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GOOGLE: With Spanner Database Service, Google Raises the Stakes in Cloud Computing. Google Inc. has issued a big challenge to its rivals in cloud computing by opening up access to what has been described as the world’s largest database. The company is launching Cloud Spanner Beta, providing software developers with a database service available through Google Cloud that the search giant already uses to run its massive AdWords advertising system and Google Play app and media store. Find out more

CYBERSECURITY: Trust and Risks Both Growing in Government Clouds. A new Intel Security cloud report reveals that cloud computing adoption is growing rapidly in government and elsewhere all over the world. At the same time, CIOs are struggling to keep enterprise data safe in the cloud. Here is what you need to know. Find out more

CIO: Security in the Cloud. As a former CIO, Richard Spires has implemented and seen the significant benefits of cloud computing — both the leverage of compute on demand and the use of software-as-a-service applications. In particular, SaaS-based applications increasingly are becoming the way organizations can quickly and easily leverage new capabilities. This is driving tremendous growth and innovation – AngelList has more than 11,000 SaaS start-ups listed in the U.S., and IDC predicts the SaaS-based market will surpass $112 billion by 2019. Find out more

READ: Relieving Cloud Migration Headaches. One look at the exponential increase in Amazon Web Services revenue, which has grown by an order of magnitude over the past five years, makes clear that we are on the cusp of a generational transformation in how IT organizations provide application infrastructure. Indeed, Gartner, which estimates that infrastructure-as-a-service revenue grew by nearly 43 percent in 2016, said organizations saved “14 percent of their budgets as an outcome of public cloud adoption,” a ratio that is sure to rise in the coming years. And many government IT organizations are at the forefront of the cloud conversion due to executive-level mandates, tight IT budgets and demand for increased access to information and online services. Find out more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems January 2017 http://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-january-2017.

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 – February 17, 2017

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