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The New Mobile Workforce

This white paper details the current state of the technology environment in the workplace as well as benefits and strategy of integrating mobile and BYOD products. It also offers suggestions on how to approach the build out of a fully secure, productive and mobile network. Download now to learn more.


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.


Agencies Capitalize on the Latest Tools for Mobile Security

As federal agencies rely on an increasingly mobile workforce, IT and security managers need a multifaceted approach for securing information and devices outside of firewalls. Download this paper, to learn about the four keys to securing mobile workers: purchasing technology that meets stringent government requirements, protecting mobile endpoints, enhancing data protection, and strengthening network security.


Dell Tablets: A Winning Combination of PC Performance and Portability

To deliver its potential, your business needs a thriving workforce – one that is empowered to be creative, productive, and efficient. At the same time, your employees increasingly expect a convenient, reliable, and frictionless user experience on their primary device. Meanwhile, corporate IT is tasked to ensure that any new technology introduction meets considerations such as cost, reliability, security, integration, management, and application deployment. Check out this easy-to-absorb eBook that explores tablet types by user needs and demonstrates that today's business-class tablet with the latest generation of Intel® Core™ processors can easily meet both user and corporate demands.


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 optional Intel® vPro™ technology, and the appropriate services to meet the demands of your end users.


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

Are you considering the purchase of a rugged computing device vs. non-rugged computing device? Learn what you need to do to make the best purchasing decision to maximize your total cost of ownership (TCO). VDC recently completed a survey to better understand true TCO for rugged systems, such as Dell Latitude Rugged tablets and notebooks with Intel® processors v. non-rugged systems.


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.


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.


451 Research: Vormetric Encryption Gateway Fray with Latest Extension to Its Platform Strategy

This 451 Research report offers a current analysis of Vormetric's recent product releases, including the solutions offering tokenization with dynamic data masking, Teradata support, and cloud encryption gateway. The report also offers analysis of the Vormetric Data Security Platform strategy.


Vormetric Tokenization with Dynamic Data Masking

Complying with PCI DSS and corporate security policies has been too costly, complex, and time consuming for IT organizations. Vormetric Tokenization with Dynamic Data Masking helps your security team address its compliance objectives while gaining breakthroughs in operational efficiency.


Blending cloud-native and conventional applications

Most cloud native applications rely on conventional system integrations to deliver business value. Cloud native apps are optimized for agility and speed, but conventional apps bring the security and stability enterprises need in their infrastructures. Download this whitepaper to learn the ten lessons from early adopters for successful integration of cloud native and traditional applications.


eBook: The Right Infrastructure Strategy to Support Bimodal IT Capabilities

Chances are good that your IT organization is supporting a large number of core business applications—and they’re probably under extreme pressure to deliver innovation for the business at a moment’s whim. But to do both effectively, your IT infrastructure better boast some very specific characteristics—such as a bimodal model—but why?


Enterprise Insight Analysis for Cyber Threat Analysis

Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom line. Today’s cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated, agile and capable of getting past any network security. IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis is a next generation intelligence solution that enables organizations to incorporate cyber threat analysis into their security strategy and turn their defense into a proactive offense. Download this article to learn more!


Beyond Borders: Tracing the impacts of Smarter Public Safety, Frost and Sullivan

See how law enforcement agencies are pursuing more effective public safety by taking advantage of advances in predictive analytics and collaboration technologies.


4 Trends Disrupting Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

The needs of Government Agencies are growing beyond the bounds of legacy ECM systems. But what’s changed in the way that citizens, Government employees and other stakeholders expect in terms of how digital records are created, shared & processed? Download this ECM eBook to learn more.


Drive Data to Decision

Data and information assist the decisions made during military defense operations. In this eBook, we look at the rapidly evolving use of advanced analytics in defense intelligence.


The Forrester Wave™: ECM Business Content Services

Picking an ECM provider isn't just a software investment. In a fast-changing world you need to know the platform you choose can evolve with your Agency’s needs. This independent report from Forrester Consulting will help you evaluate how Alfresco stacks up against other ECM vendors.


Progress Corticon 5.5 Rethinks how Business Rules are Authorized and Managed

When it comes to handling complex rules, policies or regulations, Business Rules Engines are smart decisions for case management, complicated pricing structures, insurance and claims processing, pension administration, ERP, banking and government benefits eligibility. Read this research report and learn more about the flexibility to share rules across applications, business lines and companies as well as how rule authors can build, develop, test and deploy rules according to changing business rules.


Achieving Business Agility

Fundamental to business agility is the ability to make the right business decisions at the right time. Of course, data drives decisions—therefore, business agility actually starts with corporate IT and extends throughout the enterprise.This is where Progress® Corticon® comes in. Corticon is a market-leading business rules engine that delivers high-quality, high-fidelity and high-performance automated business decisions.


The Awakening of Cyber Threat Analysis

Discover a new approach to a seemingly unsolvable cyber problem. A new specialty of cyber threat analysis, also referred to as cyber analysis, is an emerging discipline focusing on advanced threats. The analyst, crucial to the analysis process, will use their intuition and experience to discover hidden threats and develop patterns of threat activity over time. In order to maximize an analyst’s capability and multiply their work capacity, a mature security organization must use a data analysis tool to enrich, produce, visualize and analyze information. Read more to find out the critical tools needed to keep your organization safe.


What is Cyber Threat Analysis?

What is Cyber Threat Analysis? Human-led analysis and computer-driven analytics equal actionable insights that protect data and neutralize cyber threats. Download this infographic to learn more!


Information Governance Considerations in the Public Sector

Discover how the challenge of managing Big Data for the government sector can be handled in today’s world. Good information governance, including traditional backup and data preservation/retention is really about retaining the right data for the right reasons. Learn more about the top ten most important IT priorities in the next 12 months for public-sector organizations.


Information and Policy Governance in Federal Agencies

Discover how policy governance can help agencies address the problem of effective content management. In order to comply with the records initiative, you can implement five key objectives: Enhance productivity by using automation and transparency. Don’t restrict the flexibility and capabilities of collaboration tools. Don’t treat all information equally. Decrease the size and cost of your information footprint. Integrate the Memorandum’s requirements. Learn how each of these strategies can contribute to the overall effectiveness of your information governance solutions.


How to Build an Always on Infrastructure

To achieve optimal operational effectiveness, federal agencies need an always-on infrastructure that is future-proof, reliable, adaptable and responsive to change. Get the 9 required steps to build a more reliable, trusted and cost-effective solution.


Roadmap to a Converged Infrastructure Infographic

Get the 4 steps necessary to transition your federal agency from physical, virtual and cloud to a converged infrastructure, resulting in easier management, lowered costs and complexity, and improved security for your agency's data.


How to Meet the Demands of the FOIA Tsunami Without Sinking Under

Read this study to learn how others are successfully meeting FOIA(Freedom of Information Act) compliance and in turn freeing up resources to focus on mission critical objectives. The study focuses on improving responses to FOIA requests as well as streamlining processes associated with setting policies. The analysis provides a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of SureView Analytics on your organization and will help you to better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with a SureView Analytics FOIA Solution implementation.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.