WINDOWS 10: IT Department Finds BYOD Policy Pits It in Eternal War with Windows 10. It seemed like such a good idea at the time: Implement a BYOD policy that puts the responsibility of laptop maintenance in the hands of the users, offload maintenance and have happier users. And then Windows 10 happened. Read more

ENTERPRISE SECURITY: BYOD vs. Enterprise Security: Is It Possible to Have Both? Weighing the advantages of a BYOD policy against the potential security risks can prove challenging. BYOD can be a challenge for IT and security departments, because it essentially puts corporate security into the hands of employees. Any decisions an employee makes about that device – from failing to keep the software up-to-date to using unsecured Wi-Fi networks – ultimately puts the enterprise and its data at risk. Read the rest

FUTURE: Will a Smartphone Replace Your PC? Will you buy another desktop computer or laptop? Or, can your smartphone meet your technology needs? Should your business continue buying PCs? The IT infrastructure industry is divided, but the answer affects more than you think. Here’s why. Find out more

MOBILITY: Why Oak Ridge and Other Agencies Have Opened Their Own App Stores. Employees want apps. Agencies want control. With iTunes-like stores, the two can find a happy medium. Read more


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


BYOD – Daily Tech Update – May 26, 2016

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