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Whitepaper List


Montgomery County Leverages Professional Certifications for Secure Cloud Computing

Three years ago, Montgomery County IT officials decided to move the enterprise infrastructure, applications and data required by the government’s 34 departments to the cloud, using the expertise their IT team had gained through (ISC)2’s CISSP security certification. Learn how they did it.


Thinking Locally, Targeted Globally: New Security Challenges for State and Local Government

Even as budgets remain tight, tech-savvy citizens demand higher levels of service, thus making cyber security even more critical for state agencies, municipalities, and public utilities. Download the whitepaper to learn the multi-vector, multi-stage nature of today’s advanced persistent attacks and why traditional tools fail to detect them.


Business Process Management for Dummies

In today’s dynamic business environment, organizations need to be agile so they’re ready to respond to the litany of challenges coming their way. Business Process Management (BPM) provides that agility by ensuring the full utilization of technology; helping your agency to become far more responsive and meet your goals. Read this eBook to learn more about the flexible, agile and scalable business model - BPM.


Guard Data in Government Environments by Implementing Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

IBM Security offerings can help federal organizations employ a continuous diagnostics and mitigation approach to enhance and automate continuous network monitoring capabilities; correlate and analyze critical data; and increase risk-based decision-making at the federal enterprise level.


The Social Imperative in Workforce Skills Development

Using social technologies, organizations can develop a workforce development program where employees can develop skills on the job by collaborating with experts and sharing tacit knowledge. This white paper shows how organizations that develop a social learning program can improve employee engagement, reduce attrition and decrease the amount of time employees waste searching for expertise and information.


Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Demands, CyberScope and Beyond

To assist federal agencies with CyberScope reporting and the transition to Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring programs, IBM Endpoint Manager provides insight and control for endpoints with streamlined, automated capabilities for real-time monitoring and remediation of security risks.


Smarter Infrastructure to Address Growing Citizen Demands

Learn more about IBM solutions for asset and facilities management that provide a way for government departments and agencies to collect and analyze asset and facilities data and performance from a centralized point of control, with capabilities such as asset lifecycle management and facility energy usage.


Cloud Raises the Bar on Delivery of Social Services

Case workers are busy people. From helping victims of domestic abuse find new homes, to connecting single parents with financial assistance or helping the elderly get quality medical care, their days are packed with the tasks of advocating for persons in need. Download this interesting digital dialogue to discover how anywhere, anytime access can help not only case workers but the public sector IT.


IDC: Real-time Compression Advances Storage Optimization

It should come as no surprise that storage budgets are constantly under pressure from opposing forces: On one hand, economic forces are pushing budgets to either stay flat or, in many cases, shrink as a percentage of a company's revenue. On the other hand, the infrastructure struggles to keep up with the pace of data growth, pressured by many variables, both social and economic. Businesses have no choice but to acclimate their storage infrastructure to the unprecedented levels at which data is growing.


Protect Your IT System with Next Generation Security

A data breach, probings, hackers… protect your critical IT information. What these real-life examples have in common is that perpetrators can attack companies through their IT systems. Read this whitepaper to learn how agencies are adapting their efforts to combat emerging cyber threats.


Benefits of Integrated Systems for Cloud Infrastructure

Learn why increasing numbers of agency IT service providers and data center managers are implementing dynamic self-service cloud architectures.


Beyond the Next Generation: Meeting the Converging Demands of Network Security

A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? This whitepaper provides insight into what we can expect in the area of network security and how to leverage new technologies to meet today's security challenges in light of other considerations such as overall complexity and performance.


Proven VPN WAN - Technology Design Guide

Does your WAN provide sufficient performance and reliability for your remote-site users? In this guide, discover how to design a full-service network with secure, encrypted communications using Cisco Dynamic Multipoint VPN technology.


Miercom Verified: Read Cisco 4451-X ISR Report

In June 2013, Cisco engaged Miercom to evaluate the capabilities and performance of the latest Cisco Integrated Service Router (ISR) for branch offices—the Cisco 4451-X ISR. Review the report in full and discover why Miercom awarded the Cisco 4451-X ISR the Performance Verified award.


Video Surveillance Technology: More than Meets the Eye

Pictures might tell the story, but a variety of emerging technologies are allowing investigators to delve even deeper into video evidence. Download this informative digital dialogue to discover the importance of video surveillance technology, including the three tips for effective video planning.


Real-User Management-as-a-Service Solution for Cloud-based Applications

This informative whitepaper will help you gain a comprehensive view into end-user experience, so your agency can make informed decisions about acceleration and optimization for the delivery of web applications and streamline the adoption of cloud-based services.


Creating A Digital Strategy to Provide Exceptional Digital Experiences

In the age of the interconnected world where the primary touchpoints are digital, the purpose of the digital experience as part of the digital strategy is clear: deliver an engaging, useful and ideally, differentiating experience to the user – and make every experience truly “exceptional”. This whitepaper demonstrates how organizations, with their unique requirements, have created and benefited from an exceptional digital experience.


The Future of Applications and Emails is Social

Email will retain relevance as a key business collaboration tool by evolving toward a more integrated approach with social tools. This whitepaper examines the evolution of the social email experience and how it can ultimately help to deliver real business value.


Stay Ahead of Insider Threats with Predictive, Intelligent Security

It has become more important to secure critical information and related assets from insider threats. IBM has the ability to identify and protect against internal threats through a distinctive combination of robust foundational controls and intelligent reporting and management tools.


Keeping Distributed Endpoints Safe and Compliant

With rapidly increasing numbers of remote workers and mobile devices, there is no well-defined perimeter. The perimeter, by necessity, must be the endpoint itself. Endpoints, by their very nature, are highly vulnerable to attack— including system damage inflicted by malware, theft by phishing, privacy infringements through social networking, or loss of productivity due to spam, interruptions and system instabilities. Read this whitepaper to learn about a solution that provides real-time visibility and control over each endpoint’s status, remediating issues to help ensure continuous security and compliance.


Ensuring Application Security in Mobile Device Environments

As a result of the increase in wireless devices in the workforce, organizations are becoming more concerned with mobile security. Many, in fact, see this area as a primary technology challenge to address and a main focus for security initiatives.


Identity and Access Intelligence:Transforming the Nature of Enterprise Security

In this paper, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) analysts describe the nature of identity and access intelligence and the factors that are driving this important aspect of security evolution. Learn how Identity and Access Intelligence helps organizations rethink thier defense against a wide range of threats, cope with mobile and cloud security challenges and proactively protect sensitive IT assets.


Intelligent role management for improved security and compliance

In this paper, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) analysts examine today’s security challenges in light of the opportunity to build security directly into information systems, and the role of today’s finely grained technologies for identity and access management that make this more proactive approach possible.


An Early Leader across the Big Data Security Analytics

This analyst paper, written by Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst at ESG, show how IBM is an early leader across Big Data Security Analytics. ESG believes that tactical security analytics solutions and compliance centric SIEM tools are no match for todays big data security analytics needs & IBM is one of the few vendors offering an integrated approach to combat this.


Beyond the Next Generation:Putting Advanced Network Security to Work

As the network has evolved, so has network security. Firewalls retain their role of first-line filtration based on policy, but have grown to embrace a wider range of capability. In this report, EMA highlights specific examples of the ways in which converged security systems put today’s more advanced capabilities to work in practical application.


Software-Defined Data Center Helps IT Stay Up-to-Date

VMware’s comprehensive solution addresses virtualization and automation to provide security, backup and efficiency of operations. Download this insightful digital dialogue to learn more about the foundation of software-defined data centers, including the benefits it could provide to your organization.


Cloud Removes Barriers, Increases Value

The word cloud has become so overused, but the approach is quite valuable. In this free white paper, you'll learn how you can apply automation and virtualization to entire data centers. Covered in this resource: What a software-defined data center is, how it can reduce costs, and how to implement it.


The Rise of Open GIS Data

Download this informative Viewpoint to hear from Paul Ross, Product Manager,ArcGIS Online at Esri to get a first hand look of his perspective of the evolution of GIS and how it will play a major role in innovative government programs in years to come.


Preventing Disastrous Disaster Recovery

Whether it’s a routine data-center consolidation or a fast-moving disaster response, server migration is often a complicated task. But it doesn’t have to be. Download this informative digital dialogue to learn how to simplify and improve your organization’s disaster recovery and data center consolidation initiatives.


Collaborative Care Beyond the Care Continuum

While new models of care collaboration are being implemented in many forms globally, moving from concept to successful implementation involves process changes and business transformation that may be the biggest challenges to healthcare organizations. Care collaboration tools that support and assist organizational transformation are key to driving successful outcomes. What these tools can enable is important. But who these tools engage and connect, the way in which they are engaged and connected, and the way in which they ultimately use the tools are more important in transforming care delivery.


Virtual Network Key to Software-Defined Data Center

Experts say it is has become increasingly clear that the software-defined data center is the data center of the future. But to realize the full benefits of SDDC, organizations might need to adopt software-defined networking as well. Download this digital dialogue to read more highlights from a recent webcast on virtualization.


IBM PureData Sytem for Transactions: Delivering “Competitive-Advantage-Critical” Data Services

Infostructure Associates reviews the benefits and value add of the IBM PureData System for Transactions, stating that '...IBM PureData System for Transactions is a significant step forward in transactional scalability that should allow savvy users to achieve better near-real-time data processing to run the business and to gain competitive advantage on its own, or as a key part of a full information-management solution.’


Your Data System Should be Always On, Fast and Affordable

Partners and customers expect instantaneous response and continuous uptime from data systems, but the volume and velocity of data make it difficult to respond with agility. IBM PureData System for Transactions enable businesses to gear up and meet these challenges.


The future of Data Services Delivery and Management Starts Here

Data workloads are rapidly evolving and changing. Today's enterprises have many different types of applications, with different usage patterns, all constantly accessing data. As a result, data services need to be more robust and scalable. IBM PureApplication System and IBM PureData™ System for Transactions are designed to meet these needs. This paper shows how the latest technology and expertise built into these systems gives businesses an innovative approach to rapidly create and manage highly scalable data services, without the complexity of traditional approaches.


Transparent Application Scaling with IBM DB2 pureScale

The IBM DB2 pureScale feature is designed to address your current and future business needs for continuous availability. This white paper introduces DB2 pureScale—what it looks like, where it comes from, and how it allows you to scale out your database on a set of servers in an active-active configuration that combines high availability with truly transparent application scaling.


Fighting Fraud with Big Data Visibility and Intelligence

This whitepaper examines the next generation solutions for predictive analytics that are solving the “big data” challenge, and are providing agencies with the visibility and intelligence they need to move from post incident forensics to a more proactive approach in the costly fight against fraud.


Clusters for Dummies

Although clustering may sound exotic, it isn’t. Cluster technology relies on fast networks and some clever software to schedule and manage big, complex computing jobs on relatively inexpensive server and networking technology. Read this free e-book to gain a thorough understanding of clustering and the operational advantages that this technology provides.


Government Health And Social Care: Collaborating To Control Costs And Improve Outcomes

Health care remains one of the largest and fastest-growing components of government expenditure, consuming more than 15 percent of government spending worldwide. But whether governments are the principal provider of medical services, the primary payer or simply a promoter of public health policies and programs, they have a common interest in controlling spiraling health care costs. Read this whitepaper to discover the number of collaborative efforts governments may adopt to contain health care spending.


Improve Government with a Smarter Process Approach

Access this whitepaper to learn how to develop smarter processes that will provide a superior experience for citizens and constituents. A Smarter Process approach gives leaders the ability to transform government business in order to automate, streamline, adapt and provide visibility into the core business processes that governments perform, especially in areas like citizen eligibility, safety and security, and countering waste, fraud and abuse. These areas serve as the starting point to show how governments can transform their operations and truly realize the power of smarter processes.


The Challenges of Today’s Government IT Environment

Government organizations face constant IT challenges with database servers, storage networks, business applications and network infrastructure. In this eBook, you will discover how to optimize hardware and software configurations by combining servers, storage, and networking equipment into integrated boxes.


4 Challenges to Effective Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is crucial yet challenging to ensure. At federal organizations such as the Energy Department, where officials work to prevent threats to 16 critical infrastructure areas including nuclear security, protection has many definitions and layers. Download this enlightening digital dialogue to learn how to overcome the high-level challenges that complicate cyber protection.


The power of analytics for public sector: Building analytics competency to accelerate outcomes

Federal agencies face the difficulty of managing the increasing complexity of the “information explosion”. Adopting analytics can help solve these issues and achieve desirable outcomes. Read the white paper and see how IBM analytics solutions can help the Federal Government evaluate excess data and unlock insights to create better informed decisions.


Business Analytics For Government: Achieve better outcomes in four key areas

Federal agencies face the difficulty of managing the increasing complexity of the “information explosion”. Adopting analytics can help solve these issues and achieve desirable outcomes. Read the white paper and see how IBM analytics solutions can help the Federal Government evaluate excess data and unlock insights to create better informed decisions.


IDC Analyst: Creating Customer-Centric Datacenters That Are Agile, Efficient, and Secure with IBM's Data Center Services

While virtualization limits the need for physical servers, it has created a new problem—vast virtual environments. Federal agencies can manage this complexity by outsourcing select services to boost flexibility, reliability and efficiency. Read the white paper to learn about the IBM® services that can help you achieve this goal by optimizing your data center’s entire lifecycle.


Intelligent Urban Transportation Predicting, Managing, and Integrating Traffic Operations in Smarter Cities

Cities of all sizes continue to grow, creating traffic congestion that must be managed in order to decrease transportation inefficiencies and the costs it carries. IBM’s unique transportation management product offers a technology that acts as an architecture which city administrators can depend as an open platform for delivering transportation service value to citizens, through both public and private enterprise-offered services. Add the capability for stronger governance through an integrated intelligent service management system and you have a complete solution to create the ultimate smarter city.


Defining a blueprint for a smarter data center for flexibility and cost-effectiveness

IT managers must choose between spending to maintain existing systems and engaging in new developments. Analytics services can help provide insights into your data center to balance these demands and unlock greater business value. Read the white paper to learn four ways IBM can use analytics-based services to help you design a smarter, more flexible, cost-effective data center.


Predicting and Planning for Federal Workforce Needs

Determining what is likely to happen over the next several years with regard to retirements and skills development is a central issue in maintaining or enhancing workforce strength. This whitepaper examines the solutions available to help agencies make workforce decisions that will enable them to get the best performance possible from tighter budgets and leaner staffing levels.


Government Analytics for Dummies

Most organizations believe that having data/information and technology are enough to become and analytics-driven organization. But that will only get you so far. Learn how to implement a clear analytics strategy that helps to create a culture for analytics throughout the organization and improve decision-making.


Improving Mission Effectiveness with Social Media Analytics

The ability to leverage the valuable information contained in the social media universe can be critical for agencies that need to be aware of dynamic changes in the environments that they serve. Learn how agencies can implement social media analytics to derive valuable insights that are often obscured by the sheer volume of information produced.


Predictive Maintenance and Quality Solution

Organizations that lead in analytics can triple the performance of those that are just beginning to adopt analytics. Learn how to navigate vast amounts of data and apply industry-specific dashboards, accelerators, and methods to help create powerful, user-friendly predictive models.