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Modernization as a Service: Acquiring IT through Innovative Procurement

To capitalize on innovative technologies and spend “smarter,” state and local agencies are looking to the cloud, consolidation and virtualization. As a way to accomplish this, they are shifting some IT expenditures to monthly or recurring services rather than treating them as fixed hardware costs. While IT funding continues to become elusive, extended payment plans enable agencies to acquire IT goods and services with less upfront investment and negotiable payment terms, often leveraging operational expenditure (opex) funds to realize a rapid and demonstrable return on investment.


Flash Storage For Dummies, NetApp Special Edition

Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp 2nd Special Edition, describes the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From flash-accelerated storage to all-flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures.

NetApp Hybrid Array with Flash Pool Technology

NetApp Flash Pool is a storage cache option within the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier product family, available for NetApp FAS storage systems. A Flash Pool configures solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) into a single storage pool, known as an 'aggregate' in NetApp parlance, with the SSDs providing a fast response time cache for volumes that are provisioned on the Flash Pool aggregate.

Steps to Understanding the Internet of Everything

The benefit of IoE is derived from the compound impact of connecting people, process, data, and things, and the value this increased connectedness creates as 'everything' comes online. See IoE in action, learn how to get ready, and how to enable IoE financially, technologically, and securely.

IoE-Fueled Capabilities Enable City of Chicago to Improve Operations and Public Transit Service

The plan, which combines both existing and new programs, highlights 28 initatives within five broad strategies that together will enable Chicago to realize its vision of becoming a city where technology fuels opportunity, inclusion, engagment, and innovation. See the plan's objective, strategies, and solutions in this 10 page paper.

Smart+Connected Communities: Connecting the Unconnected

Learn how the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities initiative delivers what's possible when you connect the unconnected.

A City Guide to the Internet of Everything

As microcosms of the Internet of Everything (IoE), cities stand to benefit the most from connecting people, process, data, and things. Working with Cisco, in partnership with global and local innovators, cities are developing IoE-related projects, platforms, and implementations.

Proactive Performance Management for Enterprise Databases

The best database administrators do more than react to trouble; they prevent it. But proactive management requires the right tools to handle all that raw data. Learn the features to look for in a database-management solution.

Proactive and Predictive Virtualization Management

Find out how five Dell Foglight for Virtualization customers overcame challenges in virtualized datacenters.

TRAC Research - Key Roles of User Experience Monitoring

Forty-seven percent of organizations that participated in TRAC's research report their user-experience monitoring does not meet IT requirements for aligning business goals. Find out how yours compares.

Smart City as a Service: Using Analytics to Equip Communities for Data-Driven Decisions

Regional and municipal governments and large public organizations are striving to deliver higher levels of service, but are challenged with flat or decreased funding to support their efforts. One solution is to use the vast stores of data available to gain a better perspective to identify opportunities to deliver services more efficiently, and engage stakeholders with open data initiatives to create innovative programs â€" in effect becoming a smart city. A framewo
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