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    Barcode technology still delivers efficiencies

    Barcodes save agencies time and reduce costs by efficiently tracking and managing assets, streamlining workflows and reducing human error.

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    Mitigating government's risks in a cloud-based world

    While the adoption of cloud technologies does not remove IT responsibility for data protection, the shift may obscure areas of risk.

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    Hybrid IT and data security musts

    The key to an agency's successful cloud or hybrid IT implementation is to understand and maximize its cloud security posture in advance of the move.

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    Catching up with an interconnected federal cloud

    Blending an interconnection-first approach with a cloud-first strategy enables digital users to gain access to multiple clouds from any location or any device.

  • application modernization

    Modernizing applications in light of the cyber executive order

    Cloud-based, platform-as-a-service technologies can deliver more secure and less expensive systems.

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    As the MGT Act rolls forward, it's time to debunk mainframe myths

    Modernizing government technology should not mean replacing the dependable mainframe powerhouses that process increasingly complex workloads.

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  • Stalking the insider threat

    Protection from insider threats

    Privileged account management is critical in keeping agency networks secure.

  • Cloud solutions can transform network security

    Software-defined access control assesses trust of both users and devices and allows access to applications and services based on granular trust-based decisions.

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    Shoring up PCI compliance

    Agencies that store, process or transmit credit or debit card data must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

  • 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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    USGS to tweak software after false earthquake alert