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.

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Security education on phishing can save companies millions

Security education on phishing can save companies millions

A new research report by Ponemon Institute finds that a comprehensive security training program with a continuous training methodology can improve the phishing email click rate an average of 64 percent.

Hortonworks looks to 'Internet of Anything' with acquisition

Hortonworks looks to 'Internet of Anything' with acquisition

The open source Hadoop distribution vendor aims to bring together streaming analytics and rich historical analytics with the acquisition of the key contributor to the Apache NiFi project and the creation of Hortonworks DataFlow.

Data analytics help doctors develop cancer treatment plans in a day

Data analytics help doctors develop cancer treatment plans in a day

The Collaborative Cancer Cloud will leverage big data analytics to help medical institutions sequence individuals' DNA and develop a precision treatment plan in 24 hours.

Digital publishers struggling to get real-time data

Digital publishers struggling to get real-time data

Digital display advertising is growing at a torrid pace, and the publishers that are able to leverage real-time data analytics are likely to be the best positioned to capitalize, according to a Forrester Consulting report.

Collaboration now tops list of cloud computing drivers

Collaboration now tops list of cloud computing drivers

With the market for cloud computing maturing, the value proposition of cloud adoption is shifting, according to a new report.

IBM Watson brings cognitive computing to fantasy football

IBM Watson brings cognitive computing to fantasy football

Edge Up Sports is teaming up with IBM to create a new app powered by Watson that provides a one-stop shop for fantasy football managers to glean insight from NFL players' social media interactions, weather reports, injury histories,...

IBM looks to let Watson Health 'see'

IBM looks to let Watson Health 'see'

IBM plans to acquire medical image handling and processing specialist Merge Healthcare for $1 billion to add advanced image analytics to Watson's cognitive capabilities.

GE launches industrial Internet PaaS

GE launches industrial Internet PaaS

GE's Predix Cloud is a purpose-built platform-as-a-service designed specifically for industrial data and analytics.

How predictive analytics will revolutionize healthcare

How predictive analytics will revolutionize healthcare

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System is using Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Suite and Microsoft Dynamics to create a new type of healthcare. It will use predictive analytics to focuses on prevention, better care and cutting costs.

How to find agility in the cloud

How to find agility in the cloud

Altisource, a global financial services and business services company, is in the process of going cloud native to achieve better agility in the wake of massive growth.

IBM woos cloud developers

IBM woos cloud developers

IBM has announced a three-pronged approach aimed at helping developers build and deploy open source cloud apps, including the developerWorks Open platform, the release of 50 projects to open source and partnerships with universities.

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