DLT Staff

September 8, 2016
The Benefits of Laser Scanning for Architecture premium
Laser scanning-based reality capture is fundamentally changing the world of architecture and construction.  This technology and the complimentary workflow provides tangible, real-world benefits by lowering the cost of documenting as-is conditions and reducing the overall project lifecycle. Building and facility owners realize cost reducing and measurable benefits, including reduced man-hours, and improved accuracy. Lower costs […]
September 6, 2016
Forget Everything You’ve Read about Application Monitoring premium
If you’re like many federal IT professionals, your understanding of application performance management (APM) has probably been rigidly shaped by the limited definitions put forth by analysts and other industry experts. Those groups tend to place APM in a very narrow, easily consumable box. To them, it’s software that incorporates analytics, end-user experience monitoring, and […]
August 26, 2016
The new IT prototype premium
There is a dramatic shift underway in the federal technology landscape on a scale rarely seen more than once every decade or so. Computing environments are evolving from traditional on-premises-only to a hybrid strategy that migrates some infrastructure to the cloud, while keeping some critical systems onsite. According to SolarWinds’ IT Trends Report 2016: The […]
June 28, 2016
6 Steps to Giving Data Backup the Respect It Deserves premium
Data is an incredibly important asset. Unfortunately, too many agencies continue to treat data as an easily replaced commodity. But we’re not talking about a database administrator’s (DBA) iTunes library. We’re talking highly sensitive and important government data that can be too easily lost or compromised. It’s time to stop treating data as a commodity […]
Infrastructure Industry Trends You Need to Follow premium
Technology advancements, aging infrastructure systems, and shifting populations are bringing more and more change to the infrastructure industry. It is important, and difficult, to find a balance among leveraging exciting new technologies, adhering to existing regulations, and keeping costs to a minimum to make the most of limited budgets. Keeping track of industry trends is essential […]
The Time Has Come for Packet Analysis premium
The Rolling Stones once wrote a song about how time waits for no one, but the inverse is also true today. These days, no one waits for time; certainly not government personnel who depend on speedy networks to deliver mission-critical applications and data. Fortunately, agency administrators can employ deep packet-level analysis to ensure the efficiency […]
May 10, 2016
Three Things That Make Hybrid Clouds So Great for Agencies premium
For many federal agencies, the decision to deploy public or private clouds has come down to this: they’re going with both. They’re embracing hybrid clouds. It’s really no surprise given that federal IT is balancing the need for greater agility, flexibility, and innovation, with strict security control. Hybrid clouds provide the perfect alternative, because they […]
March 24, 2016
Three Techniques to Help Solve the Mystery of Network Monitoring premium
For federal government agencies, network monitoring has evolved into something extremely important, yet unnecessarily complex. For instance, according to Gleanster Research, 62 percent of respondents use on average three separate monitoring tools to keep their networks safe and functioning properly. It doesn’t take a famous detective to unveil the secrets behind the growing popularity of […]
March 7, 2016
Cloud First…or Second: Managing the Hybrid Data Center premium
Most agencies aren’t interested in competing in the Amazing Race to the cloud, but there’s no doubt that the government is starting to embrace the cloud. Drivers include the cost savings and the increased agility that cloud computing can provide. However, this movement towards the cloud frequently leaves today’s IT professionals tasked with managing applications […]
February 11, 2016
SDN is Coming: Is the DOD Ready? premium
Like it or not, Software Defined Networking (SDN) is coming and although implementations may offer many of the benefits hyped by vendors last year, there are also a few unforeseen security and operational challenges. These SDN challenges aren’t unique – for the most part they’re the same faced by IT in general – only in […]