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


PODCAST: 2015: A Look Back at Data Center Technology and Milestones Surrounding IT

In 2015, cyber security continued to be at the forefront for agencies, and many of them took the opportunity to re-investigate IT toolsets that were already in place to create greater defenses for their data, according to Todd Cowles, Director of Data Center Practice for Iron Bow Technologies. Cowles spoke with TechSource in this brief […]

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TechSource Editor

December 23, 2015

Cyber Security  •  Data Center

Intelligent Data Storage Contributions to Cyber Security – Part 2

Welcome back!  In my last post, I noted how the data center of the future would benefit greatly from a breakthrough security concept known as “cyber resiliency,” and the potential of “intelligent data storage,” sometimes referred to as Software Defined Storage (SDS), in support of cyber resiliency missions. In this post, I’d like to drill […]

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Audie Hittle

June 30, 2015

Cyber Security  •  Data Center

Intelligent Data Storage Contributions to Cyber Security – Part 1

The pace of data center evolution, accelerated by extensive consolidations, is driven by leaders hungry for efficiency and innovation. I was recently invited to meet with a large military data center team, where the original meeting objective was to share a technical overview of our latest innovations in scale-out network attached storage. However, upon commencing […]

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Audie Hittle

June 23, 2015

Data Center  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Three Things to Consider When Budgeting for the Future of Your Data Center

Recently, I wrote about the future of the data center and how Internet of Things (IoT) and IT consumption is changing how we manage data. Similarly, as these changes occur, the traditional budgeting cycles for federal IT will have to shift too. From my experience, the typical federal IT budget cycle looks something like this: […]

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TechSource Editor

May 13, 2015

Data Center  •  Digitization + IoT

PODCAST: IT Investment Insights for Government

As federal agencies prepare to make significant IT investments, one of the biggest challenges they face is keeping up with the fast-pace of innovation. From the Internet of Things (IoE) and big data to cloud computing and mobility, a convergence is happening where all of these technologies, applications and infrastructures are being brought together in […]

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TechSource Editor

March 31, 2015

Big Data & Analytics  •  Cloud  •  Data Center  •  Digitization + IoT  •  IT Modernization

Best of the Best: Agency Innovations

As 2014 comes to a close, we are taking a look back at the trends and technologies that shaped the year. Here on TechSource, we spend a lot of time discussing how technology solutions can help government agencies accomplish their missions and do more with less. Here are a few of our favorite posts from […]

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TechSource Editor

December 31, 2014

Cyber Security  •  Data Center

PODCAST: A Look Back at 2014 Government IT and Mobility Trends

When it comes to government IT, 2014 was dominated by mobility, cloud computing and advanced data analytics. From embracing mobile workforces for enhanced efficiencies to leveraging a software-defined environment, this past year we saw some major shifts in how agencies deliver technologies to citizens and employees. In addition, federal employees are now demanding more consumer-like […]

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TechSource Editor

December 8, 2014

Big Data & Analytics  •  Cloud  •  Data Center  •  Mobility + End User Devices

Treasury CIO: Federal Agencies Require Innovation to Serve Citizens in the Digital Age

As many of our readers know, TechSource is debuting a new awards program this year, with a focus on innovation in government IT.  The TechSource Awards seek to highlight innovative uses of technologies that help drive an agency’s mission forward by increasing efficiencies.  While winners will be officially announced at the start of the New […]

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TechSource Editor

November 20, 2014

Data Center  •  Digitization + IoT  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

The Benefits and Considerations of Big Data Implementations

With the proliferation of devices and sensors that generate data, today’s federal government agencies are faced with the difficult task of storing, managing and sharing a mountain of data and information so that those who need it have access to it. However, the upside is that agencies now have the ability to analyze that data […]

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TechSource Editor

November 12, 2014

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center

Q&A: Rob Stein, VP of NetApp Public Sector, Discusses Next-Generation IT Procurement Strategies for Government

As the federal government wraps up its fiscal calendar year, now is the ideal time to analyze key procurement patterns and gain a sense of how the future of IT will change in this arena. While mission priorities may be shifting rapidly due to global challenges, government acquisition managers are also focusing on long-term needs. […]

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TechSource Editor

October 1, 2014

Cyber Security  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

Federal IT Trends: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

With federal agencies busy wrapping up fiscal year 2014 IT projects, it’s a great time to look back at trends that shaped 2014 and look ahead to see what will likely shape 2015 priorities.

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Rob Stein

September 15, 2014

Cloud  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Q&A: Kirk Kern, CTO, Cloud Technologies of NetApp, Discusses Next-Gen Data Mining for Government

The rise of anything as a sensor and the “Internet of Things” is creating a data deluge for federal agencies. While this information is valuable for enhancing decision-making that supports mission goals and requirements, making this data truly actionable can be challenging for any organization. Fortunately, there are data mining solutions and strategies that allow […]

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TechSource Editor

September 9, 2014

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center  •  Digitization + IoT

Data Mining, Management and the Cloud

Mark Weber, Senior Vice President for the Americas at NetApp, discusses data mining, management and the cloud on this episode of “Government Contracting Weekly,” a TV show that focuses on winning government contracts. In this episode, Mark weighs in on the challenges of data governance; the benefits of public, private and hybrid cloud computing; vendor […]

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TechSource Editor

August 8, 2014

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Data Center