BIG DATA: The State Of Business Intelligence, 2018. Executive Management, Operations, and Sales are the three primary roles driving Business Intelligence (BI) adoption in 2018. Dashboards, reporting, end-user self-service, advanced visualization, and data warehousing are the top five most important technologies and initiatives strategic to BI in 2018. Small organizations with up to 100 employees have the highest rate of BI penetration or adoption in 2018. Read more
HEALTHCARE: Startup Uses Business Intelligence Toolkit to Help Patients Improve Healthcare Choices. Israel-based Medint collects and analyzes information from medical websites, social platforms, blogs, and forums to help patients make informed decisions. Read more
CLOUD: Four Major Challenges of Adopting Cloud Business Intelligence – and How to Overcome Them. With nine in 10 sales and marketing teams insisting that cloud-based business intelligence (BI) technology is necessary to the management of their strategies, it’s no wonder that the adoption has exploded in recent years. However, many businesses, especially small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are still lagging behind. BARC’s research study on BI and data management found that 45% of businesses had not adopted this technology yet, with 6% stating they were opposed to it altogether. Over half of SMEs rated their strategy usage as “low”, and the majority were still not using the cloud for any of their BI and data management programs. Read more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: GSA Seeks AI and Analytics to Help Agencies Optimize IT Spending. When federal chief information officers want to understand how much their agencies are spending on cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure, or digital services, they’re confronted with a metaphorical blank space on the map. According to a White House estimate, as recently as fiscal 2016, 84 percent of federal IT spending was uncategorized, or marked as “other,” which renders an in-depth analysis of costs and performance impossible. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems May 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-may-2018.
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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.