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NEW TECH: Top 10 Emerging Technologies in the Digital Workplace. Multiple industry dynamics are aligning to create the conditions for an explosion of employee-facing technology. Developments in text analytics, natural-language processing, data science and the Internet of Things (IoT), for example, can be combined in novel ways to produce work tools capable of creating substantial competitive advantage. Read more

VIDEO: How to Salvage Your Worn iPhone Cords. Are you sick of spending money on new iPhone cables? WSJ’s Michael Hsu has a festive fix for cords that need mending. Find out more

LISTEN: Gadget Lab Podcast from – Human Enough. We’re spending a lot of time talking to our devices. They’re talking back, too – products like Google Home and Amazon Echo can answer questions, give us helpful information, and tell stupid jokes. But what’s the end result of all this gabbing? Smarter AI assistants, sure. But the way we bark commands at our voice-controlled tech and treat the devices like lowly machines … is that making us ruder? Should we design the computers to talk to us more like humans in order to encourage empathy, or should we keep them cold and machine-like so we don’t get unhealthily attached? Is this even a problem? Find out more

GOOD QUESTION: What About the Personal Data on Those Millions of Recalled Note7s? Expert notes ‘unprecedented’ recall where users were told to stop using Note7, leaving no time to delete info. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems October 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 Technology – Daily Tech Update – November 28, 2016

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