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: Managed Services


Three Ways Agencies are Looking to Innovate in 2020

Two decades ago few could have imagined how advanced technology would become. In the intervening years, we’ve seen our devices get smaller and more powerful, storage move from cumbersome data centers to flexible cloud models and networks speed up faster than anyone could have believed possible. As we move into a new decade, agencies now […]

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Jim Smid

The Jury Is In: Law Firms Need Industry Partners to Harness Technology

Imagine sitting in your lawyer’s office as they are trying to review key documents related to your case, however they cannot access the documents either due to loss of connectivity, data corruption, or other issues. Or you’re an attorney outside a courtroom desperately trying to get into your firm’s document repository archive remotely, but can’t […]

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Craig Limon

December 23, 2019

Managed Services

Finding a True Partner – What to look for with a Managed Services Provider

Managed services give agencies the ability to utilize a partner to manage some of their most complex IT tasks or offload routine day-to-day operations.  Managed service providers provide experts who understand the technology and the innovation landscape ahead and utilize those capabilities to improve the overall service delivery for an agency. These providers take end-to-end […]

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Craig Limon

June 17, 2019

Managed Services

Modernizing the Network with the “As A Service” Model

You may be familiar with Software as a service (SaaS), but the “as a service model” works far beyond software as an option for technology across the IT spectrum. As a service is simply a model to change the delivery and procurement mechanism to obtain applications, hardware or business functions through technology, moving from traditional […]

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Craig Limon

May 29, 2019

Managed Services

Ease the Cost and Burden of Device Management with DaaS

Imagine you’re an IT manager at a mid-sized agency, with a small staff and little budget. You’re responsible for not only updating legacy technology, monitoring cloud and data center integration and effecting a strong cyber security posture, but also managing the hundreds of devices given to agency employees. This is an overwhelming position. Agency IT […]

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Jonathan Nikols

May 9, 2019

Managed Services

Connectivity is Key: Three Takeaways from Cisco Live 2018

Emerging technologies are redefining what’s possible for government. Not just the technologies themselves, but also their interconnected capabilities and the analytics they can provide. Collaboration and connectedness emerged as the central themes during this year’s annual Cisco Live in Orlando. Attendees got a look into how connected tech can enable organizations, including federal agencies, to […]

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Josh Finke

July 5, 2018

Collaboration  •  Cyber Security  •  Managed Services

With New Technology Comes New Cyber Security Responsibilities

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we do business. There’s no doubt that how we work now is built around the efficiencies and mobility afforded by the cloud. While the adoption of cloud has brought incredible benefits to government, like any new technology it comes with shifting standards for cyber security. Because of this, it’s […]

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Rob Chee

March 5, 2018

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT  •  Managed Services  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Embracing IoT is Good for Government

For retail consumers, the vast network of interconnected devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) exists mostly as an afterthought. Whether tracking their steps through wearable devices or using their smartphones to set house alarms, in a few short years IoT has become embedded into American culture. Corporations continue to invest heavily in […]

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Jim Smid

January 25, 2018

Digitization + IoT  •  Managed Services

Wireless: It’s Never Going Away

The funny thing about a company’s wireless needs is that they never get smaller. It usually starts with a couple conference rooms, then builds out a few floors until eventually the whole building needs wireless. For businesses and government clients looking to scale up, it isn’t always as simple as it seems. I’m sure most […]

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Greg Gordon

January 10, 2018

Managed Services  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Networking  •  Wireless

Moving to the Cloud Warrants a Fresh Look at Cyber Security

As federal agencies move to adopt a cloud-first strategy and reduce their reliance on government-owned data centers, IT managers should be rethinking the way they deal with cyber security. The cloud offers a multitude of benefits including more agile and efficient networks, but when you modernize away from traditional data centers, you move into a […]

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John Chirhart

October 27, 2017

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

PODCAST: Increase Agility and Cost Savings with Pay-As-You-Go Storage

In this TechSource podcast, we discuss federal IT storage, and the emerging pay-as-you-go approach. NetApp’s Jeff Eversman offers insights and recommendations to agencies looking to move away from complicated and costly traditional IT storage methods for those that are scalable and tailored to their needs. Listen to learn how solutions like NetApp’s On Demand can […]

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TechSource Editor

July 18, 2017

IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Focus on Your Mission By Leaving Device Management to As-a-Service Offerings

IT procurement models are rapidly evolving to meet today’s changing technology needs. To keep ahead of tech trends, agencies are moving away from more permanent IT investments. This is where the growing trend of as-a-service offerings comes into play. Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) brings together a fleet of any type of device and a set of services […]

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Tami Beach

June 28, 2017

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Dell EMC World 2017: Three Ways You Can Realize Digital Transformation

This past month, Iron Bow attended Dell EMC World 2017 in Las Vegas. During my trip, I had the pleasure of discussing current, future and emerging technologies across the industry. At Iron Bow, I have seen these trends emerge first-hand, as have the over 12,000 IT practitioners and business leaders in attendance. Virtualization (both server […]

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Troy Massey