APPS: Business Intelligence Apps Are Moving Beyond IT To Reach Business Users Directly. Senior executives have long had access to BI through dashboards, along with data scientists to interpret it for them. Increasingly, BI is moving out to provide direct access to users throughout the organization. Read more

APPS ECONOMY: Microsoft And Adobe Combine Clouds To Provide Sales And Marketing Intelligence. Two of the world’s biggest marketing and sales platforms are getting together. Earlier this week, at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta, Microsoft said that it will enter into a strategic partnership with Adobe. Adobe will make the Microsoft Azure cloud platform its preferred cloud provider while Microsoft will make the Adobe Marketing Cloud its preferred marketing service for Dynamics 365 Enterprise edition. Find out more

ORACLE: Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics. As it looks to challenge public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out an analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure. Oracle unveiled its analytics cloud during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS with an upgraded cloud infrastructure. One goal is to enticing developers to run applications such as data analytics in its datacenters. Find out more

FEDERAL GOVT: 12 Ways to Empower Government Users With the Microsoft Business Intelligence (MBI) Stack. Your agency’s use of Microsoft Business Intelligence (MBI) tools and reporting services help advance your organization’s ROI & autonomy for your users. Read the rest


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.


Business Intelligence – Daily Tech Update – September 28, 2016

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