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A Natural Evolution: From Data Center Consolidation to IT Optimization

As federal IT organizations make progress consolidating and modernizing their IT infrastructures, the impact of legacy platforms, technologies and traditional data centers still weighs heavy, along with each agency’s ability to attract and maintain the skillsets and applications needed to meet 21st century requirements.

Gov Viewpoint: Turn Your Network into a Sensor & Enforcer

You’ve already invested heavily in network infrastructure. Start putting it to work to increase situation awareness and improve incident response.

Convergence: The First Step to the Internet of Everything
Sometimes Disruption is a Good Thing

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is changing everything. But it's creating amazing opportunities for government agencies. Read this GovLoop paper to see how to innovate faster and benefit from the convergence of cloud, mobility, and big data analytics with the IoE.

VIEWPOINT: Solving IOT & Big Data Demands

Open the door to the massive data sets Big Data and Internet of Things (IOT) initiatives entail and you’ll likely swamp your established systems. Find out how you can move Big Data and IOT plans forward in this new ViewPoint from the experts at Red River and Fujitsu. You’ll learn how to:

Rethinking the Network as a Security Sensor and Enforcer

Today’s corporate networks are more important to business objectives than ever before. Consequently, greater amounts of sensitive data traverse both wired and wireless networks. This plethora of valuable data in today's enterprise attracts an increasing number of hackers and malware applications. However, the inherent connected intelligence and distributed nature that makes the network a treasure trove for cybercriminals can also empower the network to be a proactive security tool. Through traffic visibility, and segmentation, today's enterprise network can prove itself to be a sensor and enforcer for security.

The Importance of Foundational Security in Public Sector Networks

Across organizations from all sectors, the network is becoming more integral to daily operations. This is acutely felt by public sector organizations in the United States, namely federal, state, and local governmental organizations. Public sector organizations contend with the challenge of ensuring the security of highly sensitive data on the network in the midst of uncertain budgets and, in many cases, outdated infrastructure. At the same time, many public sector organizations grapple with a complex web of compliance protocols that must be supported on the network. This Analyst Connection explores the need for network infrastructure upgrades that include "foundational security."

Cybersecurity Risk: Industry Perspective The Driver for IT Modernization

Many federal, state and local government agencies are taking unnecessary security risks by operating network equipment beyond the end of supported life. Replacing outdated infrastructure with modern secure technology not only reduces security risks but also improves efficiency, productivity and service delivery in our digitized world. To bring awareness to this issue, and help the public sector address it, GovLoop and Cisco have partnered for this Industry Perspective about modernizing your network and infrastructure. In this report, we interviewed Anthony Grieco, Senior Director of Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization, for his take on the need for government to modernize.

Cisco WebEx Web Conferencing is FedRAMP-Compliant (Infographic)

With Cisco FedRAMP-compliant services, including Cisco WebEx Web Conferencing, your data is stored only in U.S. data centers — and is constantly monitored and audited for security and safety.

Meet with Anyone, Anywhere — Securely
Cisco WebEx Meeting Center: A FedRAMP-Compliant Service

Cisco WebEx® Meeting Center: A FedRAMP-Compliant Service allows you to:

The Importance of the Internet of Things for Communities
Five Essential Elements for your Digital Community

IDC answers your questions about how the Internet of Everything (IoE) can create amazing opportunities for your community to innovate faster, create a better quality of life for citizens, and make the best use of limited resources. Download this informative, complimentary whitepaper now.

eBook: Five Reasons You Should Be Thinking Flash

All-Flash storage is transforming storage architecture and revolutionizing the enterprise data center. And, with prices dropping fast, Flash is now in easy reach of agencies under tight budget constraints.

The 2016 Public Sector Guide to Social Media Strategy & Policy

The widespread adoption of social media across public agencies is creating new possibilities for public outreach and media relationships. But to be heard above the noise on social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter requires a smart strategy and thoughtful policies.

4 Ways to Reduce Records Challenges with Automation

Responding to records requests is time consuming, can drain your personnel resources, and failing to respond quickly may open your agency up to litigation.

The Government Social Media Survival Guide

For public sector organizations, interacting with the community is an absolute necessity. Social media not only makes it easy to communicate instantly ─ it can also establish your agency as a go-to resource for news, alerts, and emergency instructions.

Viewpoint: Empower Network Protection, Intel & Visibility

Traditional network defenses are failing. They can’t defend against insider threats and don’t deliver the lateral visibility you need to see and respond to anomalies real-time. Red River is solving this problem for government agencies with StealthWatch.

Data Driven Government

This paper outlines a way forward in the journey to a data-driven government. Although the principles apply to all agencies, the focus of this paper is the government agencies responsible for revenue collection and distribution of social benefits.

Smarter Care: Impact at the point of care

Health and social care systems are interdependent and each critically affects the other. Yet, a complex matrix of public and private stakeholders dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals still operates largely within silos. They provide separate types of intervention, often with competing objectives and insufficient regard for the outcomes. The world is now at the cusp of creating a type of “system of systems,” in which private and public stakeholders are coming together to coordinate resources at unprecedented levels. These stakeholders span industries, governments, cities and communities. Learn how you can improve social systems at the point of delivery in this white paper.

Co-ordinating Health and Human Services

The federal government is providing critical funding to the states to enable states and cities to improve program results for citizens. Research repeatedly confirms that the vast majority of healthcare costs are associated with a small minority of individuals with chronic conditions. For vulnerable populations, state and federal government leaders are looking beyond traditional healthcare boundaries to address the non-health conditions associated with high-need populations. They are considering social determinants such as housing, education, work and early life experience to uncover ways to improve the health of families and individuals and contain healthcare costs. Learn how a single view of the citizen can improve service delivery and outcomes when delivering social services.

Modernize and Simplify with Unity!

EMC is a global leader in enabling government agencies to redefine their operations and deliver IT as a service (ITaaS). Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect, and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted, and cost-efficient way.

Flash Decisions: Which Solution is Right for You?

Once available only to those with big budgets, Flash storage is now well within reach of most organizations and offers tremendous speed and capacity advantages. But with so many Flash options, it’s difficult to discern which solutions are right for you.

eBook: A Faster Path to Cloud

With VSPEX and Red River, nothing stands in the way of the cost savings, extreme flexibility and opportunities for innovation that Cloud provides. The latest eBook from the experts at Red River charts a faster path to Cloud with EMC VSPEX Cloud architectures and hyper-converged infrastructure.

eBook: Realizing the Full Potential of the Software-Defined Data Center

Why stop at virtualizing servers and storage? By virtualizing the network with VMware NSX networking virtualization platform, organizations can institute the third pillar of the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), move to next-generation networking and enable many of the benefits they’re already seeing by virtualizing compute and storage.

Data Analytics for Federal Healthcare eBook: Alleviating Pressure with Insight and Intelligence

Government healthcare agencies are under tremendous pressure to provide better patient care and manage sophisticated security threats as well as complex IT infrastructure – All while pinned down by strict budget limitations and compliance mandates.

Flash Decisions: Which Solution is Right for You?

Once available only to those with big budgets, Flash storage is now well within reach of most organizations and offers tremendous speed and capacity advantages. But with so many Flash options, it’s difficult to discern which solutions are right for you.

Top 10 Considerations for Selecting Mobile Gateways

Mission-Critical mobile workers who spend most of their time on the road or in temporary offices operate in a wide range of industries—law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire departments, utilities, field service, disaster relief, news, and entertainment—but they all have one thing in common: they need seamless, reliable mobile connectivity. Whether it’s connecting to the home office or setting up an ad-hoc network on-site, mobile connectivity is essential to their work. This article will help you with considerations when selecting Mobile Gateways.

Mobile E-Signatures for Government
5 Key Trends Accelerate Government Demand for Mobile Signing

Although it is still early stages for mobile government, organizations at all levels are developing mobile strategies.   Many are taking a two-pronged approach, equipping employees for mobile productivity while also using mobile apps to improve civic engagement and service delivery.  As a result, we are seeing an increase in inquiries on mobile e-signature capability for government employees signing documents as part of G2E, G2G, G2B and G2C use cases.   While many are focused on internal signing workflows, there is a need to adopt responsive technologies and mobile tools that can scale to vendor- and citizen-facing use cases – especially those mediated by recruiters, first responders, inspectors and other field personnel.  This paper presents some of the major drivers influencing the transition to mobile e-signing, including:  

Is it your network that’s bringing down your most critical applications?

Or is another application in your ecosystem to blame? Whether your networks or your apps are giving you a bad day, we give you the tools to help you figure out what’s to blame.  Visit our trial download library and choose from one of our network or application monitoring tools – and start having a good day again.

Top Reasons to Choose EMC for Video Surveillance Applications

Meeting the needs of an open, flexible and cost-effective video surveillance storage infrastructure can be challenging. However, if you need to reduce costs, insure video asset security and manage growth, EMC provides open, flexible and cost-effective video surveillance solutions that cover the entirety of edge-to-core deployments. Find out the top 5 reasons to choose EMC for your next video surveillance project.

Avoid over purchasing IT resources and infrastructure

Organizations are under immense pressure to get to the cloud now. But with tight budgets, limited resources and concerns about security and control, cloud remains out of reach for many.   In this exciting new eBook from ViON and Hitachi Data Systems Federal, you’ll learn how to Build Your Cloud Strategy with Confidence and use a cloud-based business model to:   Experience freedom and flexibility using operational vs. capital funds to break free from traditional procurement constraints

Hidden in Plain Sight: Practical Tips for Detecting and Fixing the Underlying Causes of Common Application Performance Problems

Performance issues today are compounded by the ever-increasingly complex infrastructures that IT teams must contend with when delivering applications. Infrastructures that contain a combination of virtualized, hosted, and cloud environments. Applications that are increasingly distributed, multi-tiered, and consist of disparate components supported by a growing number of suppliers.

Five DLP Tips from Security Executives

With the rapid rise in data breaches, advanced threats and mobility, data loss prevention (DLP) has quickly evolved from a security issue to a business imperative. Once considered the con¬cern solely of regulated financial services and healthcare organizations, companies across all industries are focusing on managing their data loss risk. As a result, C-level executives are turn¬ing to IT security to protect confidential data such as intellectual property (IP) and personally identifi¬able information (PII). DLP programs are emerging as the most effective solution. Security executives who use DLP as the cornerstone of their infor¬mation security strategy are reaping significant tangible and intangible benefits; not only are they keeping their company out of the headlines, but they are also getting a seat at the table with their business peers.
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Flipping the 80/20 Rule to Gain Agile Application Development

Because agencies typically spend 80 percent of IT budgets managing legacy systems and only 20 percent on new technology -- the more agencies can adopt agile application development methods, the faster they will increase efficiency and improve performance.  Agility in software development requires keeping code simple, testing often and delivering functional bits of an application as soon as they are ready.

eBook: The Business of Cloud

Cloud IT offers an expansive array of benefits, from extreme performance and high availability to flexibility and the ability to pay for storage and services on demand.  But the business of Cloud can be complex.
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Solutions to Safeguarding Growing Cloud Data

IT and security managers in the federal government—like their private sector counterparts—are facing daunting challenges when it comes to safeguarding data throughout their organization.

11 Mistakes when buying charging and storage carts & How to Avoid Them

Download this whitepaper from Blackbox to lean about the top 11 mistakes that are made when buying charging carts and how your government organization can apply those principles and avoid those mistakes.  Contact your GovConnection account manager to learn more.

ESET through GovConnection: Flexible bundles right-sized for your organization

ESET bundled business solutions simplify purchasing by reducing the number of licenses you need to buy, renew and manage. And with the ability to upgrade any time, you can buy with confidence now and add capabilities and licenses as you need them. With ESET bundled business solutions you can cover all platforms including workstations, servers and mobile devices with one easy to manage bundle.  Download the whitepaper and then call your GovConnection account manager to learn more.
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Growing Government Cyber Intelligence (ebook)

As traditional network perimeters surrounding data centers dissolve, agencies face enormous difficulties fending off attacks using a patchwork of traditional security tools to protect classified or personally identifiable information (PII).

Making the Case for Storage on Demand (ebook)

It’s no wonder that storage tops the “to-do” lists of many government and commercial enterprises. With data volumes growing at exponential rates and new technology initiatives, such as Cloud, virtualization and Big Data, requiring increased capacity and performance, powerful storage options are now a must-have. Storage is also increasingly complex. Yet, today’s tight IT budgets leave little room for error, so it’s important to make the right choices from the start.
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Survey Underscores Need for Greater Application Management Awareness

Government application portfolios are plagued with redundant functions and a lack of transparency, which has led to uncontrolled costs and a general reluctance to change anything. This frustrating scenario is primarily why Application Portfolio Management (APM) is considered vital to helping improve agency operations, including the ability to manage cloud services, lower hardware and software costs, and minimize risks.
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‘Deter and Detect, Disrupt and Protect’
How Agencies Can Reduce Insider Threat Risks

Insider threats rank among the most common, costly and damaging risks federal agencies face today. Read i360Gov's latest special report to learn what you can do to better protect your organization. Also in the report, Chris Farrow, CISO for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, describes what the FDIC has done to reduce insider threats.

A High Performance Printing Solution for Your Agency

With three distinct models, Lexmark MS310/MS410 Series printers offer superior performance, security, usability and value for public sector organizations. This series offers value and performance typical of higher-priced printers. Even the lowest-priced modelfeatures duplex printing, instant warm-up fuser, display panel, Ethernet, USB and parallel ports, plus options for wireless printing and higher input capacity. Additional models offer color LCD display, Confidential Print, support for Extra High-Yield cartridges and recommended monthly page volume up to 7,200 pages. And they’re compact enough to fit anywhere. Download this whitepaper to learn more.

A New Generation of Stackable Smart Switches for the Public Sector

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to government, businesses, consumers and service providers, has extended its industry leadership with a new family of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switches, the ProSAFE® S3300 Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch Series (www.netgear.com/s3300). The ProSAFE S3300 Series provides a blueprint for a dependable network that can easily expand as needed, exploiting the full power of 10G-capable servers and network storage devices. From greenfield environments to network refreshes for customers who value ease of deployment and management, the ProSAFE S3300 series sets new standards in defining flexibility and choice for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), government agencies, educational facilities, and other organizations looking to leverage reliable technologies at affordable price points.  Download this whitepaper to learn more.
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A Roadmap for E-Discovery Compliance

Without the right combination of tools and defendable, repeatable, internal processes in place, agencies tend to ‘overcollect’ information for e-discovery, and can end up incurring judicial sanctions, along with ballooning costs. By establishing scalable and agency-wide e-discovery processes, it’s possible to lower costs, and improve regulatory compliance. Read this important i360Gov special report to learn more what it takes to efficiently handle information requests and avoid sanctions, fines, or any undermining of public confidence.

Auditing Your Data for Insider Threats

Data generated by applications and servers, inside or outside a department or agency, can play a significant role in determining anomalous employee behaviors. In some cases, the motivational context for those behaviors can signify an insider threat. Knowing the difference between willful acts and innocent mistakes requires understanding when user activity is abnormal in the broader context of employee behavior.
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Special Report: Anything as a Service

Government agencies are under pressure to keep costs under tight control while at the same time providing a high level of services to citizens and businesses. It’s a tall order for sure, but not impossible thanks to a host of “anything-as-a-service” offerings enabled by the cloud and virtualization technology.
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Defense Organizations Strive for Software-Defined Operations

Virtualization mandates have spread as military organizations strive to comply with initiatives such as the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) and ‘Cloud First.’ Now defense and military organizations are migrating to cloud services, which rely on virtualized apps, servers and storage, as a way to modernize IT operations.
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Defending the Enterprise: Reinforcing Endpoint Security Across all Levels of Government

As the number and severity of security breaches rises, detecting anomalies and performing triage to quickly respond to cyber-attacks -- by killing processes or wiping to erase compromised devices -- has become a necessity across government agencies and departments. Read i360Gov’s latest special report to learn more about the latest guidance to address endpoint security, and how the state of Hawaii is stepping up to take a leading role as a cybersecurity hub in the Pacific.
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Embracing Data’s ‘Dark’ Side: Mitigating Risks of Unstructured Data

Government organizations generate, share and strive to maintain oceans of unstructured data, which is causing storage and/or backup operations to grow by at least 20-40% per year.  As agencies intensify their focus on how to improve constituent services, they must figure out how to decipher what data must be kept, for how long, and what can be discarded from the sea of transactional data that flows through every day. Read i360Gov’s latest special report to gain the latest advice from Administration officials, and learn how the Department of Justice handles its hefty data management responsibilities.

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