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Five Things to Consider When Evaluating Flash Storage

The performance benefits of all-flash storage might be clear, but there are other critical criteria when evaluating flash technology. Here are 5 insights that will help you ask the right questions during your evaluation.


ITES-3H: The New Face of Defense Contracts

The most recent iteration of the U.S. Army’s IT Enterprise Solutions contract—ITES-3H—is a notable step forward in the evolution of this contract. After the ITES-2H contract, originally award in 2014, was extended several times and had more than $1 billion added to its ceiling, it was time for a new format. Under ITES-3H, the contract is open to other defense agencies, although the Army is expected to account for the majority of the awards. This special report will present a series of articles explaining the evolution of ITES, the broad reaching impact of the new contract, its impact of cybersecurity, and what’s next for this contract format.


A Better Storage Alternative For Federal Agencies

Under the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and the Cloud First initiative, agencies are being asked to evaluate cloud storage among their modernization options. While some cloud storage services have a reputation for being an economical option, many agencies are understandably reluctant to transfer control and management of their IT infrastructure to a cloud storage provider because of concerns over security, access, and meeting critical SLAs. But there is another option. High-density flash storage offers agencies an unbeatable combination of high performance and cost competitiveness. This white paper compares the cost, control, security, and performance between the two options.


Mind the Gap Study - Oxford Economics

Discover how common application delays affect company performance in this study sponsored by Nimble Storage and produced in collaboration with Oxford Economics. Learn how to remove the frustration caused by downtime and unanticipated delays across the increasingly complex grid of cloud-based infrastructure, data networks, storage systems, and servers that power our work.


InfoSight Report: Can Machine Learning Prevent Application Downtime

Download this informative research report to discover key findings from a recent survey conducted focusing on storage and the app-data gap. Learn about some of the common causes of the app-data gap, what infrastructure solutions there are available and the importance of why your solution should utilize data science and machine learning.


Your Partner for End-to-End Health IT Solutions

When it comes to providing the best level of patient care, satisfaction, and engagement, you need a single-source IT partner that can span the care continuum with technologies to help


Power Patient Engagement with Technology

Involved, informed patients are better able to manage their own care. Today’s technology plays a big role in helping patients to take ownership of their health and collaborate more closely with providers to achieve better outcomes.


Get to Know Lenovo Health by the Numbers

Success means choosing a proactive IT partner who understands your role, the challenges you face, and how to build reliable solutions for Healthcare. Discover why you need Lenovo™ Health on your side to provide the best mobility, security, and cloud solutions to your healthcare professionals and patients, today.


Single View of Citizen Demo

This demonstration provides 3 specific examples of how government agencies can utilize a single 360 degree view of the citizen to improve service delivery while reducing cost and preventing fraud.


Get Connected: A Checklist for Smarter, More Effective Government

It’s been said that throughout history, the only constant is change — and nowhere is that more true than within the government. Demands change on a daily basis, and only the most well connected agencies will be able to keep up.


Connected Government in Action

With exponentially growing data demands driving the development of an ever more robust digital infrastructure, government agencies like yours often struggle to keep pace.Learn how Lenovo helps government agencies transform themselves. This insightful eBook—featuring examples from the transportation, healthcare, and public safety sectors—demonstrates how we can help your agency use big data to strike the perfect balance between ensuring operational efficiency and driving innovation.


The New Desktop Normal: Evolving Agencies Demand New PC Possibilities

Discover the next generation of desktop computing. Today’s government organizations need to do more with less: less space, less budget and less time to waste.


Coordinating Health and Human Services

The federal government is providing critical funding to enable states and cities to improve program results for citizens. Research confirms that the majority of healthcare costs are associated with a small minority of individuals with chronic conditions. They are considering social determinants such as housing, education, work and early life experience to uncover ways to improve the health of families and individuals and contain healthcare costs. Co-ordinated healthcare has proven to reduce hospital visits by 40%. Learn how a single view of the citizen can improve service delivery and outcomes when delivering social services.


Take an Enterprise Approach to Meet Records Management Directive Deadlines

Several recent high-profile incidents have revealed records problems at federal agencies. Some make national headlines, while others slip under the radar. They all demonstrate a disturbing lack of effective process and technology. Download this informative white paper to learn how a comprehensive information governance program is the best way for Federal agencies to meet M-12-18 objectives while also reducing costs, improving security, and promoting transparency.


The Total Economic Impact of Cleversafe, An IBM Company

Cost Savings And Business Benefits Enabled By Cleversafe Object Storage


The Rise of Object Storage

This analysis outlines the necessity of object storage in today's digitally-oriented market while highlighting Cleversafe as a solution. Scott Sinclair writes about ideal use cases for object storage and considerations for purchasing such technology. He concludes that Cleversafe's object storage solves for archive/content repository, compliance archives, content distribution, data lake/hub, backup target, collaboration, and on-premises cloud use cases. This article concludes that object storage offers a "superior method to protect and scale data" (12) and recommends that customers stay ahead of the data explosion curve and implement object storage sooner, rather than later.


Hackers have an effective plan to get to your privileged accounts – here’s a three-step plan to prevent their success

Gaining access to privileged accounts is key to a hacker’s success because of the unlimited access that they provide. Read this paper to learn a framework for creating a Privileged Account Management (PAM) governance plan and a three-step process for taking control of your privileged accounts.


Preparing for Private Cloud and Hybrid IT with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure (RHCI) provides a datacenter platform for traditional applications and OpenStack for next-generation cloud applications, as well as a cloud management platform (CMP) to unify the management across both workload types, running on-premise or in public clouds. It is clear that enterprises will require a full solution to realize the many benefits of cloud while maintaining control and governance. RHCI is a prime example of a cloud solution that can help enterprises make the migration.


Beyond Meeting the NARA Mandates

Despite a deadline of December 31st, about one third of federal agency leaders are still unsure how they will achieve compliance with NARA requirements. However, satisfying requirements are just one of the many reasons agencies should change and improve their processes. Download this report to read more on the latest strategies for effectively managing agency records and information.


Mobile Security: Agency Workers on the Move

The proliferation of mobile devices has changed the modern workplace. Employees can stay fully engaged and connected no matter where they’re working. However, supporting a seamless mobile workforce requires enterprise-grade mobile security. Keith Fuentes, VP of Samsung KNOX, tells FCW how advanced mobile security technology, and the processes to match, can pay off in increased employee productivity, cost savings and a truly secure mobile workforce.


Barriers to the Cloud Remain

About six years ago, the White House launched its Cloud First initiative. This was intended to encourage agencies to consider cloud computing as a platform for their IT operations because of the flexibility and the opportunity for cost savings. During an event on March 30, speakers addressed security concerns about cloud computing platforms. Download this eBook to learn more about how security is handled on cloud computing platforms.


Four Ways to Win by Replacing Legacy Laptops and Desktops

Security. That’s what keeps IT leaders up at night. Yet security is not the only concern – to it, you can add incompatible platforms and operating systems, limited technical/IT resources, and ever-shrinking budgets. Research from IDG shows a direct correlation between the mitigating these challenges and upgrading client hardware and OS’s. Read this 2 page paper to learn more about how replacing legacy client systems can help alleviate security risks while improving end user productivity.


Old PCs Put Your Business at Risk

Protect against hackers by upgrading to new desktops featuring Intel’s hardware-enhanced security and supporting software. Innovative hardware enhancements, built into Intel®-powered desktops since mid-2013, “harden” key information and commands normally executed in software, giving your business maximum protection. Read this paper to learn what your organization can do to overcome security challenges.


Modern Manufacturing Comes to Federal Agencies

Call it 3D printing, call it additive manufacturing; by any name, it’s transforming fields as diverse as biological engineering and aircraft part production. Fields like that require precise tolerances in component production, which digital 3D printing provides. They also have significant degrees of flexibility and versatility, since 3D printer output is generated directly from digital files you can instantly edit or revise as needed.Download this exclusive Executive Insights to learn how 3D printing is emerging as the answer for many complex government production and prototyping projects.


6 Benefits of Upgrading to Windows 10

This paper details the benefits of switching to Windows 10 and the best new features of the new OS for business. Explore the benefits of moving to modern operating systems and get a quick list of actions you can take to ease the way.


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® Core vPro technology, 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" 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.