INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: How to Make Big Data Work for SMEs. Big data for SMEs is all about joining up various sources of data and using it to improve productivity and profitability. With accessibility via the cloud, big data enables smaller business to take advantage of the tools that were previously only available to larger corporates. Big data is basically a repository of information drawn from different silos and joined up to make it work more effectively for the business.
Here are five key steps on how SMEs can maximise their existing data to make it big. Read the rest

STUDY: One-Third of Big Data Developers Use Machine Learning. A recent Evans Data report shows that 36 percent of developers working with big data and analytics are also using machine learning. Find out more

HEALTHCARE: Managing Big Data in Healthcare. Life sciences companies have too much information – manually collected, logged and stored to adhere to the highest quality standards. Digital analytics can funnel just the right information for risk management. Read more

ROUNDUP: Watson, WebEx Mashup, Hadoop Summit. IBM Watson gets close with Cisco WebEx to improve collaboration. Hortonworks rolls out updates and initiatives at Hadoop Summit. MapR offers an update to please admins. MongoDB Atlas goes live with a managed cloud-based MongoDB service. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems June 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.


Big Data – Daily Tech Update – July 8, 2016

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