Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

Thor Olavsrud covers IT security, big data, open source technology, Microsoft tools and servers for CIO.com. He resides in New York.

Fraud rises as cybercriminals flock to online lenders

How to develop an internet of things strategy

How to develop an internet of things strategy

Former Amazon executive John Rossman shares his checklist for developing an internet of things strategy for your organization.

Collaboration key to achieving business goals

Collaboration key to achieving business goals

Collaboration technology is driving dramatic improvements in organizations' efficiency, productivity and business decisions, according to a new Harvard Business Review report.

IBM delivers machine learning on the private cloud

IBM delivers machine learning on the private cloud

IBM has unveiled IBM Machine Learning, a new cognitive platform that brings the power of machine learning to z System mainframes and eventually IBM POWER System.

Splice Machine seeks to deliver hybrid RDBMS as a service

Splice Machine seeks to deliver hybrid RDBMS as a service

Splice Machine, which specializes in open source SQL RDBMS for mixed operational and analytical workloads, is aiming to offer that capability as a database-as-a-service on AWS.

MapR delivers persistent storage for containers

MapR delivers persistent storage for containers

With its Converged Data Platform for Docker, MapR Technologies has unlocked persistent storage for containers, offering state access to files, database tables and message streams from any location.

15 data and analytics trends that will dominate 2017

15 data and analytics trends that will dominate 2017

These 15 predicted trends will shape the big data and analytics market in 2017.

In major AI win, Libratus beats four top poker pros

In major AI win, Libratus beats four top poker pros

Libratus, artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, has beaten four of the best heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em poker players in the world in a 20-day competition. Its mastery of imperfect information suggests ...

SAP adds new enterprise information management

SAP adds new enterprise information management

Aiming to help organizations better manage, govern and strategically use and control their data assets, SAP has updated its EIM portfolio.

F5 Networks unveils new application security services

F5 Networks unveils new application security services

With organizations increasingly looking to application services to secure their applications and data, F5 Networks introduces a series of new solutions to help provide visibility, context and control.

10 principles of a successful IoT strategy

10 principles of a successful IoT strategy

Former Amazon executive John Rossman says these 10 principles can help leaders successfully approach the internet of things.

Why you need a data protection officer

Why you need a data protection officer

Enforcement of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to start in about 18 months, giving regulators the ability to levy massive fines. Getting ready may require a data protection officer

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