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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How to Mitigate Data Monetization Risks

How to Mitigate Data Monetization Risks

Big data represents a substantial asset for your organization, but it's also a potential liability. Here's how to assess and mitigate the risks of your data initiatives.

CEOs Have Rosier View of Data Initiatives Than Rest of Management

CEOs Have Rosier View of Data Initiatives Than Rest of Management

A study by the Economist Intelligence Unit reports hat CEOs tend to have a much more positive view of the current status and benefits of data initiatives than lower-level management in their organizations.

5 Key Challenges Facing the Industrial Internet of Things

5 Key Challenges Facing the Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things shows every indication of rapidly transforming everything from agriculture to municipal management to energy generation and manufacturing, but it faces five potential obstacles.

How Big Data Analytics Can Help Track Money Laundering

How Big Data Analytics Can Help Track Money Laundering

Criminal and terrorist organizations are increasingly relying on international trade to hide the flow of illicit funds across borders. Big data analytics may be the key to tracking these financial flows.

Security Experts React to President's Cybersecurity Proposals

Security Experts React to President's Cybersecurity Proposals

Information security experts praise the attention President Barack Obama is bringing to security issues with his cybersecurity proposals, but some have concerns about implementation and others think Obama didn't go far enough.

4 CISO Wish List Items for 2015

4 CISO Wish List Items for 2015

With data breaches increasing in frequency, scope and severity with every passing year, the CISO has one of the most stressful jobs around. These four things could make the job less anxiety-ridden.

7 Communities Driving Open Source Development

7 Communities Driving Open Source Development

Not so long ago, the open source model was the rebellious kid on the block, viewed with suspicion by established industry players. Today, open initiatives and foundations are flourishing with long lists of vendor committers who see...

10 Top Big Data Stories of 2014

10 Top Big Data Stories of 2014

Big data has been a big topic at CIO.com in 2014. Here are the 10 most-viewed big data stories of the year.

10 Top Security Stories of 2014

10 Top Security Stories of 2014

From data breaches and cyberthreats to uncertainty around mobile, cloud and the Internet of Things, these are the security stories that dominated 2014.

5 Big Data Technology Predictions for 2015

5 Big Data Technology Predictions for 2015

Big data technologies have evolved at a torrid pace that shows every sign of continuing in 2015. MapR CEO and co-founder John Schroeder predicts five major developments will dominate big data technology in the new year.

7 Amazon Redshift Success Stories

7 Amazon Redshift Success Stories

The petabyte-scale Amazon Redshift data warehouse service has been shaking up the data warehouse market. Here are seven examples of companies that have transformed their business with Amazon hosted service.

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