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TECHNOLOGY: 10 Big Misconceptions About Cloud Computing. The cloud is growing larger every day, with more and more customers either storing their data there or using its other functions. In a time of rapid change, it’s easy for the cloud to be seen by some as a panacea to cure their many IT ills, while for others it presents as a source of impending woe. Read more [ENTREPRENEUR.COM]

COMPLIANCE: Cloud-Computing Company Zendesk May Face Sanctions Issues. Rapidly growing cloud company Zendesk Inc. says a firm it bought may have violated U.S. sanctions. The company’s dilemma highlights the complexity of complying with sanctions laws when services are provided over the Internet. Read more

ARCHITECTS: The Foundation of a New IT Order? Companies are in need of new IT experts: cloud computing architects. These technology professionals are adept at weaving together multiple cloud solutions to form a cohesive whole, one that allows businesses to tap into new data sets and maximize resources. Read more

SURVEY FINDINGS: Who Will Lead Cloud Computing? Business And IT Have Different Ideas. A new survey of 930 executives suggests that business leaders are moving as quickly as they can to cloud-based solutions, regardless of whether their IT departments are along for the ride. Read more


AGILE BI: Overcoming the Challenges of Agile Business Intelligence. These days very different types of projects are using Agile. Business intelligence is one of them. Tony Kenney, Partner at C3 Business Solutions, explains how to get success in agile business intelligence in his recent blog. Read more

BI STRATEGY: Prepare For Two Modes Of Business Intelligence, Says Gartner. IT needs to open up business intelligence (BI) to the wider business to support its consumerisation. In doing so, BI teams can fund new initiatives and support agile working practices, according to analyst firm Gartner. Read more


WOMEN IN IT: The Real Reason Most Women Don’t Go Into Tech, According To Women. In his March 16th article for, The Real Reason Most Women Don’t Go Into Tech, Gene Marks made some seriously false assertions about why women make up a minority of workers in the technology industry. This is not the first time Mr. Marks has gotten it wrong. Read more

EMPLOYMENT: Why Bankers Are Leaving Finance for No-Salary Tech Jobs. It was February 2012 and banks, dealing with the fallout from the credit crisis, had culled more than 230,000 jobs the year before. Stu Taylor, the London-based global head of matched principal trading at UBS Group AG, figured he better get out. So he left his seven-figure salary and risked his life savings on a technology startup. Read more

RECRUITING: 5 New Tech Trends in Job Searching. Finding the right talent match is becoming tougher for many companies, and that struggle is spawning new apps, marketing tactics and services. With so many new tools hitting the recruiting market, you never know which you may run into or which ones will stick around. Some may even help you make your mark and get hired. Read more


APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is dedicated to Application Development and Systems Integration for Federal Civilian Agencies, Document Management Systems that help in the preparation, scanning, indexing, categorizing and quality control of millions of pages of paper documents to electronic format and the Automation of Workflow Processes. Call us at 703-502-3416.


FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – April 28, 2015

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