Transportation is the vital means of connecting people, goods and services. The smooth operation of a transportation system can not only determine the level of economic activity and output of cities but also have a dramatic effect on the quality of life for citizens and commuters. But with today's shrinking city budgets, there is often no funding available to rebuild or expand aging public transportation infrastructures.
In larger cities, traffic infrastructures tend to ...
Government by design is the concept of applying strategic planning for government in a form that gives a comprehensive view of your entire organization and the services your organization provides. With repeatable and analytical strategic planning capabilities, your government organization can analyze capabilities and resources to achieve goals consistent with your strategy and priorities.
This white paper introduces the IBM Rational? solution for government by design and describes how it can address growing ...
May 2012- The modern city is a system of systems. To become smarter, a city must be transformed to optimize the use of largely finite resources. IBM Rational solutions help plan and deliver Smarter Cities by aligning city, business and citizen interests and by prioritizing investments with the ability to execute and govern for a smart future. This ebook describes the roadblocks which stand in the way of cities attempting to streamline operations, gain greater efficiencies and ...
April 2012- National, regional and local government organizations have the unending responsibility to ensure that they are running their programs as effectively as possible, based on the strategies they adopt and the technology available to them. Government agencies are discovering new opportunities within their case management practices to improve case outcomes, reduce handling costs and enhance program performance. Learn more
Scale-out storage technologies have rapidly gained popularity over the past several years, successfully crossing the chasm from niche technology to mainstream enterprise solution. As this shift occurs, an increasing number of enterprises are seeking to understand the advantages of the newer technology when it comes to the storage of exploding amounts of unstructured data.
While many sources have investigated the advantages of scale-out storage from a technology perspective, few have taken on this ...
The pressure on governments to make better choices, deliver results and demonstrate accountability is intensifying. Recent headlines reflect tensions on multiple fronts due to economic and fiscal uncertainty amid social and political change.
They also highlight new dynamics in the relationships among citizens, organizations and their governments long in the making. "Open" principles such as accessibility, transparency, collaboration and participation lie at the heart of these expectations.
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) provides water, sewer, and wastewater treatment services to nearly 600,000 residents, 1.6 million annual visitors, and 700,000 workers in the District of Columbia and parts of Virginia and Maryland.
Nucleus Research examined DC Water's adoption of IBM Business Analytics and found that the deployment enabled employees to utilize more information when making decisions, resulting in lower contract labor costs, the recapture of lost revenues, and reduced ...
Leading in the face of global challenges in our tumultuous time, where many governments face budget shortfalls and looming devicits and where governments in emerging economies are expanding services to improve the quality of life for citizens, services organizations are facing intense challenges.
Many government agencies serve as the frontline response to citizen needs and are experiencing significant increases in the demand for services. At the same time, agencies are generally operating with ...
January 2012- In this revealing study, Bloomberg Government discusses the need for the U.S. government and corporations to plug cyber-security gaps that threaten the economy, sensitive data and military communications. Bloomberg Government defense analyst Rob Levinson examines the ongoing efforts to expand the government's role in securing non-government systems, and discusses concerns over costs and privacy issues.
This whitepaper discusses how K-12 districts can unleash the freedom that Wi-Fi affords them in learning and administration, by embracing sophisticated WLANS. It provides an overview of wireless learning, the HP Advantage, protecting students/data, easing and unifying management and how to lower TCO.
December 2011- The school had been using Cisco Systems technology. But after comducting a competitive analysis it decided to go with HP, which saved it more than $2M. Combined with HP's lifetime equipment warranty and free firmware and software upgrades, the district lowered its projected cost of ownership for the new network.
December 2011- This whitepaper provides an overview of how Minooka Community Consolidated School District has deployed HP thin clients on the desktop to deliver reliability in the classroom, while providing more efficient centralized management of application software, via remote management. Business benefits highlighted include improved access, availability for more users and hardware cost savings. Download this case study to learn more.
December 2011- HP ProLiant servers, HP P4000 storage, and VMware software enable the City of Niles, Ohio to increase service levels and uptime while lowering administrative time and costs.
March 2012- Government Chief Information Officers (CIOs) face the challenge of a significant fiscal crisis that will have long-term effects in many countries across the world. Three key strategies can be implemented to handle the fiscal crisis successfully: minimize IT operating spending, maximize government return on investment and explore disruptive solutions, whether in technology, procurement and commissioning or service delivery models. Download this whitepaper to learn more.
When a government department wanted to launch a massive, multi-year transformation program, HP helped realign a complex IT architecture into a
best-in-class, modernized, service tower-based infrastructure - improving productivity, enhancing performance and generating substantial savings.
Download this detailed case study to learn about specific IT improvements and Business Benefits gleaned by this department of government.
March 2012- Download this whitepaper to learn about HP's Instant-On Enterprise Business and Government Solution, as well as Mega Trends that will change how enterprises work, and technology imperatives that will impact IT.
December 2011- Standardizing on HP Server blades and storage saves county funds. Reduced the number of physical servers from 150 to 60 with simplified management. Provides scalability and 200% faster application response. Quickens server deployment from one month to two hours, enabling faster response to technology needs.
December 2011- The City of Langford is realizing huge savings and efficiencies through virtualization and automation. 80 fold faster time to value on server deployment, 10 fold faster server recovery.
December 2010- Organizations of all sizes have dramatically lowered the cost of their application environments with enterprise open source solutions such as the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. These enterprises and ISVs often chose JBoss Enterprise Middleware because of its broad portfolio, price point, performance and scalability, and flexibility. Not surprisingly, many customers have found professional support services can magnify the benefits of the open source technology system. Expert support services can provide faster problem resolution, innovative consultation, ...
August 2010- Many of the largest and most demanding organizations trust Red Hat to drive their mission critical IT infrastructure. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the backbone of a robust environment that powers the demanding applications they count on. With a mature software stack, top TPC-C benchmarks, and NSA-certified integrated security, Red Hat Enterprise Linux meets the highest standards of reliability. And the industry-leading offerings extend beyond software into consulting and training services, innovative business practices, and ...
Prior to Sun Solaris 10, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® and Solaris used very similar system startup methods. Solaris 10 introduced the Service Management Facility (SMF). This is a complete replacement for the type of rc-style system initialization that was previously common to both Solaris and Linux.
This paper discusses in some detail five of the major differences between Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 sysvinit-based startup and Solaris SMF.
August 2010- This quick start guide highlights some of the main differences between Solaris and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® and is intended to help application developers port their code. It covers differences in shell environments, guides basic usage of the RPM package manager, and discusses the robust development environment offered by GNU development tools (based on the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)). This is not an exhaustive document, but is intended to help Solaris developers get working on ...
Red Hat Services Pathway to IT Consolidation offers a set of strategic consulting engagements tailored to your environment. These engagements leverage open source technologies, tools, and standards, as well as industry insight and proven IT methodologies to provide you with the best approach to IT consolidation.
The engagement may recommend or assist with increasing hardware homogeneity, driving application and environment migration targets, and implementing low-cost virtualization technologies--all of which serve to reduce today's ...
August 2010- Cloud technologies and services hold the promise of shorter time-to-market, cost-sharing with other users, and instant availability of resources. Harvard Research Group (HRG) believes that cloud computing enables organizations of all sizes and levels of maturity to simplify, consolidate, virtualize, and re-architect their computing infrastructure for the future. Linux, with hypervisor technologies such as Kernel-based virtual machine (KVM), and in conjunction with chip-based technologies, is certain to broaden the use of virtualization and the adoption ...
When you make the decision to move your Oracle workloads from legacy RISC/UNIX to an x86 environment, you want to maintain the scalability, availability, reliability, and manageability of those systems. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, the number one commercial Linux distribution, is the logical choice. The UNIX skills of your staff are applicable to Linux, and many find additional gains like reduced cost and improved performance.
This paper highlights the benefits of using ...
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