Whitepapers


Goodbye Perimeter, Hello World: How secure is your agency mobility

Protecting government’s mobile devices, networks and data has never been more challenging – or more important. Digital transformation and IT modernization can only grow on a foundation of trust, security, privacy and reliability. Simply protecting a network’s perimeter is no longer sufficient. What’s needed is a comprehensive, end-to-end security solution.


Snapshot: Thwarting the "Black Tie" Cyber Threat

Attacks on IT systems and networks are increasing in number and sophistication, and government has fallen behind. To neutralize the threat, the government will need to update policies governing security, rethink the security aspect of contracting, cultivate a security mindset that is commensurate with the threat and incorporate security into business practices.


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. Download this paper to understand how Dell Rugged systems provide advantages to businesses and organizations.


The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.


The Value of Modern Workstations to Professional Creators

Organizations need the power of modern workstations more than ever before, since the complexity and sophistication of enterprise workloads continues to increase in the digital age. The performance gap between current workstations and new, innovative ones is becoming more apparent as the manipulation of large data sets —and the rise of emerging technology like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and production and consumption of 4K graphics —become a standard across the globe.


Real-World Testing Ensures Real-World Performance for Rugged Devices

The increasingly mobile nature of technology enables computing devices to go out into the field with workers. And computing devices leaving the office face the same perils as their human counterparts. Like workers in the field, the technology needs to be tough enough to survive adverse conditions.


Buyers Guide: Apple v. Dell Precision Workstations

When buying a workstation, price-performance matters. But it’s not the only consideration. Also important is aligning features and capabilities with user applications and workloads. So are system optimization, expandability and support. While many buyers — especially in graphics, video and multimedia fields — might consider Apple’s iMac, iMac Pro and MacBook Pro models best suited to their needs, they may be selling themselves short in many ways. This paper provides a checklist for buyers to compare Apple’s newest high-end offerings with the latest Dell Precision workstations.


Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Workstation over a PC

It seems every business sector—automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy industry, consumer goods, even agriculture—wants “smarter” products that will comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) and form the basis for the connected factory of the future. For engineering departments, large and small, that means today’s design engineering teams are being asked to create more complex product designs, simulate more advanced mechanical and electrical phenomena, and virtually assemble components as part of larger systems—all in less time.


Making VR Real: A 2018 Report on the Business Impact Report

To help reveal what the real-world implications of using VR within your business are, Qualtrics–in association with Dell–has surveyed 500 business decision makers (BDMs) around the world during April 2018, who were either currently working on a VR project, or who had already completed one. These are the people making VR real. And our aim was simple: we wanted to go beyond the buzz, and find out the financial benefits, pitfalls, and business considerations, when it comes to implementing virtual reality within your organization.


Selecting the Right Workstation

Find and configure the right workstation to achieve peak performance and get more for your dollar. Combine the right configuration selections with Dell Precision Optimizer software, which comes loaded on all new Dell Precision workstations powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, with the Dell and third-party tested and certified software applications, and boost productivity, maximize performance and ensure that you have the best possible experience.


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.


Rugged Mobility 4 Mission Critical Requirements to Keep Remote Workers Productive

To provide users with complete ruggedized solutions, devices 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. Download this paper from Dell and Intel® to learn more about comprehensive rugged solutions.


Use This 4 Step Approach to Architect Your IT Monitoring Strategy

One of the biggest challenges facing IT ops in agencies today is the lack of visibility across the entire infrastructure. Download this report by Gartner to learn the four-step approach to developing an IT operations monitoring strategy.


Closing the Cybersecurity Gap: 3 Keys to an Analytics-Driven Security

The threat landscape is evolving and increasing in size. Cyberthieves are trying new techniques and methods for exploiting humans and devices. Ensure your agency is staying ahead of these security threats with these 3 keys to an analytics-driven security approach.


Digging Out of the Silos: The State of IT Operations in the Public Sector

The shift to digital transformation and new technologies increases what can be the biggest risk to your mission: a lack of real-time, end-to-end visibility into systems and operations. Individual department goals lead to a heterogenous landfill of products and systems managed in silos, challenging visibility and ability to pinpoint problems. Download the brief to learn more.


AI and Machine Learning for Regulated Industries

The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) has exploded, sometimes overshadowing the real uses and innovations happening at agencies today. The reality is that applying AI and ML to data-dependent challenges presents the opportunity for better security, faster innovation, and overall improved efficiency.


Bridging the Cybersecurity Gap

This two-pager will explore threats to state governments’ IT and network security, explain the challenges states have in meeting those threats, and explore strategies for reducing complexity and increasing efficiency.


The Cost of Critical IT Incidents for Government

The journey to modernization has its challenges, including an increase in events that are more difficult to monitor due to a diverse hybrid cloud/legacy infrastructure. Real-time IT monitoring tools lead to earlier detection and fewer critical events that could place an agency’s mission at risk. Download the research report to learn more.


The SOAR Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the right platform to build your agency’s security operations center is arguably more important than choosing any point security product. But are you aware of the criteria you should consider when evaluating which Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform to choose? Download the buyer’s guide to learn how.


Face-to-Face Cloud eBook | Embracing the Cloud: Strategies for Success

Migrating business operations to cloud is a silo-busting, efficiency-enhancing proposition that affect many organizational functions. Cloud facilitates IT modernization by bolstering security, improving services and leveraging emerging innovative technologies. Given the scope, a holistic approach to cloud transitions is advisable. Envisioning the big picture will help agencies to align disparate federal IT, cybersecurity and legacy systems during the transition. Transitioning to a hybrid cloud environment may also requires creation of a more comprehensive governance structure. Failure to plan comprehensively can lead to less-than-optimal results, such as multi-cloud environments vexed by interconnectivity or interoperability problems.


Get ready for the next wave of contractor compliance requirements

With the DOD’s compliance deadline in the rearview mirror, here are a few things that civilian contractors can learn from their DOD counterparts and proactive steps they should be taking in advance of GSA publishing its final requirements.


Security Fundamentals: Policy Compliance

Most security practitioners and experts alike agree that establishing foundational security controls will give agencies the biggest security bang for their buck. So where should IT managers focus their efforts in order to ensure a strong foundation of security? As we have examined in parts one and two of this series, there are four key fundamentals at the heart of every effective security foundation: log management, file integrity monitoring, policy compliance and vulnerability management. Here, in part three of this series, we address policy compliance.


Security fundamentals: File integrity monitoring

The majority of security practitioners agree that establishing foundational security controls will give agencies the biggest security bang for their buck. So where should those agencies focus their efforts in order to ensure a strong foundation of security?


Protecting critical infrastructure in your own backyard

In its very first Cybersecurity Executive Order, the Trump administration mandated broader support for strengthening both the cybersecurity of federal networks and of our nation’s critical infrastructure. While it’s tempting to see these as two parallel but fundamentally separate objectives, it becomes harder to separate the two when federal agencies are discovering entirely new categories of vulnerable physical and logical assets right in their own backyards.


The Forrester Wave_Security Analytics Platforms, Q1 2017

In this Forrester 36-criteria evaluation of security analytics (SA) providers, Forrester identified the 11 most significant ones — BAE Systems, E8 Security, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE), Huntsman Security, IBM, Intel Security,LogRhythm, RSA, Securonix, and Splunk — and researched, analyzed, and scored them.


Apple vs. Dell: A Workstation Buyer's Checklist

When buying a workstation, price-performance matters. But it’s not the only consideration. Also important is aligning features and capabilities with user applications and workloads. So are system optimization, expandability and support. While many buyers — especially in graphics, video and multimedia fields — might consider Apple’s iMac, iMac Pro and MacBook Pro models best suited to their needs, they may be selling themselves short in many ways. This paper provides a checklist for buyers to compare Apple’s newest high-end offerings with the latest Dell Precision workstations. Download this paper to learn more.


Modernizing The Federal IT Enterprise

Water is essential to life, yet you can drown in it. Such is the paradox of big data. The relentless deluge of digital information surging into federal agencies threatens to overwhelm them. That data could also be agencies’ salvation. Contained within the vast and ever-enlarging seas of data are opportunities to streamline operations and dramatically advance agencies’ missions. In “Modernizing Federal IT,” learn about using technology to improve collaboration; IT and managed services; going mobile to full advantage; and the next-generation data center.


In the Cloud, Managing Identity can be a Breeze

Until recently, agencies have been slow to move identity management of network users from on-premise processes to cloud-based solutions. That is changing. As agencies modernize and migrate more of their operations to cloud environments, identity management is finding its place in the cloud.


IT Consolidation: What's Next for Government Modernization Initiatives?

IT consolidation has been a high-priority federal initiative for years. While the value is clear, it’s critical for federal IT pros to understand a key piece of the equation: to realize the full value, agencies must also consolidate their ITOM tools.


Optimizing Federal Data Center Operations and Management

In this white paper you’ll learn the advantages of data center optimization, and a step by step process to get there. Also, how federal data center optimization can help improve agency efficiencies, lower costs, centralize and increase security, and scale for quicker, more robust performance.


Case Study: City of Fayetteville

What if you could find out what animals needed attention at the animal shelter, which sporting equipment was used most frequently in the city gym, which parking garage spaces were available most often, and when traffic was the busiest around city hall — all in a matter of minutes, from anywhere? Although this may sound futuristic, government organizations, like the city of Fayetteville, are already using technology to solve for these questions, and much more.


With Help From GSA, Agencies Get IT Fit

The universe of IT tools developed to help government agencies achieve their missions is rapidly expanding. So, too, the means for acquiring them. GSA has moved to streamline acquisition of IT tools and services that combat cyberhackers, migrate operations to the cloud and use professional-services providers, to name a few.


Public Sector Migration Handbook

Government agencies have had their cloud migration ambitions challenged by stringent regulations, tightening budgets and mission critical workloads. Our guide was built to help public sector officials foresee and navigate challenges to ensure their cloud migration success.


The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.


The Value of Modern Workstations to Professional Creators

Organizations need the power of modern workstations more than ever before, since the complexity and sophistication of enterprise workloads continues to increase in the digital age. The performance gap between current workstations and new, innovative ones is becoming more apparent as the manipulation of large data sets —and the rise of emerging technology like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and production and consumption of 4K graphics —become a standard across the globe. Read Forrester paper to learn when it makes sense to upgrade or expand modern workstation usage to drive employee, customer and business value.


Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Workstation over a PC

It seems every business sector—automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy industry, consumer goods, even agriculture—wants “smarter” products that will comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) and form the basis for the connected factory of the future. For engineering departments, large and small, that means today’s design engineering teams are being asked to create more complex product designs, simulate more advanced mechanical and electrical phenomena, and virtually assemble components as part of larger systems—all in less time.


Selecting the Right Workstation

Find and configure the right workstation to achieve peak performance and get more for your dollar. Combine the right configuration selections with Dell Precision Optimizer software, which comes loaded on all new Dell Precision workstations with Intel® processors, with the Dell and third-party tested and certified software applications, and boost productivity, maximize performance and ensure that you have the best possible experience.


Real World Testing Ensures Real World Performance for Rugged Devices

The increasingly mobile nature of technology enables computing devices to go out into the field with workers. And computing devices leaving the office face the same perils as their human counterparts. Like workers in the field, the technology needs to be tough enough to survive adverse conditions. In this paper.


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

To provide users with complete ruggedized solutions, devices 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.


Accelerate and Maintain NIST 800-171 Compliance

All entities that provide goods and services to the Department of Defense must comply with NIST 800-171. Failure to comply could result in lost contracts, reputational risk and loss of revenue. Gain visibility and control of all IP-based devices that enter and leave your network. Protect your contracts and prepare for audits by developing a solid security plan.


Continuous Compliance with 800-171

All entities that provide goods and services to the Department of Defense must comply with NIST 800-171. Failure to comply could result in lost contracts, reputational risk and loss of revenue. Gain visibility and control of all IP-based devices that enter and leave your network. Protect your contracts and prepare for audits by developing a solid security plan. Download this white paper to learn more.


Selecting the Right Workstation

Find and configure the right workstation to achieve peak performance and get more for your dollar. Combine the right configuration selections with Dell Precision Optimizer software, which comes loaded on all new Dell Precision workstations with Intel® Core™ processors, with the Dell and third-party tested and certified software applications, and boost productivity, maximize performance and ensure that you have the best possible experience.


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. Download this paper to understand how Dell Rugged systems provide advantages to businesses and organizations.


Real-World Testing Ensures Real-World Performance for Rugged Devices

The increasingly mobile nature of technology enables computing devices to go out into the field with workers. And computing devices leaving the office face the same perils as their human counterparts. Like workers in the field, the technology needs to be tough enough to survive adverse conditions. In this paper


Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Workstation over a PC

It seems every business sector—automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy industry, consumer goods, even agriculture—wants “smarter” products that will comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) and form the basis for the connected factory of the future. For engineering departments, large and small, that means today’s design engineering teams are being asked to create more complex product designs, simulate more advanced mechanical and electrical phenomena, and virtually assemble components as part of larger systems—all in less time.


The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.


Making VR Real: A 2018 Report on the Business Impact Report

To help reveal what the real-world implications of using VR within your business are, Qualtrics–in association with Dell–has surveyed 500 business decision makers (BDMs) around the world during April 2018, who were either currently working on a VR project, or who had already completed one. These are the people making VR real. And our aim was simple: we wanted to go beyond the buzz, and find out the financial benefits, pitfalls, and business considerations, when it comes to implementing virtual reality within your organization. Download this white paper, which is based on this survey, to see the lessons learned and how VR could help drive your business’s success.


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

To provide users with complete ruggedized solutions, devices 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.


NETCENTS-2 Makes Good Business Sense

The Defense Department’s focus on net-centric war fighting has sharpened over the past decade. Along the way, its IT contract vehicles have become more important as a way to focus technology on that goal. Network Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) is a critical contract vehicle to help the Air Force acquire technology tailored to its specific mission needs.


Infographic: Internet of Things in Smart Cities

The smart city train is leaving the station. According to a worldwide user survey conducted by Extreme Networks, 66% of municipal IT staffs are investigating, evaluating, and implementing smart city projects with Internet of Things devices. A broad range of projects are being driven by the very low cost of IoT sensors, the prevalence of smart phones, and the growing demand of residents for more and better services.