DATA CENTERS: 6 Questions Every Business Must Ask About Big Data Architecture. At the 2017 Dell EMC World conference, Dell EMC systems engineer Cory Minton explained how IT leaders can better think through their big data deployments. Read more

CIO: Why Management is Key to Leveraging the Power of Big Data. For many companies that deal with big data, good management practices are the key to success. Read the rest

TRENDS: How Women Are Shaping The Big Data Revolution. It has become abundantly clear by now. Successful business adoption of Big Data and analytics initiatives is largely a function of overcoming cultural impediments. These “cultural” factors have been the principal barrier to deriving value from data and analytics investments for most large firms. Increasingly, women executives are being called upon to take the lead in overcoming these “cultural issues.” In doing so, women leaders are being asked to shape the critical business functions that are most necessary to ensuring business value from Big Data and analytics investments. Find out more

FYI: Big Data for Humans…The Importance of Data Visualization. Everyone has heard the old moniker garbage in – garbage out. It is a simple way of saying that machine learning is only as good as the data, algorithms, and human experience that goes into them. But even the best results can be thought of as garbage if no one can see and understand the value of the output. That’s where the importance of visualization comes in. Visualization is the means by which humans understand complex analytics and is often the most crucial and overlooked step in the analytics process. As you increase the complexity of your data, the complexity of your final model increases as well, making effective communication and visualization of data even more difficult and critical to end users. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems April 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 – May 11, 2017

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