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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7 Dwarfs of Desktop Virtualization – Whistle While You Migrate

7 Dwarfs of Desktop Virtualization – Whistle While You Migrate

In February 1938, Walt Disney Productions revolutionized animated film with the world's first full-length cel-animated feature film, carried by seven dwarfs and a princess. Seventy-seven years later, seven virtual dwarfs are...

Corvil Redefines Model for Network Data Analytics

Corvil Redefines Model for Network Data Analytics

To reduce costs and provide customers with investment protection, the network data analytics specialist announced today that it will sell the hardware part of its appliances at cost and make licenses transferable to other hardware and...

Centrify Extends Identity Management to Hadoop Clusters

Centrify Extends Identity Management to Hadoop Clusters

Centrify has optimized its Centrify Server Suite 2015 solution for Hadoop and big data environments, allowing customers to leverage Active Directory and existing skillsets to provide identity management.

Big Data Suite Goes Open Source

Big Data Suite Goes Open Source

Pivotal is releasing its data lake architecture components, including Greenplum DB, GemFire and HAWQ, to the open source community.

Big Data Leaders and Users Unite Around Standardization

Big Data Leaders and Users Unite Around Standardization

A group of Hadoop and big data application vendors, system integrators and end-users are forming the Open Data Platform association to create a common core big data kernel to eliminate fragmentation in the space.

Teradata Unveils Big Data Apps

Teradata Unveils Big Data Apps

Pre-built big data app templates will allow data scientists to create purpose-built apps to answer specific business questions for business users.

IoT Revolution Hinges on Licensing, Entitlement Management

IoT Revolution Hinges on Licensing, Entitlement Management

The new industrial revolution, powered by the Internet of Things, will rely on software licensing and entitlement management to create new revenue streams.

8 Analytics Trends to Watch in 2015

8 Analytics Trends to Watch in 2015

Business analytics are becoming 'the air companies breathe and the oceans in which they swim,' according to Deloitte Analytics. These eight trends will dominate the analytics field in 2015.

Machine Learning Helps Food Distributor Reach Its Customers

Machine Learning Helps Food Distributor Reach Its Customers

Wholesaler JJ Food Service's ecommerce portal left it a little disconnected from its customers, so it's using its data and Azure-based machine learning to bring back the personal touch.

How Digital Ecosystems Are Creating the 'We Economy'

How Digital Ecosystems Are Creating the 'We Economy'

Is the digital transformation continues, today's organizations are building digital ecosystems that tap an array of other digital businesses, digital customers and digital devices at the edge of their networks.

MapR Offers Free Hadoop Training and Certifications

MapR Offers Free Hadoop Training and Certifications

The free on-demand training initially focuses on Hadoop and HBase but will expand to other ecosystem technologies. Certification exams will also be available for developers, analysts and admins.

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