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: Networking


Federal employee on their computer network

How Government Networks Can Prepare for a Post-COVID World

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic not only posed significant challenges to Federal IT but also renewed a sense of urgency to embrace telework and cloud applications. Now, with increasingly distributed workforces, more IoT devices, and more operational complexity than ever before, Federal IT teams and network administrators are experiencing even more difficulties […]

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Aaron Tragle

5G blog illustration

What Makes 5G So Special?

There’s more to 5G than just service for your smart phone. A lot more. 5G ushers in a new era of technology and innovation that has never been seen before and with it comes a plethora of applications and benefits.  Here are just some of the benefits consumers, businesses and our government can realize from […]

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James Ebeler, DoD CTO and Jim Smid, CTO

March 23, 2021

IT Modernization  •  Networking

Business Resiliency

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine Your Business Resiliency

We’ve seen more change in the past year than we have in any other time in recent history. Words like “agility,” “pivot,” “remote workforce” and “unprecedented” became the new buzz words. But these phrases came from a necessity as businesses started to recognize just how strong their Business Continuity plans actually were.  Nothing better than […]

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Bill Saltenberger

March 16, 2021

Collaboration  •  Cyber Security  •  Networking

Technology trends

Top Tech Trends for 2021

If you’re like most organizations, you are emerging from the uncertainty of 2020 wondering what to expect next and how to best prepare your organization for the future by utilizing the best technology available today. Here are the top tech trends for 2021 and what you can expect in the months to come. Remote workforce […]

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Jim Smid

Data Loss Prevention | Cisco | Dell Technologies

Keeping Your Data on the Straight and Narrow: How Data Loss Prevention Supports Digital Transformation

Digital transformation means more data is spending more time traveling from point to point. It’s not possible and certainly not operationally effective to keep all data within the confines of an on-premises network. There really is no guarantee that any network is truly completely locked up from outside access. So with the security posture shift […]

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John Odey

December 1, 2020

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

Cisco

5G – Better and Faster!

5G, once fully available and implemented, will increase the amount of data transmittable over mobile networks by 20-50 fold (meaning it will be possible to use mobile to transmit up to 1 gigabyte of data quickly and easily). 5G is not just about faster data speeds, but it also provides more reliability, lower latency and […]

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John Odey

November 17, 2020

IT Modernization  •  Networking  •  Wireless

VMworld Takeaways

VMworld 2020: The Headlining Topics You Should Write Home About

VMworld is an annual conference put on by Iron Bow’s partner company, VMware. The 2020 conference from September 29 – October 1 was the first time the company has taken its annual event completely virtual. In addition to the slick interface and user-friendliness of the virtual event platform, VMware also brought a tsunami of content […]

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Troy Massey

October 6, 2020

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

Information Technology

Programmability: 5 Parts of a Whole Lot of Efficiency

In today’s culture of personalized solutions and immediate gratification, no piece of enterprise technology is perfect straight out of the box. Each workplace has its own unique processes, challenges and requirements.  How many times have you said or heard, “It’s great but…” or “I really wish it could also do…” Organizations heavily invest money and […]

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Ryan Wolfe

September 29, 2020

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

Global Enterprise Fabric | NetApp

GEF: The Fabric of Your Application Delivery

Part of maintaining the warfighter’s position of strength is keeping them digitally connected.  This requires constant delivery of new applications and features yet, rolling out digital applications requires training, procuring, installing, configuring and maintaining hardware to support these modern applications.  This traditional, hardware-centric model slows down the transformation process at Army installations around the world. […]

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TechSource Editor

September 22, 2020

Cloud  •  Networking

SD-WAN | Cisco

The Current and Future State of SDWAN: Part 2 of 2

In our last blog, we defined what SDWAN is and the current state in which we interact and use it. For the second half of this two-part series, we’ll look at the future state of SDWAN and how you can make the most of where it’s going. 1. Future state of SDWAN The future for […]

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Greg Stemberger

September 1, 2020

IT Modernization  •  Networking

SD-WAN | Cisco

The Current and Future State of SDWAN: Part 1 of 2

It’s no secret cloud technology is becoming more common. Everything from the photos on your smartphone to the information in your organization’s database is being moved to the cloud — and with good reason. Cloud solutions implemented correctly can significantly reduce upfront costs, increase productivity and simplify the burden of IT management. Your network is […]

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Greg Stemberger

August 25, 2020

IT Modernization  •  Networking

remote worker

Never Say Never. The New Reality of Government IT

With three quarters of the federal workforce telecommuting/working from home, we’ve seen tremendous shifts in how government agencies are accessing their systems and using technology. The reality of our situation is proving that necessity is the impetus for innovation – introducing wide adoption of technologies and tactics that just a few short months ago would […]

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Greg Stemberger

information technology

Three Ways Agencies are Looking to Innovate in 2020

Two decades ago few could have imagined how advanced technology would become. In the intervening years, we’ve seen our devices get smaller and more powerful, storage move from cumbersome data centers to flexible cloud models and networks speed up faster than anyone could have believed possible. As we move into a new decade, agencies now […]

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Jim Smid