Whitepapers


Simulation Models Get a Makeover

Technological advancements continue to make it easier than ever to create simulation and training models. What used to take hours to calculate and generate can now often be done with the click of a button. This generates more accurate results and greater efficiency. Speaking at a recent webcast titled “Taking Simulations to the Next Level with Autodesk,” Gregg Lagnese, senior technical account manager at Autodesk, describes this new approach as a challenge to the status quo.


Virtualization: The Promise vs. The Reality

Getting virtualization right is critical for government agencies. They need to build agile development environments for cloud native applications and to successfully run their mission critical enterprise applications. Taking a modern approach can ensure virtualized applications are allotted all the storage they need to run at peak performance.


New Challenges Raise Stakes for Network Visibility

Advances to government networks over the past decade have created more traffic, connections, and complexity. To remain productive and secure, agencies need consistent and thorough visibility into all these connections. Yet today, many organizations don’t have the visibility they need. In this GameChanger, we explore how a holistic approach can be better suited toward today’s complex networks.


Workforce Management Looks to the Future

As government agencies face tighter budgets and widening skills gaps, making better use of their workforce data can help them save money, improve productivity and minimize compliance risks. Every organization has to manage its workforce data. There’s time and attendance, payroll, scheduling, leave, overtime pay, and pension pay-out data among the numerous workforce-related tasks organizations must track on an ongoing basis. Learn how automation and analytics help reveal the value of workforce data to inform better decisions.


Nimble Storage Vision Drives to Leadership in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner gives a breakdown of how different storage vendor systems compare to each other, giving the strengths and cautions of different known companies like IBM, Dell, and Nimble Storage . Download this informative white paper to see how Nimble Storage stacks up to the competition.


US Fish and Wildlife Service Revamps Operations with Nimble Storage

In 2013 the US Fish and Wildlife Services found its old storage-area network reaching its end of life and becoming difficult to manage. The FWS decided to go with Nimble Storage and federal solutions partner IT Navigation. Nimble Storage utilizes flash in a fundamentally different way. This unique approach should result in very favorable performance for spindle metrics, data center environmental factors, and simplicity of use. Download this article to learn more!


Shared Services Seeks Common Ground

The concept of shared services is making headway in government agencies. Shared services help agencies save money and provide better services to their citizen customers in an era of limited resources. There is already a strong foundation for shared services and significant progress has been made, particularly over the past 15 months, the speakers said at a Dec 7th event Shared Services: A Model for the New Administration.


Get a Clear View of Your Agency’s Enterprise Architecture

Many federal agency CIOs are seeking a clearer, more accurate view of their agency’s Enterprise Architecture (EA) project management information, in order to better manage their enterprise technology. Taking a data-driven approach will help ensure data truth. Agency CIOs also need an enterprise-level management tool set that helps every agency staffer in the enterprise management or analysis team interact with the same information. This whitepaper will describe an approach toward data truth that includes a web services solution like InQuisient's IQ Architect. This tool makes it unnecessary to hire expensive database developers to build out the Enterprise Architecture. This not only provides the requisite view of data, but also makes the total cost of ownership much lower than other solutions.


Bakersfield PD Locks Down Remote Access with One Identity

Compliance requirements from the U.S. Department of Justice have made two factor authentication a must. Download this case study to see how One Identity Defender allowed the Bakersfield Police Department to meet these requirements and save money for their department.


4 Strategies for Securing Federal Applications at the Speed of DevOps

Federal agencies want to move faster through the use of DevOps and open source software. Teams developing applications at a furious pace don’t want to be encumbered by bolt-on security procedures. Agencies need security protocols that can keep pace with development practices without holding them back.


Keep Pace with DATA

As federal agency data management programs continue to evolve, agency staff is finding the cultural, organizational and policy issues present the biggest challenges, not the technology. However, technology is really only a small part of the data management and analytics equation, according to government and industry experts speaking at a Nov. 29th event: Big Issues Conference: Federal IT after the Transition. Download this informative article to learn more!


Surfacing Critical Cyber Threats Through Security Intelligence

It’s almost quaint and more than a bit naive to look back on the days when an enterprise felt it could install a few firewalls and some anti-virus software and feel confident that the organization was well defended against cyber threats. Those days weren’t so long ago, but much has changed in a few short years. In a relatively short time span, cyber security has become a major concern for government agencies, military branches, companies across every industry. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how you can protect yourself!