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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, ...

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform for OpenShift Enterprise [ Source: Red Hat ]

March 2014- Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Application Platform for OpenShift Enterprise offering provides IT organizations with a simple and straightforward way to deploy and manage Java applications. This optional OpenShift Enterprise component further extends the developer and manageability benefits inherent in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform for on-premise cloud environments.

Unlike other multi-product offerings, this is not a bundling of two separate products. JBoss Enterprise Middleware has been hosted on the OpenShift public offering for more ...

Ease Into The Cloud with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 [ Source: Red Hat ]

March 2014- Cloud computing has a lot of appeal, from autoscaling to lower costs, and it's all just a few clicks away.

Thus, the big question is not "why cloud?" but rather "how cloud?" Like many shifts in IT, cloud computing is a journey-one that may take years to complete, and one that depends on your definition of "complete." In truth, some applications? technology will never be truly considered final.

Red Hat been ...

IBM i2 National Security and Defense Intelligence [ Source: IBM ]

March 2014- The defense and national security environment has changed dramatically in recent years. While the government agencies involved in defense and in national security remain the key national lines of defense, the threats that these agencies face are now more sophisticated. Enemy actors are utilizing up-to-the-minute technologies, capable of operating across multiple jurisdictions and theaters, experts at obfuscating purpose and intent and practiced in using high-quality techniques to achieve their aims. And while the threats continue ...

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.

Guard data in government environments by implementing continuous diagnostics and mitigation [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- IBM Security offerings can help federal organizations employ a continuous diagnostics and mitigation approach to enhance and automate continuous network monitoring capabilities; correlate and analyze critical data; and increase risk-based decision-making at the federal enterprise level.

IBM's Next-Generation Smart City Solutions [ Source: IBM ]

January 2014- Find out how the smart city market is evolving, learn why analytics are vital to the progress of the smart city market and discover the types of partnerships cities and vendors should form to become smart. Learn how IBM's next-generation solutions can help.

Strategic Opportunity Analysis of the Global Smarter City Market [ Source: IBM ]

January 2014- The way people live is changing - especially for large metropolitan areas. Read this executive report for information on the smart city market size opportunity, learn about smart city business models, funding mechanisms and get recommendations for businesses and cities.

Miercom Verified: Read Cisco 4451-X ISR Report [ Source: Cisco ]

January 2014- In June 2013, Cisco engaged Miercom to evaluate the capabilities and performance of the latest Cisco Integrated Service Router (ISR) for branch offices - the Cisco 4451-X ISR. Review the report in full and discover why Miercom awarded the Cisco 4451-X ISR the Performance Verified award.

Proven VPN WAN: Technology Design Guide [ Source: Cisco ]

January 2014- Does your WAN provide sufficient performance and reliability for your remote-site users? In this guide, discover how to design a full-service network with secure, encrypted communications using Cisco Dynamic Multipoint VPN technology.

Strategic Opportunity Analysis of the Global Smarter City [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- The research service sets the stage for visionary thinking by identifying and analyzing one of the significant Mega Trends, Smart is the New Green. 'Smart' as a value proposition has been increasingly replacing 'Green' concepts. This presentation would highlight examples of projects, companies and technologies that will invade and change the smart city space globally in the next decade. It also provides information on the total addressable smart city market size opportunity and discusses smart ...

Privileged Accounts and Passwords: Risk Management in the Defense Community [ Source: Dell Software ]

November 2013- Even with multi-factor authentication becoming more and more the norm in the defense community, managing accounts with elevated privileges continues to be a challenge. Application service accounts and administrative accounts can be used to make siginifcant changes to IT infrastructure -- and since they are often common accounts used by multiple individuals, controlling and monitoring their usage can be time-consuming and problematic at best.

This technical brief, "Managing the Risk of Privileged Accounts ...

Access Certification: Reducing Risk with the Right Information and Right Processes [ Source: Dell Software ]

October 2013- Compliance and access certification aren't negotiable, especially in health care, government departments, financial institutions and businesses accepting credit cards as payment. Failing to insure proper access rights could cause more than just a few headaches - it could lead to fines, lawsuits and loss of revenue.

In this new white paper, learn more about the challenges related to access certification. See three reasons why many managers don't have a better understanding of user ...

IAM for the Real World: Access Governance [ Source: Dell Software ]

October 2013- Managing identity and access across the enterprise is difficult enough, and even simple provisioning can be a nightmare. Factor in regulating compliance and navigating complex IT and user environments, and you're looking at pretty sizable challenge.

In this e-book, get the tips and best practices you need to solve your access governance challenges. Topics include:

The challenge of access governance illustrated by a workplace scenario

The key governance factors ...

The State of fraud in Government: Agencies Armed Against Fraud [ Source: SAS ]

October 2013- The velocity, variety and volume of data in government is growing at an unprecedented rate, making it difficult to detect and prevent fraudulent activities. A recent UBM Tech survey sponsored by SAS shows that federal, state and local agencies and departments recognize the importance of using technology to combat fraud, abuse and improper payments. Yet a lack of understanding and knowledge, along with the perception of the high cost of solutions, may be holding some ...

The Economics of Software Based Storage [ Source: Red Hat ]

September 2013- There is no doubt that the shift to a software-defined datacenter has begun. This change is a one-way street and will have a profound impact on how IT is delivered. Storage will be the next area to morph to a software-defined model (computing was the first with server virtualization). The initial charter for the shared storage architecture was to bring together the essential datacenter storage elements under a single umbrella. Businesses that choose to deploy ...

Hybrid Cloud Storage: Governmental Organizations Can Get The Best of Two Worlds [ Source: Red Hat ]

September 2013- A new storage architecture, Hybrid Cloud Storage is emerging on the market. Its architecture combines the benefits of on-premise Scale-out NAS with public Cloud storage. In January 2012 Aberdeen surveyed 106 organizations spanning various sectors (see sidebar) to how they are dealing with very high growth storage. In this report we look at each component of Hybrid Cloud Storage as users of this new technology will be able to choose where to locate their data, on-premise with ...

3 Keys to Building a Sustainable Mobile Infrastructure [ Source: VMware ]

September 2013- Government agencies are going mobile and need the productivity gains and savings it can bring. Many strategies provide short-term success, but can take agencies down the wrong road. Learn three keys to developing a sustainable mobile infrastructure.

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.

9 Reasons why Citrix NetScaler beats F5 [ Source: Citirx ]

August 2013- Citrix NetScaler beats F5's BIG-IP and VIPRION devices in making enterprise networks cloud-ready.

Application delivery controllers (ADC) are one of the most critical elements of federal government cloud infrastructures and enterprise datacenter architectures. ADCs strongly impact performance, scale and security of the entire application environment, so it is extremely important for federal IT leaders to choose the right one.

Relied upon to power the world's largest enterprise datacenters and cloud ...

Improve Government with a Smarter Process Approach [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- A Smarter Process vision for the public sector. Providing a superior experience for citizens and constituents is not easy, and gone are the days when problematic customer interactions can be smoothed over by empathetic service representatives. In an omni-channel world, the number of citizen touch points is not only increasing, but is increasingly automated, and governments will not get many chances to take the steps that are required to make things right. Unlike at any ...

Big Data Turns Government Challenges into Opportunities [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- The sheer volume of data, the speed at which it is growing and the increasing variety of types of data have given rise to the term big data - data sets whose size or type is beyond the ability of traditional relational databases to capture, manage and process the data quickly and efficiently. Yet it's precisely this type of data that is so important to government today. Big data, mined and analyzed effectively, offers government ...

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.

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