Walker-Supported Start-Up Starting to Soar!

In October 2014, The Walker Group granted a $10,000 award to support a new, socially-focused, start-up company called CivicLift. Evan Dobos, the founder of CivicLift, set out on a mission to create a tool for stimulating community-driven economic development. For the last several years, he has been working on developing a web-based software which provides … Continued

It is that time for gratitude and giving back…

Thanksgiving is a time when many people think of sharing the season’s bounty. There are many ways to assist Connecticut’s two regional food banks to help people in need celebrate the holiday… and beyond. Last year, Walker’s clients, Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank, distributed enough food to provide more than 31 million meals to people in need. Connecticut is one … Continued

2018 Digital Marketing Trends

Digital advertising is set to exceed $100 billion by 2020, double the amount compared to just 2 years ago. The excitement of emerging technologies and platforms are giving brands numerous opportunities to connect with existing and future customers. The key to success in digital is knowing which platforms and technologies present the best opportunities for … Continued

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Purple Tie Tuesday – support domestic violence awareness Walker client, CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence, reports that, in Connecticut alone, nearly 40,000 victims seek services from one of the state’s domestic violence organizations annually. Domestic violence shelters in our state are at 122% capacity all the time with more than 1,000 adults and 1,200 children … Continued

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – What’s your plan?

Just as hope is not a strategy, ignorance is not a plan. Cybersecurity planning starts with a review of your cybersecurity goals, requirements and obligations. Add an assessment of risk plus technical and social vulnerabilities and this will lead you to a robust strategy for improving your security posture. Information Security is not a one-and-done … Continued

Kate’s Corner: Being Grateful

Almost every morning, my husband and I walk along the river with our Labrador pup who takes it as her personal mission to make sure every squirrel is kept up a tree, every bird aloft and and every chipmunk out of sight. She has her favorite swimming spots and, while Steve and I discuss our … Continued

DFARS/NIST Compliance Due 12/31/2017

Due to increased concerns about cyberattacks, any manufacturer, either an OEM or tiered supplier, contractually doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA) or NASA must be compliant with defined cybersecurity requirements no later than December 31, 2017. The regulations apply to Controlled Unclassified Information (“CUI”) and are spelled out in … Continued

IT Peace of Mind is Possible!

Many small businesses live in fear of having unexpected IT issues. They run 7+ year-old servers, they don’t know about the latest cyber security threats, they haven’t checked if their backups are running properly and they know all these factors can easily cause unexpected issues. When issues arise, there’s rarely a budget allocated towards fixes.

Walker’s Green Team

The Green Team is led by Ken Jones who has always cared deeply about our environment and how to protect it. In Ken’s words, “In our fast-paced world, it is easy to not pay attention to the effects we have on the environment,” and his approach to this initiative is to begin small, within the internal Walker community with the goal of expanding outward to clients, friends and family.

Back to School

You’re packing your kids off to school… but we’ve been schooling and retooling all summer! We’ve always sought true partnership with our clients, strong relationships where you can rely on us for everything from preventive maintenance to technology planning, and all the troubleshooting and firefighting that goes on in between. Our engineers who go onsite … Continued