, Senior Writer
Thor Olavsrud covers IT security, Big Data and open source technologies for CIO.com. He resides in New York.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - With the new VMware Horizon DaaS offering, IT organizations can deploy enterprise-class virtual desktops to a public cloud, private cloud or seamlessly mix the two with a hybrid cloud deployment.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Splunk and Tableau have formed a strategic alliance through which Tableau's visual analytics business intelligence platform can connect to machine data from Splunk as a native data source. The partners say the alliance will drive new kinds of real-time business analytics.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Red Hat is extending JBoss up the middleware stack with a new business process management suite that gives organizations advanced decision and process automation capabilities.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - Achieving and maintaining PCI compliance can be an arduous and costly affair. But if you approach it in the right way, a PCI compliance program can deliver ROI. Verizon Enterprise Solutions' PCI Consulting Services recommend five key approaches for effective PCI compliance.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Big data workloads tend to suck up enormous amounts of compute resources, which can create serious log jams in your data center if the workloads aren't scheduled optimally. Adaptive Computing's Big Workflow is designed to leverage HPC and cloud technologies to help data centers adapt to big data.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - There's no getting around it: Employees who use SaaS applications are more irresponsible about password security, file transfer and IT compliance. But IT's failure to communicate about risky behavior and provide tools to help employees do their work is part of the problem. Here are steps you can take to bring SaaS back under control.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to incorporate the work.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - Informatica is aiming to ease the pain of data integration with a new platform designed to allow businesses to rapidly prototype and validate before sending projects to development.
Monday, February 17, 2014 - MapR's latest Hadoop distribution includes support for Hadoop 2.2 with YARN, but is also backward compatible with the MapReduce 1.x scheduler, promising organizations a risk-free upgrade path to the latest Hadoop architecture.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - The two partners are working to make it easier than ever to bring Hadoop into the enterprise with an open hybrid cloud model and improved customer support collaboration.