INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Operational Business Intelligence Sees a Surge in Use. This year saw a surge in the use of business intelligence in production and operations departments, and customer analysis emerged as the number one investment area for new business intelligence projects. Those are two of the finding of the new BI Survey 16 from the Business Application Research Centre (BARC), and analyst and consulting firm for enterprise software, with a focus on business intelligence, data management, enterprise content management, customer relationship management, and enterprise resource planning. Read more

STUDY: Strong Data Governance Enables Business Intelligence Success, Says Forbes Insights Study. According to a report by Forbes Insights, in association with Qlik, “Breakthrough Business Intelligence: How Stronger Governance Becomes a Force for Enablement,” organizations report that they are obtaining breakthrough returns from investments in business intelligence (BI). Yet companies worry they may be leaving too much potential BI-generated performance on the table; fewer than half feel they are gaining full benefit from their programs. Key concerns: less than optimal adoption rates, lingering silos, multiple “versions of the truth” and security. Find out more

TRENDS 2017: Business Intelligence Trends for 2017. Analyst and consulting firm, Business Application Research Centre (BARC), has come out with the top BI trends based on a survey carried out on 2800 BI professionals. Compared to last year, there were no significant changes in the ranking of the importance of BI trends, indicating that no major market shifts or disruptions are expected to impact this sector. Find out more

INTERVIEW: Enterprise Risk Management Properly Implemented Could Strengthen Decision Making. Sheila Conley, deputy assistant secretary and deputy chief financial officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, answers the question, “What do you think is the most important change the government needs to make in the next 5 years?” 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.


Business Intelligence – Daily Tech Update – November 23, 2016

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