4 stages of the big data process

The phrase "garbage in, garbage out" is appearing with increasing frequency in discussion of big data – and with good reason.

What OS X Mountain Lion can do for the enterprise

As more agencies adopt Apple's mobile devices, the new OS' security, messaging and synch-ability could make the workplace more efficient and enjoyable.

'Private cloud' just a phase? IBM would like you to think so

The zEnterprise EC-12 adds power, capacity and other features that could appeal to government.

Survey: People fake understanding the cloud (even on first dates)

Agencies are going to the cloud and practically everybody is using it. But understanding it is another matter.

Remembering IBM's first mainframe, the 701

IBM's new mainframe is practically a new species compared with IBM's original mainframe, the 701.

The 3 secrets to unlocking big data

What is different about big data is the ability of emerging cloud environments to process unlimited amounts of data.

NARA gets OMB directive: oversee revamping of fed records management

Records management framework will be based on cloud architecture, secure storage and analytical tools, according to an Office of Management and Budget directive.

How to use the cloud as a developer sandbox

Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research cloud, health IT developers can test apps before taking them live.

Is it data or deception? US-VISIT needs to know.

Of all immigrants coming into the United States, about 825,000 fingerprint records at US-VISIT have multiple names and inconsistent birth dates.

NASCIO: Big data is a big deal

State governments should be preparing now to make use of the vast ammounts of data their agencies collect, a new report says.

Flash memory arrays built for large data stores, fast transfers

The Nimbus Gemini can handle 1 petabyte of weekly data writes without a loss of performance, along with 12 gigabits/sec transfer speeds and over 1 million input/output operations/sec.

Dell unveils desktop virtualization tool for feds

Enterprise-class solution helps agencies manage “geographic sprawl” through greater mobility and ability to power almost any device virtually anywhere.

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.