TRENDS: 5 Trends Driving Big Data in 2017. The ways companies are using data is changing, marking the advancement of tools and the investment from executive leadership of forecasting more parts of the business. To touch on the changing Big Data market, here are five major trends: Read more

INVESTING: Warren Buffett’s Disarmingly Simple Investment Strategy, Explained by Big Data. In a fascinating new book, a former Google data scientist offers a whole chapter about his brief misadventures in trying to apply big data – what we know from massive amounts of Internet searches – to investing. There is also an interesting analysis as to why Warren Buffett seems to always win big at investing. Essentially, the data say, it’s because he’s a positive guy. Read the rest

TECH: Big Oil Turns to Big Data to Save Big Money on Drilling. In today’s U.S. shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest data on everything from pumping pressure to the heat and rotational speed of drill bits boring into the rocky earth. The sensors are leading Big Oil’s mining of so-called big data, with some firms envisioning billions of dollars in savings over time by avoiding outages, managing supplies and identifying safety hazards. Find out more

LEARN: 3 Massive Big Data Problems Everyone Should Know About. Today, Big Data gives us unprecedented insights and opportunities across all industries from healthcare to financial to manufacturing and more. But, it also raises concerns and questions that must be addressed. The relentless changes to technology and Big Data are keeping everyone on their toes, and the reality is that organizations and tech departments, government agencies, consumer protection groups and consumers are struggling to keep up. For me, there are 3 Big Data concerns that should keep people up at night: Data Privacy, Data Security and Data Discrimination. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems May 2017

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 – June 27, 2017

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