AMAZON: Amazon Enjoys Comfortable Lead in the Cloud Infrastructure Services Market. Amazon’s competition is growing at a rapid clip. Yet, despite their progress, it may be a long while before the company’s rivals unseat the cloud-computing giant. Read the rest

PRICING: Cloud Computing Pricing – Beware the Bill Shock. Do you really know what you’re paying for when it comes to your cloud package? Cloud services have many advantages, and can save your organization money — but there are also potential pitfalls and additional costs to watch out for. Find out more

GROWTH: Cloud Growth is Amazing, But Still A Small Part of Overall IT Spending. The financial results that the big cloud leaders reported over the past couple of weeks show that cloud computing is growing at an amazing clip. While that makes complete sense, it still seems clear that cloud computing has a long way to go. Read more

GOOGLE: Races to Catch Up in Cloud Computing. When it comes to cloud computing, Google is in a very unfamiliar position: seriously behind. Google is chasing Amazon and Microsoft for control of the next generation of business technology, in enormous cloud-computing data centers. Cloud systems are cheap and flexible, and companies are quickly shifting their technologies for that environment. According to analysts at Gartner, the global cloud-computing business will be worth $67 billion by 2020, compared with $23 billion at the end of this year. Read more


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


Cloud Computing – Daily Tech Update – August 4, 2016

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