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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

Connectivity is Key: Three Takeaways from Cisco Live 2018

Emerging technologies are redefining what’s possible for government. Not just the technologies themselves, but also their interconnected capabilities and the analytics they can provide. Collaboration and connectedness emerged as the central themes during this year’s annual Cisco Live in Orlando. Attendees got a look into how connected tech can enable organizations, including federal agencies, to […]

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Josh Finke

July 5, 2018

Collaboration  •  Cyber Security  •  Managed Services

Tangled: Figuring Out Where Wireless Fits

Wireless networks that stretch through hundreds or even thousands of square feet of agency office space can be complicated at best and downright baffling at worst. When federal workers require access to information quickly or need a solid connection to video conference with a colleague, a properly set up and managed wireless network can mean […]

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Greg Gordon

June 20, 2018

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking  •  Wireless

Agencies Benefit from Flexible IT Environments

An unquestionably difficult task: keeping the government online and functional while simultaneously modernizing legacy applications and infrastructure.  And the complexity of this task is exacerbated by the urgency of mandates such as the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) that the OMB issued pursuant to FITARA. With all deliberate speed, and much like their industry counterparts, […]

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Brian Falvey

May 24, 2018

Cloud  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

Industry Can Bridge the IT Gap Between Intelligence and Defense Communities

As cyber missions become a routine part of our military strategy, the intelligence community (IC) and warfighters need to find common ground in order to produce the strongest cyber force in the world. The federal government doesn’t have to take on this task alone. The private sector can play a big role in bridging that […]

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Chris Cleary

May 22, 2018

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization