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MICROSOFT AZURE & OFFICE 365: Microsoft unleashes big-data tools for Azure and Office 365 security features. This includes Azure Batch, a service based on its GreenButton acquisition that can run jobs across large data sets using distributed computational infrastructure. Next year Office 365 will gain mobile-device management capabilities that will allow IT to control what employees can do with their phones and tablets, across iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Read more

PRIVACY: Taking back privacy in the post-Snowden cloud. Governments aren’t going to fix cloud’s privacy problem. It’s up to the industry-and us. Read more

CXO: Cloud computing. CIOs are taking back control, but it is already too late? The IT department has taken responsibility for cloud computing decisions which were previously made by business execs keen to get started with the technology. Read more


BIG DATA SURVEY STATS: 84% Of enterprises see big data analytics changing their industries’ competitive landscapes in the next year. 87% of enterprises believe Big Data analytics will redefine the competitive landscape of their industries within the next three years. 89% believe that companies that do not adopt a Big Data analytics strategy in the next year risk losing market share and momentum. Read more

2015 TRENDS: Big data trends in 2015 will be a combination of strategic and operational goals, headlined by certain major areas of focus. Read more

HEALTHCARE SAVINGS DUE TO BIG DATA: Natural language processing and big data: The prescription for saving big bucks in healthcare? The health industry could really do with a shot in the arm when it comes to cost-cutting, and big data could be the answer. Read more


KNOW YOUR TRAFFIC: The case for egress monitoring and filtering. In the wake of recent data breaches and scandalous system compromises, two questions have been spawned in the minds of millions: how are these companies getting hacked, and why is it that many times they are not detected in time? Read more

WEB MONITORING: 20 things that could happen when there’s no web monitoring software. Here are some of the ‘bad’ things that could happen if you’re not paying close attention to how your Internet being is used. Read more

REDUCING RISK IN THE CLOUD: Panel discussion with Gary Barlet, CIO, USPS OIG, Steve Hernandez, CISO, Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Melinda Rogers, CISO, Department of Justice, and Mark Williams, Chief Security Officer, Microsoft Federal. Subject: How a trusted cloud platform can help government agencies meet today’s demands-from certification to privacy and security mandates-and also evolve to address future needs. [VIDEOS] Watch now


FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA How Fairfax County Opened Up Its GIS Data. State and local governments collect and store a lot of data. Due to recent mandates, much of this information they want to make publicly available and easy to access. But searching through millions of documents – most likely in disparate databases – to find the relevant information is like finding a needle in a haystack: time consuming and inefficient. Luckily, there’s a solution to this common problem: analytics. Watch now


ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT: Does your Federal Agency need to move toward a paperless office, the ability to attach documents to records within existing database applications? Blue Mountain Data Systems staff possess decades of document management experience. Call Paul Vesely at 703-502-3416 to discuss how to design and implement the electronic document management applications you need.


FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – October 28, 2014

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