Servers in a data center

Why government's next-gen data centers are looking a lot like Google's

Agencies are starting to catch on to the idea that software, not hardware, is the key to efficient storage.

Analytics_digital_graph

Splunk ties relational, machine data for better analytics

DB Connect integrates structured data from relational databases with machine data, giving analyst better insights to make informed decision in real-time.

Machine learning digital face

Machine learning a growing force against online fraud

Sift Science uses new machine learning techniques to spot unusual fraud patterns as soon as they appear on the network.

Machine language of 1s and 0s

What is M2M, and why is it the future of code?

The Internet of things will soon contain 50 billion devices, and machine-to-machine programming is how they will talk to each other.

Nobel Laureate Dr John Mather and Northrop Grumman engineer Scott Willoughby talk to a large crowd at South by Southwest on March 9 2013

3 technologies from SXSW worth government's time

Three big tech trends emerged from the 5-day SXSW Interactive conference: 3D printing, big data and gesture control.

Nobel Laureate Dr John Mather and Northrop Grumman engineer Scott Willoughby talk to a large crowd at South by Southwest on March 9 2013

3 technologies from SXSW worth government time

Three big tech trends emerged from the 5-day SXSW Interactive conference: 3D printing, big data and gesture control.

Data analytics

Data analytics: a perfect investment for tight budgets

Analysis projects can pay off in improved agency performance, proactive management and a better handle on day-to-day operations.

Businessman manipulating charts graphs standing above a city

Analytics: Predicting the future (and past and present)

Federal, state and local agencies are tapping into the power of predictive analytics to cut waste or reduce crime, but they're not limited to looking forward.

A 3D terrestrial lidar scan of the Interstate 510 bridge in New Orleans

How LIDAR is revolutionizing maps, geospatial data

With improved technology and lower costs, LIDAR has brought fine-grained, 3D capability to "just about everybody who uses a map."

Businessman shocked at number of emails on computer screen

Million-message mailboxes complicate EPA's move to Office 365

When moving to Office 365, EPA discovered some Lotus Notes mailboxes with more than a million objects -- and 90T in all in the system -- prompting a new approach to the transition.

Complex maze with cloud in background

The enemy of risk management starts with a C (and it's not China)

Complexity is the enemy of security, says NIST's FISMA lead Ron Ross, and the cloud can help simplify networks.

Steve Gossage looks at fiber optics in a cable box that replaced heavier and bulkier copper cable for high speed communications throughout much of the labs

The stuff of world's largest fiber optic LAN: Sandia's network by the numbers

Sandia National Laboratories' network links 265 buildings and 13,000 ports, while saving space, energy and money.

Topic Resources

  • Everything Storage: Learn How to Store All Your Data Underneath a Single, Extremely Scalable, Software-Defined Architecture

    Join us as we discuss scalable, software-defined storage architecture and integration, along with hardware and software technologies that empower Everything Storage. You will also be introduced to the leading massive-scale, open-platform solution for object storage. Be sure to tune-in to learn and ask questions about how open-platform solutions can bring you enterprise-class reliability, performance and simplicity without vendor lock-in and the associated price tag.

  • Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

    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.