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.

Why Red Hat is tackling BPM

Teradata unveils improved QueryGrid connectors

Teradata unveils improved QueryGrid connectors

Teradata is updating QueryGrid, which allows business analysts to use SQL to query multiple analytics engines without having to move data or learn a new language.

Nonprofit's digital transformation puts young people to work

Nonprofit's digital transformation puts young people to work

By becoming a data-driven organization, Philadelphia Youth Network has gained the capability to deploy funding faster and more efficiently and has also gained the equivalent of one to two full-time employees by automating workflows.

Why digital transformation is a make-or-break proposition

Why digital transformation is a make-or-break proposition

These five business attributes will govern your ability to meet the demands of the Information Generation.

How risk management leads to increased profit margins

How risk management leads to increased profit margins

Companies that put a premium on risk management can cope with ever-increasing business risks while seizing opportunities that present themselves.

Hortonworks to speed Hadoop cloud deployments

Hortonworks to speed Hadoop cloud deployments

Hortonworks has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Budapest-based SequenceIQ, a specialist in deployment automation technology for launching on-demand Hadoop clusters in the cloud or any environment that supports Docker...

Microsoft closes acquisition of R software and services provider

Microsoft closes acquisition of R software and services provider

Microsoft acquires Revolution Analytics, a commercial provider of services for the open source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics.

Why a data-driven transformation requires a cultural shift

Why a data-driven transformation requires a cultural shift

Metrics and analytics power nearly everything IT does at online marketplace Etsy. Its CTO attributes its success at becoming data-driven to the creation of a culture of learning and discovery.

Hadoop powers big data digital marketing platform

Hadoop powers big data digital marketing platform

Splice Machine and RedPoint Global join forces to provide customers with an omni-channel marketing platform powered by Hadoop.

7 principles of data-driven transformation

7 principles of data-driven transformation

Becoming a data-driven enterprise requires a plan and the right people, technology and culture. These seven principles of data-driven transformation will help you successfully make the journey.

IBM to invest $3 billion in Internet of Things

IBM to invest $3 billion in Internet of Things

A new IBM IoT unit will focus on creating an open platform and tools to help organizations leverage enterprise and IoT data.

Microsoft adds MDM capabilities to Office 365

Microsoft adds MDM capabilities to Office 365

Leveraging Microsoft Intune and Azure Active Directory, Microsoft extends built-in mobile device management capabilities to Office 365 commercial plans at no additional cost.

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