OPINION: The ‘Business’ in Business Intelligence: There’s NOT An App for That. Identifying and prioritizing business needs is the most important step to take before making an investment in a technology tool or platform. Ours is a society of technophiles. We readily adopt – and rely heavily upon – the software that powers our digital devices to entertain us, to make us more productive, to monitor our health, or to get us safely from Point A to Point B, and back again. With this passionate (some might say “frantic”) adoption of consumer technology, it is understandable that we are encouraged to believe that a compelling, easy-to-install, easy-to-configure software solution already exists to address our most pressing personal and business challenges. “There’s an app for that” has become as axiomatic as “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Read more

ANALYTICS: 3 Tips for Adopting Business Intelligence. Business Intelligence (BI) – the ability to garner actionable, data-driven insights into the working of an enterprise – is revolutionizing how companies make decisions. It is not only making companies more efficient, it is enhancing the bottom line. In fact, business intelligence is such a major initiative for enterprises across the world that Gartner predicts the worldwide BI market will reach nearly $17 billion in 2016. Read the rest

MANAGEMENT: EMC World 2016: Smart Cities Are a Platform for Innovation. Technology can enable local governments to build and operate integrated and highly efficient cities. Find out more

NETWORKING: Fog Computing Brings Connectivity, Analytics to Agencies’ Network Edge. The Defense Department and TSA are already using fog computing, but agencies must be cautious about security risks. The Internet of Things holds a world of possibility for federal agencies, but in order to leverage that potential, they’ll need a more agile computing platform. Enter fog computing, which could offer users greater functionality from distributed endpoints and environments. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems April 2016

BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT: Find out more about Paul T. Vesely, Founder, President, CEO and Principal Architect of Blue Mountain Data Systems. Paul Vesely is a recognized leader in systems architecture, having designed and delivered many database and document processing systems ranging from work group LANs to enterprise-wide solutions. His goal is to minimize the impact of cultural change in organizations where myriad job functions of document management and workflow are affected. Read more about Paul Vesely’s experience.

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.


Business Intelligence – Daily Tech Update – May 13, 2016

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