Lenovo Helix

Lenovo's rip-and-flip Helix could find a place in the mobile office

The company's new ThinkPad covers the bases as both a tablet and laptop.

e-authentication

E-authentication: What IT managers will be focusing on over the next 18 months

The moves to cloud computing and shared databases are among the factors driving e-authentication.

Lenovo Helix functions as an ultrabook but with a detachable tablet screen

Lenovo shows off high-performance, rip-and-flip laptop/tablet

The Helix, with an Intel Core processor and running Windows 8, functions as an ultrabook, but with a detachable tablet screen.

BlackBerry Q10

With Q10, BlackBerry makes a last stand for agency users

With an old-school keyboard, BlackBerry security and new management features, the Q10 meets government's twin demands for productivity and personalization.

HP Slate 21 Android desktop computer

Will an Android on the desktop take off for government users?

HP is set to debut the Slate21, an Android-based desktop with a low-cost upgrade path and options for user sharing that could put it in the government buy basket.

Agency officials in meeting with tablets

5 tablets to tackle government work

No matter their intended purpose, there are some features of the tablet form factor that every agency needs to consider. We take a look at five models — the Apple iPad, Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet2, Microsoft Surface Pro and Panasonic ToughPad — and see how their features match up with agency needs.

Spatial data analysis on Esri map

SAP, Esri offering a unified view for data, geospatial analysis

SAP business intelligence and mobile platforms will integrate with Esri ArcGIS.

Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1

Tablets for government: Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1

Panasonic's ToughPad FZ-G1 is a Windows 8 Pro tablet rugged enough to be used in practically any environment. But when multiple options are in use, its power consumption might be an issue.

Apple iPad

Tablets for government: Apple iPad

The iPad's bright display and long battery life may not compensate for its limited processing power and number of ports.

Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security

Tablets for government: Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security

The Latitude's user authentication features will please admins, but users won't love the limited battery power.

Microsoft Surface Pro

Tablets for government: Surface Pro from Microsoft

The Surface Pro from Microsoft could be a popular choice among government IT administrators, given its large, clear display and processing power. But its larger size and weight might make it less popular among some end users.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Tablets for government: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a Windows 8 Pro tablet with good battery performance well-suited to the agency user who needs a near-desktop experience while operating remotely. But its prior-version USB port might be a hindrance to those using many newer peripherals.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

  • Consolidated Security Management for Mainframe Clouds

    IBM Security and IBM Information Management solutions for security work with the IBM System z platform to allow the mainframe to serve as an enterprise security hub, providing comprehensive, centralized security capabilities for organizations with distributed, multiplatform IT environments.

  • Tolly Test Report: IBM Security Network IPS GX7800 Comparative Efficacy and Performance Evaluation

    IBM commissioned Tolly to evaluate their protocol-based IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System GX7800 and compare its efficacy to that of a Snort-based device, a signature-based platform.

  • Ensuring Application Security in Mobile Device Environments

    In today’s business environments, mobile devices make up the fastest growing segment of computing devices—outpacing desktop and laptop computers. As more employees prefer to use mobile devices in the workplace, organizations are rapidly moving towards a bring-your-own device (BYOD) model—allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for business purposes. This often leads to employees having a mix of corporate and personal applications on the same device, which gives the security team less control over devices that can access corporate networks.