March 25, 2013
DULLES, VA, MARCH 22, 2013 – Dennis Mazaris, President and CEO of Concert Technologies, is featured in Cabling Installation & Maintenance Magazine’s 20th anniversary issue of its publication in March. The feature describes Mazaris as the industry’s Renaissance man, citing his work as a cabling installer and designer, inventor of the PerfectPatch, creator of the annual Cabling Icon contest, and founder of a successful nationwide and international technology rollout company among other achievements.
Mazaris is featured among others who, through good deeds, volunteerism, business interactions, or other ways, have left a positive impact on the structured cabling industry over the past 20+ years.
Some notable contributions featured in Mazaris’ profile include:
- Involvement with various industry committees and advisory groups as well as his influence leading to the first addendum of the TIA-568-B.1 standard.
- Work with local contractors around the world to increase their revenue through various programs with Concert Technologies. These programs include the opportunity to provide cabling services to federal agencies through the $5 billion GSA Connections II contract that was awarded to Concert Technologies in 2011.
- The annual Cabling Icon contest Mazaris created to increase camaraderie, education and career advancement among installers and technicians.
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January 22, 2013
DULLES, VA, JANUARY 22, 2013 – Concert Technologies, the leader in global technology rollouts and deployments, announced from the BICSI 2013 Winter Conference & Exhibition that 30 of the company’s project managers have earned the Registered Telecommunications Project Managers (RTPM) credential. The RTPM credential enhances project managers’ services and increases their skill-set for managing a work force of field technicians as well as equipment logistics for global infrastructure projects.
BICSI, the leading international educational association for the Information Technology Systems (ITS) industry, recently began offering the RTPM credential. The RTPM credential has gained popularity within the federal government, leading to a high demand of RTPMs in federal infrastructure projects.
A major benefit of engaging an RTPM is the added oversight and coordination of the interaction between all the designers, engineers, installers and technicians involved in a multiple or single site project. In addition to personnel and project management expertise, the RTPM has specific knowledge of the cabling components, equipment and technology that work together to effectively disseminate information across a variety of information technology systems.
“With the RTPM’s knowledge focused on all aspects of technology infrastructure and what it takes to procure, install and test the components for maximum system performance, they can better set up communication plans and manage all stakeholders.” says Andrew Crone, RTPM, VP of Operations for Concert Technologies. “We realize the high impact an RTPM has on project success, which is the reason Concert Technologies has over 30 RTPMs on its technology rollout delivery team.”
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September 17, 2012
DULLES, VA, September 17, 2012 – Concert Technologies, the leading global technology rollout company, has announced a marketing agreement with BICSI, the association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment. In conjunction with this agreement, Concert Technologies has developed Cabling Icon, the ITS industry’s first social media-based, interactive contest to find the world’s best ITS Installer/Technician.
BICSI brings important educational and training aspects to the 2nd season Cabling Icon contest. The 2nd season Cabling Icon may apply to participate in the sixth annual BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge, which will be held at the BICSI 2013 Winter Conference & Exhibition in Tampa, Fla., January 20 -24. The BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge is an exciting, multi-day event in which competitors race against the clock and each other in several fast-paced events, such as Fiber Termination, Cable Assembly and SCS Installation, in an effort to be crowned Installer of the Year and win $5,000. If the winner of Cabling Icon is selected to participate in the BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge, in addition to the Cabling Icon prize package, Concert Technologies will also provide the following to the 2nd season Cabling Icon:
- Paid travel to Tampa, Fla., for the 2013 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition
- Complimentary conference registration
- Hotel accommodations and meals during the conference
- Wages for the 40-hour work week while they are attending the conference
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May 14, 2012
DULLES, VA, MAY 14, 2012 – Concert Technologies, the leader in technology rollouts and a prime contractor on the GSA Connections II contract, will exhibit at the GSA Training Conference & Expo May 15-17 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. Concert Technologies will showcase its telecommunications and networking services provided under the GSA Connections II contract to government agencies at booth #1027 in the IT Pavilion.
“Connections II comes at a time when VoIP technology is maturing and presents federal agencies with great technological advantages and cost savings,” said Dennis Mazaris, President and CEO of Concert Technologies. “It is very important to us to be a part of the GSA Expo and help educate attendees on these benefits as well as other telecommunications and networking opportunities available to government agencies under the GSA Connections II contract.”
Under the GSA Connections II contract, the Concert Technologies team meets federal agencies’ telecommunications and networking equipment, labor, building and campus infrastructure solution needs. Services offered include infrastructure design, installation, and implementation; professional services to support existing telecom networks; transition planning and integration services; and customized client-specific systems.
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May 3, 2012
March 27, 2012
DULLES, VA, March 26, 2012 – Concert Technologies, the national technology rollout and global deployment leader, has been selected to present at the 2012 Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. The session titled “Using the Force! Increasing Your Value With Field Services” will feature Dennis Mazaris, President and CEO of Concert Technologies, as a panelist. The presentation will be held Wednesday, March 28 from 10:15-11:15 am with no advance registration required for those attending the 2012 Spring Channel Partners Conference.
“Using the Force! Increasing Your Value With Field Services” is part of the Track Three: New Opportunities series to help companies boost and diversify their revenue stream by adding professional and managed services. Mazaris will join other industry experts to expose the added value of utilizing a field service organization for nationwide technology rollouts and global deployments. With VoIP and other IP technologies as the focus of service deployment at customer sites, the value added by field services to the telecom agent or VAR’s business can make or break the opportunity to win the business of the customer. Subjects covered will include:
- On-site project management
- Circuit testing and maintenance
- Demarc extensions
- Equipment de-installation
- Installation of IP technology
- Configuration of IP technology
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November 15, 2011
DULLES, VA, NOVEMBER 15, 2011 – Concert Technologies today announced the completion of 200,000 nationwide and international technology rollouts. This is an industry milestone and record for the 16-year leader in global and nationwide installations of technology infrastructure.
Reaching the milestone of 200,000 completed technology rollouts has been achieved through the use of a proven system of methodologies for providing accelerated multi-site, multi-service, multi-technology deployments to government, commercial and international markets. This business model defines the processes for the management of each rollout utilizing internal resources and relationships to efficiently complete hundreds of technology rollouts every week.
“This is a landmark achievement for our company and the industry at large,” said Dennis Mazaris, Concert Technologies President and Founder. “It shows that having a solid Technology Rollout System of methodologies, established relationships with professional partners and the ability to provide services virtually anywhere in the world are all essential to providing accelerated technology rollout services.”
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November 7, 2011
DULLES, VA, NOVEMBER 7, 2011 – Concert Technologies, the leader in nationwide and international technology rollouts and deployments, today announced it has been awarded the Connections II contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) with a value of up to $5 billion over nine (9) years and three (3) months. Under the Connections II (CNX II) contract, Concert Technologies will supply telecommunications, network and communications solutions to meet U.S. government agencies’ equipment, building and campus infrastructure needs.
“This is a big win for Concert Technologies. We are proud to play a key role in GSA’s effort to bring the best technology to the federal sector and to implement that technology in a way that reduces costs, transforms business processes and improves environmental sustainability” said Dennis Mazaris, President and founder of Concert Technologies. “Connections II leverages the Concert team’s nationwide and international deployment and support networks to address customer’s challenges and to implement solutions with high quality, a secure supply chain and real efficiency.”
Concert Technologies’ team includes, CDW-G, Dell, Telcordia, Johnson Controls, BCCP Consulting, Panduit, SuprTEK, Ventraq and Aquilent.
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September 15, 2011
DULLES, VA, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 – Concert Technologies, the leader in nationwide multi-site technology rollouts and international technology deployments, announced the selection of its President and CEO, Dennis Mazaris, to be featured as part of the SmartCEO Magazine’s 2011 Smart100 list. Mazaris is profiled in the Smart100 Book and was recognized at an exclusive book launch event held by the publication at the Meridian House in Washington, DC.
“A Smart100 CEO is one that is recognized for his or her leadership, strategic vision and character in running a business,” said Jaime Nespor, group publisher of SmartCEO. “This book is a unique compendium of the tough decisions they have had to make and their triumph in the face of adversity.”
“This list brings together CEOs whose successes, leadership philosophies, ethics and character will be a source of education and inspiration to more than 45,000 decision-makers across the Mid-Atlantic. I am honored to be recognized as one of the area’s outstanding CEOs,” said Dennis Mazaris, President and CEO of Concert Technologies.
Since 1995, Concert Technologies has worked as a whole to establish a strong position as a leader in technology rollouts and developed a system of methodologies to increase the value and quality of multi-site technology rollouts. This proven system has lead Concert Technologies to build lasting relationships with government and commercial companies by embracing core values of management, reliability, speed, integrity and service.
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February 16, 2011
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DULLES, VA, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 – Concert Technologies, the leader in nationwide technology rollouts and international technology deployments, today announced the release of its white paper titled Rollout Delivery Team Comparison for Large Multi-Site Technology Deployments. This white paper provides an overview of the various scenarios impacting the resources for a rollout delivery team utilized for large technology infrastructure rollouts at multiple locations, as it is found in the Information Technology Systems (ITS) industry, today.
This paper focuses on:
- Large multi-site technology infrastructure rollouts
- Shifting processes, methodologies and resources to streamline the technology rollout at each site
- Alterations to the rollout delivery team configuration determined by project variables that can impact site delivery
“Maintaining a consistent and well-defined rollout delivery team throughout your project is critical to success, especially when numerous locations are being deployed,” said Dennis Mazaris, President of Concert Technologies. “For all technology rollouts, it is important to discuss the different processes, methodologies and delivery team configurations with the technology rollout company prior to beginning the project so you are not hit with unexpected resource allocations during the deployment rollout phase, which can impact the delivery and/or quality of your project.”
This white paper is the sixth published by Concert Technologies and is designed to aid in the understanding and selection of the most efficient technology rollout system utilized to accelerate multi-site, multi-service, multi-technology rollouts both nationwide and internationally.
About Concert Technologies
Concert Technologies, founded in 1995, is a privately-held technology service company based in Dulles, VA. It is the leader in the accelerated delivery of nationwide rollouts and global technology deployments for government, commercial and international organizations. Utilizing the Maestro Technology Rollout System of methodologies, it quickly implements, installs and manages multi-site, multi-service, multi-technology infrastructure projects. Visit Concert Technologies online: www.concerttech.com