What makes an ideal shared service?

What makes an ideal shared service?

For a shared service to work, it should meet a requirement that most agencies have – yet isn't a core competency of any of them – such as human resources, payroll and procurement.

Georgia Tech develops BlackForest early warning system for cyberthreats

Georgia Tech develops early warning system for cyberthreats

BlackForest, an open source intelligence gathering system, aims to give cybersecurity teams advance warning of pending attacks.

State Department seeks website for country performance analytics

State Department wants a website for country performance analytics

The State Department wants to build a web-based databank of foreign countries' performance indicators to be used for data-driven problem solving.

Big Data Sandbox helps accelerate big data development

Big Data Sandbox helps accelerate big data development

The Talend Big Data Sandbox is a preconfigured, ready-to-use big data integration environment designed to quickly get big data projects off the ground.

Connected devices in the Internet of Things open vulnerabilities

If it's connected, it's vulnerable: Know the risks.

Government agencies should anticipate the security implications of the Internet of Things and identify how to leverage this revolution for the benefit of all.

Scientist facing limitations of IT infrastructure

6 challenges to the future of IT infrastructure

A research group defined six major challenges to future IT infrastructures: data acquisition, computing platforms, data storage architectures, compute management and provisioning, networks and communication and data analytics.

Innova Dash University Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles drive IoT research at four universities

Researchers will use vehicles' sensor data and Internet2 resources to broaden understanding of the Internet of Things.

Trinity supercomputer to support nuclear stockpile simulations

Trinity supercomputer to support nuclear stockpile simulations

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Cray Inc., have agreed on a contract for NNSA to acquire a next generation Cray supercomputer, called Trinity, to advance the Stockpile Stewardship Program.

a wolf follows a scent trail to his prey

Follow malware's tracks to thwart cyber attacks

Government agencies need visibility along the full attack continuum – from point of entry, through propagation and post-infection remediation.

Cancer informatics research

NCI builds out collaborative hub for cancer researchers

The National Cancer Informatics Institute is launching NCIP Hub, an online collaborative forum based on HUBzero, a platform for creating dynamic websites for researchers.

Food safety analytics

IBM harvests supermarket data to spot, predict foodborne illnesses

The company’s system will help public health departments and health care providers quickly identify and predict sources of foodborne illnesses.

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Smart cloud helps cities manage events, services

Delivered in the IBM SmartCloud, the Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) helps users monitor citywide operations by collecting, visualizing and analyzing operational data from multiple sources.

Topic Resources

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    This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight on cloud computing.

  • Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to Its Economic Value

    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.

  • Research Report: The Virtualization Playbook

    The increasing complexity of the government enterprise—and the increasing volume and complexity of the data being managed—is forcing agency IT managers to rethink how they manage the infrastructure. Virtualization is at the center of that. By virtualizing key elements of the data center, agencies gain flexibility, scalability and manageability. And those gains are magnified when agencies integrate those systems into a cohesive whole. At the same time, IT managers are looking to bolster their infrastructures with emerging storage and storage management options. The data center of the future is taking shape now.

  • i2 Intelligence Analysis Platform

    IBM® i2® IBM® i2® Intelligence Analysis Platform is a scalable, extensible, service oriented intelligence analysis environment that is designed to provide organizations with access to intelligence when and where they need it, enabling faster, more informed decision making.