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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PODCAST: New Data Center and Virtualization Provide Cost-Savings for Government

Federal agencies are under a tremendous amount of pressure to maximize every bit of compute power in smart and cost-effective ways. Data center consolidation efforts are driving agencies to embrace virtualization for meeting this goal. In addition, sequestration is pushing federal CIOs to think differently and move away from swapping out equipment every two to […]

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Evolution of the Data Center with Cloud and Virtualization

There are several popular misconceptions about cloud and virtualization. One of the most popular is  virtualization versus cloud.  It is not one or the another, but rather the first step to moving to the cloud is virtualization, says Todd Cowles of Iron Bow, in this latest video. However, there is often a gap between virtualization and […]

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Lessons Learned from Healthcare.gov

There is a theory that was developed by a computer programmer, Melvin Conway, which goes like this, “organizations which design systems … are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.” Basically, if your organization has a dysfunctional or disparate communication structure at its core, the technology initiatives you […]

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PODCAST: Sequestration: Technologies to Help Government Remain Mission-Focused in 2014

Sequestration and the breakdown of the normal budgeting process has many agencies uncertain as to how much money — if any — they will have to spend in the year ahead. With this in mind, and with many agencies being faced with the mandate to do more with less, 2014 will be the year of […]

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PODCAST: Insights into Next-Generation Virtualization and Data Center Solutions for Government

With the federal government challenged to meet the mandate of closing and consolidating 40 percent of its data centers, new virtualization strategies and solutions can help meet this objective. In the following podcast, Eric Oberhofer, Data Center Practice Director at Iron Bow discusses how new software-defined networking and storage allow data centers to be more […]

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Cloud Consumption Modeling: Part 2

In our previous installment on Cloud Consumption Modeling, from Todd Cowles, Virtualization Engineer at Iron Bow, he outlined Cloud services and looked at the traditional justification for moving services to the Cloud. This time he takes a deep dive into Cloud Consumption Modeling and why it’s so important in purchasing decisions. Now that you’ve inventoried and […]

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Cisco Global Partner Summit: “It’s a Wrap, in 5 Points”

The Cisco Partner Summit has been a huge success, and very energizing for Iron Bow. Our team got a good look at their strategy for next gen technologies and the increasing importance of the role we play as their partner. Here is a 5-point high level wrap-up. 1. The Cisco / Iron Bow Partnership…Iron Bow […]

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Cloud Consumption Modeling Part 1

Recently, I was asked to address a group of IT and security professionals from the Department of Defense (DoD) and other agencies in an online presentation. When I was asked what I wanted to present on, I was overwhelmed by all the possibilities; as a self confessed geek at heart my mind was racing with […]

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Cisco Partner Summit: The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be

I’ve always thought when you want an amusing, down-to-earth reality check, you can’t beat Yogi Berra, like when he said – “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Turns out, Berra’s quip isn’t just funny – it’s true when it comes to technology. Gordon Moore, of Moore’s law might agree with Yogi’s premise: The […]

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Trent Punnett of Teradici Overviews the Latest VDI Solutions for Government Customers

Last week, we featured a video post on VDI from our Director of Virtualization and Mobility Solutions, Ryan Sobel. We also wanted to share our partner’s perspective.  At the VMWare’s Federal Partner Exchange, Ryan caught up with Trent Punnett, Vice President of Marketing at Teradici, to discuss PCoIP and the latest virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) […]

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Impact and Benefits of Virtualization

Ryan Sobel, Practice Director for Mobility and Virtualization discusses how virtualized desktop infrastructure can benefit federal agencies that need to increase efficiencies and maximize effectiveness.

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VDI Enhances Disaster Recovery Plan for Commercial and Government Customers

The start of the Hurricane season is here and during the past month, several states have felt the impact of storms sweeping through and disrupting every day life. In some cases, creature comforts like cable TV, internet and air conditioning have been impacted and in other cases, the impact was life-threatening. The Weather Channel predicted […]

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Virtualization vs. Cloud Computing; There is a Difference

Virtualization and Cloud Computing have caused quite a commotion over the last few years.  There have been lengthy discussions in many boardrooms as to which strategy to lead with and why. Heated debates around the water cooler about which approach is more efficient and dominant are very common at corporations and federal agencies alike. Virtualization […]

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