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.

4 data analytics trends that will dominate 2018

5 artificial intelligence trends that will dominate 2018

5 artificial intelligence trends that will dominate 2018

Everyone is talking about machine learning, deep learning, and AI. Here are five AI trends to watch in 2018.

6 internet of things trends that will dominate 2018

6 internet of things trends that will dominate 2018

Many organizations are already incorporating IoT technologies into their products, processes and workflows, but 2018 is shaping up to be a breakout year for IoT deployments. Here are six IoT trends to watch in 2018.

The real reason you’re failing at PCI DSS compliance

The real reason you’re failing at PCI DSS compliance

For more than a decade, organizations have struggled to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance. The problem isn't knowledge or technology; it's proficiency.

What is DataOps? Collaborative, cross-functional analytics

What is DataOps? Collaborative, cross-functional analytics

DataOps (data operations) is an emerging discipline that brings together DevOps teams with data engineer and data scientist roles to provide the tools, processes and organizational structures to support the data-focused enterprise.

5 information security threats that will dominate 2018

5 information security threats that will dominate 2018

The global security threat outlook evolves with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2018, enterprises must understand these five global cyber threats.

Why your BI strategy needs a universal semantic data layer

Why your BI strategy needs a universal semantic data layer

A universal semantic data layer is a single business representation of all corporate data aimed at helping users access data using common business terms via the BI and analytics tools of their choice.

19 big data certifications that will pay off

19 big data certifications that will pay off

Data scientists, data analysts and data engineers are in high demand. Here are the big data and data analytics certifications that will give your career an edge.

5 pitfalls of self-service BI

5 pitfalls of self-service BI

Self-service business intelligence offers many benefits, but bringing analytics and reporting closer to business units by bypassing IT can have unintended — and costly — consequences.

10 internet of things success stories

10 internet of things success stories

From government, to utilities, to logistics, the internet of things (IoT) is having a profound effect on many industries. Here are organizations from five verticals undergoing transformation thanks to innovative use of IoT...

10 tips for change management success

10 tips for change management success

Change management is the discipline of leading individuals, teams and entire organizations through organizational change via a combination of behavioral and social sciences, information technology and business solutions. Here are 10...

How to measure cybersecurity effectiveness — before it’s too late

How to measure cybersecurity effectiveness — before it’s too late

The majority of organizations don't apply metrics to their cybersecurity efforts, and those that do often measure the wrong things. Here’s how to ensure your cybersecurity projects pay off.

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