Unified Communications Manager Cloud for Government (UCM) – Formerly Hosted Collaboration Solution for Government (HCS-G)

Iron Bow’s UCM (formerly HCS-G), powered by Cisco, is a FedRAMP Authorized cloud-based collaboration service built to help you improve communication capabilities, empower your mobile workforce, meet cloud-first mandates and maintain stringent security standards. Check out this video and see how we can help your agency overcome key IT and business challenges.

See what VDI can do for your agency.

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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Category: Cloud


Reference Architecture Addresses Unique Pain Points for Any Agency

There is no one product that will address all of your IT needs. In fact, if someone tells you they have the answer to all of your problems, they’re likely selling snake oil. There is no one size fits all solution, because everyone’s needs are different; everyone’s challenges are unique to their organization. This is […]

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Troy Massey

November 25, 2019

Cloud

For Tech Success Tomorrow, Remember Your IT Past

To understand where you’re going, you need to start with where you came from. This philosophy is valuable in life, but it also is relevant in today’s fast moving technology landscape. Government has entered a Cloud Smart world of focused, maximized value and holistic security. But it took a while to get to this point […]

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Brandon Lockhart

November 21, 2019

Cloud

Improve Security and Uptime by Utilizing Automation for Hybrid Cloud

The story is old, but the technology is new. Agencies are struggling to oversee the vast systems that store and transfer federal data. IT teams are stretched thin, forcing managers to focus on day-to-day maintenance over innovation. This is especially true in hybrid environments, where workloads and other functions are shifting between cloud solutions and […]

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Joe Vidal

October 31, 2019

Cloud

Are Security and Visibility Still Slowing Your Cloud Migration? Here’s Your Solution.

Cloud spending in government is reaching an all-time high, expecting to reach $9.1B by 2024. While agencies are eager to reduce their infrastructure footprint, lower overall operational costs and more nimbly support technology users by moving to the cloud, they often hesitate due to perceived loss of control over access to their data, and what […]

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Rob Chee

October 23, 2019

Cloud  •  Cyber Security

How Agencies Can Incrementally Innovate Through Their Digital Journey

As the federal government continues the digital transformation journey, it must also deal with financial constraints of such a huge undertaking. Agencies cannot simply toss aging data storage in favor of a fully cloud-enabled environment, nor can they dismiss their network for a software-defined system, nor easily offload hardware in favor of virtualized devices. Transformation […]

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Cameron Chehreh

June 21, 2019

Cloud

Looking for the Digital Transformation Easy Button? Start with a Reference Architecture.

Digital transformation is both a critical priority for government and a seemingly overwhelming task. But it doesn’t need to be daunting. Reference architectures can help agencies pursue digital transformation, reach the speed of technology and realize new possibilities without the added costs and hassle of building and deploying their own environments. As verified, tested IT […]

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John Kuzma

April 19, 2019

Cloud

Hybrid Cloud: Perfecting the Balance Between Data Security and Accessibility

The journey hasn’t always been easy, but government cloud adoption is on a path to success. Currently, federal agencies spend about 22 percent of their IT budgets on cloud, a number that will quickly increase, as Gartner predicts that public sector cloud spending will grow on average 17.1 percent per year through 2021. Beyond that, […]

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Josh David

February 21, 2019

Cloud

Cloud Migration Doesn’t Have to be a Headache

Understaffed, budget-challenged federal agencies know a move to the cloud is going to be necessary to maintain agency efficiency. But with all the options out there, from private, public and hybrid clouds to off-premises and on-premises offerings, it is difficult to determine what will work best for your specific needs. Let’s take a look at […]

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Troy Massey

December 18, 2018

Cloud  •  IT Modernization

Cloud Smarter, Not Harder

There’s no question that cloud is an enabler of digital transformation. Spending 80 percent of IT budgets to support legacy systems, as reported by the Office of Personnel Management, is not providing the resources agencies need to modernize. Legacy systems not only hinder innovation but also security. In fact, 85 percent of federal IT leaders […]

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Grimt Habtemariam

October 30, 2018

Cloud  •  IT Modernization

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

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

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