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.

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navigating the hybrid workforce

Four Steps to Help Governments Quickly Adapt to the New Hybrid Workforce Reality

The vast majority of remote workers want to keep working from home, at least some of the time, even after the pandemic. For state and local governments to stay competitive in the labor market and attract top talent from beyond their local area, IT leaders will have to urgently rethink their strategies and make remote […]

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Larry Frazier

July 28, 2022

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices

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How to Realize Your Goals In Your Multi-Cloud Plan

By now, you’ve done all the hard work of assessing your IT environment, considering your application workloads, and have mapped out a thoughtful strategy to help you be successful. Now, it’s time to put that multi-cloud plan into motion and realize those goals. This phase should be iterative, never stopping after implementation. Priorities during this […]

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Stephen Smith

April 7, 2022


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How to Map Out a Winning Multi-Cloud Strategy

Assessing your agency’s current IT environment is a huge undertaking. But that doesn’t even cover the work that remains once your thorough assessment is complete. After vetting your current IT environment and the number of apps and workloads your agency has, as well as where they live, it’s critical to take the time to draw […]

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Darren Pulsipher

March 10, 2022


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A Better Approach to Securing the Hybrid Workforce

The shift to remote work has been dramatic in its scope. According to Pew Research, 71 percent of Americans were working from home by December 2020, versus 20 percent pre-pandemic. Most people would like it to stay that way. A Gallup poll found 60 percent of respondents say they’d prefer to continue working remotely in […]

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Rob Chee, Director of Cybersecurity Practice, Iron Bow & Peter Romness, Cybersecurity Principal, U.S. Public CTO Office, Cisco

February 3, 2022

Cloud  •  Cyber Security

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The Key to Ensuring Hybrid Cloud Success? Starting With the Workloads

There are many reasons why multiple cloud strategies or “hybrid cloud” are taking off across organizations, especially the Federal Government. With all the benefits hybrid cloud has to offer, however, agencies must ensure these investments don’t’ proliferate out of their control, leading to cloud sprawl, eroding cost efficiencies, decreased security, and poor performance. So how […]

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Stephen Smith

December 19, 2021


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5 Reasons Why Cloud Repatriation Is the Next Best Step

Today, many organizations are operating across multiple clouds. In a recent survey commissioned by Dell Technologies, Vanson Bourne found that 74% of organizations had either fully completed or were making significant investments in multi-cloud environments. These multi-cloud strategies are taking off for many reasons, particularly across the Federal Government. One of those reasons can be […]

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Stephen Smith

December 17, 2021


Federal employee on their computer network

How Government Networks Can Prepare for a Post-COVID World

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic not only posed significant challenges to Federal IT but also renewed a sense of urgency to embrace telework and cloud applications. Now, with increasingly distributed workforces, more IoT devices, and more operational complexity than ever before, Federal IT teams and network administrators are experiencing even more difficulties […]

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Aaron Tragle


Security and Unified Communications Tools – it’s the Layers That Count

In today’s era of remote or hybrid work environments, virtual collaboration and communication tools are simply essential for business continuity. Federal and commercial entities use a vast variety of tools including IP video and telephony, audio/video conferencing, audio/visual solutions, desktop or laptop sharing, instant messaging and other collaboration applications. Cisco’s hosted collaboration platforms  deliver integration […]

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Logan Gaffney and Anthony Wurtele

June 15, 2021

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Managed Services


Why VMware’s Cloud Foundation is Essential for Your Multi-cloud Adoption

In today’s ever changing landscape of cyber security, big data and squeezed margins, most organizations are wondering how to become more efficient, more profitable and faster without compromising their data or security. For many of these organizations, cloud adoption is the easy answer. Cloud offers a quick way to access company data from anywhere – […]

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TechSource Editor

May 4, 2021

Cloud  •  From TechSource Editor  •  IT Modernization

Business outcomes using AI

How to Deliver Mission and Business Outcomes Using AI

Today’s organizations are creating enormous amounts of data every minute and need a way to not just organize it but to also understand where it’s going, how it is moving and what it all means to their business. Understanding and being able to process your data and glean insights into how to improve workflows and […]

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TechSource Editor

April 20, 2021

Cloud  •  IT Modernization

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How to Future-Proof Your Cloud Technology Using Dell EMC’s VxRail

For most organizations wanting to move over to the cloud (72% of companies, in fact), the list of challenges seem daunting. The most common challenges are determining the starting point, figuring out what to do with their legacy technology and ensuring security – not to mention also needing to solve for the complexity issue for […]

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TechSource Editor

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How Business Collaboration Technology Should Work in 2021

The way we work has changed. Teams are no longer all working out of the same location or keeping to a standard 9-5 workday. Remote work, dispersed teams and 24×7 connectivity are the new norm as are expectations of a consumer-like experience with business applications. Collaboration efforts aren’t as easy as gathering everyone in a […]

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Jim Smid, CTO, Logan Gaffney, Technical Director of Collaboration and Anthony Wurtele, Collaboration Architect

March 9, 2021

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Managed Services

AWARE contact tracing

Solving Healthcare Data Privacy Issues with the Contact Tracing Technology You Didn’t Know Existed and Absolutely Need

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic shattered the life of normalcy we once knew. With over 52 million cases and over 1 million deaths caused by the COVID-19 virus worldwide by November, healthcare workers, epidemiologists, country leaders and medical experts have been scrambling to scale their efforts to find a cure – or at […]

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TechSource Editor

December 8, 2020

Cloud  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Telehealth