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.

Adobe takes aim at customer experience, partners with Microsoft

DataStax sets sights on customer experience

DataStax sets sights on customer experience

With companies increasingly making customer experience projects top priorities, DataStax is marshaling its resources in a move to help its customers build the data infrastructures to support them.

MapR unveils platform for IoT analytics at the edge

MapR unveils platform for IoT analytics at the edge

MapR Edge is a new small footprint edition of the MapR Converged Data Platform geared for capturing, processing and analyzing data from internet of things devices at the edge.

Teradata releases data lake platform to open source

Teradata releases data lake platform to open source

The Kylo data lake management software platform, available via the Apache 2.0 license, aims to help organizations address common challenges in data lake implementation.

MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to cloud service

MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to cloud service

Seeking to reduce barriers to entry, NoSQL database specialist MongoDB has added a free tier to its MongoDB Atlas database-as-a-service (DaaS) offering. The company has also announced a new utility to make it easier to migrate data...

Microsoft supports creative work with tech-enabled spaces

Microsoft supports creative work with tech-enabled spaces

Microsoft has partnered with commercial architecture and design specialist Steelcase to help organizations better integrate technology and workspaces to transform company culture and better support creative work.

 MapR and Outscale partner on big data PaaS

MapR and Outscale partner on big data PaaS

The cloud provider unveils a big data platform as a service (PaaS) offering built on the MapR Converged Data Platform.

How Trillium Precise enhances customer interaction and satisfaction

How Trillium Precise enhances customer interaction and satisfaction

The Trillium Precise data-as-a-service product is a data quality and enrichment offering that’s designed to provide single view of your customers enhancing identification, communication and interaction.

Cisco completes live trials of Narrow Band IoT

Cisco completes live trials of Narrow Band IoT

The Cisco Jasper IoT connectivity platform now supports a standard for Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) designed to help mobile carriers pave the way for an explosion in internet of things devices in areas like smart meters,...

Fraud rises as cybercriminals flock to online lenders

Fraud rises as cybercriminals flock to online lenders

The latest quarterly ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report shows 1 million cyberattacks targeted online lending transactions throughout 2016, causing estimated losses of more than $10 billion.

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.

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