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Fearful of Losing Your Private Data? Check Out These Tips For Safeguarding Your Most Important Information

Thirty-seven years ago, well before the internet and decades prior to the millions of connected devices we use today, 50 countries got the idea to make sure private data wasn’t being used for malicious purposes. The countries sat together on that day in January 1981 and signed Convention 108—the first to protect the right to privacy […]

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TechSource Editor

February 21, 2018

Cyber Security  •  Data Center

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Makes IT Simple and Agile

With tight budgets and an ever-changing IT landscape, federal agencies are looking to simplify IT infrastructure wherever they can. This means finding a trusted solution that helps meet agency goals without requiring an army of staffers when quick changes of scale are needed. That’s where Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) can help. HCI takes the three core […]

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Dan Giannascoli

November 22, 2017

Data Center

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

How to Build the Federal Data Center of Tomorrow

Government agencies saved over 2.8 billion dollars in IT costs since establishing the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative in 2010, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). However, the federal government still faces several challenges when modernizing and consolidating their IT systems in order to build the data center of the future. […]

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Jim Smid

September 26, 2017

Data Center  •  IT Modernization

Data Analytics of the Future Starts in the Present

Data analytics continues to surprise people with its emergent capabilities ranging from predicting how a disease, such as Ebola, will spread, to identifying the most beneficial way to market a product. In the private and public sector, big data benefits continue to expand as its applications are further developed and implemented. The uses of data […]

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Brent White

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

Analytic Technologies are the Future of Physician-Patient Care

Clinicians drown in documentation, from justifying their treatment decisions to charting their compliance with the latest protocols – even in feeding electronic records systems. Once fed, these systems make it difficult to retrieve data important to clinical decision-making. Often in healthcare, too many technologies build barriers instead of bridges to finding crucial information and turning […]

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John Criswell

April 3, 2017

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center  •  Telehealth

IoT Dictates Top IT Trends Tackled at Iron Bow’s 2017 Engineering Summit

This year’s Iron Bow Technologies Engineering Summit took place March 6-8, 2017, bringing together the great minds that make up Iron Bow and its innovative partners. At the event, IT experts took part in conversations looking at both the current and future state of technology across the private and public sector. Wireless and data analytics […]

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TechSource Editor

PODCAST: Looking Back at 2016: Top Trends from IT Modernization to Big Data

As the year comes to a close, we thought we’d sit down with Jim Smid, Chief Technology Officer at Iron Bow Technologies, to take a look back and get his perspective on some of the biggest IT trends from 2016. IT modernization and big data were both huge priorities across the federal IT sector. According […]

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TechSource Editor

November 29, 2016

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

How to Manage the Big Data Takeover

Big data can be very overwhelming, and it can often be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to managing it. From knowing where to collect your data and data analysis to how best to send it through your network, and make sure it is in a format you can accept, the process […]

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TechSource Editor

August 16, 2016

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center

Big Data Evolves and Gains Momentum in Federal Government

Big Data Evolves and Gains Momentum in Federal Government

“Big Data” is not a term that’s very popular with some of the federal government’s program managers working on initiatives bearing that label. Or so they said at the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center’s semi-annual Big Data Summit, held at the end of June in Washington, DC. “I actually hate the term ‘big data,’” said […]

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TechSource Editor

August 2, 2016

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center

Operational Intelligence: A Game-Changer for Federal Agencies

Infographic: Operational Intelligence: A Game-Changer for Federal Agencies

Every day, federal agencies generate a torrent of data, which, in the past, was frequently stored but rarely used. As new operational intelligence solutions evolve in the market, agencies are now well positioned to use their own data to arrive at a new paradigm: data-driven IT. Operational intelligence makes it possible for federal agencies to […]

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TechSource Editor

July 27, 2016

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center