PERSONAL TECH: Preparing for the Jump to a New Operating System. Switching computer platforms is much easier than it used to be, thanks to programs that help you copy over your data, applications that have both Windows and Mac versions and file formats like .JPG photos that can be easily opened on most desktop and mobile systems. Read more
MICROSOFT: Reveals New Windows 10 Workstations Edition for Power Users. Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 Pro for Workstations August 10. While the operating system was originally rumored back in June, Microsoft has provided the full details on the special edition. As expected, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is primarily designed for server grade PC hardware and true power users. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations scales up for machines with a high number of logical processors and large amounts of RAM. Read the rest
CONTAINERS: Docker Enterprise Now Runs Windows and Linux in One Cluster. The new version of Docker’s professional version lets applications across multiple platforms — Windows, Linux, and IBM System Z — run side by side in the same cluster. Find out more
OPEN SOURCE: Windows vs Ubuntu: A Look Before You Switch. If you’re considering switching from Windows to Ubuntu, here are some factors to consider as you explore the Linux operating system. Read 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.