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The case for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has never been stronger. Agencies are looking for better approaches to securing and managing end-user devices. Check out this infographic and see what’s driving the interest in VDI solutions—and what concerns are slowing agencies down.

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AI Will Power the Future—Are You Ready?

By 2019, 40 percent of all digital transformation initiatives will be enabled by AI. AI is already a part of most people’s daily lives; from dynamically pricing Uber trips and making Google maps route decisions to tagging friends on Facebook and setting FICO scores to determine our credit worthiness. While there are many applications of […]

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Steve Heibein

October 23, 2018

Big Data & Analytics  •  Cyber Security

RMF and the Evolution of Cyber Security Frameworks

Government cyber security regulation isn’t new, but it is constantly changing. Nearly a decade after the first relatively static cyber security standards were introduced in 2006, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) set out to develop a continuous process for networks security with the Department of Defense  (DoD) Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation […]

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Rob Chee

October 18, 2018

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

Don’t Ignore the Cryptominer in the Coalmine: What You Need to Know About the Biggest Cyber Threat Trend of 2018

While the market value of cryptocurrencies has recently experienced a downturn, there’s no denying its exponential growth, peaking at over $700 billion in early 2018. While investors have seen the value in cryptocurrency, so have bad actors and cyber criminals looking to take advantage of this emerging trend. Cryptomining attacks are relatively lucrative, simple to […]

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Rob Chee

October 16, 2018

Cyber Security

Collaboration Is One of Cloud’s Greatest Benefits—Here’s How to Make It Work

For years, the mantra powering federal cloud migration was cutting costs. While cloud environments do generate savings, an attractive benefit to cash-strapped IT departments, there’s much more to cloud computing. One even more important benefit to government is the ability to collaborate. It used to be that data was relatively static. Data in the cloud […]

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Anna Parker

September 19, 2018

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  IT Modernization

Transforming Legacy Systems: Where Cloud and Processing Power Intersect

The “Journey to the Cloud” describes a wholesale shift in the technology, operation, and administration of the modern data, in ways not seen since server architectures were fundamentally redrawn with the introduction of the microcomputer, in the 1980s. This change means that the traditional three tier data center era, of separately managed server, storage and […]

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Jason Lamb

September 12, 2018

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Cyber Security  •  Data Center

Leading Women: Shannon Leininger’s Journey to the Top

While women occupy about 57 percent of professional jobs in the United States, they represent only about 27 percent of the tech workforce, according to the National Center for Women in Information Technology. Beyond that, women hold only 17 percent of chief information officer positions at Fortune 500 companies. Recently, as part of Iron Bow’s […]

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Josie Smoot

September 6, 2018

What We Do Matters

Printers: The Overlooked Entryway Into Your Network

Computers, smartphones and tablets—we know these devices are susceptible to cyber attacks and, as a result, take incredible caution to lock them down and cordon them off from cyber criminals. But have you also considered that large device that whirs and flashes as it scans, copies and prints valuable internal information? Your printer is also […]

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Michael Howard

August 20, 2018

Cyber Security

Protecting Government Data in the Age of Ransomware

According to a February report by Dell Technologies and Secureworks, cyber security researchers saw 200 new ransomware variants in 2016—a 122 percent increase from the previous year. Ransomware sent out by a malicious actor infects a user’s device and encrypts their data. The attacker then threatens to block access to the data unless a ransom is paid. […]

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Emmett Kaczmarek

August 8, 2018

Cyber Security

Moving to the Cloud? Remember, It’s More Than a Destination

2018 is an amazing time to work in government IT. The possibilities enabled by machine learning, AI and IoT are poised to redefine what government can achieve. Digital transformation is becoming a reality because we finally have the infrastructure to make it work. This is in large part thanks to the cloud. While cloud is […]

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Jim Smid

July 30, 2018

Cloud  •  Digitization + IoT  •  IT Modernization

Mission-Critical Workloads, Dispersed Locations, Unpredictable Demands: When SD-WAN is the Ideal Solution

While many look to Washington, D.C. as the hub of the federal government, the reality is that agencies have branches and staff throughout the country and around the world. Federal employees need a reliable network that spans disparate offices across the globe. Think about the gravity of this scenario. An agency spends months preparing for […]

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Greg Stemberger

July 24, 2018

Networking  •  Software-defined Networking