IBM System z mainframe in the cloud

A better modernization strategy for cloud-obsessed agencies

A hybrid IT approach would allow agencies to take advantage of the cloud while continuing to leverage the mainframe’s unique strengths.

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IT innovation in government: Here's what federal agencies need to know

Flash as-a-service can deliver high-performance storage in a flexible model for secure deployments optimized for government agencies.

data center

Data prioritization, hybrid cloud help HHS auditors uncover fraud

A cloud-based platform for data sharing is giving auditors in the Department of Health and Human Services a major productivity boost.

data center intelligence

Ghost in the data center: Tips for managing wireless sensor networks

Network monitoring tools can be used to forecast device scalability and threshold alerts, allowing managers to act on the information that sensors are sending out.

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Avoiding data center consolidation headaches

NASCIO's playbook offers advice for reducing the diversity and complexity of enterprise IT environments.

Iron Mountain data center

New data center offers options for agencies looking to optimize

Iron Mountain’s new Manassas data center is the latest to open in Northern Virginia to address the federal government's needs.

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Data center advances fueled by flash storage, decline in infrastructure costs

Cloud-based services, big data analytics and internet-of-things applications are driving the growth of data centers.

data center monitoring

Back to the basics with software-defined data centers

Traditional monitoring and management techniques can help government IT administrators deliver an automated, scalable and highly agile networking environment.

GCN dig IT awards

Deadline extended for 2017 dig IT award nominations

You have until July 15 to help GCN identify the innovative tech that's transforming government at all levels.

CFD model of a data center air flow (Future Facilities)

How computational fluid dynamics modeling can accelerate DCOI

CFD can give data center managers visibility into airflow to help them gauge the effectiveness of their optimization efforts.

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Building a better backup

A sound, mulitiered backup strategy relies on risk assessment, security and testing.

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NJ to consolidate IT infrastructure

The state will move to centralized IT functions, pulling hardware, operations and staff out of the individual departments.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

    Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

  • Compliance is Made Easier with Certain Steps

    State and local agencies have to prioritize which regulations are most applicable and find efficient ways to ensure compliance—a task made more challenging by insufficient human and financial resources.


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