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Communication You Can Count On

One doesn’t have to look past the latest newspaper headline to know how critical the role of emergency responders is to the protection and safety of our communities. However, challenges, mainly when it comes to communication, often stand in the way of first responders performing their jobs effectively. Government Technology spoke with Scot Smith, industry solutions manager/engineer at Sprint, about how Sprint’s innovative layered approach to communications is providing emergency response agencies with more than just interoperability — and completely revolutionizing the way first responders collaborate and serve the public.


Distributed Denial-of-Service: The Threat to Government

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are escalating across all industries. While all organizations are vulnerable to these attacks, government agencies are at risk more than most. Read this issue brief to learn more about the threat of DDoS in government and ways to help prevent and remediate these attacks.

Building a Strong Foundation for Successful Social Media in Government

Planning, policy and a proactive approach to records management created a strong foundation for Fremont, Calif.’s social media presence, enabling the city to become a leader in online engagement. Read this case study to learn how social media archiving helped the city improve communication with residents and comply with records retention regulations.

Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays

Solid-state arrays have matured beyond performance-oriented workloads, and the benefits are now compelling for all primary storage plus old and new unexpected workloads. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders better understand SSA vendors' positioning in the market.

Increase Operational Efficiency while Empowering your Developers

OpenShift is an open, hybrid Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that lets developers quickly develop, host, scale, and deliver apps in the cloud.

M-Trends: The One Threat Report You Need to Read

Mandiant's annual threat report reveals key insights, statistics and case studies illustrating how the tools and tactics of advanced targeted attackers, including the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), have evolved over the last year. The report, based on hundreds of advanced threat investigations, also shares approaches that organizations can take to improve the way they detect, respond to, and contain complex breaches.

Is Your Print Environment Prepared for a Cyber Attack?

Download this research report from the Center for Digital Government to learn what steps agencies are taking to better secure their printer fleet and what changes they foresee in the future that could impact their print environment.

Are You Ready for the Cloud?

Cloud-based solutions can improve performance, help agencies acquire new capabilities and cut costs, but how do state and local governments successfully migrate? Download this infographic for some important considerations to help you better understand your agency’s cloud readiness factor and reap these benefits.

Public Procurement for the Postmodern ERP Era

A recent Center for Digital Government survey of 138 government, IT and procurement decision-makers found 31 percent of respondents don't have a portal or eProcurement system where they can post bids and RFPs online.

HHS in Transition

This report maps the forces that are driving this transformation, both to build understanding of the current environment and to push toward a markedly different - and more effective - approach to serving the people and communities that rely on these services.

A Smarter Approach to Application Modernization

Read this paper to learn how your agency can use commercially supported open source middleware to deliver services quickly and cost effectively.