New Approaches to KM in Government: User-centric Enterprise Information Retrieval

Today’s $12 billion (USD) knowledge management (KM) market provides comprehensive solutions to large organizations. However, implementing such solutions requires significant resources and depends on behavioral changes by employees. As a result, KM efforts often fall short of their goals. Shifting focus to end user features offers significant benefits to government organizations and their employees—and improves the odds of success.

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Optimizing Bandwidth: Why Size Doesn’t Always Matter

Network managers have to balance the need for increased speed of response and the best possible end user performance, and the need to reduce costs.

Traffic on the network expands to fill the available bandwidth, resulting in degraded performance across the most congested links. Network managers have to be able to show that a link is experiencing congestion for a significant amount of time due to legitimate business usage before they can add additional capacity. But approaches such as peak or average utilization and traffic totals provide limited insight into and understanding of network congestion.

To optimize the use of existing capacity and make the business case for more bandwidth, network managers need to ask themselves a number of questions. In this white paper, a new approach to getting needed information about network congestion is discussed. Principles to consider for effective capacity planning are discussed, as well as the limitations to traditional approaches to managing network capacity, and a solution called burst utilization is given, to measure performance and save network managers time.

A burst-style view shows the links spending the most amount of time in a congested state and the time in that state. Using this information, the network manager can explore why the link is busy and whether additional bandwidth is needed, and identify any links where capacity could be reduced. By using existing bandwidth more effectively, they may be able to improve the end user experience.  Read More

Moving Beyond Your Mobile Blind Spot: An App Centric Approach to Enterprise Mobility

Between 55% and 65% of enterprises allow some type of bring your own device (BYOD), according to J. Gold and Associates’ research. While companies tend to have mobile strategies, there are often gaps within those strategies that overlook factors like changing technology requirements and security breaches. This report looks at the crucial factor of security, compares mobile security solutions, and details prioritizing the user experience. Read More

Moving Beyond Your Mobile Blind Spot: An App Centric Approach to Enterprise Mobility

Between 55% and 65% of enterprises allow some type of bring your own device (BYOD), according to J. Gold and Associates’ research. While companies tend to have mobile strategies, there are often gaps within those strategies that overlook factors like changing technology requirements and security breaches. This report looks at the crucial factor of security, compares mobile security solutions, and details prioritizing the user experience. Read More

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Maximizing the Value of Economic Stimulus Funds: Transparency and Accountability in Government Agencies

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10 Principles for Knowledge Management Success

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