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Whitepaper List

The Fight Against Fraud

Digital analytics helps level the playing field in the battle against all types of electronic fraud. Download this informative eBook to learn how to stand up against fraud before it happens to you.

Pay Attention IT: A New Convergence Is Afoot

A new convergence of IT infrastructure is forcing rapid change in the digital world. With networks getting faster and the whole world going mobile, the number of digital connections is growing at an unprecedented rate. In response, government IT must become more agile, or be left behind. But how can your organization gain, and more importantly, maintain, an advantage at such speeds? What impact does this new convergence have on your IT infrastructure? And which IT strategies can maximize your team’s opportunities?

The Importance of the Internet of Things for Communities

Download this white paper to learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) stands to fundamentally transform public sector service delivery in the following ways: first, by delivering smart government services where and when the citizen wants them; second, by enhancing public safety; third, by allowing increasingly resource-strapped government agencies to identify and manage operational cost savings; and lastly, by addressing social and environmental returns.

The Importance of the Internet of Things For Elected Officials

Download this white paper to learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) stands to fundamentally transform public sector service delivery in the following ways: first, by delivering smart government services where and when the citizen wants them; second, by enhancing public safety; third, by allowing increasingly resource-strapped government agencies to identify and manage operational cost savings; and lastly, by addressing social and environmental returns.

Cracking the Confusion: Encryption and Tokenization for Data Centers, Servers, and Applications

Should you encrypt everything? There has never been more options for encrypting data across applications, databases, servers, storage, and the entire datacenter (and the cloud). This report from Securosis cuts through the confusion to help you pick the best encryption and tokenization options for your projects.

Cloud Encryption Gateways: Enabling Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data in Cloud Storage

The utilization of cloud storage continues to grow increasingly common and strategic. As a result, more and more sensitive data is ultimately residing in these environments. To comply with security policies and regulatory mandates, these sensitive assets must be encrypted. Discover how the Vormetric Cloud Encryption Gateway can help your organization meet this security demand, while minimizing the cost and operational effort required to secure sensitive assets, both across cloud environments and across the enterprise.

Making the Case for Professional Engineering Workstations

Every job is important to a company's success, but the engineering department is the company’s innovation engine. The research, development and product design work performed by engineers form the basis of the company’s intellectual property. Professional workstations, built with Intel® processors, allow engineers to explore new ideas, quickly improve existing designs and discover new product breakthroughs.

Five Ways a Workstation Can Benefit Your Bottom Line

Professional workstations with Intel® Xeon® processors can benefit a company's bottom line as much as they can improve user productivity. This whitepaper discusses the ROI of professional workstations versus standard PCs for graphics-intensive applications including CAD, design simulation, visualization, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.

How to Select the Right Workstation

Optimizing performance for a particular usage model can be achieved by first identifying the factors that are most important to that usage: CPU, graphics, memory and storage. Configure your workstation to effectively accommodate the tasks that you perform most often. Combine the right configuration selections with application certification and the new Dell Performance Optimizer 2.0, available exclusively on new Dell Precision tower and rack workstations with Intel® Xeon™ processors, to boost productivity, maximize performance and ensure that you have the best possible experience at any price.

Professional Display Solutions

Remember when HD was all the rage? Then, there was Full HD and everyone couldn’t believe their eyes? The sharpness and color seemed to jump right out of the display. Those technologies were fantastic, as they became affordable and brought into the mainstream.

Laptops Go Missing Every Week

This infographic shows you how your organization’s lost laptop will not be compromised. That’s right, with Dell’s Data | Encryption unauthorized third parties can’t access your data. Within this infographic, learn how you and your employees can finally have the data protection you need.

Share Your Ideas Seamlessly with Intel Pro WiDi

Don’t let cables or adapters hold up your meeting. Principled Technologies performed tests using Dell Latitude™ E7450 Ultrabooks™ and an Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition compared to connecting via HDMI. They found that with Intel Pro WiDi, they could share screens to an external display quickly and easily using Dell™ vPro™-enabled business devices and an Actiontec® ScreenBeam® Pro.* Check out this infographic for more detail on the benefits of Intel® Pro WiDi on Dell Latitude systems.

Four Ways to Win by Replacing Legacy Laptops and Desktops

Security. That’s what keeps IT leaders up at night. Yet security is not the only concern – to it, you can add incompatible platforms and operating systems, limited technical/IT resources, and ever-shrinking budgets. Research from IDG shows a direct correlation between the mitigating these challenges and upgrading client hardware and OS’s. Read this 2 page paper to learn more about how replacing legacy client systems can help alleviate security risks while improving end user productivity.

A Better Presentation Experience with Intel Pro WIDI

Principled Technologies compared the experience of connecting a Dell Latitude™ Ultrabook system featuring the new 5th Generation Intel Core processor to an HD display with both HDMI cables and wirelessly via Intel Pro WiDi. Read this report to find the results of the test and learn how pairing Intel®Pro WiDi with a Dell notebook on your next client refresh will foster greater security and privacy advantages over other ways of connecting.

Old PCs Put Your Business at Risk

Protect against hackers by upgrading to new desktops featuring Intel’s hardware-enhanced security and supporting software. Innovative hardware enhancements, built into Intel®-powered desktops since mid-2013, “harden” key information and commands normally executed in software, giving your business maximum protection. Read this paper to learn what your organization can do to overcome security challenges.

Making the case for a PC refresh - Three reasons to upgrade to new client systems

When considering an upgrade of client PCs, it’s important to consider more than just the initial cost of new systems. User needs are ever-evolving and you want to make client hardware choices today that will meet the mobility, productivity, and security needs of today’s on-the-go work environments. Read this paper to learn about the factors that contribute to total cost of ownership so you can build a business case for upgrading that moves beyond budget constraints to focus on value.

3 Must-Haves for Rugged Devices

A rugged notebook or tablet is just one piece of a mobile solution for highly demanding, tough work environments. When combined with the right level of support, security, and manageability, the comprehensive solution will keep employees in the field, on the road, and thriving in the harshest conditions. Download this whitepaper to learn more about how to find the right combination of rugged notebooks, which feature Intel® vPro™ technology, and the appropriate services to meet the demands of your end users.

Dell Introduces a Rugged Tablet; Expands Rock-Solid Rugged Product Portfolio

TBR research shows enterprises are placing greater weight on durability and reliability to minimize device-related expenses and to forecast or measure the impact device downtime can have on an employee’s productivity and the operational expenses accrued to service or replace a device. Download this white paper to learn how as mobile computing increases efficiency of all workers — on-site or off-site — enterprises can protect their investments by using rugged devices designed to maximize employee up-time and limit hardware failures and the costly downtime associated with repairs or replacements of business-critical computing devices.

Active Archive System

Technology and data are used in day to day operations, but many agencies and companies all over the world are struggling with the capabilities of their storage systems. Find out how the Active Archive System can allow easier and safer access to data, allow you to make faster decision, and enhance the performance value of entire digital portfolios. Download this article to learn more!

Reap the Rewards of Software-Defined Storage

In a software-defined enterprise, servers and desktops are usually the first targets for virtualization. Increasingly, however, agencies are embracing SDS to give them better control, flexibility, and insight into how they use storage throughout the organization. Download this digital dialogue to learn how the General Services Administration (GSA) is beginning to use SDS technology to help change how storage is managed in the enterprise.

Optimized Sourcing in Hybrid Environments

This research paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses the multi-sourced hybrid IT environment, including how to recognize the needs that can increase costs and compromise operations, and how to optimize the environments for peak effectiveness.  

Forbes Insight: The Big Bang

This Forbes Insights analyst report explores whether cloud computing is the “silver lining” for business resilience today. It covers topics such as how the cloud is changing resilience in the expanding universe of digital data; what cloud can do for you when it comes to recovery, security and compliance; and how to design a cloud strategy to improve your resilience. Read the report to find out how IBM can help you better address today’s complex threat landscape and speed recovery from unplanned outages.

The Next Generation Data Center

This white paper explores IBM’s vision for the next-generation data center, its potential to be truly revolutionary and the prescribed pathway for getting there. Download this white paper now to learn more!

Role of Mobility in Workplace Transformation

Mobile technology has revolutionized traditional employment with concepts like BYOD, remote working, and the virtual workplace. Government agencies are beginning to adopt mobility. This white paper will help public agencies embrace a strong tech adoption strategy, including cloud, federated networks, and other scalable options.

Reaching Optimization

The public sector is finding it can easily and cost-effectively upgrade to video and cloud solutions. Cloud services are flexible and scalable and can be shared across two or more agencies, mitigating the challenges of IT investments. Read this paper to learn more about the shared approach, as well as how to address security and availability challenges.

What Child Welfare Caseworkers Need to Go Mobile

The typical caseworker only spends about 18 percent of their time in face-to-face contact with children and families while over 12 percent of their time is spent traveling and over 33 percent of their time is spent preparing documentation. Mobility and access to mobile devices are part of our personal lives, but have not become a regular part of the caseworker’s professional career. In fact, acceptance of mobile technology by social workers has been slow compared to other industries. This white paper examines the ways in which mobile access to case management systems, data and information, assessment and referral capabilities and other tools could go a long way toward reducing child welfare caseloads and workload, and improving caseworker efficiency. It also details the specific capabilities that child welfare caseworkers need from mobility tools.

Top Strategies to Deploy Mobility in the Public Sector

With the growing BYOD trend taking hold in government agencies, the public sector has been slow to address the mobility issue. Mobility is a complex issue due to security challenges and other factors. This paper will identify the strategies you need to develop, manage, and sustain a secure and successful mobile environment.

Transforming Child Welfare Service Delivery

Child welfare professionals are making life and death decisions about children and their families every day. Caseworkers are typically juggling caseloads of 20, 30 or more children and families at any given time and the agency they work for might be serving tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of individuals. Each individual in a family might be receiving multiple services with varying eligibility requirements, and any child or family might have more than one caseworker from more than one government organization. This solution brief examines the ways in which technology can enable the transformation of child welfare service delivery by supporting a multi-disciplinary approach to child welfare and by enabling prevention and remediation strategies that help protect children and facilitate permanency, while also improving resource utilization.

Chaos to Control: Creating a Mature File Transfer Process

Many organizations struggle with the challenge file transfer. File sizes are bigger, people are using a variety of transmission methods, and sending errors are reducing productivity while increasing costs. What steps are companies taking to transform file transfer in today’s extended enterprise? Read this ebook from Aberdeen to learn why leading organizations are moving away from the chaos of multiple methods to a single managed file transfer platform, and get best practices for developing a secure, best-in-class file transfer process of your own.

Video Security and the Risks of Shadow IT in the Public Sector

Employee use of consumer-grade video conferencing in the public sector raises significant security concerns. Sidestepping IT regulations puts organization at risk when critical, private, and classified information is exchanged. Read this paper to learn how to curb “shadow IT” practices and promote secure but quality and cost-effective solutions.

Flash Forward: Putting MFT in Perspective

File transfer used to be just a tactical issue. Most organizations typically faced relatively straightforward challenges, such as dealing with different file types, developing new transfer protocols and coming up with better encryption algorithms. But now that reliable, secure, automated managed file transfer (MFT) solutions are fundamental to most business processes, the challenges have never been greater. MFT initiatives need to keep up with the rapid growth of current technology megatrends while also meeting the ever-increasing demand for faster, more secure file transfers.

Enterprise Insight Analysis for Defense Intelligence

As national security and defense threats become more asymmetrical and complex, intelligence organizations and agencies are challenged to respond more efficiently and precisely. With shrinking budgets and limited resources, these agencies need a solution that can help them accelerate the data-to-decision process, so they can make better informed decisions and take confident, effective action. IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis is a next-generation intelligence solution designed to help do just that by applying advanced analytics at scale and with critical speed.

Enterprise Insight Analysis for Cyber Intelligence

Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom line. Many cyber attacks remain undetected for up to eight months and can cost an organization an average of 11 million USD2. Organizations must evolve, replacing traditional defensive security strategies with a proactive, intelligence-driven offense to prevent and disrupt these threats. The IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis solution is a next-generation intelligence solution designed to turn overwhelming and disparate data sets into comprehensive intelligence, in near real time.

Case Study: Operation Nighthawk

Special Operations Forces (SOF) from friendly countries use joint training exercises, such as Operation Nighthawk, to improve their own capabilities and to ensure that they can work together to counter cross-border and multi-national threats. Operation Nighthawk was a 2014 multinational SOF training exercise, bringing together 1,600 personnel from military and police forces from more than 10 countries. The goal was to simulate a fast-paced deployment of SOF units to an active hotspot, and train both field operatives and support staff to plan and conduct special operations.

i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis Solution Brief

Whether they are part of a business or working for a government organization, today’s investigators, security specialists and intelligence analysts are facing extraordinary pressure to respond quickly to a wide range of threats — from cyber attacks, terrorist threats, criminality, and unethical and immoral activities. These attacks are especially challenging as societies are increasing their reliance on cyberspace for economic growth, societal well-being, government operations and critical infrastructure monitoring and management. Concurrent with the increase in cyberspace reliance is an increase in cyberspace vulnerability. This vulnerability is amplified by an increasing frequency and complexity of attacks and highly variable, diverse and rapidly evolving threats. As such, there is a greater burden on organizations to respond in real time.

Data-driven Government: Challenges and a Path Forward

Governments have never suffered from a lack of data. In fact, one could argue that, historically, they have suffered from an excess of data, much of which was rarely used. Governments are using computer technology to capture and harvest this data and extract value from it. However, more can be done to apply it to agency missions. This paper explains data-driven government and challenges related to it and outlines a way forward in the journey to a data-driven government.

Delivering on the Promise of Virtualization

With budgets pressures increasing, agencies are looking for anything that can help them maintain mission capabilities. As virtualization technologies continue to prove their worth in providing cost savings, boosting performance and operating efficiencies, they are increasingly showing themselves to be an essential technology to help agencies meet their IT goals. Download this special report to learn more on the growth of virtualization, containers, and software-defined platforms.

Value of Smarter Public Safety & Security

Politicians and citizens consistently rank safety and security as a high priority. Agencies are now utilizing data to assist in the new challenges facing public safety. With the right capabilities, agencies can go beyond simply managing data to exploiting it. Download this article to find out how this can be done without significantly increasing operating costs.

Enhancing a City's Ability to Plan, Protect and Manage with Intelligent Video Analytics

Innovative leaders are creating smarter, safer, more secure cities - protecting citizens and the city’s economic value. Download this article to learn how intelligent video analytics solutions extend the capabilities of existing video assets, and enhance the effectiveness of safety and traffic management personnel.

High-Performance Law Enforcement

Getting the right information into the right hands at the right time is not only critical in law enforcement – it can be a matter of life or death. To ensure critical data is available to officers – whether in an office or in the field – law enforcement agencies have been making significant investments in technology. But to get the most out of the new tools available to fight crime, law enforcement agencies need an integrated, end-to-end technology strategy — one that delivers the capabilities they need to protect and serve the public in a cost-effective manner. Read this paper to find out how law enforcement agencies can improve public safety outcomes by developing an integrated technology strategy that supports the wide variety of specific capabilities needed to prevent and solve crime.

21st Century Emergency Management

Download this article to learn how an Emergency Management solution provider can address the technological complexity found in the emergency management environment. Recognizing that the needs of regional and local Emergency Management professionals include specialized capabilities, IBM has established several key partnerships with industry leaders to provide such capabilities for clients. These partnerships allow IBM solutions to integrate with leading GIS providers, and include specialized analytics and intelligence capabilities in the toolbox.

Make Decisions Easier

Delivering health and human services benefits is a critical and challenging task for state and local health departments. To support overburdened systems and case workers, officials are increasingly turning to technology. Download this digital dialogue to learn how business rules engines are leading the way to help officials reach conclusions about residents’ health and human services quickly and accurately.

How to Deal with the Trickle-Down Effect of Change

Changes happen. And along with that comes even more changes. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the state and local health and human services arena over the past three years. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) altered the way people apply for and receive Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) benefits, states found that their existing eligibility systems were no longer sufficient. Download this digital dialogue to learn more on how The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services helped states modernize their benefits eligibility systems to comply with the Affordable Care Act.

State and Local Innovation Series: September 2015

As technology becomes more integrated with our every day business, data suddenly becomes essential to managing our duties. Download this series of articles showing how data is able to help government agencies with day-to-day tasks. Learn about Boston builds on open data initiatives, 7 steps to securing open government, 8 cities win innovation support, and many more!

Mobile Security: Foster Telework Through Secure Remote Access

Federal and state agencies have worked hard to implement telework, and it's paying off. According to official reports at both levels of government, it has resulted in lower costs, higher employee satisfaction, improved productivity and better preparation for continuity of operations plans. Agencies understand that teleworking conveys many advantages, but also introduces increased security concerns. Download this gamechanger report to see how you can stay ahead of these security threats.

From Chaos to Control: Creating a Mature File Transfer Process

Moving files in the extended enterprise requires not only support for higher scale with fewer resources, but also dealing with the relentless challenges of security; compliance; errors, exceptions, and problems; and the time and opportunity cost of problem resolution. Download this ebook now and discover Aberdeen Group’s analysis found that mature, managed file transfer processes experienced 26% fewer issues and 4.8-times faster time to correct them, among many other benefits.

DevOps: Drving Organizational Charge and Agility with PaaS

Creating and managing applications and processes using the Platform as a Service model has always been an excellent way for developers to work faster and more productively, while letting the operations team reduce the time it takes to get important services and applications to users. Agencies that have been using PaaS to achieve these benefits know well that while the productivity, cost and scalability advantages have been significant, there are sometimes roadblocks to achieving even greater benefits. Download this free eBook to find out how PaaS can better assist you!

The Cost of an Unintentional Insider Threat

All workplaces share the same security threat: the well-meaning but careless employee who may be more focused on productivity than protecting the company’s sensitive or confidential information. Often, without thinking of the potential consequences, they leave confidential documents in plain view, share passwords, circumvent security procedures and transfer sensitive data to the public cloud without company approval – ultimately costing much more to your organization’s bottom line than the employee hoped to save in time. IT professionals agree that more security incidents are caused by negligence than malicious acts. This paper considers the causes for negligence in the workplace such as multitasking, workplace stress, training and culture and points the way to solutions for alleviating the cost of UIT to the organization.

Internet Security Threat Report

Symantec has established the most comprehensive source of Internet threat data in the world through the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of more than 57.6 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. This network monitors threat activity in over 157 countries and territories through a combination of Symantec products and services such as Symantec DeepSight™ Intelligence, Symantec™ Managed Security Services, Norton™ consumer products, and other third-party data sources.

Flash Array Deployment for Dummies

Download now to learn the history, business values and fundamentals of deploying a flash system at a basic level.