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Feb 21 2017 2:00PM

In ways we could only imagine a decade ago, technology is improving the delivery of services across state and local governments. Isolated systems can now work together, we have the capacity to capture and analyze data like never before, and information can be delivered into our hands exactly how and when we need it.

But all this advancement comes at a price, sometimes a steep one, and funding to support innovation can seem elusive. Fortunately, there are a number of federal and state grant programs that have been specifically created to support innovation in specific public sector applications, and learning about them is the first step in accessing them!

Join Grants Office CEO and special guests from NetApp for a fast-paced look at how leading communities have been able to fund innovation and the technologies that have dramatically improved outcomes across government. As a thank you for participating in this event, every government representative who registers will receive a free Grants Office Funding Opportunity Report, developed just for you with information you provide and detailing the grant opportunities that could fund your community’s plans for innovation.

Nov 17 2016 2:00PM

For any city or county, successfully implementing a major technology initiative demands solid strategy and effective tools to make it happen. Fortunately, your partners at Insight Public Sector and NetApp and have brought together resources and best practices to help make launching your technology project a whole lot easier.

Join a group of leaders from NetApp, Insight Public Sector, and Grants Office for an end-to-end discussion of best practices for developing, funding, procuring, and deploying your next technology project, and we’ll be using an example you may be dealing with yourself: a department-wide law enforcement body-worn camera rollout.

We’ll be discussing:

* Developing a 360-degree project plan for your technology project: how Insight Public Sector works with municipal customers like yours to develop winning project plans

* Funding your project from internal and external sources: how the NetApp Grants Support program can help you identify new sources of funding

* Procuring the technology and services when you need them and at the right price: how the US Communities Government Purchasing Alliance enables you to easily and confidently acquire everything you need at the best overall supplier government pricing

* Deploying your technology initiative with fewer snags: how Insight Public Sector and NetApp cut costs, reduce risks, and bring industry-leading experience to all levels of government

If you're looking to streamline your next technology rollout, especially if you’ve been looking into a body-worn camera initiative, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

Aug 2 2016 2:00PM

Successful grants don’t just happen. Organizations like the National Science Foundation (NSF) look for comprehensive grant submissions that demonstrate a full understanding of the technical requirements needed to create secure, scalable data storage and network-wide connectivity to accommodate university research programs.

Sponsored by NetApp - a leader in data storage/management for the public sector - this webcast will cover:
- New connectivity and storage technologies that are designed to keep pace with the demands of university researchers.
- Options provided by the Campus Cyberinfrastructure Grants program and tips for incorporating the right technologies in your grant proposal.

Special Guest Speaker Mohamad Qayoom, IT Consultant for Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, will share his experience in utilizing the grants support available through NetApp to pursue NSF cyberinfrastructure funding.

Apr 19 2016 2:00PM

Colleges and universities have become great clearinghouses of information exchange – among students, faculty and researchers and their colleagues around the world, as well as among the administrative and public safety teams that help the institution deliver on its educational promises.

As one of the foremost authorities in data storage, management and security for the public sector - including higher education - NetApp has developed technology solutions that are specifically designed to support these important initiatives.

Now, NetApp has teamed up with The Grants Office, a leading resource for grant intelligence for public sector initiatives, to help organizations like yours tap into available funds that can not only support important collaborative technologies, but also the security, management and storage of the information being exchanged.

Join public sector data security experts from NetApp along with Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock for a lively discussion of how collaborative technology-friendly projects create security vulnerabilities and how easy it is to fund the security of these networks as part of a larger grant-funded project.

Mar 22 2016 12:00PM

In communities across the country, educators are looking for effective ways to develop K-12 students' technology skills and prepare them for 21st century careers. Without funding, though, a comprehensive technology program can be difficult to implement, and a piecemeal approach is less likely to produce the results that educators, parents, administrators, board members, and students are seeking.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from PCMG and Adobe for a look at the funding opportunities and technologies that can help you redefine college and career readiness. We'll also provide tips for using free educational resources to make your proposal more competitive.

If you're looking for funding to update your approach to career readiness, you won't want to miss this information-packed event!

Jan 26 2016 2:00PM

There are a myriad of technology solutions that can help facilitate the pilot or expansion of higher education projects – be they research driven, or focused on student support services. But did you know that these same solutions can make your initiative more attractive to funders of research and higher education programming?
Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp as we cover some tech approaches that have shown promise in higher education and university research, and tips for leveraging these technologies as part of your next project. As an added feature, we’ll also provide tips for involving the right IT team members early in the process and how to engage with them for maximum impact. Whether you’re a program manager, an application developer, a CIO, a faculty researcher, or an office of Sponsored Programs administrator, you’ll find something useful in this free Grantscast!

Aug 11 2015 2:00PM

Whether you’ve raised millions of dollars for campus technology projects or are completely new to grantseeking at this level, it’s not hard to imagine that most of the projects you’re looking to fund are going to include a technology component. Technology has become an essential factor of even traditionally analog initiatives, like faculty development programs, community-based workforce projects, and laboratory upgrades, for example.

All this technology in all its many forms can leave grantseekers struggling to develop (or follow) campus-wide policies that ensure that new grant-funded equipment works with the existing infrastructure, without stifling the community’s motivation to pursue these lucrative advancement opportunities. 

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we discuss the grant programs that can support campus technology and strategies for managing fast-paced technology acquisition while encouraging the community to be more creative and actually accelerate their grantseeking. If you are involved with grants in any way for your institution, you won’t want to miss this event!

Aug 5 2015 2:00PM

WATCH THE REPLAY HERE: Grants that can fund technology in its many forms can also fund measures to secure that technology and the data it contains, but for whatever reason, IT security is often left out of grant budgets and as a result left either to the grant recipient to pay or not integrated at all – either of which can leave the organization vulnerable to security breaches and the liability that goes along with them!

Join Grants Office and special guests from Century Link as we review strategies for building security into your organization’s grant proposals and a look at some of the most technology-friendly grant programs in government and education. We’ll also highlight VMware’s new Disaster Recovery as a Service and other solutions that can help you keep your data safe and available. 

Aug 4 2015 2:00PM

WATCH THE REPLAY HERE: In campuses across the country, data has become a part of everyday life for students, faculty, administrators, and researchers. And how data is stored, accessed, and presented can make a world of difference in how effectively it is used, and ultimately, on the benefit it accrues to the work the campus community is doing. 

Join Grants Office and special guests from VMware and CDW for an overview of grants that can fund campus technology and a look at the solutions that can help campuses get the most out of their data, no matter where or when it is needed. 

Jun 23 2015 2:00PM

CLICK THE LINK TO VIEW THE RECORDING: Technology already serves a pervasive role in university research and administration, but the vast inventory of equipment that supports it is often cobbled together and itself disconnected, with standalone systems supporting the registrar, for example, and dedicated research networks supporting sponsored programs. IT directors talk about the need for a unified solution, but financial and bureaucratic obstacles can stop that conversation before it even begins. 

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we discuss the grant programs that can support campus-wide virtualization technology (think of it as a private cloud), for applications that include research, instruction, administration, security, and student connectivity. We will also review some best practices for applying cutting edge networking and storage technology to help ensure your infrastructure is able to satisfy the requirements of your campus community today and well into the future. 

Feb 12 2015 2:00PM

Increasingly, campus officials are seeking to employ video-based security initiatives to improve student safety and reduce crime across their campuses, and led by the Department of Justice’s Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program, a number of grantmakers are supporting their efforts. 

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp for a look at how video is making campuses safer and what funding sources universities and colleges can access to help them pay for it. We will also cover some strategies for articulating a case for campus security enhancements based on the benefits that they will provide to the institution, it students and faculty, and the wider community. 

Feb 5 2015 2:00PM

High performance computing/High throughput computing (HPC/HTC) are increasingly supporting advanced research across disciplines, and these expanded requirements have gotten the attention of executives across the funding landscape. Federal grants, such as the Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Data, Networking, and Innovation Program, in particular support everything from advanced computing research to university HPC/HTC infrastructure development and HPC/HTC implementation as part of discipline-specific research projects. 

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we explore the funding landscape for university HPC/HTC initiatives and review some examples of universities that have successfully deployed these technologies. 

Everyone who registers for this event will also receive a PDF copy of Funding High Performance Computing for University Research, containing summaries of grant programs that can fund HPC/HTC and an overview of how the technology is applied in a typical research context. 

Jan 15 2015 2:00PM

Virtualization is being funded on campuses across the country. However, because there is no single “virtualization” grant program, universities that wish to obtain funding for the technology are required to articulate it either as an infrastructure project or as a part of a PI-led research project and evaluate prospective funders accordingly. 

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we highlight the best funding sources for virtualization projects and discuss what they each will require in order to support them. We will also review best practices for integrating a technology like virtualization into a proposal so that it supports the objectives of the project and strengthens the case for support. 

Dec 18 2014 2:00PM

Even when it’s not making headlines, school safety is on the minds of administrators, teachers, School Board members, parents, and students. And although a wide range of technology-based solutions have the potential to reduce risks to student safety, accelerate emergency response times, and provide critical data to first responders arriving at the scene of an incident, funding these technologies can be a challenge.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp for comprehensive review of the grant programs that can support technology-based school safety initiatives. We will cover both formula and competitive programs at the federal and state levels, along with tips and resources to help you move your project forward.

 Everyone who registers will also receive a copy of the whitepaper, Funding School Safety Technology, full of information on the funding opportunities we discuss in the Webcast, along with helpful tips for developing a fundable school safety proposal.

Oct 23 2014 2:00PM

Despite the diversity that exists across the Research community, researchers across disciplines are encountering strikingly similar challenges in acquiring – as well as funding – the technology tools that will streamline their data collection and extend their analytical capacity.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we explore the landscape of technology-friendly research grants, from infrastructure-building opportunities to discipline-specific programs, and review tips for planning and integrating technology into your next research project.

Everyone who registers will also receive a copy of the whitepaper, Funding Technology to Empower University Research, full of information on technology-friendly funding opportunities and tips for making your technology-rich research project compelling to funders.

Jun 9 2014 2:00PM

Several competitive grant programs, totaling in the billions of dollars annually, support community college workforce development programs and professional development initiatives at hospitals and schools. Beyond just funding new programs, these grants can dramatically enhance the capacity of these institutions to leverage technology to enrich students' experiences and expand their offerings to a wider and more diverse audience.  

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from Panasonic as we discuss programs that fund technology-rich workforce development and professional training programs and offer tips for making your proposal successful. There's never been a better time to go for your first multi-million dollar grant!

May 29 2014 2:00PM

Most communities' workforce and economic development plans are awash in data, from demographic to occupational and even chronological, but if you use a plan like this as the basis for a workforce development grant application, you will inevitably be left wondering, "is this data really telling us what we need to know?"

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we discuss how recent workforce development grants have funded projects that collect and use data throughout the life of the project, to better evaluate the impact of the project and to enable project management to make improvements along the way.


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