GOOGLE CLOUD: Have Cloud Your Way: Step-by-Step Best Practices for Secure Migration. Get insights about Google’s security technology underpinnings within GCP that protect your data and your customers. Learn about Google’s views on threats, end-to-end security, and solutions at each point of potential compromise. Read more

HOW: Will Amazon’s Cloud-Computing Price Cuts Impact Investors? The growth of Amazon’s cloud-computing platform, known as AWS, has been a major factor in the company’s recent spurt of profit growth. But in typical Amazon fashion, the company is prepared to completely backpedal on AWS’ profits in order to beat out the competition and grab an even bigger piece of the market down the road. Find out more

PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE CLOUD: 5 Trends to Watch. Security tops the concerns of federal information technology managers as they look to move data and applications into the cloud – and that’s consistent with other public sector IT executives. But federal managers are substantially more likely to settle on private cloud solutions when compared to those managing state and local or higher education IT services. Here are five trends that define the differences between how IT chiefs in each sector are approaching cloud migration. Find out more

FEDS: Rest Their Digital Transformation Hopes on the Cloud. Like most businesses, the U.S. federal government is being forced to evolve their IT operations to accommodate today’s mobile- and cloud-enabled workstyles (and lifestyles). A recent survey from Dell EMC, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB), reveals that most agencies are rising to the occasion. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems November 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 – December 7, 2016

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