TOOLS: 12 Ways to Empower Government Users With the Microsoft Business Intelligence (MBI) Stack. One way to mitigate the risks of budgetary constraints is to discontinue the habit of relying on IT resources for small tasks that users can either do themselves or with limited assistance. Your agency’s use of Microsoft Business Intelligence (MBI) tools and reporting services may hold the key to advancing your organization’s return on investment as well as gain much needed autonomy for your users. Read the rest
DATABASES: SQL Server 2016 Stretch Database: What Can It Do? When Microsoft released SQL Server 2016, the release was accompanied by a slew of advanced features heavily tailored to make data more malleable and useful for business. In that light, one of the most exciting features of SQL Server 2016 is the Stretch Database feature. Find out more
AMAZON: How Amazon Echo Could Serve as Your New Business Analyst. Picture this. You’re meeting with your board of directors. Someone requests more details about a sales forecast. Instead of booting up a laptop computer to dig up those numbers, you address the question verbally to an Amazon Echo device sitting alongside the other conference room gadgetry. Moments later, it responds with the appropriate data, allowing the meeting to continue uninterrupted. That scenario is being tested among a handful of companies that use data analytics software from Sisense, a New York-based company. Read more
SOFTWARE: The Two Main Pitfalls of Business Intelligence As We Know It. Business Intelligence, or as it’s more commonly known as in today’s lexicon “BI,” is one of the first things that pops into professionals’ minds when anything data-related in the workplace is brought up. Whether you’re on the information technology side of the business or a P&L owner, the answer to any information problem is to typically throw a BI solution at it. Here’s a look at two primary reasons why business intelligence is soon-to-be extinct in the emerging technology landscape. Read more
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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.