, Senior Writer
Thor Olavsrud covers IT security, Big Data and open source technologies for CIO.com. He resides in New York.
Monday, December 2, 2013 - Microsoft will cease providing security updates and supporting Windows XP in April. Is your migration under way? Here are some steps to take to start the process.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - A new study by Ponemon Institute finds many small and mid-sized business don't see cyber attacks as a significant threat to their business.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - It's become a common refrain that marketers need to become more data-driven. This infographic breaks down the pressures that chief marketing officers are under and the upside to embracing big data.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - Facebook has released RocksDB -- an embeddable, persistent key-value store for fast storage -- to the open source community. The embedded database is intended to support applications that need low-latency database accesses.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - Open source big data application platform specialist Concurrent has released a new version of the Cascading application framework and simultaneously released Cascading Lingual 1.0, an ANSI SQL interface for Hadoop.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - Microsoft's new Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) licensing program, which replaces the ECI and EAP programs, could increase enterprise customers' costs by as much as 40 percent.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - Facebook has released Presto -- a distributed SQL query engine optimized for running ad-hoc interactive queries on data sources up to petabytes in size -- to the open source community under the Apache license. It says Presto is 10x better than Hive.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Rackspace Hosting says it has rearchitected its public cloud with a workload-oriented framework designed to deliver optimal performance and price based on the workload. It now comes in two flavors and the company says more are on the way.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - The launch of Windows 8 last year was the biggest product launch in the industry's history. How do the company's previous Windows launches stack up? Follow the timeline of Microsoft's operating system releases in this infographic.
Monday, October 28, 2013 - After a year of in-the-field testing, the Windows Azure HDInsight Service, which allows customers to spin up Hadoop clusters in the cloud, gets the green light for release into general availability.