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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

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Makes IT Simple and Agile

With tight budgets and an ever-changing IT landscape, federal agencies are looking to simplify IT infrastructure wherever they can. This means finding a trusted solution that helps meet agency goals without requiring an army of staffers when quick changes of scale are needed. That’s where Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) can help. HCI takes the three core […]

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Dan Giannascoli

November 22, 2017

Data Center

What We Do Matters: Three Ways to Support Veterans

On Veterans Day, we celebrate the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces and the sacrifices they made to keep our country safe. But more than our thoughts and kind words, veterans often need tangible support in many facets of their lives, from re-entry into the civilian workforce to mental health treatment. […]

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TechSource Editor

November 9, 2017

What We Do Matters

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

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

Moving to the Cloud Warrants a Fresh Look at Cyber Security

As federal agencies move to adopt a cloud-first strategy and reduce their reliance on government-owned data centers, IT managers should be rethinking the way they deal with cyber security. The cloud offers a multitude of benefits including more agile and efficient networks, but when you modernize away from traditional data centers, you move into a […]

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John Chirhart

October 27, 2017

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Healthcare Technology and the Responsibility of Innovation

The Washington Business Journal just recently honored the Iron Bow team as a 2017 Innovation Award honoree for our Clinical Care Device – the CLINiC. And while I’m deeply grateful to be recognized as a tech solutions leader in the DC-area, the award speaks to a much larger point — innovation doesn’t only have to be […]

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Rene LaVigne

October 12, 2017

Telehealth  •  What We Do Matters

Collaboration + Cloud = Better Federal Efficiency, Security and Budgeting

Federal agencies don’t always have the time or money to take on cloud adoption. The cost, complexity and security concerns of rolling out cloud-based applications often act as a barrier for those without the resources to implement and manage a solution. But that doesn’t mean agencies should abandon hope, especially since cloud adoption can actually […]

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Josh Finke

October 6, 2017

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Cyber Security

Four Trends to Consider Before Developing a Cyber Security Plan

With the threat of cyber attacks rapidly evolving, federal agencies need to ensure they have a security foundation in place that allows the flexibility to adapt quickly. That means keeping an eye on trends to make sure they’re procuring solutions that can be easily integrated into their existing systems. The difficulty for agencies is acknowledging […]

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Rob Chee

October 4, 2017

Cyber Security  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

How to Build the Federal Data Center of Tomorrow

Government agencies saved over 2.8 billion dollars in IT costs since establishing the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative in 2010, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). However, the federal government still faces several challenges when modernizing and consolidating their IT systems in order to build the data center of the future. […]

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Jim Smid

September 26, 2017

Data Center  •  IT Modernization

A welcoming workplace leads to success on many levels

Workplace culture can make or break a business.  An organization can thrive in an environment that fosters diversity, charity and thoughtfulness. In a New York Times op-ed, Adam Grant, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, noted that workplace culture is one of the biggest drivers not only of a business’ […]

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Rene LaVigne

September 22, 2017

What We Do Matters

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