Whitepapers


Data Center Optimization Initiative And You

In April 2019 the GAO published a 98-page report titled “Additional Agency Actions Needed to meet OMB Goals". This white paper presents the most recent information available from the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) on the progress by the respective federal agencies towards compliance with the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI).


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.


IBM Government Cloud Virtual Summit

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 analytics and AI, from migration and hybrid cloud management to cybersecurity best practices. See how technology is being deployed in addressing some of the biggest issues facing society today.


Open Innovation Labs government e-book

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs is an immersive residency for modernizing application development. Developing government applications can take years and cost millions, and security, compliance, and privacy requirements stall progress. Government IT teams are innovating faster and improving quality with DevOps. The approach is to make large-scale changes iteratively, instead of all at once—adjusting direction as you go. Learn how in this e-book about Red Hat Open Innovation Labs.


A Government Leadership Guide to Cultural Change

Government leaders are expected to promote efficiency and innovation, hire and retain top talent, and launch effective IT initiatives. Key to these goals is adopting an open and agile culture in government agencies. By taking some initial steps—getting a handle on what culture is, how it is formed, and how to guide it in new directions—leaders can begin the process of changing their cultures for the better. Download this e-book to learn more.


Realize mission success reliably on Red Hat: 5 IT imperatives for the Intelligence Community

For the Intelligence Community (IC), realizing mission success means efficiently and reliably collecting, analyzing, and delivering foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information to America's leaders so they can make sound decisions to protect the U.S. A key competitive advantage of the IC is the use of powerful, innovative mission applications delivered to analysts on reliable and robust technology platforms. Red Hat offers 5 imperatives required to get to mission faster and maintain a competitive advantage.


Digital Reinvention: Rethinking the Business of Government

Digital reinvention also means that you can get started today, with smaller, manageable projects that will deliver results in a matter of months—not years. Digital reinvention mitigates risks through a series of iterations.IBM brings a new approach to transformation, with quicker ROI and lower risk,compared to traditional re-engineering.


Sonoma County and IBM Working Together to Change Lives

Society simply must change the way it serves its most vulnerable members. Service delivery models are outdated and constrained by budgets, organizational structures and legislation. Citizens aren’t getting what they need to become more self-sufficient and recover from hard times or significant events such as disasters. Government isn’t keeping up with the demand generated by the complex times we live in and agencies are stressed to the breaking point by current service expectations.


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.


From Automated to Comprehensive: What Child Welfare Organizations Need to Succeed

Of all the programs and services regulated, administered or delivered by government, there are arguably none more important than the delivery of child welfare services: child protection, foster care and adoption.


Transform Your Health and Social Program Paradigm

Frequently, underfunded and overburdened social services programs operate on similarly underfunded and overburdened information systems. One agency might use one system, while another uses a different incompatible system. All pertinent social program information must be presented in a single aggregated view. Only then can social service caseworkers use automated tools to arrive at actionable insights for each case. And only then can they keep citizens needing their services from slipping through the cracks.


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?


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Case Study – New York Uses Data to Transform Healthcare Delivery

There are six million eligible Medicaid recipients in the state of New York — the second most of any state. The program is costing the state $18.2 billion in FY 2017, or 19 percent of its $96 billion operating fund. That expense is expected to increase by another $1 billion in FY 2018. These numbers mean that if New York can make Medicaid more efficient by even a fraction of a percent, it will positively impact other programs the state supports — not to mention its bottom line.


Gartner Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Corroboration

According to the Gartner guide, “Security and risk management leaders must discard flawed legacy methods and embrace analytics that evaluate multiple positive and negative signals.” The guide sketches out how to do this and which vendors can help you.


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.


Addressing Social Determinants and Their Impact on Healthcare

Only by conducting a deep examination of the social factors that affect healthcare can the organizations charged with delivering that care arrive at an effective and optimal process. There are myriad benefits associated with a taking this type of holistic approach. One of the ways to arrive at this more intelligent approach to providing healthcare is to take a hard look at all the factors and considerations.


Citizen-Centred Service Delivery

Citizens requiring government services often don’t have the time or even the ability to go seeking out individual services from individual agencies. They’re often forced to fill out the same information on similar forms over and over again. The duplication across various levels of government organizations adds cost and complexity to the process, and often prevents citizens from getting what they need.


Hybrid Cloud: An Obvious Reality Or A Conservative Strategy?

In this recent Forrester study, 300 migrators reveal the value of hybrid cloud. Learn why and how IT leaders are making private cloud a vital part of their migration strategy


Cloud migration is Actively Embraced, But Not For Everything

300 of today's cloud migrators reveal their motivations. Learn the current trends, benefits, and hurdles of public cloud adoption.


Hybrid Cloud Strategies for Dummies

In this recent Forrester study, 300 IT leaders share why their migration strategy includes both public and private cloud—and the kinds of challenges they’re facing along the way.


Retooling Engagement: New solutions help State and Local Agencies to refine the user experience

Background: The Tennessee DHS provides temporary economic assistance, work opportunities and protective services that improve state residents' quality of life. Challenge: A large-scale employee buyout and a hiring freeze reduced DHS's workforce at a time when the volume of Tennessee residents seeking services increased dramatically. Call center wait times surpassed two hours during peak usage and complaints increased by 275 percent. Responses to email requests by clients took several days, on average.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.