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Technology is taking over the security industry— and for industry executives, this shift offers a potentially valuable opportunity they may have never considered for their firms.
From the growing connectivity of systems and mobile devices through the Internet of Things (loT) to the use of AI and automation to monitor cyber and physical security systems, the industry is in the midst of massive technological changes that will ultimately make us (and the confidentiality of our data) much safer. Along with enhancing our physical and cyber security, these technological advancements also qualify security companies (be they integrators or solutions providers) for one of the most valuable tax incentives available to U.S. businesses—the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit.
The R&D Tax Credit: Who Qualifies and Why?
The R&D Tax Credit has actually been around since the 1980s—but if […]
HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its youth and community investment initiative, alliantgroup volunteers took more than 70 underserved students from Cook Elementary on a field trip last week to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
During the field trip, students were guided by alliantgroup volunteers to explore the museum’s Cockrell Butterfly Center, Brown Hall of Entomology and the Morian Hall of Paleontology. The students were also treated to lunch and were sent home with backpacks filled with books on dinosaurs, butterflies and bugs, as well as dinosaur fossil excavation science kits. The field trip was just the latest excursion in a growing list of community outreach initiatives sponsored by the Blue Heart Fund, alliantgroup’s nonprofit charity designed to expose students to STEM education at an early age.
“Careers in STEM are some of the highest paying and most […]
HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is honored to announce that it has awarded $180,000 in STEM scholarship funds to 18 high school seniors and college freshmen.
The scholarships were presented to the students on November 7 during alliantgroup’s Leadership, Technology & Policy Summit at the firm’s headquarters in Houston. Each student received $10,000 to help fund their respective STEM education at the college of their choice.
“STEM education is a personal passion of mine, and something that I believe is integral to pushing our economy, and country as a whole, forward,” alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav said. “From manufacturing to transportation, from biological research to infrastructure design, our country heavily relies on these fields. STEM students and professionals just like our scholarship recipients will be the ones paving the nation’s path to progress.”
Nearly 100 applicants from all over the country submitted a video or essay detailing their aspirations for a career in […]
alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Host Leadership, Technology & Policy Summit at Headquarters in Houston
HOUSTON, TX (November 9,2018) – Over 100 professionals from across the nation, including former and current congressional members, state officials, executive officers, U.S. business leaders, CPA partners and business advisors gathered for alliantgroup’s Leadership, Technology & Policy Summit—an exclusive event created for the benefit of the firm’s clients and CPA and industry partners.
During the two day conference, attendees were treated to a series of lectures and panels highlighting some of the most crucial issues facing U.S. business leaders and policymakers. The event began with an interactive lecture from Thomas DeLong, a Senior Fellow, former Philip J. Stomberg Professor at the Harvard Business School and author of “Flying Without a Net”—a book recognized by the editors of Amazon publishing as one of the top ten books written on leadership this century. During the lecture, DeLong focused on management and leadership strategies for professional service firms, highlighting the importance of investing in […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Last week Tom Ridge, alliantgroup’s Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology, presented at the National Systems Contractors Association’s Pivot to Profit conference at the Atlanta Airport Marriott. During the event’s keynote address, the first Secretary of Homeland Security and former Pennsylvania Governor highlighted the growing importance of cybersecurity for all businesses—from large corporations to small and mid-size companies.
Underlining a number of recent high profile events such as Russian hacking during 2016 elections to cybersecurity breaches at Under Armour and Equifax, Ridge discussed the ongoing rise in cyber threats facing public and private institutions and their potential long-term damage. From financial losses—either as a direct result of a cyberattack or in terms of hours of lost productivity—to damage to brand credibility and consumer confidence, a cybersecurity breach can have lasting consequences for a business. For small and mid-size companies that often lack […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As part of the firm’s community outreach initiative, alliantgroup sponsored the National Systems Contractors Association’s (NSCA) inaugural Build-A-Bike Team Building charity event during NSCA’s Pivot to Profit conference at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.
During the event, alliantgroup volunteers led a bike-building workshop for NSCA members, with attendees split into teams and provided the parts and tools necessary to build brand new bikes. An exercise that was designed to promote team building and networking amongst new colleagues, NSCA members were given the opportunity to use their technical problem-solving for a good cause. The new bikes were later donated and presented to the children of the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.
“We’re so grateful for this opportunity with NSCA. We always encourage our Club kids to learn new skills and expand their horizons,” said Deidre Tolbert, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. […]
alliantgroup Hosts Field Trip for Highland Heights Elementary Students to Houston Museum of Natural Science
HOUSTON, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its youth and community investment initiative, last week alliantgroup volunteers took more than 80 underserved students from Highland Heights Elementary on a field trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
During the field trip, students were guided by alliantgroup volunteers to explore areas such as the museum’s renewable energy lab and the Morian Hall of Paleontology. In addition to the tour, the students also participated in hands-on lab experiments focused on renewable energy and were treated to a viewing of Dream Big, a 3D movie about engineering. The field trip is just the latest excursion in a growing list of community outreach initiatives sponsored by the Blue Heart Fund, alliantgroup’s nonprofit charity, designed to expose students to STEM education at an early age.
“STEM occupations offer some of the highest paying and most fulfilling career opportunities,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval […]
alliantgroup Executive Rose McCarty Receives Inaugural Texas Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Houston Power 50 Award
HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that Rose McCarty, Vice President of Education & Awareness (Marketing), has been recognized as one of Texas Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Houston Power 50.
The award recognizes women in leadership who are driving positive impact within their companies and communities—recognizing both professional accomplishments and philanthropic work.
“Rose is a smart, passionate and supremely capable leader,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “Her focus on creating growth opportunities for those on her team, and spurring people to push boundaries and accomplish more than they ever imagined, is inspiring to all who work with her. We are proud she has been recognized for her leadership within the company, our industry and community.”
McCarty has extensive marketing and leadership experience, and has driven impact throughout her career leading global go-to-market strategy, communications, demand generation, events and product, field and content marketing. She […]
HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that it has been named one of America’s 100 Healthiest Workplaces.
The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Award culminates the conclusion of the year-long wellness awards program that Healthiest Employers hosts in over 40 cities across the United States. Each winning company is considered an exemplary leader for the effectiveness of their population’s health and wellness initiatives.
“Encouraging a healthy workplace is so much more than just having a wellness program in place or a gym onsite,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “Our commitment to our professionals is to not only offer amenities for their physical health, but to also have programs in place that address all aspects of a healthy lifestyle.”
Award applicants were evaluated across six key categories: vision, culture/engagement, learning, expertise, metrics and technology. Applicants were evaluated with the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for wellness programming. The organizations awarded […]
HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Scott Goldsmith, CPA, CGMA and Shareholder at JamisonMoneyFarmer PC, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. Goldsmith brings to the board over 29 years of management and public accounting experience as well as an extensive background in tax and business planning. In his new consultative position, Goldsmith will play an important role in advising alliantgroup on its future strategic initiatives.
“It’s an honor to be joining this impressive board of former business and industry leaders, elected officials and foremost policy experts,” said Goldsmith. “Having partnered with alliantgroup in the past, I’ve witnessed first-hand the value they have found for companies across the country. I look forward to offering my guidance and support to this wonderful organization as it continues to work on behalf of U.S. businesses.”
Goldsmith joined JMF in 1989, was admitted as a […]