HOW: Cloud Computing Spending is Growing Even Faster Than Expected.Spending on cloud computing services is growing faster then previously expected, with software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) two of the most rapidly expanding segments. Worldwide public cloud services revenues are expected to grow 18.5 per cent in 2017 to a total $260bn, up from $219.6bn last year, according to Gartner. Read more
ADVICE: Don’t Be the Fool in the Cloud. Is it really that hard to keep from making a security idiot of yourself? Read the rest
LEARN: How Cost Analysis Tools Can Prevent Cloud Computing Calamity. AWS and other cloud computing giants have been enjoying bumper profits in recent years, which means startups must be spending more on cloud computing. Indeed cloud costs can jump massively if you don’t keep an eye on your budget. Casey Benko over at SearchCloudComputing recommends investing in cloud cost analysis tools to keep costs down. He gives you the lowdown on how the top tools, like CloudCheckr and Cloudability, compare. Find out more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Key Ingredient for Modernization: Evolutionary Architecture Using Microservices. IT modernization is one of the key focus areas across the federal government these days. With so much emphasis on modernization, there is little attention being paid to software architecture as means to enable transformation. Most federal IT agencies are faced with a familiar challenge: How do we modernize our software applications and take advantage of the benefits enabled by cloud computing? Find out more
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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.