Insider Insights

  • PaaS enables faster deployment of federal IT

    PaaS the time: How platform-as-a-service is speeding up federal IT

    A former sysadmin marvels as to what PaaS and containers now make possible.

  • Whose keys are they anyway?

    Whose keys are they anyway?

    Joining other cloud providers, Google hands customers the encryption keys. But is this the best way to keep agency data safe?

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  • Trust and verify: Managing the cloud abroad and at home

    Trust and verify: Managing the cloud abroad and at home

    Trusted computing can help agencies manage geographically dispersed servers and emerging OpenStack deployments.

  • Why SDN matters: The case for reducing complexity

    Why SDN matters: The case for reducing complexity

    To understand the potential of software-defined networking, it is important to have some context on its origins, how it is used in network deployment today and where the technology headed.

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  • 4 ways to shine a light on shadow IT

    4 ways to shine a light on shadow IT

    Automated management, monitoring and security tools – along with common-sense policies – can help agencies gain the upper hand against shadow IT.

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  • reducing risk in communications archives

    Reducing risk in communications archives: Hillary's emails aren't the half of it

    As conversations expand across text message, web and collaboration platforms, agencies must have the right systems in place to avoid mishandling government-related communications.

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  • How to wring every ounce of performance from data center storage

    How to ratchet up data center storage performance

    Storage efficiency technologies help IT managers maximize their current infrastructure and deliver higher utilization and performance.

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  • 5 considerations for smarter cyber defense

    5 considerations for smarter cyber defense

    When evaluating and updating cybersecurity defenses, agencies should begin by considering these five underlying principles.

  • The maligned and misunderstood mainframe is ready for another round

    The maligned and misunderstood mainframe is ready for another round

    Underappreciated in our cloud-fixated era, the mainframe is in fact the most powerful, cost-efficient technology fueling government databases and applications.

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  • workforce management technology

    What workforce management technology can do for you

    A well-crafted solution can help agencies reduce costs, minimize compliance risk and make better labor-related decisions.