CLOUD EXPO: Conference Short On Innovation, Still Provides Value. Jason Bloomberg has attended Sys-Con’s Cloud Expo conference several times both in New York and Silicon Valley over the last few years, but last week’s installment at Manhattan’s Javits Convention Center seemed a mere shell of its former self. Why the drop-off this year? Read more

AWS: Cloud Computing Ops, Data Centers, 1.3 Million Servers Creating Efficiency Flywheel. Oppenheimer is betting that Amazon shares can get to $930. The primary reason: AWS is a profit machine that’ll deliver 2023 revenue topping $57 billion. In a nutshell, Oppenheimer concludes that AWS’ capital spending won’t need to be as high as expected. Why? “AWS’ competitive advantages in procuring, designing and architecting datacenters and compute/storage resources are driving even higher profitability and lower capital intensity than previously expected.” Read the rest

STORAGE WARS: How the Federal Government is Tackling Data Growth. With more devices collecting data, agencies find themselves with larger amounts of data than ever before. To manage that growth, and avoid letting it overwhelm them, federal IT leaders leverage storage solutions that can securely host large volumes of data without overburdening the budget. Find out more

FEDERAL CIOs: Need Help with Legacy-to-Cloud Transition. Government IT leaders stress value in private-sector partnerships, repeatable contracting provisions as they look to incremental modernization strategies. “Modernization” was one of the watchwords in President Obama’s proposal for the federal IT budget in fiscal 2017, and while that broad effort might sound anything but controversial, updating legacy systems entails a host of challenges that agency CIOs are only beginning to work through. Read more


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.

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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.


Cloud Computing – Daily Tech Update – June 23, 2016

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