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PODCAST: Dale Wickizer, Public Sector CTO, NetApp, Discusses Securing the Mobile Workforce for Government

With the federal government embracing a fully mobile workforce, there will always be inherent security challenges that come with the territory.  In addition, agencies struggle with providing access to their data, while trying not to impose draconian policies that hamper productivity. These are some of the key themes that Dale Wickizer, Public Sector CTO, NetApp, […]

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May 21, 2013

Cyber Security  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Evolving a Mobile Security Strategy for Federal Agencies

In our monthly series on mobility we are featuring best practices and expert opinion from our own Practice Directors and partner community on the issue of mobility and BYOD. Our partner,  Blue Coat Systems, recently released the 2013 Mobile Malware report and expert Sasi Murthy discusses the findings of the research in the following video. […]

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May 14, 2013

Cyber Security  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Q&A: Mobility, BYOD and the Warfighter (Part 3 of 3)

In our monthly series on mobility we are featuring best practices and expert opinion from our own Practice Directors and partner community on the issue of mobility and BYOD. Recently, we sat down with Scott Montgomery, VP of Public Sector Solutions at McAfee, to get his perspective. As we continue the final part of this […]

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May 10, 2013

Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Q&A: Mobility, BYOD, and the Warfighter (Part 2 of 3)

In our monthly series on mobility we are featuring best practices and expert opinion from our own Practice Directors and partner community on the issue of mobility and BYOD. Recently, we sat down with Scott Montgomery, VP of Public Sector Solutions at McAfee, to get his perspective. As we continue part two of this three […]

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Q&A Mobility BYOD and the Warfighter (Part 1 of 3)

Mobility and enabling mobile workforces is top of mind for federal agencies today. From the Department of Defense (DoD), which  has  nearly 70 mobile pilot programs in place today to civilian agencies like Equal Employment Opportunity Commission who had piloted a bring your own device (BYOD) program featured in the White House BYOD toolkit,  there […]

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Securing the Connected Warfighter: Lessons Learned from U.S. Army

Recently in the news  there have been several articles about mobile devices not being tracked and managed. The one that stood out to me happens to be about the U.S. Army leveraging commercial-off- the-shelf mobile devices without a device management in place. Government Computer News (GCN) reported that the Defense Department’s inspector general found that […]

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Big Data and the Challenges of Continuous Monitoring

As we know, big data comes in all shapes and sizes and managing data always requires a secure approach. One of the strategies to secure data is to continuously monitor both the network and the data. We talked with Lee Vorthman, Manager, Cyber Initiative for NetApp U.S. Public Sector to get his thoughts. Read on […]

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April 23, 2013

Big Data & Analytics  •  Cyber Security  •  Data Center

PODCAST: CTO of Iron Bow Discusses Harnessing the Opportunities of Big Data for Greater Agency Efficiencies

This month, we are focusing on Big Data and how federal agencies can use what they currently have to do more with less. We’ve shared insights from partners like EMC on trends in this area and today, we talk with Jim Smid, CTO of Iron Bow Technologies. Jim discusses solutions that drive government efficiencies and […]

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April 16, 2013

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center

Big Data Evolves from a Perfect Storm

There is no doubt that federal agencies today are grappling with how to manage massive amounts of data and make sense of the information collected for increased efficiencies. Big data continues to drive lively discussions in our industry. Earlier this year we spoke with our Data Center Practice Director, Eric Oberhofer about the drivers fueling […]

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April 10, 2013

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center

PODCAST: Gary DePreta, Director of Federal Healthcare and Scientific Agencies at Cisco, Discusses Health IT, Collaboration and Mobility

This month we will be featuring a series of interviews with various subject matter experts about healthcare IT and how cloud, collaboration, security, mobility and other emerging technologies are impacting the industry. Today we are speaking with Gary DePreta, Director of Federal Healthcare and Scientific Agencies at Cisco, who discusses key trends in health IT […]

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April 3, 2013

Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Telehealth  •  Wireless

PODCAST: Joel E. Barthelemy, Founder and Managing Director of GlobalMed, Discusses Future of Telemedicine and Health IT

This month we will be featuring a series of interviews with various subject matter experts about healthcare IT and how cloud, collaboration, security, mobility and other emerging technologies are impacting the industry. Today, we are speaking with Joel Barthelemy, Founder and Managing Director of GlobalMed, which is a leading provider of telehealth hardware and software solutions. […]

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March 28, 2013

Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Telehealth  •  Wireless

PODCAST: Kerrie Hora, Global Healthcare Business Development Manager at Cisco Systems, Discusses Next-Generation Mobility and Patient Care

This month we will be featuring a series of interviews with various subject matter experts about healthcare IT and how cloud, collaboration, security, mobility and other emerging technologies are impacting the industry. Today, we are speaking with Kerrie Hora,Global Healthcare Business Development Manager at Cisco Systems, about HIMSS 2013, next-generation mobility solutions, as well as […]

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March 25, 2013

Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Telehealth  •  Wireless

Veterans Affairs CIO, Roger Baker, Leaves Behind History of Innovation

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most important missions of any government agency – providing benefits, medical care and services to America’s military personnel upon leaving the armed forces. In addition to being an important job, serving America’s veteran community is a difficult one. At present, America’s veteran community is about […]

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