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Category: Digitization + IoT


Internet of Everything: Capabilities for the U.S. Navy

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of uniquely identifiable physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity. The opportunities for increased connectivity are greatly accelerating as the IoT rapidly grows with the number of connected devices projected to triple from 2014 to 2020. Download this white paper to learn: How […]

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TechSource Editor

July 1, 2016

Digitization + IoT  •  ITES-3H

Moving to the Hybrid Cloud: Cost Saving and Increasing Capabilities

During The Public Sector Innovation Conference in Washington, DC last month, federal government leaders came together to discuss the growing need for modern IT services that are efficient, flexible and have the agility to respond to the latest business need, all while reducing IT infrastructure costs and improving security. This is not a new sentiment. […]

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TechSource Editor

June 7, 2016

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT

Focus for 2016: Wireless and Data Analytics at Forefront for Government Agencies

Wireless and data analytics will be top-of-mind this year for government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), according to Jim Smid, Chief Technology Officer for Iron Bow Technologies. Smid recently spoke with TechSource and shared his thoughts for 2016, which are that government agencies should take a holistic approach to their networks to optimize […]

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TechSource Editor

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Are you Staying Safe Online?

Today the 12th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off to remind everyone from individuals to organizations and businesses that staying safe on the Internet is our shared responsibility. After two years of highly publicized hacks and breaches, from Target to Sony to the OPM, it is a great reminder for all of […]

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TechSource Editor

October 1, 2015

Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT

The Internet of Things is All about Service

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a big idea, full of excitement, promise and…what else, exactly? Although the days of sensors on every object within an organization seem futuristic, today’s CIOs are putting in place an operational foundation that will enable and drive the IoT as it develops. CIOs are focusing on getting the most […]

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TechSource Editor

July 30, 2015

Digitization + IoT  •  Managed Services

Federal Agencies and the Internet of Things

Earlier this month, Federal Computer Week ran an article – “Are agencies really ready for the Internet of Things?” – discussing the potential challenges government agencies face when implementing the Internet of Things (IoT). The article’s author spoke to Gary Hall, chief technology officer for Federal Defense at Cisco, about these challenges, as well as […]

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Dan Kent

June 25, 2015

Digitization + IoT

Growing Use of Sensors and Wearables Increasing Need for Security of Data

The Internet of Things (IoT) was the number one topic at this year’s CES, with everything from watches to guitars collecting data for consumers. But what does this mean for the federal government and its agencies, which aren’t likely to be connecting to refrigerators and guitars? The “Internet of Things” or “IoT,” becomes a reality […]

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TechSource Editor

June 10, 2015

Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT

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

Internet of Things: Where Connections and Value Intersect

The evolution of the Internet is a combination of integrative factors that improve connectivity, create networked economies and build immersive experiences to create an increasingly connected world known as the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE brings together people, processes, data and things through networked connections. These connections offer value by turning information into actions that […]

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Gary Hall

May 8, 2015

Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT

How Will the Internet of Things Impact the Data Center of the Future?

As government agencies and commercial organizations gear up for budget season or embark on long-term planning exercises, one area that many grapple with is the data center. Cloud, SDN, virtualization, mobility—as technologies change and price points for once cost-prohibitive solutions decrease, it can be hard to know what the data center will look like five […]

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TechSource Editor

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

The Internet of Everything Opens the Door for Telehealth

Editor’s Note: As TED (Iron Bow’s mobile Telehealth Education Delivered vehicle) continues its journey across the U.S. to spread awareness for telehealth solutions, we’ve asked our TED partners to give us their input on the trends and issues that are driving telehealth adoption. Tapan Mehta, Global Healthcare Lead for Cisco Systems, gives his thoughts on […]

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Tapan Mehta

March 9, 2015

Digitization + IoT  •  Telehealth

Best of the Best: Guest Content

As 2014 comes to a close, we are taking a look back at the trends and technologies that shaped the year. From time to time we enjoy having our partners contribute their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of our readers. This year our partners spanned the gamut of content sharing best practices and new […]

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TechSource Editor

December 29, 2014

Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking  •  Telehealth