PERFORMANCE: Why Performance Management Is Dead & Performance Motivation Is Here To Stay. How’s your team performing? Before you start the process of performance evaluations, take 10 minutes and discover why performance management is dead and performance motivation is here to stay. Read more

CXO: 3 Survival Skills for Reluctant IT Managers. Textbook management practices don’t always work in IT disciplines. Here are some strategies for tech professionals who find themselves in a management role. Find out more

LEGAL: How to Avoid Failure by Design. When it comes to technology projects, lawyers have a dual role. Firstly, to help the parties convert the commercial deal into a robust contract. Secondly, to help identify what could go wrong and make sure that the contract has appropriate mechanisms to deal with failures and disputes. This second role is particularly essential because the evidence shows that many technology projects do fail. Projects are delayed, exceed budget, and/or don’t deliver technology that meets the customer’s needs. Find out more

SLIDESHOW: Why Managers Lack Confidence in Their Firm’s Data. Nearly all managers lack complete confidence in their company’s data, according to a recent survey from Experian Data Quality. The accompanying report, “Building a Business Case for Data Quality,” indicates that, despite the trust issues, it often takes many months for companies to approve data quality initiatives. Meanwhile, IT managers overseeing these efforts struggle to deal with large data volumes, human error and a lack of data standardization. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems September 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.


IT Management – Daily Tech Update – October 27, 2016

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