Whitepaper List


2020 Remote Work From Home Cybersecurity Report

This 2020 Remote Work From Home Cybersecurity report examines how enterprises are responding to accelerated WFH adoption during the COVID-19 pandemic and shares key challenges, concerns, strategies and anticipated outcomes.


SANS Remote Workers Poll

This SANS poll shows how quickly and effectively we have adapted to working from home in technology-based professions during a time of crisis.


Zero Trust Secure Access Checklist

How to ensure Secure Access usability, Zero Trust protection and industry compliance for data center and multi-cloud applications


The UK Access Security Report

This Spotlight Edition focuses on UK respondents to explore how the UK is mitigating access risks versus its global peers. Learn more about current IT deployment models, access challenges, issues and impact, practices, controls and tools used to address access exposures, secure access tool usage and value, the degree of confidence respondents have in their ability to mitigate risks, how companies plan to invest to fortify access defenses and capabilities, and more.


2020 Zero Trust Report

This 2020 Zero Trust Progress report shows how enterprises are implementing Zero Trust security in their organization and reveals key drivers, adoption, technologies, investments and benefits.


Practitioner's Quick Reference for Data Center Extension

Agencies and organizations often need to extend their data center to the cloud for a variety of reasons. Today's environment demands that new projects and geographical locations can be rapidly supported, season or unplanned capacity needs. Read this overview for the top three considerations that enable IT teams to quickly begin extending the data center footprint with VMware Cloud on AWS.


Extending Your Data Center with VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US)

United States government agencies and their partners are looking for the flexibility to expand into cloud solutions that comply with high security standards. VMware Cloud™ on AWS GovCloud (US) solves these challenges with consistent infrastructure delivered by the familiar VMware SDDC stack that agencies use on-premises, with familiar vCenter Server interfaces, templates and APIs. Learn more in this new whitepaper.


Extending Your Data Center to VMware Cloud on AWS

Organizations will continue to benefit from their data center investments, yet many are also looking to reap the benefits offered by public cloud that cannot be cost-effectively delivered with today's traditional environments. Check out this solution brief for the top challenges organizations face, and how a tailored solution might be the perfect fix.


The Economics of Infrastructure Scalability

Customers worldwide are expecting more – faster delivery of goods and services, and an enhanced user experience. However, it is becoming more difficult for organizations to keep up, especially with the constraints the traditional data center brings. To remain competitive, enterprises need to find an infrastructure strategy that enables them to seamlessly scale their environments without costly over-provisioning. Many organizations turn to the public cloud, but is it the ideal choice? Read this eBook to learn how you can leverage cloud economics and determine the right scalability strategy for your business.


Top 5 Challenges of Extending Data Centers to the Public Cloud

As businesses continue to grow their infrastructure and operations, IT teams need the ability to extend their data center to the public cloud in a coherent and consistent manner to support business growth. The public cloud offers many advantages to organizations worldwide, such as access to on-demand capacity, usage-based pricing, global scale, and cloud-native services.


DevSecOps: How Proactive Security Integration Reduces Your Agency's Risks and Vulnerability

Traditionally, application security has always been the trailing function placed at the end of the software development lifecycle. However, government IT leaders have long known that treating security as an afterthought creates risk since vulnerabilities are more likely to sneak into the final product when testing is hurried to meet mission deadlines.


Mission Assured Data Protection

Veeam’s Federal customers have missions that only they can accomplish, and they need data protection that ensures they can complete those missions no matter what. Veeam ensures that your mission critical data is protected and available whether on-premises or in the cloud. When it’s time to recover data, Veeam’s advanced features let you be confident that your data is free of malware, securely restored, and is accessible where and when you need it.


Data Innovators in Government

In government, the pressure to provide faster insights on your agency’s programs rests squarely on your team’s shoulders. Although we live and work in a world filled with data, quick access to information and insights can be impossible if you struggle with legacy systems and a lack of resources and budget.


Mission Control, Cost Control

Technology leaders in state and local government are under pressure to manage costs. Pinched by budgetary constraints and the inefficiency of underutilized resources, they are trying to squeeze the most value from technology investments while simultaneously taming the fast-growing cost of security. The answer, for some, is a cloud platform approach that can help to contain IT sprawl and expenses.


Supporting the Workforce

Technology leaders in state and local governments, eager to manage IT enterprise workloads more efficiently, are turning to cloud platforms. With talented IT workers in short supply, platforms can streamline technology workloads and ease the burden on overstretched IT teams. Platforms can provide more rigorous control of technical workloads that determine where and how applications run.


The Business Value of Hybrid Cloud with VMware

IDC spoke with organizations that have deployed enterprise applications in a VMware Hybrid Cloud environment to understand the impact on their IT and business operations. Download the full report to discover how current VMware customers were able to achieve strong value from upgrading their IT infrastructures with VMware Hybrid Cloud solutions.


Five Things to Know about Mastering the Cloud: A Guide for State and Local Government Agencies

A more flexible and agile vision of the cloud is emerging – one that will help agencies solve problems ranging from optimizing traffic flows to improving citizen safety.


Taneja Group: When Comparing Cloud Alternatives, for the Best TCO Leverage VMware Cloud

It’s undeniable that cloud has impacted both businesses and IT by creating new levels of IT agility, optimizing operations and driving innovation. Delivering new possibilities to organizations of all sizes and across the globe, we know the public cloud is here to stay. However, with multiple options available, such as private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments, which cloud approach makes the most sense for your business?


Deploying SQL Server on vSAN for Dummies

“Deploying SQL Server on vSAN™️ for Dummies®” offers strategies for upgrading your infrastructure to better match the needs one of your most critical applications.


The Total Economic Impact of VMware vSAN

In July 2019, Forrester Consulting interviewed a number of VMware customers to better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with their investment in VMware vSAN. Read the Total Economic Impact study to learn how their findings and framework can help you demonstrate, justify and realize tangible value of vSAN when it’s time for your next refresh.


Forrester TEI Of IBM Services For Application Migration And Modernization To A Hybrid Multicloud Environment

IBM Services helps its customers effectively plan, manage and migrate their applications to a hybrid multicloud environment. IBM Services commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by using IBM Services for migrating and modernizing their applications to a multicloud environment. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of leveraging IBM Services for Application Migration and Modernization services for their organization.


The Forrester Wave™: Global IoT Services For Connected Business Operations

As enterprises move beyond proofs of concept (PoCs) into large scale Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, service providers are helping enterprises identify, design, implement, and run IoT-enabled business operations processes, and also expand IoT's contribution to business value. In Forrester's 27-criterion evaluation of global internet-of-things (IoT) services for connected business operations providers, they identified the 14 most significant ones and researched, analyzed, and scored them.


Systemic Crisis: Technology Gaps Beset 911 Call Centers

Download this informative research report to examine the improvement of 9-1-1 services from several perspectives: technological issues, financial concerns, regulatory changes, impediments, opportunities and the way forward. This report also explores challenges that impede more PSAPs and emergency response offices from modernizing their 9-1-1 capabilities.


Making Contact Count: Cloud-based contact centers can jump start citizen engagement

When a federal agency moves from an on-premises contact center to a cloud-based operation, citizens are more likely to experience fast service, informed representatives, short hold times and speedy resolution of their problems – hallmarks of interactions with private-sector companies that tend to drive citizen satisfaction. Research shows that resolving citizens’ issues on first contact increases satisfaction by 28 percent, and finding resolution within 15 minutes raises satisfaction 18 percent.


Need Workstation-Class Performance and Affordability? You Can Get Both

For years, workstations were used only for very specialized applications that required ultra-high performance and carried a high-value work product that justified a hefty price tag. But while performance demands have intensified, you may be surprised to learn that your budget can, in fact, support workstation investments.


Using Data Analytics to Prevent & Detect Fraud

The sophistication and complexity of fraud schemes continue to grow and outclass conventional anti-fraud measures. Fraudsters, or people who commit corporate fraud, whether employed internally or externally, continue to develop new strategies to defraud organizations.


The Advantage of Deploying Dell Rugged PCs

Rugged PCs are designed to meet certain stability and reliability standards in harsh environments, including extreme temperatures, dust, moisture, water, shock, and vibration. Deployed more like infrastructure than traditional commercial PCs in fields like law enforcement, fire and rescue, rugged PCs are mission critical. However, the complexity, testing, and development costs needed to meet rugged user industry standards create a scarcity of major players and choice in the market. With two of the three main OEMs lacking the scale needed to drive down costs and effectively bring out new technologies.


7 Essential Finance Dashboard Strategies

Great finance dashboards have the power to make a huge impact within every business. As someone who provides critical reporting that impacts and informs your business’s key decision-making, it’s crucial that the analysis and reporting you provide is carefully crafted to meet the needs of your business users, regardless of their level of data literacy.


Cybersecurity Modernization - Transform Government While Controlling Business Risk

Moving systems to the cloud, introducing mobile devices into the workforce, investing in smart city projects and undergoing other modernization efforts can introduce risk if agencies can’t sufficiently protect their data. According to a recent survey, 92 percent of government respondents will use sensitive data in an advanced technology within the year, yet 96 percent consider themselves “vulnerable.”


Digital Transformation from the Front Lines to Dispatch to the Cloud

Digital transformation is moving to the top of public safety organizations’ agendas as public officials and decision makers look to respond to the demands of our rapidly changing world—a world in which technology is causing extraordinary disruption and innovation.


Using Open Data to Improve Financial Accountability in Public Sector

For years, federal, state, and local governments, along with educational institutions, have heard the call to be more transparent and accountable by making data available for public consumption. Even before the “Digital Revolution,” taxpayers and the media wanted to know how public money was spent—and if citizens were getting a good return on investment. Those expectations rose with the proliferation of public-facing websites.


Virtual Event: IBM Government Cloud Virtual Summit - Special Hybrid Cloud Edition

The IBM Government Cloud Virtual Summit is designed for leaders and change makers working to apply the power of cloud and AI technologies to the unique needs of government agencies. At this free online conference, engage with government and industry experts who share their lessons learned on topics ranging from digital government leadership to application modernization and getting more value from your data.


Building a Secure, Cyber-Resilient Culture

Local and federal government organizations have suffered 443 data breaches since 2014 — and they’re not receding. The data shows that last year was the worst yet, with hackers showing no signs of slowing down. But, building a secure infrastructure isn’t the sole responsibility of IT staff; it’s an organizational undertaking that requires an agency to put digital security at the forefront of their focus. And, that means implementing from every member of an organization, from the top down.


I.T. Security Isn't Just More Important Than Ever. It's the Most Important Thing, Period

While reports of large organization suffering from cybersecurity breaches continue to emerge, we believe that comprehensive and customizable end-to-end IT security not only dramatically reduces the risks of being compromised but can also have a tremendous benefit to the institution. ThinkShield goes beyond simple endpoint security, with solutions that create huge efficiencies, streamline IT administration, improve the end-user experience.


The IBM Watson Health Solution for Child Welfare

Many US child welfare organizations are transforming their Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information Systems (SACWIS) into the new vision of Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS). Now is a good time to consider how child welfare organizations gather, manage and use data, and how their systems enable them to protect children and strengthen families.


Hamburg Authority of Labor, Family and Integration

The prevalence of child abuse and neglect is a major problem in Germany. An estimated three children die in Germany each week from the effects of physical abuse, according to Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office1, and many cases go unreported. Experts in child protection at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences state that for each victim of abuse recorded in official statistics, there are another five that are not recorded2.


IT Consolidation - What’s Next for Government and Education Modernization Initiatives?

IT consolidation has been a high-priority government and education initiative for many years. While many state and education organizations are already on board, or boarding quickly, the move may be born of a different catalyst than you may expect—certainly different than federal agencies.


Tableau Advances the Era of Smart Analytics

The next breakthroughs in business intelligence (BI) and analytics will see machine learning and artificial intelligence used to improve data access and data quality, uncover previously hidden insights, suggest analyses, deliver predictive analytics and suggest actions. What’s more, natural language (NL) interfaces will make it easier for business users without knowledge of data science or query languages to explore information, gain insights and make better, data-driven decisions.


Get the Right Devices for Your Rugged and Field Environments

People accomplish more with digital tools and workflows, and workforce transformation puts this concept into action by making sure employees have seamless, reliable access to the right IT - anytime, anywhere. You can ensure each one of your workers has the right device to stay efficient regardless of their workflows and environments by engaging Dell. It provides some of the world's top PCs, laptops, notebooks and 2-in-1s - plus rugged and rugged extreme tablets and laptops powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.


The Advantage of Deploying Dell Rugged PCs

Rugged PCs are designed to meet certain stability and reliability standards in harsh environments, including extreme temperatures, dust, moisture, water, shock, and vibration. Deployed more like infrastructure than traditional commercial PCs in fields like law enforcement, fire and rescue, rugged PCs are mission critical. However, the complexity, testing, and development costs needed to meet rugged user industry standards create a scarcity of major players and choice in the market. With two of the three main OEMs lacking the scale needed to drive down costs and effectively bring out new technologies.


Hamburg Authority of Labor, Family and Integration

The prevalence of child abuse and neglect is a major problem in Germany. An estimated three children die in Germany each week from the effects of physical abuse, according to Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office1, and many cases go unreported. Experts in child protection at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences state that for each victim of abuse recorded in official statistics, there are another five that are not recorded2.


Minding the Gap

As public sector agencies continue to use new technologies to improve constituent services, new vulnerabilities will emerge. And as the attack surface continues to expand, the ability to predict and prioritize the most pressing threats will be increasingly valuable.


The IBM Watson Health Solution for Child Welfare

Many US child welfare organizations are transforming their Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information Systems (SACWIS) into the new vision of Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS). Now is a good time to consider how child welfare organizations gather, manage and use data, and how their systems enable them to protect children and strengthen families.


Application Monitoring for On-premises, Hybrid, and Multi-cloud Environments

Applications live everywhere within government and education organizations—on-premises, in the cloud (AWS®/GovCloud, Azure®, Google®, Cloud.gov), or in some combination of these. Yet, no matter where your applications live, they still need to be monitored for performance and optimization. How can you successfully monitor all your applications, no matter where they are?


Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Funding and Critical Infrastructure Security

How states can utilize HAVA funds to acquire cyber tools and solutions that can be shared across ALL critical infrastructure subsectors to protect sensitive data and to optimize budgets and resources. Recommendations Regarding Critical Infrastructure and Elections Systems Security Funding


Analysis and Compliance to Meet CJIS and FTI Security Standards

Most organizations face a constantly changing compliance landscape, and often must adhere to multiple regulatory compliance standards, each with their own set of requirements. Tenable.sc™ can help these organizations fulfill multiple standards’ requirements for meeting and demonstrating compliance, can help save time when facing required audits and provide a platform for protecting the entire enterprise environment.


Coming to Terms: A $20 Billion Procurement Contract Finds its Way

CIO-Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS), a $20-billion contracting vehicle, has received a Best-in-Class (BIC) GWAC designation. CIO-CS seeks to help agencies save money by shifting them from owned assets to cloud-based managed services.


The Ride-Along: Intelligence Analysis for Real Time Crime Centers

On the first episode of "The Ride-Along" series, join IBM i2 Law Enforcement Subject Matter Experts as they talk about technologies and methods to more effectively and efficiently combat crime using intelligence analysis and real time crime centers.


Rugged Mobility: 4 Mission Critical Requirements to Keep Remote Workers Productive

To provide users with complete ruggedized solutions, devices powered by Intel® Core™ processors need much more than extremely reliable performance in harsh working conditions. They need security, manageability, support and, when required, readily available service. That way, remote workers can stay productive no matter where they are, what they’re doing or the conditions they face.


The Advantage of Deploying Dell Rugged PCs

Rugged PCs, which are predominantly used for vertically aligned commercial computing needs, are designed to meet certain stability and reliability standards in harsh environments, including extreme temperatures, dust, moisture, water, shock, and vibration. Deployed more like infrastructure than traditional commercial PCs in fields like law enforcement, fire and rescue, mining, and oil and gas exploration, rugged PCs are mission critical in these sectors where minimal downtime is a key competitive necessity and customer requirement. Dell’s unique approach to rugged computing includes a battery of tests and hardware development methods designed to produce more reliable, rugged systems, and its scale allows it to deliver the latest technologies faster and more reliably to the market.