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IBM Cloud Computing Vision for Federal Solutions [ Source: IBM ]

August 2014- The Federal Government faces significant challenges in the face of budget constraints limiting important investments in new technology. This paper addresses how cloud computing services offer value in solving many of these challenges.

Real time endpoint compliance for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- The United States is fighting a continuous cyber war against adversaries of all types, including nation states, terrorist groups, criminal organizations, and other nefarious actors. The US is faced with an ever-increasing multitude and sophistication of cybersecurity threats, which was demonstrated when foreign adversaries compromised US Federal Weapons System programs during 2013. Federal departments and agencies, along with elements of the national critical infrastructure, must take a proactive approach to information and network security.

Wrangling Actionable Insights from Organizational Data [ Source: Thundercat Technology, NetApp ]

April 2014- ThunderCat recently issued a white paper titled, "Wrangling Actionable Insights from Organizational Data," which shines a light on how organizations can best leverage data in highly actionable ways.

The paper discusses how the public sector is struggling with data because it is growing exponentially; arriving from multiple channels; gaining in complexity; and requires strictly mandated security controls.

Fortunately Koverse, a ThunderCat partner, provides analytic capabilities in a scalable, secure multi-tenant environment, ...

Increase Agility and Reduce Costs with a Logical Data Warehouse [ Source: MarkLogic Corporation ]

March 2014- A Logical Data Warehouse solves the problem of consolidating critical data scattered across silos, providing a comprehensive, actionable view of data assets. Coined by Gartner, the 'Logical Data Warehouse' is also referred to as 'data virtualization,' 'data layer,' 'data cloud,' and many other terms depending on the industry and environment.

No matter what term is used, a Logical Data Warehouse solution powered by MarkLogic is an active, searchable enterprise data ...

IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report for Federal [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- This document is an executive summary of the full "IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report" published by IBM. This summary examines some of the findings from the full report and relates them to the challenges federal organizations face as they strengthen their security postures.

Implementing Messaging and Directory Services in Federal Agencies: The Real Cost of Inactivity [ Source: Dell Software ]

September 2013- Dell Software commissioned leading government market research provider Market Connections, Inc. to poll federal IT workers on awareness of, and attitudes toward, the use of cloud technology for messaging and directory services in federal agencies, especially the process and timelines associated with provisioning and de-provisioning users. The results and their importance to the federal government are explained in this white paper.

Overcoming challenges of asset management amid declining federal budgets [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- As federal governments face increasing economic pressure to improve efficiency, it becomes increasingly difficult to justify and support large IT programs. Historically, agencies and other large organizations within federal governments have relied on fleet replacement programs, systems acquisitions and modernization programs to provide new, updated logistics solutions. These programs have traditionally included a budgetary allotment for maintenance and logistics software and systems implementation.

The Need for Self-Service Data Tools, Not Scientists [ Source: Dell ]

July 2013- With budgets slashed to the minimum, and IT managers asked to do more with less, federal agencies have limited options for cultivating data analytics capabilities. However, powerful self-service solutions provide "in house" options for transforming big data into actional insights. See how the right solution bridges the gap between a data scientist and an in-house IT employee. Read this report.

Big Data Analytics In Government: How To Choose The Right Solution [ Source: Dell ]

July 2013- In "Big Data Analytics Buyer's Guide," learn how big data analytics can solve even the most challenging governmental information hurdles. Then, see what to look for in a big data analytics solution, and which one is the right fit for your agency. Read this valuable guide today.

Selecting a "Big Data" Analytical Tool for Your Agency [ Source: Dell ]

July 2013- When federal leaders discuss solutions for big-data initiatives, there are a few "must haves:" power, flexibility, ease of use and affordability. With the right solution, federal leaders can manipulate big data to produce actionable insights while increasing productivity across the agency.

This GCN technical brief discusses the Kitenga™ Analytics Suite and why it's the perfect choice for federal agencies.

Turn Federal Data into Actionable Insights [ Source: Dell ]

July 2013- When federal leaders discuss solutions for big-data initiatives, they consider ease of use and affordability.

In this GCN technical brief, learn more about the Kitenga™ Analytics Suite. Discover the four major analytics technologies it combines, how quickly it can be up and running and how simple it is to use and tailor to fit any federal agency and budget.

Simplifying Programs for Better Performance and Reinvestment Opportunities in the Public Sector [ Source: Oracle ]

June 2013- In the public sector, obtaining funding increases for anything except the most critical of mission objectives will be near impossible for the foreseeable future. Yet, agencies must continue to deliver excellent service to citizens despite stagnant or reduced budgets. The federal government leadership is being challenged to cut spending and reinvest in areas with greater opportunity.

This paper reviews the Federal CIO's strategic approach to achieve more with less. You'll also learn how ...

A CIO Guide: Building Business Trust with Application Performance Monitoring [ Source: Dell ]

June 2013- This EMA white paper highlights key steps that CIOs can take to ensure business relevance in this age of disruptive technologies and evolving "best practices." Taking into account the high stakes and complexities surrounding the delivery of modern applications, EMA sees leading-edge management solutions as being a key to harnessing disruption to deliver business value.

Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solutions provide a fundamental foundation for delivering high quality modern applications. They enable IT ...

Data Center Flexibility & Efficiency: Increasing the Business Value of IT [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- Devising a plan to cut spending may stress federal agencies. But cost reduction opens up opportunities for innovation. To leverage such opportunities, it's critical to have a flexible, efficient data center strategy. Learn how to create one by reading the white paper executive summary. And explore management lessons that can positively impact your IT.

The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- Although cloud capabilities offer numerous opportunities to drive business innovation, its potential beyond technological capabilities remains virtually untapped. Read the white paper to learn more about the benefits of cloud-enabled business models in promoting sustainable competitive advantage.

Government Analytics: Set Goals, Drive Accountability and Improve Outcomes [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- Access to reliable, cross-department mission and financial and operational performance information is crucial to ensure transparency and accountability. Read the white paper to see how analytics unites data silos so that government agencies can set goals, make more informed decisions and achieve improved outcomes for citizens.

Edge Virtual Server Infrastructure [ Source: Blue River Information Technology and Riverbed ]

March 2013- Seamless integration between the data center and globally distributed locations at the edge

Maximizing user productivity regardless of where they reside is a key requirement but for branch offices, there is a particular challenge - where to place the resources the users need. Typically, it is a choice between the branch and the data center.

So what is the best approach? Until now, organizations had to choose between one or the ...

IBM Platform Symphony Government [ Source: IBM ]

March 2013- The drive to capitalize on big data in government is strong, yet the influx of this data is presenting new challenges for IT departments. For example, analyzing and storing big data requires substantial infrastructure resources, but with declining budgets and limited data center capacities, IT groups cannot simply add hardware as they might have in the past. To control costs, they need to make better use of existing resources. To take advantage of big data ...

What is an Enterprise-Class MapReduce Distributed Run-Time Engine, and Why Use It? [ Source: IBM ]

March 2013- The explosive growth of data is creating significant challenges for many companies. Challenges include physical storage, lack of data mobility, and the escalating costs of managing, storing and processing large, growing data sets. Organizations need the ability to analyze and gain insights from vast amounts of retained data for a variety of business purposes including customer billing, fraud detection and data mining to find new revenue opportunities. This collection of challenges is often referred to ...

Best Practices Guide for IT Governance & Compliance [ Source: Dell Software ]

January 2013- Federal regulations and internal policies both require businesses to know exactly what changes are being made to structured and unstructured data in their corporate networks. Accordingly, IT organizations need to provide more detailed monitoring, analysis, auditing, and reporting on those changes.

This white paper explains the key provisions of four important federal regulations (HIPAA, GLBA, SOX and PCI DSS) details the three steps for establishing and maintaining compliance. Plus, you'll learn about best ...

Server Sprawl And Cost Reduction Bring New Customers To Mainframe/Linux Platform [ Source: IBM ]

December 2012- Many organizations that have migrated to distributed platforms over the decades are finding themselves revisiting a centralized approach. Read the Forrester white paper and learn how consolidating and virtualizing your IT operations with an Enterprise Linux Server can reduce the toll of server sprawl by cutting costs and complexity while sustaining performance.

The Total Economic Impact of IBM System Z [ Source: IBM ]

December 2012- This Forrester Total Economic Impact analysis is based on interviews with and data provided by 5 System z customers. The analysis shows a composite ROI of 199% and a pay back of 4.67 months when compared to distributed system alternatives. The sources of customer savings identified were related to less administrative staff required, reduced infrastructure maintenance, reduced storage costs and reduced down time expenses.

Additionally the analysis found that these firms had more flexible and responsive ...

Key Attributes Backup Software Needs to Simplify VM Data Protection [ Source: Dell Software ]

September 2012- As a federal IT professional, you see the rapid rate at which applications servers are being virtualized. So how can you keep up with the demand and still ensure that the critical data your agency stores in those virtual machines can be easily recovered in the event of a disaster? The answer: A comprehensive backup software that meets five critical requirements.

See what they are in this white paper, 5 Key Attributes Backup Software ...

Adopting a Service Centric Approach to Backup & Recovery [ Source: Dell Software ]

September 2012- This solution brief explores the business challenges driving the need to move beyond traditional backup and recovery practices which are of key importance to the federal government.

Each agency's IT organization must shift from an infrastructure-centric view of backup and recovery to a services-centric view, focusing on protecting mission-critical applications and databases, regardless of whether they reside in physical, virtual or cloud environments.

Quest's data protection solution, NetVault Extended Architecture, delivers ...

Leveraging 20th century technology in 21st century government [ Source: IBM ]

August 2012- In these times of rapid innovation, more effective government requires investment to leverage technological advancements that can deliver next-generation services in a more efficient and transparent way. Investing to modernize government runs counter to conventional wisdom in a harsh economic climate that prompts mandates to slash budgets, but the increased need for government services across an expanding portfolio of processes and programs has made it unavoidable.

End-to-End Virtualization: A Holistic Approach for a Dynamic Environment [ Source: IBM ]

August 2012- Virtualization 3.0 expands virtualization beyond just hypervisors and servers. Server virtualization has been the catalyst for the 3.0 era, and it has driven transformation into every aspect of the datacenter, such as storage, networking, and management. The virtualization of all aspects of the datacenter, not just compute, will create the foundation for the cloud model of computing.

Achieving this requires a holistic approach to virtualization and the ongoing management in order to create a unified, ...

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