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.

Splunk puts machine learning at center of operational intelligence portfolio

MapR helps developers leverage analytics with microservices

MapR helps developers leverage analytics with microservices

New capabilities in MapR Technologies Converged Data Platform help developers and administrators use microservices to integrate operations and analytics.

How to protect your mission-critical information

How to protect your mission-critical information

A new report by the Information Security Forum (ISF) outlines the steps you can take to determine your mission-critical information assets &and create customized plans for protecting them.

ISF consulting services seek to strengthen cyber resilience

ISF consulting services seek to strengthen cyber resilience

The Information Security Forum has announced its global ISF Consultancy Services, which offer short-term customized professional support and training to help organizations build cyber resilience and improve their security posture.

SAP makes HANA available on the PC and offline

SAP makes HANA available on the PC and offline

Seeking to make it simpler for developers to experiment with SAP HANA and prototype and build applications on the platform, SAP announced an express edition that you can use for free on a desktop or laptop as well as a new personal...

DataRobot aims to help create data science executives

DataRobot aims to help create data science executives

New DataRobot University course is designed to teach executives how to identify opportunities to optimize their business using machine learning.

SAS adds cognitive computing support

SAS adds cognitive computing support

At Analytics Experience in Las Vegas yesterday, SAS unveiled SAS Visual Investigator and SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning for the Viya analytics platform. .

Security an afterthought in connected home, wearable devices

Security an afterthought in connected home, wearable devices

In a survey of publicly reported vulnerabilities for consumer connected-home and wearable technology products between November 2015 and July 2016, the nonprofit Online Trust Alliance found that all of potential problems could have...

Carnegie Mellon University helps you control your privacy

Carnegie Mellon University helps you control your privacy

Managing your personal data in the digital age has become almost impossible. But Carnegie Mellon University has found that a combination of natural language processing, privacy preference modeling, machine lanuguage, crowdsourcing and...

How blockchain will disrupt your business

How blockchain will disrupt your business

There are still challenges to overcome, but blockchain technology stands poised to rewrite how business is conducted if its potential is achieved. Are you ready?

SAP builds next-gen data warehouse for the cloud

SAP builds next-gen data warehouse for the cloud

SAP BW/4HANA is a new data warehouse service for the real-time enterprise, designed for both on-premises and cloud deployments.

Commercial drones take off to deliver new data and business models

Commercial drones take off to deliver new data and business models

The FAA today released new regulations for the low-altitude operation of commercial small unmanned aircraft, which has the potential to unlock a wave of new data and business models built on that data.

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