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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 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.


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.


Reducing Risk & Improving Reliability for Federal Agencies

Market Connections, Inc. uncovered the biggest frustrations federal agencies experience in managing data replication, and what they consider to be the most critical replication features. Find out how your agency compares.


County Enhances Critical Services for Citizens

Miami-Dade County needed to streamline database administration and development to ensure that critical government services are constantly available and aligned to the needs of local citizens. Read this whitepaper to learn how the county accelerated database management and development tasks.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.