, Senior Writer
Thor Olavsrud covers IT security, Big Data and open source technologies for CIO.com. He resides in New York.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Is Google Glass the next revolution in post-PC computing? Perhaps and perhaps not, but the use cases for hands-free wearable computing—whether Glass or something else—are mounting.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - VMware has partnered with Verizon to offer dual persona smartphones for Verizon enterprise customers. It's currently available on two Android-based phones, but more Android devices and iOS support are expected soon.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - PayPal CISO Michael Barrett took the keynote stage at Interop today to announce the impending death of passwords and their replacement with more robust authentication protocols based on an open standard. Apple may lead the way with its next iPhone.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - Speaking at Interop today, Open Compute Project Chairman and President Frank Frankovsky announces plans for a new open source project to develop a specification and a reference box for an open, OS-agnostic switch.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - Many companies are focusing their big data initiatives in areas like sales, marketing, customer service and R&D, but other functions like logistics or finance may offer even greater ROI.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - Today's complex IT environments make maintaining 'always on' availability more challenging than ever before, even as IT has become central to most business operations. IDC's David Tapper says organizations must adopt a plan for achieving operational resiliency.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - Splunk is seeking to make it easier than ever to use statistical analysis on your machine-generated data to automate the identification of anomalies and outliers in your systems.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - Higher education is stepping up its efforts to teach big data analytics and business intelligence, but professors say they need businesses that depend on data to work with them to provide students with real data and real business problems to solve.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Healthcare providers were among the first industries to use tablets and other mobile devices, but leveraging them fully has been difficult due to regulations that protect electronic health records and other personal health information. But enterprise content sharing specialist Box is making an aggressive play for the healthcare vertical with what it says is a HIPAA/HITECH compliant platform.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - The Associated Press's Twitter account was hijacked this afternoon and used to tweet a false message that reported two explosions at the White House had left U.S. President Barack Obama injured. One security expert says the incident underscores the need to adopt out-of-band two-factor authentication and keystroke encryption.