System administrator busy

5 agency IT processes crying out for automation

Government sysadmins are capable of innovation, but it's tough when you're busy maintaining the status quo via manual processes.

Chiliad Discovery Alert 7.0 screenshot

Chiliad takes virtual consolidation route to big data analytics

Discovery/Alert 7.0 installs nodes at each data location, allowing analysts to query structured and unstructured data simultaneously.

Servers in a data center

Why government's next-gen data centers are looking a lot like Google's

Agencies are starting to catch on to the idea that software, not hardware, is the key to efficient storage.

Nimbus Halo 2013 mobile app for flash data center monitoring

In a flash, HALO 2013 can boost efficiency of cloud architectures

Nimbus Data's software offers cloud architects moving to all-flash data centers advanced analytics, an open API and management tools for mobile.

Technology choices in data center consolidation

Road to data center convergence starts at a fork in the road

Building a new data center? Maybe, VCE's Vblock is right for you. Want customization? Try NetApp's FlexPod.

Organizing IT infrastructure and applications

Ohio undoing decades of IT sprawl with shared infrastructure

The state is putting its IT assets into a primary data center and will use a private cloud infrastructure to deliver services.

Energy Systems Integration Facility illustration from SmithGroup JJR

The world's most efficient data center

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will open a facility this summer that will reuse every bit of its energy.

Armored truck on rural road in storm illustrating transporting data securely

With shared infrastructures, security must move with the data

From private clouds to the commercial providers, software-defined security controls have to stay with workloads wherever they go.

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3 easy ways to cool data centers

Even if you can't dip your servers in oil or move them outside, there are practical, inexpensive methods you can use to take the heat off.

Businessman shocked at number of emails on computer screen

Million-message mailboxes complicate EPA's move to Office 365

When moving to Office 365, EPA discovered some Lotus Notes mailboxes with more than a million objects -- and 90T in all in the system -- prompting a new approach to the transition.

Complex maze with cloud in background

The enemy of risk management starts with a C (and it's not China)

Complexity is the enemy of security, says NIST's FISMA lead Ron Ross, and the cloud can help simplify networks.

Steve Gossage looks at fiber optics in a cable box that replaced heavier and bulkier copper cable for high speed communications throughout much of the labs

The stuff of world's largest fiber optic LAN: Sandia's network by the numbers

Sandia National Laboratories' network links 265 buildings and 13,000 ports, while saving space, energy and money.

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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