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Converged Infrastructure: Simplicity. Efficiency. Versatility.

For remote offices and branch offices (ROBOs), effective server performance is critical. This white paper introduces a server solution featuring Intel® Xeon® processors that provides simplicity, efficiency, and versatility for these office environments.


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.


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 powered by Intel® Xeon® processors spurs exceptional business results for remote, branch and small offices.


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.


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.


Flash Array Deployment For Dummies

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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Partner with the Leader in Windows Server 2003 Migrations

Migrating your enterprise to a modern Microsoft® Windows® operating system is a complex process that can strain IT resources. That’s why Dell is focused on helping customers meet the deadline of the decade: On 14 July 2015 support for Windows 2003 will cease. The strategic value to efficient Windows migration is application, hardware and deployment readiness. There are many different approaches to server migration, and Dell has the systems and expertise to determine the most efficient approach for each workload. Download this white paper to learn how Dell can help efficiently migrate your enterprise to a modern Microsoft® Windows® operating system.


Windows Server 2012 Refresh: How to Manage The Migration

With support ending for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015, companies need to ensure that their servers will adequately support the latest server OS and critical applications.Download this White Paper to learn how companies are upgrading to Windows Server 2012, increasing their parallel computing capabilities and gaining improved control over power consumption.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Converged Systems: Gaining Steam

Government IT managers are beginning to see the value in converged systems for some of their workloads. They are finding that they not only save money and reduce complexity, but help IT better align with agency priorities. Converged infrastructure can increase application availability, centralize and simplify management, enable rapid provisioning of new systems and virtual machines, lower operation and maintenance costs, improve visibility and control, and reduce hardware footprint.


BYOD & Consumerization In Government: Separating Myths From Megatrends

This paper begins with an examination of BYOPC and its shortcomings. It closes with a look toward the future – Consumerization – and how cloud and web services are combining to finally deliver on the advantage of the new realities of BYOD.


ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23 NASCAR Challenge

The ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23 was built for fast deployment across your agency. We challenged a NASCAR pit crew to a friendly race: Watch our video to see if they can beat the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One in a contest of speed and efficiency.


Lenovo ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23 for Government

Download the eBook to learn more about the new ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23. Built for lightning-fast setup, strong integrated security, and legendary Lenovo reliability, it’s the perfect solution for agencies looking for next-gen desktop flexibility.


Navigating Your VDI Decisions

Renewed interest in VDI for agency mobility and BYOD needs is understandable, but is it wise? This executive summary discusses tradeoffs and alternatives to help agency IT provide secure access and extend across diverse networks, devices, and OS's.


Flexibility Plus Security

Download the flyer to learn more about the new ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23. Built for lightning-fast setup, strong integrated security, and legendary Lenovo reliability, it’s the perfect solution for agencies looking for next-gen desktop flexibility.


Lenovo and webNetwork: One Workspace, All Data, All Devices

webNetwork by Lenovo helps end users easily and securely access their files, applications and reports from any device, whether those resources live in the private cloud, the public cloud or on the local device. The best part? Say goodbye to VPN!


ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23 Product Tour Video

Agencies need desktop solutions optimized for today’s government. Watch our ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23 product video to see breakthrough space efficiency, integrated security, and superior ease of use – up close.


Where VDI Ends & The Cloud Begins

VDI plays an important role in how agencies connect users to the applications and data they need. It can be an ideal solution for managing very specific types of user bases, but is it right for mobile productivity? See our infographic to learn more.


Lenovo's webNetwork for Government

Looking for smarter solutions for anywhere agency productivity? Watch webNetwork for Government and learn how webNetwork Unified Workspaces are the right choice for secure, reliable, mission-ready mobility.


It’s Not Public Versus Private Clouds - It’s the Right Infrastructure at the Right Time with the IBM Systems and Storage Portfolio

In this whitepaper, you will learn about state of the art dynamic hybrid cloud deployments as well as IBM’s Systems and Storage offerings that represents a complete set of hardware, software, and hosted offerings to meet the needs of the modern enterprise and emerging cloud service providers.