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GOOGLE: Personalized Traffic Alerts From Google. Google pulls in traffic data from multiple sources for its Maps app, including information from police and local transportation departments. Many reports concerning real-time events – like cars stopped on the highway shoulder, debris on the road, construction, congestion and accidents – come from the users of its Waze service. Read more

PRESENTATIONS: The Best Apps for Improving Your Public Speaking. Americans supposedly fear it more than death: public speaking. Does your smartphone hold the cure? Now there are apps that can help shore up the delivery: settle your nerves a bit, keep you within your time limit, help you to not get lost. You can also download a teleprompter onto your phone. Find out more

MOBILE PHONES: Give Old iPhones and iPads a New Lease on Life. Save money and spare landfills by putting old smartphones and tablets to work as home security systems, picture frames, alarm clocks and more. Read more

OFF TO COLLEGE: Maybe These Devices Should Go Along. Back-to-school shopping for technology gadgets has become increasingly complex for parents. In the past, the dilemma for most students was whether to get a Windows PC or a Mac. Now, because of a proliferation of different computing forms with the rise of mobile devices, the debate has shifted toward whether to buy a computer or a tablet – and which operating system on top of that. Here’s a guide to some of the best back-to-school products, including computers, mobile devices, audio accessories and food gadgets. Find out more


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


Personal Tech – Daily Tech Update – August 18, 2016

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