Whitepaper List

Cloud Computing Special Report

May 20, 2011

Success in the cloud, like any new IT installation, requires careful planning and support. Here are the top issues that IT managers must consider before, during and after a cloud implementation.

IDC Government Insights: The Impact of Too Much Government Information

May 20, 2011

Learn about the challenges federal government faces in dealing with today’s enormous growth of information, the impact it has on employee productivity, and practical approaches for successful government information management.

Datasheet: Symantec Endpoint Protection

May 16, 2011

Worried about defense against malware for laptops, desktops and servers? Read this whitepaper to learn more about the Secure, Simple and Seamless benefits of Endpoint Protection.

CISO Guide to Next Generation Threats

May 13, 2011

Find out how to combat advanced malware, zero-day and targeted attacks on Federal networks.

Reinventing Network Access: National Managed Broadband Service

May 12, 2011

Introducing Hughes National Managed Broadband Service—connect field offices to your MPLS network with a tailored broadband solution. Replace expensive T1 access. More efficient. Fully managed. Saves you money in a time of shrinking budgets.

Collaboration Tools

May 06, 2011

There was a time when engaging a new service or software provider was all about cost. Now, with the various types of software — such as cloud-based and open source, to name a few — and very real differences in service offerings, cost alone just doesn’t cut it anymore.

The STAND: Virtualization

May 06, 2011

THE STAND: Virtualization looks at issues including data center consolidation, cloud computing and security from the perspective of a long-time player in the federal IT arena, who gives his views on the pros and cons of virtualization and how agencies can wring the most from their virtualization strategies.

GameChanger: Cybersecurity

May 04, 2011

Recent cybersecurity reports indicate that agencies need to combine sophisticated security products and services with proper policies, procedures and expertise to safeguard their systems from cyberattackers.

Secure Remote Access for Government Teleworkers

Apr 29, 2011

Learn more about how VMware View™ helps federal agencies implement teleworking as a cloud-based service to meet new requirements, keep employees productive, and contain costs

Streamlining Freedom of Information Act Requests

Apr 29, 2011

Clearwell enabled a cabinet-level executive department of the US government to streamline its FOIA process, improving response times by 50 percent and reducing its FOIA backlog by 80 percent.

Managing the Unmanageable: A Better Way to Manage Storage

Apr 25, 2011

Government agencies today depend heavily on easily accessible data, but traditional storage methods can’t keep up with today’s fast-paced, on-demand world. Download this whitepaper to learn how scale-out storage meets these challenges without worries about scalability or availability.

Proactive Digital Asset Management Solutions for Public Sector

Apr 21, 2011

Find out how to implement an Active Archive strategy at your agency with this newly-released whitepaper. An active archive strategy requires planning and tools, but when done properly it can dramatically reduce the overall costs of managing a growing pool of data. More importantly, by de-coupling production disk from other tiers of storage, single points of failure are virtually eliminated. Download this whitepaper now to learn more.

Iron Bow Securing Government Systems

Apr 21, 2011

The once-a-year snapshot of security compliance might get agencies good marks, but it doesn’t assure their ongoing security. Continuous monitoring of systems and security is now seen as a key best practice.

Optimize your asset management with IBM Maximo

Apr 13, 2011

Government regulations and policies, coupled with elevated levels of domestic and foreign security, have increased the urgency for government agencies to fully understand and proactivly manage their complete portfolio of assets. Read this brochure and find out how IBM® Maximo Asset Management helps government agencies address accountability with asset optimization.

Cybersecurity Solutions For Small Agencies With Smaller Budgets

Apr 13, 2011

Many threats to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of critical data on federal government networks can be traced to a lack of compliance. Read this whitepaper and find out how IBM’s expertise can help you build a robust IT security solution governance program that detects, protects and manages vulnerabilities within your federal IT infrastructure.

Boost Cyber Security: Maintain Insight, Respond Quickly and Plan Proactively

Apr 08, 2011

In today’s volatile sociopolitical environment, government organizations have learned through adversity that the information they collect and process must be carefully protected to ensure the public welfare. While addressing the need for confidentiality, a careful and thorough information management policy combined with real-time cyberreporting and analytics also boosts cost containment efforts and empowers leaders to make effective decisions.

Why Managing Security Matters: The Five Must-Dos of Mobile Management

Apr 08, 2011

Data integrity may very well live or die by your ability to ensure that dozens, hundreds or perhaps thousands of mobile devices are managed and used the right way.

Public Sector Business Analytics: The Path to Better Decision Making and Agility

Apr 08, 2011

This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence for improving decision making in public sector organizations and the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across many functions.

Network Infrastructure

Apr 07, 2011

The passage of the Telework Enhancement Act in December underscores the growing need for better secure remote-access solutions to ensure that only authorized users can tap government networks and information.

US Government Launches First Strike Defense Against Advanced Threats

Apr 06, 2011

This FFRDC is under constant cyber attack – bringing them to Bit9 to define a proactive approach to thwart today’s targeted malware. Learn how they enable innovation in a dynamic IT environment, protected from the Advanced Persistent Threat.

Cloud Computing Payback

Apr 04, 2011

Cloud Computing ROI study conducted by IBM Research uses customer environment data and cost saving data from more than one dozen companies working with IBM on Cloud Computing. The results overview the financial benefits of implementing cloud computing.

GameChanger: Cloud Computing

Apr 04, 2011

A wave of federal initiatives designed to accelerate data center consolidation and the deployment of cloud computing is bearing down on traditional government IT operations and forcing agencies to address how best to achieve compliance with the new mandates.

Wireless Cyberwarfare

Mar 31, 2011

Software Virtual Network technology and tools are now available that accelerate the development of devices and applications to protect vulnerable mobile ad-hoc networks and weaponize cyberattack capability.

System Performance Solutions For Federal IT

Mar 31, 2011

At every IT site, efficiency is vital to both performance and economy. Diskeeper 2011 makes it easy to maintain optimum system performance at all times. This paper makes it clear why.

The STAND Cybersecurity

Mar 25, 2011

Cyberwar, advanced persistent threats and Stuxnet-like attacks are new elements that have become a part of the attack lexicon. See what the nature of today’s cybersecurity realities are and what government should be doing about them.

Addressing Data Management and IT Infrastructure Challenges in a SharePoint Environment

Mar 25, 2011

This paper describes the Data Management Challenges and Solutions for SharePoint environments incorporating data captured from over 350 SharePoint administrators, architects and business decision makers.

Optimized License Management for the Datacenter

Mar 25, 2011

With optimized license management, organizations can eliminate over-spending and under-spending on licenses, and reduce ongoing maintenance costs associated with server-based software while producing the highest ROI.

Financial Management Modernization at the USDA Positively Impacts Mission

Mar 22, 2011

USDA's financial modernization project yielded over $18 million in savings from consolidating and eliminating many legacy systems. Learn more in this IDC published case study.

Federal Data Center Consolidation – Interviews and Guidelines

Mar 17, 2011

Data center consolidation is now a top federal IT priority, driving a government-wide effort to reduce IT costs, lower energy consumption, improve IT security and enable a shift to more efficient IT platforms, such as cloud computing.

NASA World Wind: A Breakthrough Way to Look at Our World

Mar 16, 2011

In this white paper, learn why NASA chose Isilon scale-out storage over traditional data storage for its World Wind project to efficiently access 3D satellite data and increase the availability of processed imagery.

Planning and design for smarter cities

Mar 15, 2011

To better deliver city services and work with external partners, cities must approach and design solutions that create security-rich environments and facilitate compliance. Regulatory and risk issues, including data security and privacy, are critical, and missteps are costly.

'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.

Mobile and Wireless Special Report

Mar 09, 2011

Two of the very technologies that make IT departments most nervous – cloud computing and mobile devices – can complement each other and reduce security risks.

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.

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.

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.

Mending the hole in the public purse - How lack of data is inhibiting sustainable procurement in local government

Mar 02, 2011

This IBM paper discusses the need for local authorities to put themselves in control of their assets and services, and to prevent waste, both financial and environmental.

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.

Automate Storage Tiering with Dell Equallogic SANs

Jan 28, 2011

Storage Tiering offers a key approach for coping with explosive data growth. The PS Series architecture and feature set can simplify tiering design and implementation, while helping to automate ongoing administration.

Cloud Computing Drives Breakthrough Improvements in IT Service Delivery, Speed, and Costs

Jan 27, 2011

IDC OPINION Cloud computing promotes a new dialogue between business and IT decision makers. It allows decision makers to define business service requirements first and then decide how to balance the use of shared, internal virtualized IT resources and external public services most cost-effectively while maintaining required levels of cost, performance, security, and business resilience.

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.

Strategic Use of Analytics in Government

Jan 25, 2011

The use of analytics in government can be either tactical or strategic—supporting or even driving the accomplishment of key missions and objectives. Read the white paper, “Strategic Use of Analytics in Government” and find out how four governmental mission and management areas make use of analytics.

Solutions for mitigating threats in the government sector

Jan 25, 2011

The cyber infrastructures of governments are becoming more complex—and therefore more vulnerable to attacks. IBM’s security framework enables agencies to take a holistic approach to cyber protection. Read this white paper, “IBM solutions for cybersecurity” and see how you can best apply a multitiered containment strategy to protect the systems and people of the United States.

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.