With BYOD trends on the rise, many agencies are building policies and procedures to accommodate mobility within their organizations. Therefore, agencies must now consider various components of their network infrastructure to be adequately prepared for the inherent burdens additional mobile devices will demand.


Mobile and Wireless : The Report

As more and more government departments allow or even encourage employees to use mobile devices to perform their jobs in or out of the office, everyone involved is beginning to see just how beneficial they are. Not only do mobile devices increase employees’ productivity and effectiveness, but they further enable telework and increase employee satisfaction. What are the security challenges and solutions related with this technology? Read to find out.


Cloud First: Which Cloud Deployment Model Works Best for Federal?

The 2011 Cloud First initiative has lead federal agencies to seek out cloud services. This white paper examines the key benefits of migrating to the cloud and the pros and cons of cloud deployment models available to government agencies, including private, community, public and hybrid clouds.


Game Changer: Data Security

The pressure is on for federal agencies to take data security to the next level. The complexity of data today — data stored in various places, some of it unstructured and some barely touched in the past decade — makes meeting security mandates challenging. Download this whitepaper to learn about the key issues surrounding secure data, along with best practices and tools that can help further their goals.


Solutions Guide: How to Meet Your Agency's Bandwidth Needs

It’s every CIO’s dilemma: bandwidth requirements ebb and flow throughout the month and there are certain times when network traffic increases and certain times when it decreases. For most agencies, this means there are days or even weeks when they are using all of the bandwidth that they have available. However, there may be just as many instances when reduced network demand means there’s excess capacity. That’s money going down the drain!


The Stand: Health IT

While healthcare remains a contentious political issue, the need for a robust health IT infrastructure has become increasingly evident. One veteran of the industry explains the importance of health IT to the delivery of healthcare services, what emerging issues could have the most impact, and how technologies such as cloud, Big Data and mobile will affect the development of healthcare.


Unified Communications Helps Agencies Connect Better, Faster and at a Lower Cost

Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn how Unified Communications (UC) can help agencies connect better, faster, and at a lower cost. You'll learn about the many benefits that can be garnered by the increase in productivity in UC offers.


Taking Collaboration to the Cloud

Given the budget and mission pressures that are the norm in government today, these cloud tools can help your employees be more productive and collaborative. Download this complimentary whitepaper to learn more about taking collaboration to the cloud.


NITAAC Contract Guide

Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn about how the NITACC provides fast, government-wide access to the latest IT products and services.


Cloud Services

Download this complimentary whitepaper to learn the benefits and limitations of IaaS, four cloud trends you need to know, and how to address compliance issues in the cloud.


Choosing the Right MSP Provider

Managed services adoption is rampant, but there's still plenty of confusion in the industry as to what managed services actually entail. Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn how managed services are helping agencies grow and innovate.


STAND: Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has been a highly touted way for government agencies to gain efficiencies, cut costs and improve the delivery of IT services. Many agencies have already moved “low hanging fruit” such as email and collaboration tools to the cloud. Now the early hype is over, agencies are faced with much tougher decisions. Three cloud industry experts discuss what issues agencies face, what the business and cost factors are in moving to the cloud, and what best practices they can use to ensure a smooth migration.


Cyber Attacks on Government: How to Stop the APT Attacks that are Compromising Federal Agencies

Protect your agency from cybercriminals. Learn how to stop the advanced attacks that threaten government agencies across all vectors with a solution that offers real-time, dynamic protection from today’s email and Web-based threats.


CAC and PIV: Government Leading the Way into Mobile Security

The Department of Defense has mandated that its Common Access Card (CAC), issued to military-connected personnel and contractors, be used to secure access to DoD networks and services from mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. A similar directive could eventually come regarding the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card issued to federal civilian employees. This leads to one very big question: what products and technologies are currently available to accomplish that goal? Read now to learn!


Key Considerations in Modernizing Your Backup and Deduplication Solutions

There is a definite need for better data backup solutions in today’s enterprise data centers. This complimentary whitepaper describes the key considerations in modernizing your agency's backup and deduplication solutions.


The Federal Mandate for Data Center Consolidation

The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) addresses decades of redundant IT investments that have resulted in a costly, unsustainable IT infrastructure.


Converging Communications

There’s a wide range of communications technologies now appearing and still to be developed that promise far more flexible and faster ways for people to collaborate with each other. Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn what agencies should look out for as they plan their future initiatives.


Modernizing the Network

Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn how your agency can get ahead of the demand of wireless networks. You'll learn about network security trends and adding the cloud as an extension to your network.


Securing the Cloud

Cloud computing has become another key resource for IT deployments, but there is still fear of securing applications and data in the cloud. Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn how you can keep your most precious assets safe, no matter where they live.