PATCHES & VULNERABILITIES
CSA SURVEY RESULTS: Only 8 Percent of Companies Can Track Shadow IT. Most organizations don’t know how dark the shadows are. Companies underestimate their use of cloud services by a factor of eight.
MICROSOFT: Patches Vulnerability Under Attack and Google-Disclosed Zero Day. Microsoft ladeled eight bulletins upon admins’ plates, including a patch for a vulnerability publicly disclosed by Google after expiration of its self-imposed 90-day disclosure deadline. Read more
ADOBE PATCHES: Latest Flash Player Fixes another Round of Serious Vulnerabilities. It should be common knowledge by now that Adobe Flash Player should never be left without an update for too long, as the platform is not only constantly found to be vulnerable in different ways. Read more
ACCOUNTING AND AUDITS: eFileCabinet Enhances Cloud Document Management System. Document management provider eFileCabinet, Inc. has released its 2015 suite of new systems and enhancements for both Online and On-Premise users. The enhancements include new product integrations, security enhancements, and new cloud backup features. Read more
DEVELOPER TOOL: GroupDocs.Conversion for Java. GroupDocs.Conversion for Java is a universal document conversion library designed for easy integration into your own Java apps. Read more
STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
CIO IN WAITING: A Wish List For The New Federal CIO. t’s still anybody’s guess whom the administration will name to fill VanRoekel’s shoes. Regardless, agency officials and tech implementers are sharing some items they think should be at the top of the yet-unknown federal CIO’s to-do list. Read more
INCREASED VETTING: Small Businesses Gain Ground In Contracting. Here’s Why. At the end of the year, Federal News Radio’s “Off the Shelf” explored “What’s it like in the GWAC world?” Read more
HTML 5 PROGRAMMING
MOBILE DEV: 8 Tips. This article will cover quite a bit, including how native code, used in combination with HTML5 can create a great mobile experience. Read more
2015 RECOMMENDATION: 10 Reasons Why HTML5 Implementation Should Happen Now. HTML has been the one mighty leader when it comes to markups for the Web. There’s no real rival and as such, it’s actually more of a standard than a product. Read more
ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT: Does your Federal Agency need to move toward a paperless office, the ability to attach documents to records within existing database applications? Blue Mountain Data Systems staff possess decades of document management experience. Call Paul Vesely at 703-502-3416 to discuss how to design and implement the electronic document management applications you need.