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: IT Modernization


4 Lessons Learned in Planning for Virtual Events

In both our personal and professional worlds, this year’s lack of in-person interaction may have been one of the most understated challenges that came with the pandemic. Family holidays, catch ups with friends, vacations and most professional conferences and meetings moved online. Like any other business strategy developed this year, the ability to be agile […]

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Josie Smoot

January 12, 2021

IT Modernization  •  What We Do Matters

Keeping Your Data on the Straight and Narrow: How Data Loss Prevention Supports Digital Transformation

Digital transformation means more data is spending more time traveling from point to point. It’s not possible and certainly not operationally effective to keep all data within the confines of an on-premises network. There really is no guarantee that any network is truly completely locked up from outside access. So with the security posture shift […]

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John Odey

December 1, 2020

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

5G – Better and Faster!

5G, once fully available and implemented, will increase the amount of data transmittable over mobile networks by 20-50 fold (meaning it will be possible to use mobile to transmit up to 1 gigabyte of data quickly and easily). 5G is not just about faster data speeds, but it also provides more reliability, lower latency and […]

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John Odey

November 17, 2020

IT Modernization  •  Networking  •  Wireless

Panasonic Toughbooks

Inside Panasonic’s Rugged Devices That Are as Tough as Their Users

In today’s technological era, it’s become the norm that devices are treated like glass boxes. Cracked phone screens, broken laptops and computers that seem to shut down after a slight wind regularly plague the common user. But for those working in extreme or rough environments, they would never dream of taking such devices with them […]

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TechSource Editor

November 10, 2020

IT Modernization

Measuring Government’s Cloud Progress

Cloud has become a key element of digital transformation for many organizations. There is plenty of talk around benefits of and need for cloud, but what is the reality of cloud usage in government agencies? Government Business Council (GBC) polled a random sample of government employees to gauge developments in cloud. This survey includes feedback […]

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Rob Chee and Troy Massey

November 3, 2020

Cloud  •  IT Modernization

Key Takeaways from Cisco Partner Summit 2020

Just because Cisco held their Partner Summit in a digital format for the first time this October 28 and 29 did not mean that any quality or value was compromised. With 19,000 registrants attending, Cisco did not disappoint with the delivery of their company updates, roadmap for the future and product announcements across their $50 […]

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TechSource Editor

October 30, 2020

Cyber Security  •  From TechSource Editor  •  IT Modernization

Zero Trust: Enabling the Move from Trust No One to Trust the Known Ones

The DoD cyber landscape is ever-changing with more remote users, greatly expanding IoT, mobile devices and innovative new applications. Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) begins with the premise that all networks, internal and external, should be treated as untrusted. Users connecting to the network have to prove valid authorization before being allowed access.  It defines a […]

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Rob Chee

October 21, 2020

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

LG Business Solutions (LGEUS)

Part 1 of 3: Training in Any Space: LG Business Solutions’ 3 Pronged Approach for Security for the Federal Government

When the COVID-19 pandemic turned everything on its head earlier this year, practically every industry was affected, and the federal government was no exception. Many agencies were forced to look teleworking in the face and learn how to step into that environment more quickly than ever before. Two of the biggest challenges to making the […]

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Jennifer Eley, Senior Federal Channel Manager and Victoria Sanville, National Sales Manager, Government and Education

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

Programmability: 5 Parts of a Whole Lot of Efficiency

In today’s culture of personalized solutions and immediate gratification, no piece of enterprise technology is perfect straight out of the box. Each workplace has its own unique processes, challenges and requirements.  How many times have you said or heard, “It’s great but…” or “I really wish it could also do…” Organizations heavily invest money and […]

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Ryan Wolfe

September 29, 2020

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

The Current and Future State of SDWAN: Part 2 of 2

In our last blog, we defined what SDWAN is and the current state in which we interact and use it. For the second half of this two-part series, we’ll look at the future state of SDWAN and how you can make the most of where it’s going. 1. Future state of SDWAN The future for […]

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Greg Stemberger

September 1, 2020

IT Modernization  •  Networking

The Current and Future State of SDWAN: Part 1 of 2

It’s no secret cloud technology is becoming more common. Everything from the photos on your smartphone to the information in your organization’s database is being moved to the cloud — and with good reason. Cloud solutions implemented correctly can significantly reduce upfront costs, increase productivity and simplify the burden of IT management. Your network is […]

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Greg Stemberger

August 25, 2020

IT Modernization  •  Networking

What is 5G and Are You Ready for It?

With technology evolving and improving at a faster rate than ever before, it’s understandably difficult to feel like you’re keeping up with the latest and greatest. As someone who has made a career out of keeping an eye out for new technology coming to market, I’ll share the secret with you now: 5G is a […]

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Jim Smid