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Flash Array Deployment For Dummies

Learn the history, business values and fundamentals of deploying a flash system at a basic level.


VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM

Cisco has joined with IBM to create the world’s first integrated infrastructure based on the IBM Storwize family of virtualized storage technologies and the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS).


Making Mobile Manageable: Secure Mobility for the Enterprise

As the number of mobile devices and telework employees continues to grow throughout the federal government, agencies are facing new challenges as they work to fortify an unprecedented and ever-growing number of potential entry points for cybersecurity breaches. Download this white paper to learn the importance of prioritizing a holistic approach to mobility.


Driving Better Business Outcomes with Office-Optimized IT

Integrated IT platforms can be the key to success for quickly growing remote office/branch office (ROBO) sites. The Dell PowerEdge VRTX integrated solutions platform spurs exceptional business results for remote, branch and small offices.


Making Smart Decisions in Evaluating and Selecting a Supplier of Converged Infrastructure

Although the concept of converged infrastructure is not new, the technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, resulting in impressive improvements in features, functionality, performance and manageability compared with early iterations. This means that converged infrastructure increasingly is being considered for, and deployed in, environments requiring top-of-the-line performance, security and scalability. Download this white paper to learn what IT organizations should look for in a converged infrastructure supplier.


Building the Next-Gen Data Center

Infrastructure that’s too expensive, inflexible, and difficult to manage has a stranglehold on enterprise IT. A new architecture from Dell is tackling these challenges by offering more choice, less complexity, and impressive scalability.


6 Tips for Building a Future-Ready Infrastructure

Big data, mobility, compute-intensive apps, virtualization, and cloud computing tax enterprise servers. This guide prepares decision-makers to choose servers that meet their current needs, while building a flexible, reliable, scalable infrastructure to handle future requirements.


ESG Infographic: Managing Multihypervisor Selection Check List

Download this multi-hypervisor strategy guide and infographic for insight from IT professionals with varying levels of responsibility for their organizations' server virtualization and cloud computing environment and strategy. org


Converged Infrastructure: Simplicity. Efficiency. Versatility.

All too often, IT systems in quickly growing remote/branch offices (ROBOs) and small- and medium-sized businesses comprise an unwieldy jumble of disparate servers, storage, and networking components that inhibit efficiency and flexibility. Accordingly, IT administrators and business unit managers alike are seeking simplified, flexible and efficient solutions that enable -- rather than hinder -- business success while boosting worker productivity and customer satisfaction. Read this solution brief to learn how a streamlined IT infrastructure can be the key to success for today's ROBO and small office data centers.


5 Must-Haves for Highly Manageable Infrastructure

Some hardware components are simply easier to manage than others. Investing in highly manageable infrastructure can help IT support changing business needs while improving productivity and reducing total cost of ownership. Here’s why to consider FX.


Converged Infrastructure Solutions To Save Time, Labor, Space and Money

Faster server deployment in half the space means big savings for growing companies. In our tests, Dell PowerEdge FX2 enclosures with FC630 servers saved time, labor, and money while leaving plenty of room to grow.


Working Smarter with Automation

Faster, better, cheaper. When it comes to how government users want to access IT resources, it’s practically a mantra. Add to that mandates such as Cloud First, the Digital Government Strategy and the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, and it soon becomes clear why automation is so critical to agencies today. Download this whitepaper to learn the best practices in automation.


Data-Driven Government: Challenges and a Path Forward

Government revenue management agencies are using computer technology to capture and harvest data and extract value from it. This paper explains the importance of being data-droven and outlines a way forward in the journey of getting there.


Smart City as a Service - Using Analytics to Equip Communities for Data Driven Decisions

Government organizations are striving to deliver higher levels of service, but are challenged with flat or decreased funding to support their efforts. One solution is to use the vast stores of data available to gain a better perspective to identify opportunities to deliver services more efficiently, and engage stakeholders with open data initiatives to create innovative programs – in effect becoming a smart city. A framework approach to apply advanced analytics to these floods of data provides a roadmap to achieve these aims, but city IT organizations are often limited by staff size, skill and budget, and are unable to implement the framework on their own. Cloud computing and software as a service can provide the means to quickly acquire data-driven decision-making capabilities that support smart city initiatives, putting advanced services within reach of virtually any size city.


Making Tablets and Touch Devices Work for Government

Government workers need greater mobility to get their jobs done in today's challenging times. But not all tablets and touch devices are created equal, and a free-for-all bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach can undermine your organization's stability, efficiency and security. This issue brief provides a guide to integrating tablets and touch devices into your public sector IT enterprise in a way that will deliver real results - and real productivity.


Extreme File Transfer: Bigger, Faster, Farther

Read this e-book to learn about extreme file transfer, and discover the solutions that can help you send information faster, enable worldwide access, and automate workflows to drive seamless file transfer.


Mining Gold from Machine Data

Holistic visibility is more important than ever because most IT services— including email and web services— consist of a series of connected applications and infrastructure components. Download this whitepaper to learn the best ways to enhance your IT operations management strategy and gain insightful understanding and visibility into your organization’s data center.


Breaking through the Security Cloud

Although many organizations are in the process of planning and executing cloud adoption, security remains to be a major barrier. Download this special report to learn more about cloud computing threats, the benefits of hybrid cloud and managed cloud services as well as how to stay compliant.


How Top PPM Performers in Intermodal Transportation and Infrastructure Transform Organizations

Organizational transformation is a major objective for operations within the travel and transportation industries. Every organizational improvement starts as a project. Download this report and learn how top performers select and execute transformative projects due to the centralized information and automated processes that Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions provide.


Agile Data Modeling: Not an Option, but Essential

Everything about data has changed, but that only means that data models are even more essential to understanding that data so that businesses can know what it means. As development methodologies change to incorporate agile workflows, data architects must adapt to ensure models stay relevant and accurate.


Finding the Right Storage Balance

New virtualization techniques and emerging flash technologies are giving data center operators more control over how they manage storage systems, speed backups and reduce costs. Download this article to learn how storage management can improve the economy of your data centers.


Collaborative Care Beyond the Care Continuum: Connecting Population Health, Wellbeing and Social Services

This whitepaper examines the challenges facing health and social care organizations, the steps needed to improve services and outcomes, and the capabilities and functionality to look for in an IT solution in order to implement collaborative care models.


A New Era of Transparency: 5 Best Practices for Open Data in Government

Modern transparency enables data insights to action for the greater good. This paper outlines 5 ways for government agencies to utilize, understand and share open data with the public.


Flash Storage for Virtualization for Dummies

Organizations are virtualizing server and desktop resources more aggressively than ever, which dramatically changes the performance demands on storage. Download this whitepaper to learn how to overcome storage issues, balance capacity and optimize performance.


New Hybrid Storage Solutions Can Help Organizations Meet a Variety of Challenges

Many enterprises today are grappling with a dramatic increase in the amount of data they need to manage and store. And with the ongoing growth of mobile applications, social media, and big data and analytics initiatives, the data storage challenges will only become greater over the coming years. Download this informative brief to gain further insight into hybrid storage and what to look for in a solution.


Storage for VDI Environments: Planning and Considerations

Storage is often cited as the item most often responsible for performance success or failures, and also has the largest impact on total costs. Achieving good cost-performance levels requires a storage architecture optimized for VDI. Download this guide to learn the top issues your organization should consider before embarking on a VDI implementation.


Knowing When to Deploy PON for Federal Applications

Knowing When to Deploy PON for Federal Applications explores the many considerations of deploying passive optical networks (PONs) in government facilities, including EPON vs GPON, usage in secure environments and applications for the technology.


Cloud Solutions and the One-Size-Fits-All Fallacy

While it may be tempting to make an all-or-nothing decision when it comes to the cloud, it’s not that simple. Download this Q&A to gain further insight from industry experts on how to choose the right cloud strategy for your organization.


Threats and Mitigations | A Guide to Multi-Layered Web Security

There’s a new age of cybersecurity threats targeting websites and business-critical applications - how can you fight back and protect your organization? This guide will detail the threats common to websites and web applications and what you can do to mitigate them.


State of the Internet - Security Report

Learn about the origins, tactics, types, and targets of cyber- attacks and emerging threats and trends from post-attack analysis and intelligence by cybersecurity and DDoS mitigation experts. Includes quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year trends.


IBM Emergency Management Brochure

IBM Smarter Cities Emergency Management solutions incorporate a range of technologies from IBM and IBM Business Partners to address emergency management challenges. These solutions assist cities in collecting, analyzing and distributing key information amongst key stakeholders.


Rethinking Data Discovery and Data Classification

Defining data via data discovery and classification is an often overlooked, yet critical, component of data security and control. Security and risk (S&R) pros can’t expect to adequately protect data if they don’t have knowledge about what data exists, where it resides, its value to the organization, and who can use it. Read this report to learn how to utilize data classification in your data security initiatives.


21st Century Emergency Management

Today, the societal needs have become very interconnected. Many complexities exist for the societal infrastructure such as power, water, and medical services – as well as the most basic economic activities.


The Central Role of Content Management in Case Management

MWD Advisors report on how Case Management technology can help drive effective outcomes & how a clear Content Management strategy underpins success in Case Management.


Winning the Paper Wars - Capture the Content and Mobilize the Process Troops

The paybacks from paper-free processes can be dramatic: much improved response times and greater productivity of back-office staff. Extending capture to mobile devices provides even closer coupling to back-office workflows. Yet the progress being made towards paper-free processes is very slow. In this report, AIIM looks at the reasons for this poor progress, measure the adoption of digital mailrooms, chart the progress of mobile capture, and show which paper-free processes are the most effective. It helps you build a business case for the battle against paper, and make recommendations on how to move the business forward on all fronts.


IBM Intelligent Video Analytics

Read this whitepaper to learn about the power of intelligent video analytics and the ways the technology offers a comprehensive threat model customized to your unique environment.


IBM i2 COPLINK Everywhere: High Performance Law Enforcement to Keep Citizens Safe

IBM® i2® COPLINK® Everywhere puts IBM i2 COPLINK access on an police officer’s mobile handheld device. i2 COPLINK is a flexible, scalable solution suite that can support a variety of law enforcement needs. Learn about the core capabilities derived from the large COPLINK database that help public safety organizations and agencies.


VMware's First Hybrid Cloud Integrates Existing, New Applications

Federal mandates on cloud use are changing the face of government information technology. But challenges to using cloud still remain. To help ease cloud migration, VMware has created a product that lets customers move existing infrastructure using the same management tools as vSphere.


A Cloud Roadmap: From Implementation to Innovation

The government IT infrastructure must evolve. The traditional approach to delivering IT services is proving incapable of keeping up with either the growing complexity of the IT enterprise or the increasing demand for innovation. This pressure to provide an infrastructure that is more manageable, scalable and flexible is pushing government agencies to accelerate their adoption of cloud solutions. Learn how your agency can benefit from a complete cloud offering from the Oracle global cloud infrastructure, supporting a comprehensive suite of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions.


Hybrid Cloud for Dummies

IT organizations need the right tools and technologies to make hybrid cloud strategies a flexible and efficient reality for their organizations. Learn how to address inhibitors to cloud adoption, recognize data challenges in the cloud and seamlessly move data in the cloud.


Infographic: Software-Defined Enterprise

Moving to a fully software-defined enterprise takes time, and is typically done in steps: virtualization, cloud, software-defined storage, software-defined networking, the software-defined data center, and then full SDE. Slowly but surely, organizations are making their way. Download this infographic to learn how to overcome challenges and lower costs through SDE.


GameChanger: Microsegmentation

In less than a decade, more than 87 million records with sensitive or private information have been exposed due to cyber-incidents on federal networks alone. Increasingly, organizations are beginning to realize that perimeter-based security just isn’t enough anymore. Download to learn how for many data centers, the solution is microsegmentation.


Maintain Your IT Budget with Consistent Compliance Practices

Having a well-maintained system helps you protect data, maintain compliance and stay within budget. Read this study about which compliance and IT governance software tools are important to state and local agencies, and learn from their experiences.


IT Governance, Risk and Compliance

Discover how you can meet external compliance regulations, adhere to internal security policies and undertake migration and consolidation – and save on the time and effort required to achieve and maintain compliance. Read this white paper today.


Why a Server Infrastructure Refresh Now and Why Dell?

Aging server infrastructure can no longer meet the demands of today’s modern data center. Explosive data growth, increased mobility, globalization, virtualization and regulatory demands cannot be met with decade old infrastructure. And with the end of extended support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003/Windows Server 2003 R2 on the horizon, there is no better time than now to refresh your server infrastructure.


Governance, Risk and Compliance Software: Consistency Keeps Your Agency’s Data Secure

Have days, weeks or months slipped by since your agency’s last systems audit, data backup or IT policy check? Read this study and discover the importance of frequent systems updates, and what features are critical when selecting a GRC tool.


Best Practices Guide for IT Governance & Compliance

Managing compliance and internal security polices can feel like a constant battle. Learn the best practices you need for implementing a compliance solution, and minimize the stress of your next IT compliance audit when you read this paper.


Transform to a Future-Ready IT with a Modern Server OS

Technology is moving fast and your data center needs to keep up so your business can thrive. Migrating to the latest platforms and solutions, such as Windows® Server® 2012 R2, lets you take advantage of its virtualization advancements and tap into the Microsoft cloud OS. Combined with unique innovations featured in Dell server, storage and networking solutions, you can do more than modernize your IT — you can transform it.


Selecting Foundational Controls Makes FISMA Compliance Easier

Compliance isn't a choice - it's mandatory. Get an auditor’s perspective on how to easily meet FISMA guidelines, and how the right IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions can help you move from a reactive to a proactive stance.