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.

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Category: Networking


Success of Software Defined Networks is Pushing SD-WAN Adoption

Following the success of software-defined networks (SDN), many federal agencies want to replicate the same kind of simplification in other areas, including the wide area networks (WAN) that connect sites distributed across the country. That desire makes sense. With only about 1-in-6 of the 1.87 million civilian full-time federal employees living in the D.C. metro […]

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Greg Stemberger

September 3, 2019

Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Automation, Networking and Software-Defined Everything: Three Takeaways from Cisco Live

The Cisco Live event in San Diego last month provided incredible insight into the evolution of networking technology and how it’s moving forward. The event provided an opportunity to not only experience the most cutting-edge technologies, but also talk with incredibly smart people about what innovative solutions are now available for our federal clients. From […]

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Ryan Wolfe

July 24, 2019

Cyber Security  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Automation through APIs Key to Efficient Workflows

Imagine being an agency IT manager and having the tools you need for mission success at your disposal. The only problem? They don’t integrate with each other to create a simple, efficient workflow. This problem isn’t uncommon in the federal government. With so many solutions from multiple vendors—all addressing different tasks essential to agency functions—they […]

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Ryan Wolfe

July 22, 2019

Networking

Tech Trends 2019: Software-Defined Everything, Collaboration and Security

In 2019, agencies will be looking for efficiency and flexibility as they take the next step in modernizing their IT infrastructure. While previous years have seen the federal government warm up to digital transformation, this year it will begin to reap the benefits of those investments, making it easier for federal employees to collaborate and communicate […]

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Jim Smid

Bridging IT Budgets and Agency Needs With Automation: Where to Start

A five percent reduction in spending is expected in the coming year, despite increasing technology demands. Technology is essential to nearly every federal government priority, from helping our warfighters identify the safest, most effective path to accomplish their missions to enabling the average citizen to take advantage of government services. With inevitable budget cuts, IT […]

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Ryan Wolfe

February 6, 2019

Networking

How Standardizing RMF Will Create Value for the Military

Imagine you work at a manufacturing company. The company is divided into four separate divisions that produce different products, using the same equipment. The CEO develops a set of controls to make sure that each piece of equipment used in manufacturing products is safe and efficient. One division decides to modernize its processes before the […]

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Brent White

January 3, 2019

Cyber Security  •  Networking

Mission-Critical Workloads, Dispersed Locations, Unpredictable Demands: When SD-WAN is the Ideal Solution

While many look to Washington, D.C. as the hub of the federal government, the reality is that agencies have branches and staff throughout the country and around the world. Federal employees need a reliable network that spans disparate offices across the globe. Think about the gravity of this scenario. An agency spends months preparing for […]

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Greg Stemberger

July 24, 2018

Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Tangled: Figuring Out Where Wireless Fits

Wireless networks that stretch through hundreds or even thousands of square feet of agency office space can be complicated at best and downright baffling at worst. When federal workers require access to information quickly or need a solid connection to video conference with a colleague, a properly set up and managed wireless network can mean […]

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Greg Gordon

June 20, 2018

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking  •  Wireless

The Theory of Everything: IT Environments in a Connected World

Every spring, Iron Bow gathers for its Annual Engineering Summit, where all technical and engineering staff are brought together along with leading OEMs to present, discuss and share best practices on newest products, programs and cutting-edge solutions. Although our core capabilities are are tackled and managed in what we all our Practice Teams. After three […]

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Rob Chee & Greg Stemberger

Micro-segmentation: The Path to More Efficient and Effective Network Security

With the cyber security threat landscape getting bigger by the second, every security professional wants to limit their network’s attack surface. Current physical networks and traditional firewalls may prove that task difficult as bad actors find more and more ways to exploit the legacy technology. Fortunately, if you’re deploying a software-defined network or working with […]

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TechSource Editor

SD-WAN Bridges the Networking Gap Between Agencies

While most people think of the Washington, DC metro area as the place where government does business, close to 80 percent of federal employees actually live and work outside the Beltway. In fact, the nearly 3 million civil servants employed by the United States government are spread across all 50 states and 14 territories. And […]

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Greg Stemberger

March 23, 2018

Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

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

VMware Bets All Its Chips On Software-defined Environments

After some time to reflect on my trip to VMworld, it’s become clear that VMware is undergoing a massive evolution with respect to what it does in the network space. From software-driven environments to cloud-centric strategies, VMware is positioning itself in a world that’s largely leaving the data center and other legacy systems behind. In […]

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Greg Stemberger

November 8, 2017

Cloud  •  Data Center  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking