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Comparing IBM FlashSystem to Traditional Performance Disk Systems

Using a detailed, in-depth cost analysis model validated by actual customer interviews, this Economic Value Validation white paper from ESG demonstrates how IBM FlashSystem is less expensive than equivalent disk-based enterprise storage systems. Download this article to find out more!

Wideband Multimode Fiber - What is it and why does it make sense?

Multimode fiber (MMF) cabling is the workhorse media of local area network (LAN) backbones and data centers because it offers the lowest cost means of transporting high data rates for distances aligned with the needs of these environments. Channel capacity has been multiplied through the use of parallel transmission over multiple strands of fiber. Learn about Wideband Multimod Fiber (WBMMF), a new cabling system that increases the capacity of each fiber by at least a factor of four!

Western Oregon University: A Leap Forward in Digital Education

In today’s 24/7, always-on world, people expect institutions of higher education to lead with technology. Constant connectivity, mobility, and access to rich media anytime, anywhere not only define the educational experience, but also help to attract and retain the best students, faculty, and staff. Western Oregon University (WOU), relies on NetApp to help support its mission of providing effective, technology-powered learning opportunities.

Top Five Considerations for Technology Managers

Being a technology manager involves much more than project management skills. In this dynamic field of software development, managers who understand what a software developer does and know how to build a tech team will have an advantage over those who don’t really get it. To better manage technology projects, it is also necessary to understand why IT projects fail, the importance of QA and UA testing, and the inevitability of changes in scope.

How the Implementation of Development Strategies Plays a Role in Project Management

Agile, Extreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban—the exhaustive list of methodologies goes on. While the pros and cons of each framework spark endless debate, all of them have a place in software development. By taking a look at a few of these methodologies, tech managers can get a feel for which ones might be helpful for their team.

NETCENTS-2: Jetting Toward Higher Potential

The Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) contracts provide the Air Force with a primary source of netcentric and IT products, services, and solutions. Use of the NETCENTS-2 contracts (except ITPS) is mandatory for Air Force organizations as the contracts are awarded. NETCENTS-2 is a follow to the successful NETCENTS-1 program, on which ordering stopped at the end of fiscal 2013. With a total contract ceiling of more than $24 billion, the seven-year contract is more than twice the size of NETCENTS-1 and carries more than 12 times the number of vendors. Download this guide to learn more about the improvements and changes of NETCENTS-2.

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.

Get Connected: A Checklist for a Smarter, More Effective Government

It’s been said that throughout history, the only constant is change—and nowhere is that more true than within the government. Demands change on a daily basis, and only the most well connected agencies will be able to keep up.

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.

Data Driven Government eBook

The amount of data available today is enormous, bringing with it unprecedented opportunities and challenges for innovation. Turning to cloud computing—the on-demand acquisition of IT services through the use of shared servers—has been the logical next step for forward-looking agencies. The versatility, scalability, elasticity and reliability of the cloud allow agencies to reduce cost expenditures while simultaneously improving efficiency and analytics capabilities.

IBM Intelligent Law Enforcement: Integrated Tools for Proactive Policing

Modern law enforcement agencies have access to a flood of data. While law enforcement thrives on information, the sheer volume of internally and externally collected data often makes finding the right information at the right time a seemingly impossible task. Agencies that maximize their ability to quickly extract value from this data can reduce crime, meet new and emerging threats, improve officer safety and better meet rising public expectations.

Dynamic Content: Connecting Performance and Learning

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) can improve organizational performance by providing more focused learning materials while reducing costs. Download this brief to learn how introducing dynamic content can give your organization a competitive edge by developing more effective strategies to tackle performance and training development.

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).

Flash Array Deployment For Dummies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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'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.

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.

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.