CASE STUDY: You Don’t Need Big Data – You Need the Right Data. Our relentless focus on the importance of big data is often misleading. Yes, in some situations, deriving value from data requires having an immense amount of that data. But the key for innovators across industries is that the size of the data isn’t the most critical factor – having the right data is. Read more

SECURITY: Mitigating the Security Risks of Big Data. Big data implementations are complex, multi-level stacks, encapsulating some of an organization’s most important and sensitive data. As such, when these deployments go into production, they create a high-risk asset. And herein lies the challenge for IT organizations: securing access to big data while still providing end user access for extracting valuable business insights. Here are three big data security risks and a simple approach to mitigating them. Find out more

LITTLE DATA: Forget Big Data – Little Data Is Making Learning Personal. According to Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a nonprofit that advocates for high school education reform, little data – and how teachers use it – is the key to making learning as individualized as possible. Classroom technologies make it easier than ever to collect information on students. Now, teachers must figure out the best way to analyze that data and put it to good use. Find out more

UPDATES: 5 Key Points When Presenting Big Data Project Updates to the Board. It’s easy to be so focused on the daily chores of managing a big data project that you forget to keep the board in the loop. Never take the board’s endorsement for granted. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems October 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 – November 8, 2016

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