CLOUD SECURITY: Is Single Sign-on the Answer to Your Cloud Computing Security Worries? The downside of the cloud is a password and username overload — but there are technologies available to help. The cloud provides a raft of business benefits to organisations that want to access applications in a flexible and cost-conscious manner. But to really take advantage, businesses must be sure that information is easily and safely accessible. Read more

ORACLE: Dives Further in Cloud Computing, Acquires Opower. Oracle has acquired Opower, an Arlington-based data analytics company, in a $532 million cash deal. Oracle will pay $10.30 per share for Opower — with a 30% premium on the closing share price of the company. Read the rest

TRENDS: Amazon, Microsoft Invest Billions as Computing Shifts to Cloud. As cloud computing proliferates, its leading providers — Amazon and Microsoft among them — have unleashed a torrent of capital spending to build the infrastructure that handles the technology. That, in turn, has significant economic effects globally and locally. Find out more

EMCS: Latest VCE Nodes Aim to Make Clouds Easy. Neutrino Nodes let different software stacks run anywhere in a VxRack system. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems April 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 – May 4, 2016

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