Cloud technology impacts storage strategies whether you are moving your storage to the cloud, managing the on-premises storage of private cloud applications, or a combination. IT operations and storage managers realize that the cloud offers increased agility and potential savings. But it also further increases IT complexity especially in hybrid environments, and its benefits cannot be realized without proper preparation.
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July 2013- Governance for all is more than an IT initiative or a goal written in a plan document; it's a strategy that unites IT and business content owners to achieve their SharePoint goals. At its best, governance means empowering self-governance, with tools like delegated access, effective reporting, and automated policy enforcement. This white paper explains how to create a "governance for all" strategy that will enhance SharePoint adoption and its benefits to the organization.
Government agencies may need to re]evaluate their project portfolios to ensure that their limited funding is invested in programs that satisfy their mandates and stated goals. Both current and proposed initiatives will need to be adequately monitored and assessed for value. In addition, program managers will need to learn how best to foster a positive dialogue with legislators and other stakeholders who are under pressure to cut funding.
This article will explore ...
Knowing which programs your agency should support doesn't have to be a guessing game. With Oracle's Primavera Portfolio Management's enterprise approach to governance, agency executives can align projects with strategic goals, balance spending and assess risk.
This paper addresses the challenges and benefits of implementing a strategic governance solution to assist in better portfolio management and, ultimately, improved delivery of high value capabilities and citizen services from all projects and programs.
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 ...
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 ...
Ensuring the security of confidential, sensitive information is an essential element of enterprise Security and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance programs. Regulations, such as the HIPAA, FDA, and SOX, place significant requirements on organizations for securely sharing sensitive data such as confidential personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI).
In this Q&A format, Intralinks mobile file sharing solutions that enable security professionals to implement a corporate solution for securely protecting ...
The monolithic corporation we grew up with is being replaced by ecosystems of more specialized business entities, sometimes called "extended enterprises." With this evolution has come a need for closer inter-enterprise collaboration and information flow - but with it also comes increased security and compliance risks.
In the form of a Q&A with expert IDC analysts, this white paper explores what tools and technologies are being adopted to facilitate Extended Enterprise Collaboration (...
May 2013- Wireless devices have changed the way organizations and their users interact. Mobile smartphones, tablets, laptops, and wireless enabled devices have driven the mindset that wireless networks must be ubiquitous, fast, and constantly available. These are demands that have traditionally put organizations and their users in direct contrast with their IT departments, as constructing and maintaining wireless infrastructures have typically been time-consuming, complex, and costly endeavors.
Cloud computing can not only extend the benefits of virtualization but, over time, it can transform the IT environment to become a key element of an organization?s competitive advantage.
Download "Innovate to Drive Agility" and take advantage of the business agility that cloud computing can provide by:
Reducing the time to deploy, provision, and scale cloud infrastructure, to deliver both agility and speed to your business
Integrating into your ...
For cloud components to operate optimally, they cannot be assembled - they must be integrated. With inadequate integration, the cloud can fall short of expectations for speed, flexibility, and costs.
By following this blueprint, the Army has the opportunity to not only align itself with federal consolidation and cloud mandates, but also maximize the potential of the APC2 contract and achieve more flexible, cost-effective, and tactical IT operations with an APC2 Mobile Data Center (MDC).
APC2 MDC brings the Mobile Cloud to life with a range of energy-efficient, rugged, easily transportable cloud solutions.
This white paper provides the details needed for ...
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 ...
March 2013- Data is growing - and quickly. So how do you effectively manage and protect it? CIOs and other IT entities are looking for ways to secure their rapidly expanding data and ensure its availability during times of emergency and importance. Data replication may be the way. This issue brief explores the ins and outs of data replication?how it works, what it offers and its appeal to IT professionals.
March 2013- The escalation of shared services implementations in the public sector has emphasized the need for IT to deliver comprehensive performance and user experience metrics. Without them, organizations can't accurately measure common benchmarks that make shared services financially sound. To achieve this level of insight, organizations are increasingly turning to application performance monitoring (APM).
Cloud computing is changing IT forever. Will it spell the demise of the enterprise IT department or be a catalyst for its rebirth? Find out how IT can use service lifecycle management to transform cloud from a source of heartburn into a source of revitalization.
The cloud beckons, with its promise of higher agility, IT efficiency, and cost savings. But no business can make the move to the cloud in a single leap. Learn how enlightened companies are using data center automation as a critical step to turning cloud potential into reality.
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 ...
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 ...
Jointly designed by NetApp, Cisco, and VMware, the FlexPod™ data center solution is a complete, integrated cloud architecture consisting of leading storage, networking, and server technologies. It was designed to reduce the cost and complexity of implementing the federal Cloud-First policy and other cloud initiatives, with a secure, pretested, shared infrastructure solution that has been validated in a lab environment.
Reduce business risk and time to deployment for all your applications.
An on demand identity & access management service is a core cloud
infrastructure services and should be:
Built for Web Scale - the service must scale up and down seamlessly with your needs.
Always Available - the service must be architected for zero downtime. No maintenance windows required.
Secure - the service must be more secure than anything you could build and operate on your own.
Constantly Evolving - the service ...
The Salesforce.com's suite of platforms and applications offer enterprises the ability to roll out rich customer-facing applications quickly, with no hardware or operations infrastructure required. The suite provides both packaged solutions, like the Salesforce CRM Customer Portal, and a platform for custom application development.
However, challenges can arise when enterprises need to integrate systems not built on Salesforce.com, or not built within the same Salesforce.com organization. Solving this problem with ...
Many public safety agencies need to do more with less and link spending to outcomes. The global trends highlighted in this report show the increasing challenges and issues confronting public safety agencies.
This white paper describes how developing competencies in five key area can help public safety agencies more effectively do their jobs in the face of extremely important and difficult sets of issues.
February 2013- Crime prediction and prevention analytics from IBM helps agencies make the best use of the people and information at hand to monitor, measure and predict crime and crime trends. Analysis of police data provides insight that lets officers track criminal activities, predict the likelihood of incidents,effectively deploy resources and solve cases faster.
January 2013- Cloud computing represents a strategic generational shift in how IT operates. It can help IT address growing pressures to be more flexible and more responsive to business needs. It can increase IT efficiency and agility, and help reduce risk of operation in organizations of all sizes. Most important, cloud computing can make IT more reliable, without sacrificing security and governance.
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