Hadoop elephant on shipping containers

5 ways agencies can use Hadoop

Hadoop-based solutions are being used to supply information faster than ever in for scientific research, law enforcement and computer security; all steps in the right direction, but the framework can be better leveraged.

Tools for HR

Buy or build workforce apps? It depends.

Human resources tools now on the market are likely to offer some combination of analytical and predictive features.

Big data analytics for Human Resources

Can big data solve government's HR challenges?

A new generation of workforce applications, from recruitment to insider threat analysis, promises to bring big data tools to government's complex human resources challenges.

model of a city on a smartphone

4 U.S. locales win smart city consulting

Winning cities get IBM expertise, consulting and recommendations to use to solve municipal problems through technology.

Big data

Big data: Will you know it when you see it?

IDC offers criteria for identifying the volume, variety and velocity of big data so that growth, changes and technology preferences can be measured and analyzed.

Motorola Real Time Crime Center Starter Kit

Crime center kit boosts predictive policing capabilities

The Real-Time Crime Center Starter Kit from Motorola integrates systems so that municipal police departments can improve their effectiveness.

flu data

Social media flu tracker gets local filter

Researchers have developed an algorithm to help track local cases of influenza through social media.

surveillance camera at train station

Maryland Transit opts for video surveillance system

The MTA plans to install an advanced video surveillance program that is expected to improve security and cut costs.

Police officer wearing a camera

Wearable camera for police gets video up close and personal

Lightweight wearable cameras gather high-quality video for police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and a secure database on the back end provides evidence-grade management.

Software defined networking concept

Agencies experiment with software-defined networks

Software-defined networking is giving agencies looking to upgrade their enterprises opportunities to program and virtualize complex networks.

NOAA maintenance on TAO buoy

Forecast warms for El Niño monitoring system

After reports surfaced that El Nino forecasts were losing accuracy due to lack of data, the National Weather Service announced it would repair 70 towering buoys used to track El Niño and La Niña patterns.

Students taking a test

Montana to link K-12 transcript data to universities

The project will inform policy decisions at the state level, support college and career planning, as well as facilitate the transition for K-12 students to college.

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.

  • How Today’s Campus Can Benefit from a Software-Defined Data Center

    Data center consolidation provides an opportunity for academic institutions to make modest investments in people, processes and technology in exchange for reductions in IT capital and maintenance costs, and substantial gains in IT agility, reliability and security. Download this brief to learn more.

  • Data-Center Microsegmentation

    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.

  • 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.