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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Welcome to Iron Bow's TechSource, a blog about the issues facing the government and industry today and the technologies being adopted to help overcome them.

For Tech Success Tomorrow, Remember Your IT Past

To understand where you’re going, you need to start with where you came from. This philosophy is valuable in life, but it also is relevant in today’s fast moving technology landscape. Government has entered a Cloud Smart world of focused, maximized value and holistic security. But it took a while to get to this point […]

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Brandon Lockhart

November 21, 2019


Improve Security and Uptime by Utilizing Automation for Hybrid Cloud

The story is old, but the technology is new. Agencies are struggling to oversee the vast systems that store and transfer federal data. IT teams are stretched thin, forcing managers to focus on day-to-day maintenance over innovation. This is especially true in hybrid environments, where workloads and other functions are shifting between cloud solutions and […]

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Joe Vidal

October 31, 2019


Are Security and Visibility Still Slowing Your Cloud Migration? Here’s Your Solution.

Cloud spending in government is reaching an all-time high, expecting to reach $9.1B by 2024. While agencies are eager to reduce their infrastructure footprint, lower overall operational costs and more nimbly support technology users by moving to the cloud, they often hesitate due to perceived loss of control over access to their data, and what […]

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Rob Chee

October 23, 2019

Cloud  •  Cyber Security

Our Connected World: The Evolution of Endpoint Security

While technological advancements like mobile, cloud and virtualization have all enhanced the way agencies deliver on their missions, they’ve also created a much broader and more dangerous threat landscape. With more and more devices and systems connecting to networks daily, the security conversation has changed dramatically. With every step toward innovation, we need also to […]

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Rob Chee

October 21, 2019

Cyber Security

NIST Provides Roadmap for AI Agency Adoption

Federal agencies are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) as a path toward bolstering everything from data processing and cyber security to automation and networking. But like many technologies, AI raises some questions about best practices and implementation. In response to this need for a more defined, codified approach to AI-adoption, the National Institute for Standards […]

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TechSource Editor

September 30, 2019

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

Harnessing Relevant Technology and Innovation for the Digital Air Force

At the annual Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower (AFITC) Education and Training event in late August 2019, a key theme for U.S. Air Force (USAF) leadership was the need for a Digital Air Force to enable the future of multi-domain warfighting operations. For the Air Force to continue to compete, deter  and win in […]

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John Odey

September 19, 2019

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

Cyber Security: The Eggs in the Cake Batter, Not the Frosting on Top

Imagine a scenario where an employee at an information-rich agency like the IRS or DOJ opens an email that looks like it’s from their manager or a colleague, but instead of taking them to a safe website, when they click on the link it downloads malware onto their laptop. The infected computer, running on an […]

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Juergen Bayer

September 5, 2019

Cyber Security

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

Making the Grade: Three Steps to Improve FITARA Performance

The most recent release of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard shows progress, but also highlights IT challenges federal agencies are still facing on their path to IT modernization. Overall, five agencies improved in the eighth scorecard, which grades agencies on their usage of data centers, cyber security tools and other IT priorities. […]

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Jim Smid

August 6, 2019

IT Modernization

Three Ways Virtual Healthcare is Changing the Way Providers Treat Patients

Virtual care has come a long way in just the last five years. As commercial technology advances to the point where we can hold video conferences on our phones and transmit massive stores of data in minutes, these advances can help doctors deliver better care to patients who need it the most. While the upsides […]

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Dan Klanderman

July 31, 2019


Open Source: It Takes a Village to Deliver the Best and Most Secure Citizen Services

Innovation rarely comes from the mind of one person. Most often it’s a team, working together, sharing their ideas that causes a breakthrough. Sometimes those people are in the same room and other times they’re half a world away, solving different problems, but seeking to achieve the same goal. This is just as true for […]

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Jamie Duncan

July 29, 2019


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