Tag Archives: Market Connections

Study Finds Disconnect Between Agency Leaders, IT Teams on Data Security

Forty percent of senior officials and another 66 percent of middle managers said they are confident about the security posture at their agencies, according to a study by Acronis SCS and Market Connections. Data also showed that only about a third of government information technology or technical professionals feel positive about edge data security at their agencies, Acronis SCS said Wednesday.

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SolarWinds: Federal IT Security Pros Consider Untrained Insiders, Foreign Governments as Main Threat Sources

A new SolarWinds report shows that more than 50 percent of information technology security professionals from federal civilian and defense agencies say foreign governments and careless insiders are the primary sources of IT security threats. SolarWinds said Wednesday research firm Market Connections was commissioned to poll 200 federal IT security personnel between December and January for its annual Federal Cybersecurity Survey and found that 51 percent of respondents say contractors pose greater security risks to agencies.
 

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Unisys: 64% of Federal Execs View Identity Mgmt Tech as Key to Cybersecurity; PV Puvvada Comments

A Unisys-sponsored survey has found that 64 percent of federal information technology executives consider identity management platforms as critical to cyber threat detection prevention efforts within their agencies. Unisys said Wednesday it commissioned Market Connections to poll 200 federal IT leaders and found that only 20 percent said their agencies adopt biometrics …

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ServiceNow Survey: 77% of Federal Execs Say Intelligent Work Automation Tech Needed Within 5 Years

A new ServiceNow survey shows that 77 percent of federal government executives say their agencies need to increase use of intelligent automation platforms over the next five years to help address increasing workloads. ServiceNow said Thursday it commissioned research firm Market Connections to conduct an online survey of 150 federal …

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PV Puvvada: Agencies Should Collaborate, Utilize Shared Services to Meet IT Modernization Goals

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ federal systems business, has said that federal agencies should establish cross-agency partnerships and utilize shared services to achieve information technology modernization goals. Puvvada, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, wrote in an opinion piece published Friday on FCW that the need for shared services …

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SolarWinds Survey: Majority of Federal IT Leaders Say Agencies More Proactive on Cybersecurity

A new SolarWinds report shows that 75 percent of government information technology leaders say federal agencies have become more proactive than they were five years ago when it comes to IT security. SolarWinds said Tuesday it commissioned research firm Market Connections to poll 200 IT security professionals from federal civilian and defense agencies between …

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Unisys Survey: 59% of Federal Execs Link IT Modernization to Uptick in Security Challenges; PV Puvvada Comments

A new Unisys survey has found that 59 percent of federal information technology executives said they think IT modernization programs at their agencies have led to a rise in security challenges. Unisys said Wednesday it commissioned research firm Market Connections to poll 200 IT leaders at federal civilian and defense …

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Executive Profile: Lisa Dezzutti, Founder and President of Market Connections

Lisa Dezzutti is the founder and president of Market Connections, a Chantilly, Virginia-based market research firm. Dezzutti has been instrumental in Market Connections' efforts to provide views and trends to government executives and contractors. Market Connections publishes the annual federal media and marketing study and conducts the PulsePolls survey of the …

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Dell’s Tim Sedlack on Fed IT GRC Software Implementation and Continuous Compliance

Tim Sedlack, senior product manager at Dell‘s software division, has urged federal agencies to implement governance, risk and compliance software to keep pace with changing compliance requirements for information technology controls across government. Sedlack, in a Q&A with FedConnects published Wednesday, noted that 54 percent of government IT organizations are either reactive instead of proactive in …

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Open Source Makes Waves in Government

Fast on the heels of cloud-computing, open source software is making a big splash on the government IT scene. The VA recently released a RFP for an open source solution for its Veterans Integrated System Technology EHR system, and the Defense Department has jumped on the open source train as …

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