PROJECTION: The Next Phase Of The Cloud Computing Revolution Is Here. Few trends in information technology (IT) have had a greater impact than the rise of cloud computing. In 2016, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading public cloud provider, brought in $12.2 billion in net sales, a 55% increase over the previous year. Today’s startup companies are practically required to have a cloud strategy or risk losing funding. Not to mention, just about every enterprise CIO has cloud migration and security in their top strategic mandates, and about 70% of organizations have at least one application in the cloud. The cloud has won, and its momentum is only expected to increase. However, not every company is equally well-positioned to move to the cloud. Companies will need to adjust their strategies and approach to remain competitive over the next decade. Read more
CLOUD CAREERS: How to Move into a Coud Career from Traditional IT. From architects to developers, there is a path from traditional IT to the gold-plated jobs in the cloud. Read the rest
STRATEGY: Assessing the Key Reasons Behind a Multi-Cloud Strategy. Everyone who follows cloud computing agrees that we are starting to see more businesses utilize a multi-cloud strategy. The question this raises is: why is a multi-cloud strategy important from a functional standpoint, and why are enterprises deploying this strategy? Find out more
CLOUD COMPUTING: For Firms, Here is Why it is a Challenge to Harness its Potential. The storage of data on cloud-based servers is the latest iteration in the digital revolution in India and has enabled organizations not only lower risks of loss of data but has also increased remote accessibility of such data. Read more
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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.