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.

See what VDI can do for your agency.

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: Data Center

Unstructured Data: Dell EMC Isilon

Managing your Unstructured Data with Dell EMC’s Isilon Storage

Let’s face it: data is everywhere, all the time. Even before the technical boom that birthed the internet, data was being generated at a dizzying rate. In 2020 alone, every person generated 1.7 megabytes in just one second. Internet users themselves generate about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day. And with 95% of businesses […]

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Stephen Smith

June 15, 2021

Data Center

data science

Using the Components of Data Science to Make Your Business More Efficient

In today’s age of rapidly advancing technology, artificial intelligence (AI) is a concept becoming more commonplace and less a term from futuristic movies. Then we add in new words like “data science,” “machine learning” and “deep learning” and we’re left wondering what each of those terms mean, how they relate to each other and – […]

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Jim Smid

May 11, 2021

Big Data & Analytics

Cloud Technology Dell EMS VxRail

How to Future-Proof Your Cloud Technology Using Dell EMC’s VxRail

For most organizations wanting to move over to the cloud (72% of companies, in fact), the list of challenges seem daunting. The most common challenges are determining the starting point, figuring out what to do with their legacy technology and ensuring security – not to mention also needing to solve for the complexity issue for […]

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TechSource Editor

VMworld Takeaways

VMworld 2020: The Headlining Topics You Should Write Home About

VMworld is an annual conference put on by Iron Bow’s partner company, VMware. The 2020 conference from September 29 – October 1 was the first time the company has taken its annual event completely virtual. In addition to the slick interface and user-friendliness of the virtual event platform, VMware also brought a tsunami of content […]

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Troy Massey

October 6, 2020

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

Hewlet Packard Enterprises | HPE

Paradigm Shift: From Data Centers to the Rugged Edge

When a federal employee takes a trip out into the field to collect data—whether that is water and soil samples or sensitive data on the movements of troops—they need to get those datasets processed and analyzed as quickly as possible. Most federal agencies, however, are operating with their computing power housed in traditional core data […]

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Bill Burnham

April 29, 2020

Cloud  •  Data Center

Iron Bow | HP | Intel | Microsoft

Living on the Edge: Where Data Processing Happens in Real Time

For decades, data has been processed in centralized data centers. No matter where that information was collected it had to be sent back to on-premises servers to be analyzed. Even with the advent of such revolutionary technology as cloud computing, processing power has always lived in the data center. That made it difficult for people […]

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Bruce Blaho

February 4, 2020

Cloud  •  Data Center

Hewlet Packard Enterprises | HPE

Art of War 2.0: Internet of “Battlespace” Things Demand World-Class Security from Trusted Partners

Though never envisioned by Sun Tzu in The Art of War, our nation’s enemies are now turning to advanced cyber security threats as one of their latest weapons targeting Internet of “Battlefield” Things (IoBT), defined as nearly everything connected to a network within our military’s defense arsenal. On this front, “choose your partners carefully” is […]

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Donald Rye

June 18, 2019

Cyber Security  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

Artificial Intelligence

AI Will Power the Future—Are You Ready?

By 2019, 40 percent of all digital transformation initiatives will be enabled by AI. AI is already a part of most people’s daily lives; from dynamically pricing Uber trips and making Google maps route decisions to tagging friends on Facebook and setting FICO scores to determine our credit worthiness. While there are many applications of […]

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Steve Heibein

October 23, 2018

Big Data & Analytics  •  Cyber Security


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


Agencies Benefit from Flexible IT Environments

An unquestionably difficult task: keeping the government online and functional while simultaneously modernizing legacy applications and infrastructure.  And the complexity of this task is exacerbated by the urgency of mandates such as the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) that the OMB issued pursuant to FITARA. With all deliberate speed, and much like their industry counterparts, […]

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Brian Falvey

May 24, 2018

Cloud  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

IT environment

The Theory of Everything: IT Environments in a Connected World

Every spring, Iron Bow gathers for its Annual Engineering Summit, where all technical and engineering staff are brought together along with leading OEMs to present, discuss and share best practices on newest products, programs and cutting-edge solutions. Although our core capabilities are are tackled and managed in what we all our Practice Teams. After three […]

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Rob Chee & Greg Stemberger

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