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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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

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

Infographic: Preparing to Invest: 5 Things to Consider When Moving to Video Conferencing-as-a-Service

With federal buying season in full swing we are focusing on making wise IT investments that will help agencies better collaborate and innovate.  Earlier we looked specifically at big data and shared best practices in data management. This week, we are looking at collaboration and video. Video has come a long way. Organizations have moved […]

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TechSource Editor

August 18, 2016

Collaboration

Cisco Live 2016: Digital Transformation Highlights

Every year, thousands gather to attend the annual Cisco Live event to listen and learn about new solutions, meet technology innovators, IT visionary thought leaders and attend more than 1,000 education sessions.  This year, our team attended Cisco Live 2016 along with a record 28,000 people in Las Vegas, featuring speakers like Chuck Robbins and […]

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TechSource Editor

July 20, 2016

Collaboration  •  Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT

Transforming Federal IT Acquisitions Through Collaboration

The federal IT acquisition process is known to be a long one that often hinders innovation.  This pace can thwart an agency’s ability to use the most efficient tools to achieve its mission.  With new technology tools being introduced at incredible speed, federal agencies are being forced to reevaluate the acquisition process.  Recognizing this growing […]

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TechSource Editor

July 6, 2016

Collaboration

The Year of the Experience: Agencies Want to Leverage UC Investments to Break Down Silos

Video communications are taking off in today’s workplaces, according to Josh Finke, Senior Director for Solutions Architecture for Iron Bow Technologies, who recently talked with TechSource about collaboration. In fact, video is now the go-to communications tool for business conversations, and this is likely because 60 percent of conversations are visual and because adoption of […]

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TechSource Editor

April 5, 2016

Collaboration

PODCAST: Telehealth and Collaboration: You are One Acquisition Away from a Multi-Vendor Environment

Despite exploding popularity, there is only so much room for technology providers in the telehealth and collaboration markets, according to Dan Klanderman, Senior Solutions Architect for Iron Bow Technologies. He predicts continued consolidation through acquisitions and even market exits in 2016. To avoid being stuck with an obsolete technology, Klanderman suggests investing in collaboration technology […]

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TechSource Editor

February 4, 2016

Collaboration  •  Telehealth

2015: A Look Back at the Growth of Collaboration

As 2015 comes to a close, we are looking back at the trends that shaped collaboration and the technologies that support it. This past year, unified collaboration (UC) and unified collaboration as a service (UCaaS) continued to grow in demand as organizations looked at ways to securely protect data while increasing efficiencies and effectiveness. In […]

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TechSource Editor

January 7, 2016

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Managed Services

Collaborative Services Approach: A Smart, Intimate Approach to Managing your Network

For some IT manufacturers, the managed services arena is simply not their area of expertise. While they may have robust global helpdesk and technical support mechanisms in place, customers are seeking a smart, proactive, intimate approach to the management of their network. When manufacturers and channel partners team up to provide a collaborative services approach, […]

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Rob Rosa

November 18, 2015

Collaboration  •  Networking

How to Make the Most of Your IT Investment (And Impress Your Boss!)

The call to “do more with less” is practically a mantra in business today. Like many departments, IT has faced dwindling budgets in recent years. But, for many, company standards for IT performance have not seen a similar decline. While this may seem like a catch 22, there are some tips and tricks to stretch […]

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Ali Din

October 15, 2015

Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Getting Back to Basics: Mobile Communication 101 with Hosted Collaboration

When it comes to communication, things have gotten a little complicated in recent years. In the movie, “He’s Just Not That Into You” from 2009 – the main character played by Drew Barrymore complained about having to check email, voicemail, text, and social media. And she is only trying to connect with one person. Imagine […]

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Ali Din

August 25, 2015

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Back to Basics: Creating a Successful Collaboration Strategy for Organization Success

Today’s successful work environment is one that creates and supports collaborative environments that allow users to respond to each other quickly, track what they are doing, create structured groups around a specific task, throw all the information in one virtual location and easily communicate through text, video or audio. To get to the right solution, […]

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Dan Klanderman

August 18, 2015

Collaboration

Secure Collaboration: Consumer vs. Professional Grade Tools

Your employees are hard at work. Offsite, remotely, virtually… the terms vary, but the scenario across the nation and the globe is the same: people are hungry for effective ways to collaborate, and they’re seeking out technology solutions on their own. The market has responded with a proliferation of apps and services to meet the […]

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TechSource Editor

August 6, 2015

Collaboration