REPORT: 6 Ways Cloud Computing Technology Is Changing. The cloud has had a massive impact on the business world. It’s changed the way we share information in every possible sense. For example, in 2012 the New York Times declared that year the boom of MMOCs: massive open online courses. For the first time, organized education began to truly scale. It was all because of the cloud. That shift happened a mere six years ago. Cloud computing has already become in everyday society. Yet, there is still so much more room to grow. The industry is changing faster than ever. Read more
FUTURE: As the Big Vendors Get Bigger is it Time to Worry about Lock-in? Spending on public cloud computing services will grow by nearly a quarter this year, but more of that spending is going to a small number of vendors. Read more
COMMENTARY: Commercial Cloud is the Bipartisan Solution to Modernizing Government IT. Virtually every function and citizen service performed by our government relies on information technology. From managing the data used to verify our identities, to processing Social Security benefits, to supporting our military abroad and at home, our government depends on technology to carry out the tasks that enable our way of life. Yet in recent years, roughly three-quarters of the federal government’s vast $80 billion IT budget has been siphoned off to maintain legacy technologies that are often well past their prime. Let’s face it: Not moving forward means falling behind. So it’s time for federal and state governments to accelerate their adoption of commercial cloud computing solutions. Read more
MODERNIZATION: How a Pentagon Contract Sparked a Cloud War. Amazon and Google are taking on defense contractors in a heated battle for billions in government contracts. 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.