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: Data Center


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

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

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

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

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

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

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