March 2015 GovDataDownload Round Up

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We hope you will enjoy the March 2015 GovDataDownload round up, delivered to you by NetApp U.S. Public Sector.

 

With the best data management solutions, you can enhance efficiency, lower costs, and focus on key objectives, secure in the knowledge that you have the tools necessary for long-term success.

 

GovDataDownload is an online publication that discusses the technologies impacting government agencies and educational institutions at all levels. Each month GovDataDownload brings you:

  • Best practices to help you make informed decisions
  • Solutions specific to the public sector
  • The latest information about recent technology developments

 

This month's newsletter introduces a podcast about upcoming TechAmerica recommendations to the White House on technology convergence and a white paper investigating the Internet of Things in government. It also highlights an interview with NetApp's Bob Burwell about the future of flash in state, local, and education, and a case study exploring how Dallas County, Iowa balanced the needs of a mobile workforce with security concerns.

 

The conversation is richer with everybody's participation, so visit GovDataDownload.com and join in.

 

UPCOMING REPORT ON TECHNOLOGY CONVERGENCE COULD CHANGE GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

The TechAmerica Foundation's Technology Convergence Commission soon will make recommendations to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and others in the administration on the issue of technology convergence. Dr. Greg Gardner, NetApp's chief architect for government, defense, and intel solutions for the U.S. Public Sector, serves as a commissioner and recently spoke with us about the upcoming recommendations. Visit GovDataDownload for the podcast of the discussion.

 

INTERNET OF THINGS: PREPARING FOR A CONNECTED GOVERNMENT

The Internet of Things has, thus far, been a consumer-driven field. Adoption in government has been relatively limited, due in part to issues of building the infrastructure for the technology in this fiscal climate and a general limited understanding of the potential applications. But that's about to change. Visit GovDataDownload to download a white paper, "The Internet of Things: Preparing Yourself for a Connected Government." Filled with insight from visionary IT leaders, case studies, and practical advice, this white paper acts as your roadmap to the exciting next step in our interconnected world.

 

INTERVIEW WITH NETAPP PUBLIC SECTOR CTO BOB BURWELL ON FLASH TRENDS

In this interview, Bob Burwell, chief technology officer for NetApp U.S. Public Sector State, Local Government and Education (SLED), shares his insights on what he's seeing in the SLED marketplace. His insights speak to storage trends, implementation of flash storage in that market, and the trends he anticipates for the adoption of flash within those verticals over the next few years.

 

SECURE MOBILE DATA STORAGE AND MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS ENABLE REMOTE WORKFORCES, SERVE CONSTITUENTS

Despite the benefits of enabling employees to work remotely through BYOD (bring your own device), fears about the security of enterprise mobile solutions keep many organizations from adopting tools that enable mobile workforces. However, security and IT management are not insurmountable issues and need not keep agencies from realizing the benefits of secure mobile access to data and mobile file sharing. This article introduces a case study about Dallas County, Iowa. It describes how the county developed a solution to keep data on the premises and accessible to users anywhere and on any device, all while maintaining security, data protection, and storage efficiency.