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

Moving to the Cloud Warrants a Fresh Look at Cyber Security

As federal agencies move to adopt a cloud-first strategy and reduce their reliance on government-owned data centers, IT managers should be rethinking the way they deal with cyber security. The cloud offers a multitude of benefits including more agile and efficient networks, but when you modernize away from traditional data centers, you move into a […]

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John Chirhart

October 27, 2017

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Collaboration + Cloud = Better Federal Efficiency, Security and Budgeting

Federal agencies don’t always have the time or money to take on cloud adoption. The cost, complexity and security concerns of rolling out cloud-based applications often act as a barrier for those without the resources to implement and manage a solution. But that doesn’t mean agencies should abandon hope, especially since cloud adoption can actually […]

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Josh Finke

October 6, 2017

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Cyber Security

Dell EMC World 2017: Three Ways You Can Realize Digital Transformation

This past month, Iron Bow attended Dell EMC World 2017 in Las Vegas. During my trip, I had the pleasure of discussing current, future and emerging technologies across the industry. At Iron Bow, I have seen these trends emerge first-hand, as have the over 12,000 IT practitioners and business leaders in attendance. Virtualization (both server […]

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Troy Massey

The Cyber Security Executive Order: How to Make White House Goals a Reality

The White House recently signed the long-awaited cyber security executive order (EO), emphasizing the importance the administration is putting on managing cyber risk across government. This EO is a step in the right direction as it places a level of accountability on federal agencies to protect critical data through IT modernization, better cyber hygiene and […]

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Rob Chee

June 5, 2017

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

Campus Networks: The Next Frontier for SDN?

There is no disputing that software-defined networking (SDN) has brought new levels of capabilities to networking in the data center while reducing operator errors, overhead, and complexity. These same benefits can be extended to campus networking for many customers. Campus networks actually do share many of the same network challenges as data centers but for […]

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Greg Stemberger

Hyperconverged Infrastructure: The Data Center Optimization Solution Government Agencies Can No Longer Ignore

Once upon a time, managing applications was a fairly straight forward process.  In that simpler world, IT staff delivered applications utilizing dedicated file servers consisting of compute, memory and storage. This nostalgic data center environment was easy to manage and maintain. As time went on, however, the application infrastructure became virtualized, storage shared, and the […]

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Gary DePreta

Inauguration 2017: How Can Agencies Meet Administration Expectations?

Today, January 20, 2017, President Donald Trump officially takes office. While federal experts have been speculating for months around priorities of the new administration, we will soon find out what is top of mind. Above all else, government cyber security has proven itself a clear front-runner in 2016 discussions, and will need to remain so […]

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Jim Smid

January 20, 2017

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

PODCAST: Looking Back at 2016: Cyber Security Trends in Review

Today on TechSource, we sit down with Rob Chee, Technical Director of the Cyber Security Practice at Iron Bow Technologies to get his perspectives on some of the biggest cyber security trends and challenges he saw in 2016. Chee says this year cloud security gained a lot of adoption with more and more organizations moving […]

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TechSource Editor

December 13, 2016

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT

Taking a Strategic Approach, Federal Agencies Embrace Hybrid Cloud

Earlier this month at the MeriTalk conference on cloud, federal agency IT leaders agreed that a hybrid approach to cloud was the best of both worlds.  In many cases cloud adoption was pushed by the need for mobility and security, initially without a holistic strategy in place. Now agencies are realizing that embracing a hybrid […]

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TechSource Editor

November 21, 2016

Cloud  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Federal Agencies Embrace IT Modernization for Greater Agility

Moving federal IT systems into the 21st century allows federal agencies to embrace the benefits of flexible and agile IT including cost effectiveness and efficiencies. These are just a few of the drivers behind the push towards IT modernization, which is gaining the attention of Congress. In fact, the House recently voted unanimously for a […]

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TechSource Editor

September 28, 2016

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

An Evaluation Criteria for Investing in Videoconferencing as a Service (VCaaS)

As a part of our preparing to invest series, earlier this month, we shared an Infographic from Videxio, an Iron Bow partner and a VCaaS provider, explaining the history of enterprise video and the move to Videoconferencing as-a-Service (VCaaS). But with VCaaS here, it is important to understand the elements that go into a solution, […]

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TechSource Editor

September 1, 2016

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Cyber Security

Shaping the Future of Cloud Adoption

It wasn’t so long ago that the discussion of moving to the cloud was filled with a lot of buzzwords and hype. As federal agencies are transforming and embracing a more digital government, the cloud has played a significant role in increasing efficiency, streamlining data and securely managing workloads. Today, agencies are embracing new cloud […]

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TechSource Editor

June 28, 2016


Moving to the Hybrid Cloud: Cost Saving and Increasing Capabilities

During The Public Sector Innovation Conference in Washington, DC last month, federal government leaders came together to discuss the growing need for modern IT services that are efficient, flexible and have the agility to respond to the latest business need, all while reducing IT infrastructure costs and improving security. This is not a new sentiment. […]

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TechSource Editor

June 7, 2016

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT