WHY: Cultural Change Is Necessary For Big Data Adoption. Love it or hate it, big data is here to stay. As data volumes and sources of data proliferate at ever increasing rates, leading companies will be forced to plan for a data-driven future. Data is pervasive. Businesses operate in an Age of Data. Rapid access to the latest data can accelerate innovation and disrupt traditional markets. Businesses are finding new ways to do business that serve their customers more effectively and responsively. Businesses can adapt or risk burying their heads in the sand. Should there be any doubt about the prevalence of data, consider these few “data points”. Read more
PODCAST: Hadoop, Kafka Creators Big on Big Data Streaming Analytics. In this edition of the Talking Data podcast, big data streaming analytics comes into focus. The technology formed a strong undercurrent at Strata + Hadoop World 2016. Find out more
REAL TIME ECONOMICS: How Big Data Is Creating a Detailed Picture of U.S. Earnings. A new monthly report from Glassdoor uses millions of employees’ reviews of their employers to estimate U.S. wage growth. Find out more
DATA BRIEFING: Learning from the U.S. Cities on How to Implement Big Data Initiatives. A recent study of big data initiatives in 65 cities has interesting guidance for Federal big data initiatives. The researchers studied how data is collected and then used for decision making in what they called “the framework for Big Data initiatives.” Learn about the two major cycles in the framework…and more. Read the rest
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems November 2016 http://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-november-2016.
IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.
BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.