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New Research: Connectivity of Mobile Devices Increases Work Hours for Federal Decision Makers

June 1, 2016

From prweb | June 1, 2016 — More than eighty percent of federal decision-makers believe that mobile devices are critical to their jobs, make them more productive, and increase their work hours according to a PulsePoll™ from Market Connections. This morning at the ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit, Market Connections released results from their recent federal mobility PulsePoll™, a follow up to a 2013 study on mobility. This study delves into the type of work-related content and media federal decision-makers are viewing on their mobile devices, how much extra time and work they spend on mobile devices outside of traditional ... Read more

Women in Technology Announces 17th Annual Leadership Award Winners

May 20, 2016

From Business Wire | May 20, 2016 — FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Women in Technology (WIT) this week showcased a stellar slate of corporate, government and entrepreneurial talent across the Washington, D.C. region as it honored women in a variety of roles and organizations at the 17th Annual Leadership Awards. The event, held Thursday night May 19th at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, welcomed more than 500 attendees who gathered to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women leading the way across the technology industry. Read the full article. Read more

Consolidation and Modernization Chief Among Federal IT Security Concerns SolarWinds Survey Discovers

March 4, 2016

From Market Wired | March 1, 2016 — SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the results of its third annual Federal Cybersecurity Survey*, which explores the biggest barriers to improving IT security, including exposure during consolidation and modernization processes, threats from foreign governments and careless or untrained insiders. The findings also highlight how the implementation of IT security management tools help mitigate threats, strengthening security strategies. Read the full article. Read more

If I Knew Then…

February 24, 2016

From Crain’s | February 24, 2016 — Lisa Dezzutti, President and CEO of Market Connections discusses a mistake that’s shaped her business philosophy in this ongoing series from Crain’s. Read the full article. Read more

Differentiation in the Age of Commoditization

November 17, 2015

From Washington Technology | November 16, 2015 — In a government contracting landscape littered with the landmines of Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative, lowest price, technically acceptal contracts, and reduced fees for skilled personnel, the need for your company to stand apart and above the crowd is more important than ever. Regardless of what they call it, GSA and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy continue to push low price in as many ways as possible. Read the full article. Read more

Four Steps to Boost Records Management Practices

August 14, 2015

From NextGov | July 28, 2015 — A recent Market Connections survey unearthed a number of factors related to agencywide confidence levels including a focus on compliance, and identified three primary challenges in adhering to regulations: a lack of awareness of policies (46 percent); tremendous growth in records (28 percent); and a lack of communication between IT and records management (28 percent). Read the full article. Read more

The Keys to Effective Records Management

June 22, 2015

From Federal News Radio | June 17, 2015 Today’s interview is with Tyler Morris, director of Product Management, and April Chen, product manager for Iron Mountain Government Services. They were in the studio to discuss the results of a recent study by Market Connections. Read the full article. Read more

Two Studies Outline Shortcomings in Federal Records Management Practices

June 11, 2015

From ARMA International | June 10, 2015 Two recently released reports, one by a government watchdog agency and the other by a storage and information management company, show significant gaps in U.S. federal agencies ability to meet electronic recordkeeping requirements. Read the full article. Read more

Federal Agencies Lack Confidence In Records And Information Management Practices

May 19, 2015

From HS Today | May 18, 2015 Although federal agencies have made great strides in modernizing their records management programs and practices in recent years, the changes have been slow and key federal managers still lack confidence in their agency’s records management practices, according to a new survey from Iron Mountain Incorporated, a leading provider of storage and information management services. Read the full article. Read more

Federal Agencies Struggling with Network Security Gaps, Survey Finds

May 1, 2015

From HS Today | May 1, 2015 Although federal agencies are increasingly prioritizing security and prevention, a number of challenges—including budget constraints, limited resources, and complexity—have left the agencies’ networks vulnerable to security breaches. A recent survey of 200 federal government IT decision makers by government research firm, Market Connections, and network solutions provider Brocade, revealed that just 26 percent of agencies feel data on their networks is fully protected. Read the full article. Read more

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