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How to Develop an IT Strategic Plan and Stick to It

Preparation Is your business prepared to successfully respond to an IT-related disaster? Different companies require varying levels of technology and technology protection. When forming your IT strategy, the first critical step is to make sure your IT plan supports your specific company’s needs. This means developing a plan that will protect employees and important data […]

Mark Phillips Moderated a Panel for the Northern Virginia Technology Council

Mark Phillips, a partner in Aronson’s Diversified Commercial Services Group, moderated a panel for the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee on Thursday 3/7. While the region’s unemployment rate has remained around 3% (considered nearly full employment by economists), companies struggle to hire talent and are concerned about how Amazon moving into the […]
March 7, 2019

What Drives Value in Government Services & Defense M&A?

M&A transaction volume in the government services & defense market in recent periods has trended upward. There were 112 government services & defense acquisitions in 2015, compared to 82 and 79 acquisitions in 2013 and 2014, respectively. There were 31 acquisitions in the space for Q1-2016, which was a significant increase over Q1-2015 activity.[1] So what […]

A Successful Entrepreneur Roadmap

Entrepreneurship is the development of a business from the ground up—coming from an idea and turning it into a profitable business. While the definition may be simple, its execution is much more difficult. Download our “A Successful Entrepreneur” roadmap.

GSA Working to Keep Abreast of the Latest Technology Trends

GSA has been keeping abreast of the latest technology trends in order to meet the evolving needs of its customer agencies. One of the most important technology trends right now is cloud computing – the director of GSA’s Cloud Computing Services Program Management Office, Stan Kaczmarczyk, estimates in Federal Computer Weekly that the federal cloud […]

GSA Issues RFI Proposing Changes to the IT70 Solicitation to Foster A Better Federal Marketplace

On September 2, 2015, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for information (RFI) with proposed changes to the IT Schedule 70 solicitation in an effort to ease the process for vendors – specifically new and emerging small companies – to work with the government. GSA is looking for industry feedback regarding the two-year […]

Use QuickBooks-Compatible Apps to Reduce Data Entry

As a small business entrepreneur there is a lot of demand on your time from competing forces, not the least of which are accounting and administrative tasks. For most business owners and their support staff, these tasks are the necessary evil of doing business, often put off until the last possible moment in favor of […]

Significant Settlement Proves There is no Safe Harbor against GSA Schedule Pricing Compliance

Read comments by Jennifer Aubel, principal consultant with Aronson LLC, in Federal News Radio article. VMWare, Carahsoft to pay $75.5M to settle False Claims Act allegations The Justice Department and the General Services Administration can add another False Claims Act settlement to its ever growing list. Justice announced today VMWare and Carahsoft Technology agreed to pay […]

Rethinking Software for Nonprofits and Associations

Technology plays a vital role in the success of any nonprofit organization, helping to increase constituent reach, improving satisfaction and generating value for an organization and its member base. Nonprofits and associations that engage in technological revolution have achieved brand value and constituent loyalty that mirrors their for-profit counterparts. Based on a study by the […]
April 1, 2015
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The Philanthropreneurs of Today

Technology has played an enormous role in transforming our lives, making our day-to-day activities indefinitely easier and less time-consuming. Who doesn’t know the tech-savvy leaders of this century?  Masterminds like Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft), Mark Zuckerberg (Founder of Facebook), Jan Koum (Founder of Whatsapp) and many more have revolutionized this modern era. Not only […]