Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance Presents: Securing Data in the Cloud

June 7, 2010

Lockheed Martin, in conjunction with its Cyber Security Alliance members, Government Executive Magazine and Market Connections, Inc., will present “Securing Data in the Cloud” on Wednesday, June 23 at 12 noon EST via live webcast. Cynthia Poole, Director of Research Services at Market Connections, will share the results of a research study commissioned by the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance to measure awareness and attitudes on topics related to cloud computing and cyber security. Read more

Leveraging Research for Market Exposure

June 2, 2010

Most organizations invest in research to answer critical business questions as well as learn more about their customers, prospects, and competitors. Investing in primary research by a third party is also an ideal way to generate compelling and relevant content that helps reinforce your organization as a thought leader and expert in the market. Establishing as one of the research objectives the generation of market-compelling content will help shape the survey design and budget to ensure data is collected that your target audiences would likely find useful. Indeed, some organizations conduct research with the sole objective of garnering market exposure. Often, ... Read more

Managing the Scope

May 26, 2010

If you’ve never led a market  study, take it from us – research is fascinating. In fact, it’s so fascinating that a study can easily creep beyond the initial scope.  This can happen because clients are so excited about getting market insights that they have a tendency to add new requirements to the study during the development phase. This can slow down the process, increase costs, and can lead to respondent fatigue. The key to avoiding scope creep is to allow the researcher to gather the requirements up front from all stakeholders involved. Often, when requirements are filtered through only one ... Read more

Coming Attractions!

May 17, 2010

On May 24th, Market Connections will release the highly anticipated 2010 Federal Community Social Media Study, which will give a comprehensive look at the use of social media among federal agencies and their suppliers. Highlights include: • Government agency perceived challenges, risks, and opportunities • What agency employees feel they need in order to adopt more social media usage • How organizations that serve the federal government use social media to connect with these audiences • And much more! Contact Mari Canizales Coache today at 703-378-2025 or to learn more! Read more

Two Approaches to Hybrid Telephone-Online Surveys

April 14, 2010

We”ve mentioned in previous articles the merits of online as well as telephone survey methodologies. But what if you want a mix that gives you Slot Machines the best of both worlds? The kids, whose bums were spanked by their parents for investing exorbitant levels of money on the worst ring-tone you can imagine, were the generation of recent customers. We can successfully combine online and telephone methodologies in two unique ways, depending on the needs of your project. Approach 1: Online survey with telephone follow-up calls. Approach 2: Telephone interview with an online component. Click here to understand the opportunities ... Read more

Federal Marketing Experts Reveal Best Practices

April 8, 2010

On Wednesday, April 7, Women in Technology (WIT) hosted a panel discussion between federal marketing experts on their current and potential best-practice marketing strategies and tactics.  Lisa Dezzutti, President of Market Connections, moderated the event, leveraging data from our recent 2009-10 Federal Media and Marketing Study to guide the discussion. Click here for the panelists’ insights into federal procurement cycles, effective social media usage, and maximizing results from trade show attendance. Read more

A Tale of Two Cities

March 8, 2010

In the government market research study Market Connections released today at the GITEC Summit, Federal IT decision-makers liken their agencies’ speed of technology adoption to that of a Model T. Read more

One Strategy Does Not Fit All

February 6, 2010

Some government contractors mistakenly assume that their winning go-to-market strategy in one sector will perform equally well in another. But that is not always the case. Read more

Being Culturally Sensitive

January 15, 2010

There are many issues to consider when embarking on an overseas research study in order to be culturally sensitive. Read more

Structuring for Success

December 14, 2009

Right now, many government contractors are realizing that changes are in order to better align with the major transitions in the federal government’s priorities and contracting processes. Read more

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