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 Questions to Ask Your Managed Services Partner

When striving to meet your agency’s mission, the last thing you want is IT complexity. Instead, federal agencies are embracing managed services, which allows them to be flexible, adopt new technologies and innovate without  high costs, management of multiple vendors and implementation or operational complexities. While it may sound too good to be true, the […]

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TechSource Editor

June 14, 2016

Managed Services

2015: A Look Back at the Growth of Collaboration

As 2015 comes to a close, we are looking back at the trends that shaped collaboration and the technologies that support it. This past year, unified collaboration (UC) and unified collaboration as a service (UCaaS) continued to grow in demand as organizations looked at ways to securely protect data while increasing efficiencies and effectiveness. In […]

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TechSource Editor

January 7, 2016

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Managed Services

PODCAST: Wishing for Greater Efficiencies in 2016? A CTO’s Guide to Managed Services

Organizations have many items on their wish list for 2016, but what tops the CTO’s wish list is often creating greater IT efficiencies. Managed Services delivers on this wish for organizations interested in moving to a consumption-based IT strategy.  In this latest podcast, we spoke with Jim Smid, CTO of Iron Bow to get a […]

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TechSource Editor

December 8, 2015

Managed Services  •  Telehealth

Managed Services Helps Agencies Take Advantage of IT Innovation, Control Costs

All agencies must manage to a budget, but in today’s hyperconnected and quickly evolving world of IT, this is increasingly difficult. That’s why so many agencies are looking to partners for managed services as a way to innovative IT solutions without investing millions or more in infrastructure that will become obsolete in a few years. […]

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TechSource Editor

November 30, 2015

Managed Services

Part 2: Top Considerations for Selecting an On-Site Partner for your Federal Agency

In my last TechSource post, I shared four tips for federal agencies to consider when they are vetting outside IT contractors to provide active support of operational continuity. As agencies of all sizes know, it can be tough to choose from a multitude of contractors who are saying the same things: “Our difference is our […]

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Cindy Hamilton

September 2, 2015

IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Part 1: Top Considerations for Selecting an On-Site Partner for your Federal Agency

Most federal agencies need the active support of IT contractors to supplement their staff and ensure continuity of operations. It can be tough to choose from the multitude of contractors, particularly when many of the proposals indicate the firms differentiate with similar characteristics.  Many will indicate they differentiate with people, process and technologies.” But do […]

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Cindy Hamilton

August 31, 2015

IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

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

Four Questions for Choosing the Right Managed Services Provider

As our regular readers know, we are focused on preparing to invest and getting the most from budget dollars. As technology consumption is shifting, many organizations are turning to managed services to keep up with the latest IT needs. Investing in a managed services model allows users to switch to a consumption-based IT strategy. In […]

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TechSource Editor

June 4, 2015

Managed Services

Making the Most of IT Investments

Technology today is shifting so quickly that organizations often struggle to keep up. How do you manage your IT investments and ensure a quantifiable return? In this short video, Jim Smid, Iron Bow Technologies’ Chief Technology Officer, talks to a wide range of topics, including considerations for investing in IT and what to look for […]

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TechSource Editor

May 26, 2015

Managed Services

Is the Government Ready for FedRAMP Ready?

To ensure the cloud solutions and services being implemented by government agencies are secure and meet an established set of standards, experts from multiple federal agencies, including GSA, NIST, DHS, DOD, NSA, OMB and private enterprises came together to form the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP analyzes the cloud services and solutions […]

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TechSource Editor

December 3, 2014

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Managed Services

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

Federal Procurement Innovation Will Enable IT Innovation

Making budgets work for innovation was the topic of a panel at the recent Federal Forum 2014 in Washington, DC. At a time when budgets are flat, federal IT decision makers are constantly challenged to do more with less. This was the common theme during a panel featuring, Kirit Amin, Deputy Chief Information Officer and […]

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TechSource Editor

September 4, 2014

Managed Services

New Report on the Future of Public Sector IT Consumption

In a recent guest post on Cisco blogs, GovLoop’s Steve Ressler wrote about how the public sector’s IT consumption model is evolving. He highlighted a new guide produced by GovLoop and Cisco: “The Virtual Platform – The Future of Public Sector IT Consumption.” Here is an excerpt from Steve’s post: We’ve arrived at a new […]

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TechSource Editor

August 26, 2014

Managed Services