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The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.


3 Must-Haves for Rugged Devices

A rugged notebook or tablet is just one piece of a mobile solution for highly demanding, tough work environments. When combined with the right level of support, security, and manageability, the comprehensive solution will keep employees in the field, on the road, and thriving in the harshest conditions. Download this whitepaper to learn more about how to find the right combination of rugged notebooks, which feature Intel® Coretechnology, and the appropriate services needed to meet the demands of your end users.


Security Mandate: Evolving Response to Evolving Threats

After years of well-publicized and damaging data breaches at major agencies, there’s no question the federal government faces a massive cybersecurity challenge. The traditional methods of securing agency networks and systems often prove ineffective against the newest rapidly evolving generation of cyberthreats. Download this article to learn more on what steps agencies are taking to combat this new advanced category of cyberthreats.


Contract Guide: Facing Down Cyberthreats with CDM

When the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program was first launched several years ago, the intent was to strengthen the overall security posture for federal agency IT across the board. It hasn’t been without its challenge, but it has enjoyed some success as well. Following several very public and damaging attacks this year at the Office of Personnel Management and the IRS, the pace of this program rollout will most likely increase. There is certainly pressure to do so. The first two phases of the three-phase rollout are well underway, and phase three is beginning. Federal agencies are realizing how to integrate this into their procurement strategies and priorities.


Information Warfare Evolves With The Times

Download this informative Event Overview from the recent event titled "Network-Centric Warfare: Next Steps to Achieving the Vision" co-located with WEST 2016 to learn how the navy takes an enterprise-level view to deliver new technologies and data to the warfighter.


The Evolution of Military Manufacturing

The GAO recommends many actions which it believes will improve the way the DOD acquires defense systems. Too often programs run into problems during development because requirements are unrealistic and cost and schedule are underestimated. But, there is a vision for a more effective way that takes into account the design and manufacturing needs of a new approach, a vision for the Future of Making Things. This eBook will examine the problems currently undermining systems acquisition in the federal community, the near future of manufacturing involving new materials and processes, and what that could mean for DOD and federal systems acquisition.


One Size Does Not Fit All

Federal agencies rely on mobile technology in a range of extreme environments, from border patrol to emergency services, where device failure is not an option. However, with so many “ruggedized” mobile computers on the market, it can be challenging to determine which technology, laptop or tablet, will best meet their needs. New rugged detachable laptops are emerging that offer the best of both worlds in a single device. This whitepaper will take a close look at the usage modes of the fully rugged detachable Panasonic Toughbook 20 laptop, along with examples of different tasks federal agencies encounter on the job.


Four App Deployment Disasters Every Business Should Know About

Download this informative Solution Brief to learn what you need to do to avoid common app deployment mistakes to help make your next mobile project a success.


Simplify and Save with Hyperconverged Systems

Over the past decade, IT organizations have faced decreasing budgets and strained resources. At the same time, they’re expected to increase the services they are delivering. This has driven organizations to make IT more efficient and responsive. In response to that call, virtualization and standardization have become primary drivers of modern secure infrastructure. These drivers have led to a new generation of IT architecture called converged infrastructure. The latest evolution taking place today is hyper-converged infrastructure platforms. Download this informative report to learn how embracing a hyperconverged infrastructure can save costs, reduce complexity and improve overall performance.


The Automation Answer

Despite their best efforts, many federal agency technology executives struggle to design and execute a transformation strategy from the old paradigm of systems management to a focus on service delivery. The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) was enacted to assist the Federal CIO to achieve those goals, however maintaining compliance can still be a challenge. Download this article to learn how applying service automation can improve operational maturity, which leads to FITARA compliance.


Oracle Flexes Its Infrastructure Muscle in Public Sector

When you think of Oracle, what comes to mind? If you said one of the world's biggest database and business software companies, you'd be correct. In this informative report, hear from seasoned IT executive, Gary Newgaard about the company's venture into becoming a converged infrastructure partner.


Driving Digital Services

Government services are notorious for not being as effective and efficient as possible. The lack of information-sharing, outdated tools and unreliable systems, monolithic practices and stakeholder-centered design all contribute to the inefficiency. Government Agencies are learning that developing and deploying a portfolio of digital services is as much a cultural shift as a technological shift. Download this article to learn more!


Visionary Guide to VM-Aware-Storage

The storage market is noisy. On the surface, storage providers tout all flash, more models and real-time analytics. But under the covers lies a dirty little secret—their operating systems (the foundation of storage) are all the same… built on LUNs and volumes. But now a new category of storage has emerged—with operating systems built on virtual machines, and specifically attuned to virtualization cloud. It’s called VM-aware storage (VAS), and if you’ve got a large virtual footprint, it’s something you need to explore further. Fortunately this guide offers you (the Visionary) a closer look at VAS and the chance to see storage differently.


Mission: Possible! Your Cognitive Future in Government

Big data has been called the new natural resource. And this resource continues to rapidly grow in volume, variety and complexity, particularly in government. Despite the explosive growth of information across industries, less than 1 percent of the world’s data is currently analyzed. How can government organizations bridge the gap between untapped opportunities and current capabilities? The answer is cognitive computing. Cognitive-based systems build knowledge and learn, understand natural language, and reason and interact more naturally with human beings than traditional programmable systems. Download this article to learn more!


GameChanger: Data Analytics Critical for Data Defense

Data analytics has become a first-line defense for federal agencies. Whether it’s identifying fraud and abuse, stopping hackers in their tracks, or enhancing disaster response, using data analytics to better understand what’s happening in the world is a critical function these days. Download this report to read more on how data analytics are essential to effective cybersecurity, including how to find the right solution for your organization.


Navigating Next-Generation Networks

The network is the lifeblood of federal agencies’ many missions today. The readiness of people and organizations to do the work required by the mission depends more and more on leveraging a reliable, resilient and secure network to access and share information. Download this exclusive report to learn how agencies are inserting innovation into network planning to meet growing demands.


Cybersecurity Scenario 2020 Phase 2: Guardians for Big Change

Changes in computing fabric, devices and services wrought by digital business continue to shape risk and security landscapes. Business transparency and digital value generation drive security and risk leaders to develop security and risk practices for business resilience. This essential piece of Gartner research shares how new organizational cybersecurity changes are being shaped by the convergence of its degree of openness and the need to protect and integrate new and existing technologies from core to edge.


Build a Strong Cyber Ecosystem

Cybersecurity touches all aspects of an organization, not just information technology. Taking a holistic approach to cybersecurity and collaborating with others will help agencies build a strong cyber ecosystem. That approach can help agencies become more capable of withstanding attacks and other threats that affect their ability to deliver their mission.For government agencies, this means focusing on basic cyber hygiene and workforce training. They also need to adhere to NIST security frameworks and get help from the Department of Homeland Security, invest in cyber tools, and create the appropriate cyber culture that incorporates security from the beginning. Download this informative eBook to learn more!


Six Factors of Storage

When you’re in a buying cycle, calculating the cost of different storage options can be overwhelming. And so, more often than not, it’s easiest to default to a well-understood metric that can be applied across solutions—such as cost-per-gigabyte. But that number represents just a fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO). Read the six factors you need to consider when figuring out the TCO of your storage solution and suggestions on how to think through—and even measure—each one.


VM-Aware Storage Infographic

The premise of VM-ware storage (VAS) is simple—take every storage action at the VM-level. Manage, replicate, clone, snapshot and analyze individual VMs. NO LUNs. NO volumes. NO wasted time and money with Tintri’s VAS portfolio. Learn the why, what and how of Tintri VM-aware storage.


VDI Picture Book

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but our hope is that these pictures are worth a thousand hours of your time. This Picture Book demonstrates the difference between conventional, LUN-based storage built for physical workloads and VM-aware storage built for virtualized applications. You’ll see how few steps (and how little time) it takes to manage storage at the VM level.


Three Things you can only do with VM-aware Storage

There is a disconnect in your data center. You’ve virtualized your applications but your storage is still designed for physical workloads. Only VM-aware storage (VAS) is specifically built for virtualized applications, stripping out the complexity of LUNs and volumes so you can manage only the VMs that matter. Read the 3 things you can ONLY do when your all-flash storage is VM-aware.


7 Reasons to Deploy Tintri for VDI

Tintri VM-aware storage is built specifically for VDI, so it can be faster, cheaper, and better than physical desktops. Storage that was built for physical workloads (with LUNs, volumes, etc.) just can’t keep up with the demands of virtual desktops. Read the top seven reasons to trust Tintri with your virtual desktop infrastructure.


SEWP V Raises the Bar on Buying Experience

For more than 20 years, federal agencies have been taking advantage of one of the most far-ranging, service-oriented, cost-effective procurement vehicles available. Download this report to learn more on how SEWP V is setting an even higher standard.


Simplifying Private Cloud Deployments through Network Automation

Federal agencies are turning to cloud deployments for improved agility, reduced IT complexity and costs, greater collaboration, and better security. A key tenant to cloud is agility and speed. Automation is a key enabler for private cloud success. But while some elements of private cloud deployments are well understood and highly automated, like servers and storage, other elements are still mostly manual and prevent agile self-service delivery.Agency senior management and IT managers have to be aware of these challenges in order to properly apply automation that will help them avoid the pitfalls that can sink a private cloud deployment. Download this article to find out what you need to know!


Research Report: Digital Government Strategies

Across all levels of state and federal government, agencies are embracing the shift to digital services. Many of the moving pieces continue to evolve and work together such as: the steady move to the cloud, the increase in mobile device usage, and the cultural shifts. Download this research report to access further findings from a recent survey covering the strategies for digital government.


The New Face of Federal Networks

The pace at which new technologies are developed and deployed gives agencies a host of new ways to deliver powerful digital tools to their employees and better services to constituents. However, they are increasingly squeezed by the network capacity required to deliver them. This is not a new problem. There is a dire need for a scalable and flexible network to handle the new mission-critical applications and services that are being developed. Download this informative report to learn about more about the Modern Network, featuring speed, agility and cost savings.


Enterprise Strategies: Keep Pace with Technology

Technology is constantly changing and growing, bringing in new technology and making older technology obsolete. The pace of technological change is only going to increase exponentially, meaning agencies must adapt or risk losing out on attracting new talent, protecting their assets and failing to deliver on their mission, according to government and industry experts. Many agencies struggle to keep up with modern technology with flat or decreasing budgets, however, there are incremental steps they can take now and industry partners who can help. The alternative is being left behind and struggling to catch up. Download this informative eBook to learn more!


The Brave New Infrastructure

Agencies spend as much as 80 percent of their time chasing problems associated with legacy infrastructure. Download this article to get more insight into how software driven infrastructure can help relieve agencies from managing legacy systems.


Proactive Response to Today’s Advanced Persistent Threats

This white paper describes the ability of IBM BigFix to respond to unintentional errors and malicious cyber attacks, mitigating threats rapidly with visibility and control that arm IT operations with near zero-day protection across platforms and distributed endpoints.


Top Tips for Securing Big Data Environments

As big data environments ingest more data, organizations will face significant risks and threats to the repositories containing this data. Failure to balance data security and quality reduces confidence in decision making. Read this e-Book for tips on securing big data environments


The Case for Security Intelligence Services, Hosted from the Cloud

Moving your company's security intelligence monitoring and management to the cloud can provide access to market leading capabilities and reduce capital expense. This paper outlines the advantages of the IBM security intelligence solution, delivered from the cloud, and monitored by service professionals.


Snapshot: Effective Incident Response

Preparing an effective incident response plan is no longer a luxury. It’s an essential component of an organization’s security strategy. Ensuring your organization is preparing a comprehensive and truly effective response plan requires a multi-faceted approach, as outlined in this special report.


Enabling Collaboration for the Workplace of the Future

New solution brief outlines how the government can move beyond legacy telephony systems.


The Comprehensive Guide to E-Signatures for Government Contracting

Government has achieved impressive examples of savings and efficiencies by going digital with e-contracting processes. However, many procurement processes are still executed on paper. All levels of government need to be able to exchange, negotiate and sign contracts without the costs and inefficiencies of paper. This eBook explains how this is possible.


Driving Business Value From Flash Optimized Storage

Flash technology can be fast, reliable and increasingly affordable but is not necessarily an immediate solution for every problem. The key is to know how to put flash to use to deliver real business value. This whitepaper will debunk some of the common flash myths and show the importance of putting the right storage array into place to support the right application in order to deliver the most business value.


Speed and Security Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Download this informative Digital Dialogue to learn why federal agencies are under immense pressure to manage the speed, safety and efficiency of their network and determine what steps you can take to ensure all employees are connected 24x7.


Security Strategy Depends on Risk-Management

Risk framing is an essential aspect of formulating a security strategy. It establishes the boundary and scope of the environment in which risk-based decisions are made. Download this digital dialogue to gain insights from NASA on the best practices for creating a strong information security strategy for your organization.


Expert Q&A: The Hyperconverged Datacenter

Hyperconvergence is the next step in the evolution of datacenter technology. It packages infrastructure elements—storage, compute and network—into an appliance. As Chris Howard, Nutanix vice president of federal sales, and Jeff Hogarth, Dell’s federal sales director, explain, the result is simplified administration, reduced ROI and faster response to agency demands.


Analytics: The Upside of Disruption

In order for companies to succeed in the digital market, they must learn to overcome the disruptions of Accelerated digitization, Radical technology changes, and Knowledge can replace speculation. Failure to stay ahead of these disruptions can leave organization stranded and alone while their competitors speed ahead to success. Download this article to learn more!


BYOD & Mobile Security: Still a Challenge for IT

BYOD has made mobile security a much bigger challenge for enterprises. See what Forrester Consulting's national survey revealed.


Federal Agencies: Mobile Risk Measurement Report

Get exclusive analysis of iOS and Android threats and risks encountered by Federal employees and agencies, including trojans, surveillanceware, and root enablers.


Making DDOS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan

Many companies have incorporated DDoS mitigation as part of their disaster recovery plan. However, disaster implies that something unexpected or accidental threatens business continuity. DDoS attacks are deliberate, targeted events occurring on a daily basis. As such, a preparedness plan is essential. Download this whitepaper article now to learn how it is possible to respond quickly and calmly to any attack and minimize any potential operational and financial damage.


The 2016 Cloud Roadmap: Going Beyond "Cloud First"

Many government agencies are moving their data and applications to cloud servers, but many do not realize the planning and work that needs to be done before the migration actually begins. Download this article to learn more!


Big Data Serves a Larger Purpose

Government agencies are working on making the information they collect more open and useful. They're doing so by better managing their data and supporting more accessible and easier search data formats. Although data management is a complex process, the right strategy can make all the difference. Download this article to learn what industry experts had to say at the December 2, 2015 event: Extending the Benefits of Big Data.


Hybrid Cloud in Government

Hybrid cloud enables governments to combine operations from many departments and agencies and to knit together their data centers with private and public clouds. Learn the reasons for a hybrid approach to cloud, including massive data integration, security and governance.


Flash Storage For Dummies

Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp 2nd Special Edition, describes the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From flash-accelerated storage to all-flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures.


Backup to the Cloud for Dummies

Improving data backup and recovery is a critical priority for IT groups in organizations of all sizes.  Learn how cloud-integrated storage can help you streamline data protection by reducing time, cost and data volumes.


Cloud Computing Extends the Enterprise

The General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are among the agencies embracing cloud computing to extend their enterprise and help foster innovative approaches to developing new IT services. In this digital dialogue, you will find more on the lessons learned, and benefits of cloud computing, including how to best incorporate this solution into your organization.


The New Age of Networking

Federal agencies have made progress over the past decade in preparing their systems and networks to keep pace with technological advances, but there is always more to be done. Agencies are under pressure to keep their networks accessible to employees and more secure than ever before. Download this article to look at some of the technological trends that will be affecting government agencies.