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: Collaboration

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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


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 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

Cisco live recap

Connectivity is Key: Three Takeaways from Cisco Live 2018

Emerging technologies are redefining what’s possible for government. Not just the technologies themselves, but also their interconnected capabilities and the analytics they can provide. Collaboration and connectedness emerged as the central themes during this year’s annual Cisco Live in Orlando. Attendees got a look into how connected tech can enable organizations, including federal agencies, to […]

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Josh Finke

July 5, 2018

Collaboration  •  Cyber Security  •  Managed Services

Collaboration is Key to Developing the Modern Worker’s Notebook

Notebooks are not a one-size-fits-all product. With the workforce becoming increasingly mobile, the need for a portable device that can collaborate with different systems and communications applications is greater than ever. These realities are especially true for federal agencies whose workers service specific missions not only across the country but also all over the world. […]

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Larren Kingsford

Three Ways Technology Has Made Our Lives Better

[The computer] was the first machine man built that assisted the power of his brain instead of the strength of his arm. – Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral. With the holiday season kicking into high gear, it’s a good time to reflect on how we can use technology to […]

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TechSource Editor

December 13, 2017

Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Telehealth  •  Wireless

With such low barriers and high benefits, Cisco’s HCS-G provides agencies a user-friendly, cost-effective and proven model of cloud-based communications.

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

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


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