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: Mobility + End User Devices


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

Federal Agencies Embrace IT Modernization for Greater Agility

Moving federal IT systems into the 21st century allows federal agencies to embrace the benefits of flexible and agile IT including cost effectiveness and efficiencies. These are just a few of the drivers behind the push towards IT modernization, which is gaining the attention of Congress. In fact, the House recently voted unanimously for a […]

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TechSource Editor

September 28, 2016

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

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

Earlier this year, Department of Defense CIO Terry Halvorsen called for agencies to standardize and migrate to Windows 10. Halvorsen was quoted saying, “the department must rapidly transition to Windows 10 to improve cyber security and streamline and lower the costs of its information-technology footprint.” He set a goal of completing the migrations by January […]

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TechSource Editor

July 14, 2016

Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

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

2015: Growth of Mobility at Federal Agencies Creates Need for Solid Foundation & Strategy

If you just look around a meeting room, you will see that everyone is using a mobile device at work these days. The growth of BYOD and mobility in the public sector has gained steam as more and more leaders and employees want to have access to work-related data on a mobile device. In this […]

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TechSource Editor

January 5, 2016

Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Veterans Day: Bridging the Last Mile of Telehealth for Rural America

In honor of Veterans Day, we are putting the spotlight on telehealth and particularly how to deliver telehealth across rural America. As many of our readers know, Iron Bow Technologies has been on the road this past year with our Telehealth Education Delivered (TED, #TED2GO) vehicle, to showcase telehealth solutions that ensure the highest of […]

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TechSource Editor

November 11, 2015

Mobility + End User Devices  •  Telehealth  •  Wireless

Mobility Making Gains at Federal Agencies; Security Continues to be Headache

Federal agencies are pursuing a variety of mobile strategies to give employees useful tools in the field and improve customer service, though security continues to be a challenge, according to panelists who participated in the recent Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) Federal Mobile Computing Summit. An example given was that for the Veterinary Service’s […]

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TechSource Editor

October 22, 2015

Cyber Security  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

How to Make the Most of Your IT Investment (And Impress Your Boss!)

The call to “do more with less” is practically a mantra in business today. Like many departments, IT has faced dwindling budgets in recent years. But, for many, company standards for IT performance have not seen a similar decline. While this may seem like a catch 22, there are some tips and tricks to stretch […]

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Ali Din

October 15, 2015

Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

Getting Back to Basics: Mobile Communication 101 with Hosted Collaboration

When it comes to communication, things have gotten a little complicated in recent years. In the movie, “He’s Just Not That Into You” from 2009 – the main character played by Drew Barrymore complained about having to check email, voicemail, text, and social media. And she is only trying to connect with one person. Imagine […]

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Ali Din

August 25, 2015

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless