Whitepapers


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.


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.


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.


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.


PixelNet 2.0: The Pixel Perfect Platform

On a large corporate campus for a major hardware manufacturer, the ability to display and manage audiovisual data is paramount. From real-time operations room video and security camera footage, to lobby signage, to streaming data and other A/V applications in conference rooms across multiple buildings, critical operations rely on accurate, real-time video data.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


VMware NSX: Streamlining of Network Operations with Software-Defined Networking

Network virtualization is shaping the future for how federal agencies manage their data centers. Read this ebook to learn about how your federal agency can leverage a software-defined approach to the data center to strengthen their security, eliminate the need for repetitive manual tasks so you can focus on seamlessly deliver services and applications.


Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.


Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.


Easing the Burden of Compliance

Achieving and maintaining compliance continues to be a top priority for state and local governments. This is especially true when it comes to cybersecurity-related mandates. The processes for ensuring compliance remain a significant challenge because of new and evolving regulations and requirements. Agencies also struggle with reduced staff and budgets to ensure compliance. This eBook examines the current compliance landscape and how technologies like data encryption can help.


Using Software as a Service For Innovative Government

As state and local government agencies continue their efforts to modernize and update their IT infrastructure to streamline operations, reduce costs, and deliver better citizen services, many are finding the Software as a Service (SaaS) model to be effective. Moving to a SaaS platform reduces the management burden on IT, improves access and scalability, reduces cost, and can actually increase security.


Tansforming Data Management

Government agencies continue to gather data at a dizzying pace. Data management and deriving value from those data stores is a significant challenge, especially as agencies continue to migrate operations to the cloud. Partnering with a dependable solution like Oracle can deliver advanced functionality such as in-memory databases to drive data analytics and improved agility, elasticity, and reduced costs. The Oracle platform is also designed for the cloud and can ensure a smooth migration.


Guide to MySQL in Government

Government agencies are adopting new technologies more than ever, including moving to open source software. MySQL is one of the most popular open source databases. More frequently, there is a MySQL database is driving agency mission critical services and applications. And while moving to open source has numerous benefits and challenges, making the right advance preparations and ensuring in-house expertise is in place can help agencies with their open source adoption; realizing all the potential benefits while mitigating any risk.


Four Questions to Ask When Moving to the Cloud

There are a lot of decisions to be made when considering a migration to the cloud. While it does require advance planning, it doesn’t have to be unnecessarily complex. When approaching a cloud provider to finalize a plan, asking the right questions can help ensure a successful migration.


Increase Value and Reduce Total Cost of Ownership with Oracle PaaS

There are myriad options for government agencies moving to the cloud. Moving applications and workloads to an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform can help with the associated costs and provides and relatively straightforward solution. The right IaaS platform can help reduce total cost of ownership and streamline operations while integrating with existing solutions.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Compliance is Made Easier with Certain Steps

State and local agencies have to prioritize which regulations are most applicable and find efficient ways to ensure compliance—a task made more challenging by insufficient human and financial resources.


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.


Internet of Things: Smart Government Solution

The Internet of Things (IoT) is ushering in an era of smart cities and smart government. The benefits of smart government include reduced operating costs, increased responsiveness, improved sustainability, higher efficiency, constantly-available process data, and greater citizen satisfaction. In the consumer world, people have become familiar with smart consumer devices that enable interaction with the smart home via mobile phone. As this moves into government and commercial realms, significant new considerations must be managed.


The State of Security in State & Local Government

Cyberattacks are more frequent and sophisticated than ever. According to Akamai’s State of Internet Security Report, web application attacks alone grew by 35% between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017. As attackers become less selective, every agency is at risk. In this infographic we explore how state and local governments are stepping up to battle these growing cyberthreats.


Research Report: VDI Gains Ground with Room to Grow

In a recent study by the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, over 115 federal, state and local government respondents were surveyed on their views and their agency’s experiences with VDI. Topics included VDI adoption status, IT challenges and strategies, implementation benefits, and hosting and purchasing preferences. Download this research report to gain access to the survey findings.


Defending Government Against Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware and other threats to data security are serious concerns for any organization, but the stakes are higher and the risks are greater for government agencies. This paper details the current security challenges confronting government organizations, and provides insights on how a cloud sandbox can protect sensitive data from this 21st-century form of extortion.


Supporting Government Application Development through Digital Innovation

Explore how to develop and maintain cloud-based applications with Red Hat. Using OpenShift Container Platform, developers can quickly and easily create applications on demand directly from the tools they use most. Learn more about additional features and benefits here.


The Staying Power of SEWP

With nearly 150 approved contractors, a huge array of products, and stellar customer service, it’s no surprise NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) is still going strong after 24 years. In this special report, we take an in-depth look at this contract’s operations, processes and key offerings as well as highlight the benefits that make SEWP the reigning go-to vehicle for agencies needing to acquire advanced commercial technology.


Vormetric Data Security Platform Mapping to NIST 800-53

Critical to certification for meeting FIPS, is the implementation of security controls from NIST800-53, Appendix F. Focusing on the capabilities needed to meet these requirements, this paper provides background about the Vormetric Data Security Platform and the Vormetric Transparent Encryption product that is delivered through that platform.


2017 Thales Data Threat Report Federal Government Edition

Federal agencies must deal with critical needs for sensitive data in volume, the most challenging threat environments, the strictest regulations and the most difficult budget constraints – and it’s putting their data at risk. Read the report to learn the state of data threats for federal agencies today, and best practice recommendations from 451 Research.


Hybrid Cloud Storage: Federal Agency Considerations for Moving to the Cloud

Over the last few years, cloud computing and infrastructure—the delivery of services to users over a network—has taken the IT world by storm. There’s hardly a government agency that hasn’t already adopted (or isn’t currently considering) a move to cloud-based delivery models, and for good reason: the cloud offers a solution to IT management, resource, and cost challenges facing agencies today. Learn more in this informative report.


Oracle Cloud Services: New Possibilities for Government

Are you taking advantage of the most modern cloud options to empower your agency missions? Cloud solutions are less expensive, more scalable, and promote faster implementation of new services. Hear how both The City of Fort Wayne and The City of Chicago achieved their goals with the cloud in this informative report.


Open Source Security 101

At present, there are a lot of broken links in the security world. It is well-known that attacks on government systems are multiplying and concurrently becoming more sophisticated on a daily basis. Further, the technology the world consumes is becoming more complex, and defending it isn’t such an easy feat. Both enterprises and federal agencies face the daunting task of satisfying security needs while embracing digitalization. Many security experts are asking the question: “what’s the best way?”


Snapshot Report: A New Blueprint for Digital Government

Digital services are the future of government. Yet despite the clear need for improved digital services, agencies without a mature digital strategy simply can’t get there. To achieve a successful and sustainable transformation, services must be anchored with reliable security. Download this special report to learn the six strategies agencies should adopt to ensure digital transformations are both effective and secure.


Top 3 Unique Splunk Security Integrations

Taking a holistic approach in which tools are fully integrated can strengthen and improve the overall cybersecurity posture of an organization. Agencies can even implement solutions that create a uniform experience for multiple environments where all content is synchronized to assist in the smarter use of data. Download this eBook to explore the top three unique Splunk integrations August Schell identified to help enhance the value of your agency’s security analytics program.


Rugged Tablets Drive Government Mobile Workforce Evolution

While tablets are becoming less popular with consumers, it is not the case in the government market. While smartphones are becoming widespread, tablet demand is increasing across the government. Download this informative white paper to learn how government agencies are rapidly moving towards a mobile workforce!


Infographic: Time for a Load Balancer Upgrade?

Government networking experts are moving away from traditional hardware-based architectures. In this infographic, we outline the critical success factors needed to future proof your agency’s application delivery control. Uncover the benefits of using a software-first architecture, including an improvement in security, increase in agility, and a reduction in operational overhead.