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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Category: Collaboration


UCM

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 1, 2021

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Managed Services

Business Resiliency

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine Your Business Resiliency

We’ve seen more change in the past year than we have in any other time in recent history. Words like “agility,” “pivot,” “remote workforce” and “unprecedented” became the new buzz words. But these phrases came from a necessity as businesses started to recognize just how strong their Business Continuity plans actually were.  Nothing better than […]

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Bill Saltenberger

March 16, 2021

Collaboration  •  Cyber Security  •  Networking

Collaboration technology video conference

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

safely returning to work

Ready or Not, Here it Comes: Returning to the Workplace (Safely)

There’s no doubt the way we work has changed. Short term changes will evolve into a long-term transformation of our workplace and our workforce. This past year, most organizations and agencies went through the process of setting up their employees at home with the necessary equipment, security, access and networking requirements. And while 2020 will […]

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Jeff Tillery

LG Business Solutions | learning in any space

Part 2 of 3: How Flexibility is the Key Approach for Learning in Any Space for LG Business Solutions

The large part of 2020 was everyone’s scramble to meet the demands of remote working and learning. In particular, higher education and K-12 school systems had to navigate the enigma of successfully transferring every single student to a learn-from-home environment essentially overnight – no small feat. This included purchasing new hardware like tablets, laptops, desktops […]

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Victoria Sanville

February 2, 2021

Collaboration  •  IT Modernization  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Top 5 Blogs 2020

Top 5 TechSource Blogs from 2020

As we (gratefully) close the chapter on 2020, here’s a roundup of your favorite TechSource blogs from this past year. We’re looking forward to the thought provoking topics that 2021 has in store. Iron Bow’s National Sales Conference Top 3 Takeaways Being held virtually this year didn’t stop Iron Bow Technologies’ annual National Sales Conference […]

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TechSource Editor

LG Business Solutions (LGEUS)

Part 1 of 3: Training in Any Space: LG Business Solutions’ 3 Pronged Approach for Security for the Federal Government

When the COVID-19 pandemic turned everything on its head earlier this year, practically every industry was affected, and the federal government was no exception. Many agencies were forced to look teleworking in the face and learn how to step into that environment more quickly than ever before. Two of the biggest challenges to making the […]

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Jennifer Eley, Senior Federal Channel Manager and Victoria Sanville, National Sales Manager, Government and Education

Distance learning | Cisco

What Remote Learning for Higher Education and K-12 Looks Like in the Post-COVID World (And How to Improve It)

As we all know, life has changed dramatically following the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the US earlier this year. The economy took a hit, unemployment skyrocketed, and there was a mass exodus to working from home. While most companies and organizations have made a quick pivot to remote working, it hasn’t been so simple for our […]

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Josh Finke

July 14, 2020

Collaboration

Taking Advantage of the AVolution for Today’s Remote Work Environment (and Beyond)

Audio Visual technology began as a high-end nice to have feature. Being able to have top executives or military leaders video conference with peers via dedicated AV-equipped conference rooms provided a rich multimedia experience for a select few. This type of deployment was manufacturer-centric with organizations having to commit to a single vendor to supply […]

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Jeff Tillery

July 7, 2020

Collaboration

Cisco live takaways

The Top 3 Technology Highlights from Cisco Live 2020

Like most live events this year, Cisco Live 2020 was moved to a virtual format and over June 16 and 17, allowed attendees an opportunity to immerse themselves in Cisco technology updates, new product announcements and insights from the company’s executives. Josh Finke, Iron Bow’s Vice President of Advanced & Emerging Technologies, attended the virtual […]

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Josh Finke

June 30, 2020

Collaboration

HP remote work image

Grounded: How to Stay Productive from the Comfort of Your Home

Until recently, working from home for most people was an occasional luxury that got them away from the distractions of the office. Now, home has become the standard office as many government and commercial organizations have transitioned their employees to telework to help quell the spread of COVID-19. Working remotely—dispersed from our colleagues and the […]

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Charles Thomas & Nancy Bowman

April 21, 2020

Collaboration

Hosted Collaboration Solutions for Defense

Enabling Modern Workflows for Today’s Warfighter

As the battlefield moves from the frontlines to cyber space and the enemy is not a nation state, but a loosely organized collective, the Department of Defense (DoD) is challenged to change “business as usual.” Over the history of our nation, collaboration and communication to and between deployed forces has evolved from sending messengers on […]

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TechSource Editor

April 6, 2020

Cloud  •  Collaboration

Red Hat

Open Source: It Takes a Village to Deliver the Best and Most Secure Citizen Services

Innovation rarely comes from the mind of one person. Most often it’s a team, working together, sharing their ideas that causes a breakthrough. Sometimes those people are in the same room and other times they’re half a world away, solving different problems, but seeking to achieve the same goal. This is just as true for […]

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Jamie Duncan

July 29, 2019

Collaboration