CLOUD WARS: Amazon Accuses Walmart of Bullying in Cloud Computing Clash. Walmart, the US’s biggest retail chain, has been accused of trying to coerce its technology suppliers into shunning Amazon’s cloud computing service. Amazon has accused its rival of attempting to “bully” the IT companies into picking a rival platform. The row follows a report by the Wall Street Journal, which said other unnamed large retailers had also asked vendors to shun Amazon Web Services. Read more
CLOUD SPEND: Report Affirms Continued Cloud Spend for US Businesses in 2017. More than two thirds of businesses plan to increase their cloud computing spending in 2017, according to a new report from B2B research provider Clutch. The report, which polled 283 IT professionals at businesses across the United States, also found that for almost half (47%) of organisations, increased cost is a key challenge with their cloud provider. Read the rest
TRENDS: 3 Things You Should Know About Cloud Computing Right Now. It is no understatement to say that public cloud computing is revolutionizing how technology is used. Executives from the top three public cloud providers – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform – spoke at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit in Bellevue, Wash in early June. Here are three lessons you need to learn now. Find out more
NEW CLOUD REGION: Amazon.com to Open Second Government Cloud-Computing Region. The cloud-computing unit of Amazon.com said the new AWS GovCloud Region – which can include one or more data centers – is expected to open in 2018. It will be located on the East Coast. Read more
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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.