CASE STUDIES: The Most Practical Big Data Use Cases Of 2016. Bernard Marr, author of Big Data in Practice, outlines 45 different practical use cases in which companies have successfully used analytics to deliver extraordinary results. Here are some of his favorites. Read more

PODCAST: The State Of Enterprise Big Data. Bill Schmarzo, EMC’s CTO of big data services spends much of his time helping enterprises with their big data challenges. Listen to what Bill has to say about the trends and struggles enterprises are facing. Find out more

BEST PRACTICES: Got Big Data? Check Out These 100 Best Practices For Keeping It Secure. Big data is best known for its volume, variety, and velocity — collectively referred to as the “3 Vs” — and all three of those traits make security an elusive goal. Targeting companies grappling with that challenge, the Cloud Security Alliance has released a new report offering 100 best practices. Read more

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: How Big Data Can Drive Cost Containment. Many federal hospitals and health systems look toward the savings they expect from implementing big data models for health care analytics. However, cost containment without reducing quality of care is often both a central goal and a lead concern. By approaching the task properly, federal health care providers can leverage data analytics to control costs across care delivery and simultaneously account for the cost of implementation itself. The best place to start is identifying the type of problem where data analytics will have greatest return on investment. Find out more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems August 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 – September 2, 2016

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