CYBERCRIME: Ransomware Can Cost Firms over $700,000; Cloud Computing May Provide the Protection They Need. High-profile cybercrime such as data theft, ransomware and computer hacks seem to be occurring more frequently and with higher costs, but cloud computing may provide the security that companies are searching for, experts suggest. Read more
TUTORIAL: What is Cloud Computing? Everything You Need to Know Now. Cloud computing has evolved beyond basic SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS offerings, as the cloud matures to become the engine of enterprise technology innovation. Read the rest
FUTURE: Edge Computing Could Push the Cloud to the Fringe. Peter Levine, a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has an interesting working theory. He believes that cloud computing is soon going to take a back seat to edge computing – and we will very quickly see the majority of processing taking place at the device level. As crazy as that sounds – and he fully recognizes that it does – Levine says it’s based on sound analysis of where he sees computing going – and he believes his job as an investor is to recognize where the industry is heading before it happens. Find out more
CLOUD TECH: Cloud Computing’s Open Container Initiative Hits the 1.0 Release Milestone. Another light-touch cloud standards effort under the auspices of The Linux Foundation reached a milestone mid-July, with the release of the 1.0 version of the Open Container Initiative. The Open Container Initiative is a collection of cloud-computing companies working on a common specification for container runtimes. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems July 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-june-2017.
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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.