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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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


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

With New Technology Comes New Cyber Security Responsibilities

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we do business. There’s no doubt that how we work now is built around the efficiencies and mobility afforded by the cloud. While the adoption of cloud has brought incredible benefits to government, like any new technology it comes with shifting standards for cyber security. Because of this, it’s […]

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Rob Chee

March 5, 2018

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT  •  Managed Services  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

How Cloud Computing Is Changing Government

We live in a time when innovation is moving at breakneck speed. The hot new product of today could become obsolete in just weeks, relegated to the proverbial leftover bin of technology. But every once in a while a breakthrough is significant enough to not only take hold, but also to change the way we […]

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Josh Finke

February 23, 2018

Cloud

Software-Defined Perimeter Offers Hope of Protecting the Whole Internet

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is on the verge of “breaking” the Internet as we know it today, unless some serious changes and additions are made to the way it works. That was the warning of Jim Reavis, CEO and co-founder of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) at the group’s inaugural federal […]

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TechSource Editor

February 14, 2018

Cloud  •  Digitization + IoT

VMware Bets All Its Chips On Software-defined Environments

After some time to reflect on my trip to VMworld, it’s become clear that VMware is undergoing a massive evolution with respect to what it does in the network space. From software-driven environments to cloud-centric strategies, VMware is positioning itself in a world that’s largely leaving the data center and other legacy systems behind. In […]

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Greg Stemberger

November 8, 2017

Cloud  •  Data Center  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking