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Category: Mobility + End User Devices


Collaboration is Key to Developing the Modern Worker’s Notebook

Notebooks are not a one-size-fits-all product. With the workforce becoming increasingly mobile, the need for a portable device that can collaborate with different systems and communications applications is greater than ever. These realities are especially true for federal agencies whose workers service specific missions not only across the country but also all over the world. […]

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Larren Kingsford

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

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

Three Ways Technology Has Made Our Lives Better

[The computer] was the first machine man built that assisted the power of his brain instead of the strength of his arm. – Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral. With the holiday season kicking into high gear, it’s a good time to reflect on how we can use technology to […]

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TechSource Editor

December 13, 2017

Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Telehealth  •  Wireless

Cyber Security Starts in the Workplace

Good workplace cyber security hygiene can mean the difference between an attempted attack and a massive data breach. A recent Dell End-User Security Survey found that 72 percent of workers are willing to share confidential company information without relying on the organization’s data security rules. Even one instance of bad actors phishing for this kind […]

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Rob Chee

November 6, 2017

Cyber Security  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Hotels That Go Wireless Make for Better Hosts

Imagine this… You’ve just arrived at your vacation destination. You want to message your family to let them know you’ve made it safe and sound, but you pull out your phone, only to find your message won’t go through…  You’re traveling for a conference, working from your laptop on a last-minute project, and just as […]

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Jeff Lepp

September 8, 2017

Digitization + IoT  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Windows 10 Migration: The Time is Now for a System Refresh

Agencies Should Begin Planning Windows 10 Adoption Now

Federal agencies migrating to Windows 10 will soon reap the benefits of a new and better system, but those dragging their feet could miss out on tighter security, enhanced support for mobile devices and a friendlier user interface. To the agencies that are falling behind, the time to adopt Windows 10 is now. The security […]

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Troy Massey

September 6, 2017

Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Virtualization and VDI: Is Government Taking Full Advantage of These Trends?

According to a recent survey conducted by 1105Media, 1/3 of the agencies surveyed have adopted a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), enabling their users a consistent experience and secure access. VDI is virtualization technology that allows an organization to host a desktop operating system on a centralized server in a data center. Iron Bow partner VMware […]

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Troy Massey

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

Campus Networks: The Next Frontier for SDN?

There is no disputing that software-defined networking (SDN) has brought new levels of capabilities to networking in the data center while reducing operator errors, overhead, and complexity. These same benefits can be extended to campus networking for many customers. Campus networks actually do share many of the same network challenges as data centers but for […]

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Greg Stemberger

Hyperconverged Infrastructure: The Data Center Optimization Solution Government Agencies Can No Longer Ignore

Once upon a time, managing applications was a fairly straight forward process.  In that simpler world, IT staff delivered applications utilizing dedicated file servers consisting of compute, memory and storage. This nostalgic data center environment was easy to manage and maintain. As time went on, however, the application infrastructure became virtualized, storage shared, and the […]

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Gary DePreta

IoT Dictates Top IT Trends Tackled at Iron Bow’s 2017 Engineering Summit

This year’s Iron Bow Technologies Engineering Summit took place March 6-8, 2017, bringing together the great minds that make up Iron Bow and its innovative partners. At the event, IT experts took part in conversations looking at both the current and future state of technology across the private and public sector. Wireless and data analytics […]

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TechSource Editor

Taking a Strategic Approach, Federal Agencies Embrace Hybrid Cloud

Earlier this month at the MeriTalk conference on cloud, federal agency IT leaders agreed that a hybrid approach to cloud was the best of both worlds.  In many cases cloud adoption was pushed by the need for mobility and security, initially without a holistic strategy in place. Now agencies are realizing that embracing a hybrid […]

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TechSource Editor

November 21, 2016

Cloud  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless