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.

Business people meeting against a backdrop of financial pricing data

Financial ISAC shows how info sharing beefs up security

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a collaborative effort on the cyber defense of the financial sector, was honored with the RSA Conference's information security award.

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.

People in line at unemployment office

Michigan turns to analytics to stop fraud, waste and abuse

State officials are using SAS Analytics to spot fraudulent unemployment claims before they are paid, as well as detect fraud across state departments.

Elephant outside doors to server room

New tools help bring Hadoop into the enterprise

Data Direct Networks, Intel and Red Hat release new products to further simplify management and performance of the open-source, big data framework while improving security.

Open data map of Chicago Fare Media Sales Outlets

Which city has the smartest public technology?

A Chicago big data analytics project and a Boston cloud project focused on education are finalists in a competition to pick most innovative tech to improve urban life, city operations.

RSA show floor

What rocks at RSA? Big data security, active defense.

The explosive growth in information generated by security tools is putting a premium on the ability to analyze large volumes of data, say experts, who also call for active defense.

Data analytics

4 ways big data can save lives and money

Big data can help improve health care and quality of life, reduce crime, and trim the federal budget, public sector IT officials say in a new TechAmerica study.

Prostesters in street

Intell tool would track social media like a virus

E-MEME, being developed for the Office of Naval Research, would apply epidemiological principles to public sentiment in order to predict protests, uprisings or even attacks.

Women with laptop

How E-MEME tracks topics

E-MEME might be used to predict how long it takes an infectious idea to cross over geographical areas or how likely it is to spread at all.

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.

  • Data Center Micro-Segmentation

    The software-defined data center is beginning to reveal some benefits beyond agility, speed, and efficiency to government agencies. One critical area is security. Read this brief to find out how VMware is making micro-segmentation operationally feasible in the data center for the first time.

  • 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.