SOFTWARE: Chrome 66 is Being Launched for Windows and Other Operating Systems. Google has announced that the new Chrome 66 is now ready to be installed on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. The updated browser is currently tested and will be released in the next few weeks. It has some interesting new features like media auto-play changes, the ability to fix several security issues and to export passwords. Read more
MICROSOFT & LINUX: A Linux Kernel at the Heart of a New Microsoft OS. In a slew of security news, Microsoft unveiled an operating system product — not an internal system, but an operating system product — that it will release with a Linux kernel. Read more
BUSINESSES: Zoho at a Crossroads: Stepping up Means Stepping Out. Zoho has been one of the great successes in the world of small business technologies. Few companies have been able to succeed with a similar business model, yet Zoho has been wildly successful. But they are also enshrouded in mystery. Read on to see what’s under their veil and what they have to do next — if they want to. Read more.
ORACLE: Put Your Oracle Database In the Oracle Cloud. The “Cloud” has become a popular location for many things, and Oracle databases are in that list. Oracle Corporation provides Cloud services to create, migrate and manage databases there, and once a subscription is in hand the provided Cloud dashboard can make it fairly easy to migrate single instance and RAC databases to Cloud storage and services. Let’s look at what is available in the Cloud and get an overview of moving a database from on-premises storage to the Cloud. Read more.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems March 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-march-2018.
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.