Whitepaper List

'Storage Efficiency' for Dummies - eBook Guide

Mar 14, 2011

Budget issues are not the only struggle agencies encounter. Efficiently managing data - and for the least cost - can also be a challenge.

Journey to a High-Performance Building

Mar 07, 2011

As federal, state, and local government agencies feel the pressure to cut costs and improve efficiency, many are looking at energy management as a way to achieve both goals.

CyberScope and Tighter Cybersecurity Reporting Requirements: Are You Ready?

Mar 07, 2011

With FISMA reporting through CyberScope which began November 15, 2010 and compliance with monthly reporting commencing on January 1, 2011, agencies must act quickly. Learn how to instrument best practices and solutions to meet the rigors of new FISMA mandates while increasing productivity with automation.

GameChanger: Virtualization

Mar 06, 2011

Driven by federal mandates to consolidate data centers and migrate to the cloud, government agencies at all levels are turning to virtualization to help lower expenses, streamline IT operations and reduce energy consumption.

Project Management Office Best Practices: A step-by-step plan to build and improve your PMO

Mar 03, 2011

Today, project management efficiencies are more important than ever. Companies using integrated program management processes and governance, stand the best chance of identifying the right projects, anticipating and minimizing risks, and allocating the best resources to projects and meeting their objectives on time and within budget. A Project Management Office (PMO) can streamline efficiencies and position your company for future project success.

Three Demographic Mega-Trends to Transform the Aerospace and Defense Workforce

Mar 03, 2011

Three demographic mega-trends promise to transform the composition of the Aerospace & Defense workforce. In this informative whitepaper from Oracle, learn about these trends and how they are beginning to take effect, driving imbalances that are rippling through a number of talent markets.

Transforming Government: A 21st Century Email Solution

Feb 28, 2011

Gmail is a modern program that provides a 21st Century answer to government needs: Flexible, feature-rich, easy-to-use email married to voice, video and collaboration tools, delivered over the Web using cost-effective cloud services.

When the cloud makes sense

Feb 25, 2011

Cloud computing could help the government become significantly more efficient. But is it always the right choice?

Data Center Optimization

Feb 12, 2011

Expect greater consolidation of data centers in a large majority of agencies this year, as federal oversight intensifies, driving agencies to reduce costs and streamline IT operations.

Strategies to Cut Costs and Improve Performance

Feb 01, 2011

Eliminate federal debt - Optimize spending and maximize value.

Mobile Security

Jan 31, 2011

Attacks on mobile networks and devices have grown in both number and sophistication. This report discusses how IT administrators can securely manage mobile devices.

Mitigate Business Risks for Complex Assets through Smarter Maintenance

Jan 27, 2011

Find out how leaders of top performing companies responded when asked whether technology is an impediment or aid to their continuous improvement program in this report from ARC Advisory Group.

Gaining the Cloud Advantage

Jan 24, 2011

CIOs can elevate the role of IT in their organizations by enabling new business opportunities with innovative cloud technologies.

Simplifying the Virtual Data Center

Jan 24, 2011

Brocade can help IT leaders realize the promise of the virtualized data center by bringing its proven data center fabric technology to Ethernet, enabling a superior data-center network.

Best Practices for Virtual Infrastructure Management

Jan 24, 2011

IT leaders determined to get the most value from their virtualization technology investments need reliable networking infrastructure solutions that integrate easily into their existing enterprise environments.

Unified Communications

Jan 14, 2011

Unified communications seems poised to be IP-based services champion.

Protecting Your Confidential Data with Symantec

Jan 03, 2011

This Webcast highlights how to identify and protect confidential information to prevent data breaches, stop data leakage, demonstrate compliance and reduce the risk of external attacks and the insider threat.

The Enterprise PMO Business Value for the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Dec 01, 2010

In the post-financial crisis global economy, leading aerospace and defense companies are navigating the high-level of business and financial uncertainty through more centralized management of their programs. Such companies have sought and realized improvements in program delivery performance by implementing an Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) that supports the organization’s overall program delivery success. The EPMO is an organizational unit reporting into the highest level of the organization and is charged with delivering incremental improvement in program delivery success across the organization.

Does your Organization Need a Project Management Office?: Improving project success rates with a PMO

Dec 01, 2010

No project plans to fail. Yet 19% of all projects still do – and another 46% of projects face significant challenges, such as delays, budget overruns, or end products with less than the required features and functions. These failures and challenges can be attributed to undocumented project management methods, uncontrolled and reactive delivery, unrealistic budget or time expectations, limited planning, or a lack of executive commitment.

Carrier Ethernet: Taking Bandwidth to the Network’s Edge

Nov 19, 2010

Carrier Ethernet is emerging as a prime candidate for providing high bandwidth to the WAN and MAN as government agencies look to deliver IP-based voice, video and data services to users at the edge of the network.

2010 Government IT Buying Study White Paper

Nov 16, 2010

The eighth annual Government IT Buying Study was fielded across the subscribers of all 1105 Government Information Group publications and e-newsletters, providing broad insights into government plans to buy, use and manage technology products and services in the next 12 months.

Cloud Computing in Government: The Case and Considerations

Nov 15, 2010

To reduce costs, federal agencies have recently embarked on a number of initiatives. The most promising one is cloud computing. This paper presents the case for cloud computing and discusses practical applications, benefits, and considerations.

11 Security Controls to Protect Your IT Systems from Attack

Nov 09, 2010

A team of cyber-security experts wrote the Consensus Audit Guidelines to help agencies comply with FISMA. From that they identified 20 security controls that were important for blocking attacks. Read the whitepaper on how to meet 11 of those controls.

How to Protect Your Agency’s IT Environment Inside and Out

Nov 09, 2010

Breaches in cybersecurity are real and detrimental, read this whitepaper to learn how to lock down your agency’s environment and comply with the Consensus Audit Guidelines.

Data Center Consolidation Strategies for the Federal CIO

Nov 09, 2010

Successful consolidation comes from being prepared. Understand the common challenges CIOs face with consolidating an IT environment, the potential goals and benefits, and what IT consolidation looks like as a solution.

Security Compliance Automation

Nov 09, 2010

Automated tools and advanced analytics help align compliance with security protection measures. This report discusses how Security Compliance Automation can reduce risk management and compliance headaches.

A Proven Solution for Government Transformation

Nov 04, 2010

Learn how agencies transform key processes with proven technology providing the agility necessary to handle continuous change and the automation to facilitate increased constituent service with fewer resources.

Preventing Government Document Leaks

Nov 02, 2010

Recent data loss incidents, such as the Wikileaks on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars have re-emphasized the need for improved information security. This whitepaper discusses processes and technology that can help prevent sensitive information leaks.

The Masters: Virtualization Management

Oct 25, 2010

Learn more about desktop and server virtualization, their key benefits, how they differ from each other, and what buyers should look for when acquiring solutions for each of these kinds of virtualization.

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Transforms Business with Earned Value Management Approach

Oct 01, 2010

Learn how Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., a leading aerospace and defense company, uses Oracle’s Primavera project portfolio management (PPM) solutions to successfully manage their programs.

Successfully Managing Programs and Risk in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Oct 01, 2010

In an industry where companies bet their future on every major program, failure truly isn't an option. Just one failed program has the potential to jeopardize both short-term success and a company's ability to further its long-term strategic goals. Success depends on adhering to schedules, meeting budgets, and delivering results to customers. Now more than ever, proper risk assessment is absolutely crucial to ensure that programs and projects are successful. Successfully Managing Programs and Risk in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, a whitepaper by Oracle, discusses strategies to achieve success and mitigate risk, including industry research and insight from leading companies.

Earned Value Lite Making Earned Value Management Work for Every Project

Oct 01, 2010

Earned Value Management (EVM) allows you to predict your project results within 15-20% of completion, in time to make a difference. Yet the criteria for EVM tends to be overly prescriptive for smaller projects. This discourages many organizations from adopting them. Oracle has achieved an effective and streamlined formula that works for all projects—not just major, complex systems—by distilling the formal criteria of EVM into 10 fundamental steps that constitute a simplified form of EVM called earned value lite.

Storage Management Made Simple

Sep 27, 2010

This whitepaper will help you discover how your agency can obtain the complete solution for heterogeneous online storage management.

NetApp Consolidation Solutions Slash Data Center Costs

Sep 27, 2010

This whitepaper will help you discover how your agency’s IT assets can reach full potential with consolidation solutions from NetApp.

Visual Privacy: A Critical Protection Area for the Federal Government

Sep 20, 2010

There is both a critical need and a basic expectation that the federal government will keep sensitive and classified information secure. Over the past few years, a wave of new federal security standards and increasingly sophisticated attacks have highlighted the need to protect sensitive and classified data at all times—while it is stored, transmitted and viewed.

10GigE the next generation network infrastructure

Sep 16, 2010

The dawning of 10-Gigabit Ethernet is good news as IT administrators look to improve performance. Questions regarding costs, benefits, cabling & timing are top of mind while organizations plan for technology upgrades & new network deployments.

BigFix and Intelligent Decisions provide Real-time, pervasive and deep asset discovery

Aug 13, 2010

A financial company installed a license to manage what they thought was a population of 50,000 desktop computers. BigFix reported they hosted 80,000 machines. Subsequent investigation verified the number and the organization used this data to reduce the surplus machines and bring the remainder under active management.

Building resiliency and security into a dynamic infrastructure

Jan 26, 2010

A dynamic infrastructure that overlooks resiliency and security concerns could leave your agency vulnerable. Read the Clabby Analytics research brief “Don’t Overlook Business Resiliency and Security When Building a Dynamic Infrastructure” to see how the IBM® strategy for a dynamic infrastructure can help empower and protect federal agencies. Read the research brief.

Reduce management costs with secure, scalable cloud computing

Jan 26, 2010

Why house all agency data and applications onsite and get bogged down with the associated administrative costs? Turn to IBM® cloud computing. Read the white paper “Key Infrastructure Elements for Cloud Computing” and see how you can provide your agency with secure, seamless access to the information they need. Read the white paper.

Why Convert to a SAASM Based GPS Timing Receiver

Jan 26, 2010

Learn how to acquire encrypted, Military GPS-code, and no longer depend on jammed civil GPS code.

Opening Data, Opening Government

Jan 22, 2010

The Open Government Directive requires every federal agency to open its data streams to the public---but with outdated legacy systems, that can be harder than ever. Learn how data silo ‘mashers’ can provide real-time connectivity throughout an agency network.

Public Sector Budget Formulation Software Designed By Former Public Sector Budget Officers

Jan 21, 2010

Are you finding that budgeting can be an arduous process when it involves disparate, point solutions and inconsistent data? SAP software for public budget formulation, designed by former public sector officers, is scalable and integrated software that addresses end-to-end public sector budget formulation.

Maximizing the Value of Economic Stimulus Funds

Jan 21, 2010

Learn how to meet the challenges facing your agency with respect to the recent stimulus plan. Accept the government's challenge to maintain your focus on developing programs that achieve long-term results for constituents, while ensuring that these programs adhere to the complex requirements for stimulus funds.

A New Approach for Large-Scale Data Management and Data Analysis

Jan 08, 2010

Now there is a whole new architecture for data management and data analysis by allowing analytic applications to be pushed down into Aster Data’s massively parallel processing (MPP) database so applications are now co-located with the data itself.