Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

Thor Olavsrud covers data analytics, business intelligence, and data science for CIO.com. He resides in New York.

NJ Transit leverages data for bus and rail transformation

What is data governance? A best practices framework for managing data assets

What is data governance? A best practices framework for managing data assets

Data governance defines roles, responsibilities, and processes for ensuring accountability for and ownership of data assets across the enterprise.

3 analytics and AI trends that will dominate 2021

3 analytics and AI trends that will dominate 2021

As enterprises continue to grapple with the pandemic, proving the ROI of analytics and AI, enabling intelligent automation, and leveraging data for diversity, equity, and inclusion will be critical.

Convergint builds data science team from the ground up

Convergint builds data science team from the ground up

The installer of integrated building systems’ first-ever CIO, Bhuvana Badrinathan, launched data capabilities to predict sales revenue using automated data ingestion and feature engineering.

What is business process management? The key to enterprise agility

What is business process management? The key to enterprise agility

Business process management (BPM) is the practice of discovering and controlling an organization’s processes to align them with business goals as the business evolves.

What is data analytics? Analyzing and managing data for decisions

What is data analytics? Analyzing and managing data for decisions

Data analytics is a discipline focused on extracting insights from data, including the analysis, collection, organization, and storage of data, as well as the tools and techniques used to do so.

Top 12 BI tools of 2021

Top 12 BI tools of 2021

It’s not always easy choosing a business intelligence tool to meet the needs of your enterprise. Here are 12 that could work for you.

What is business analytics? Using data to predict business outcomes

What is business analytics? Using data to predict business outcomes

Business analytics is the practical application of statistical analysis and technologies on business data to identify trends and predict business outcomes.

What is a data analyst? A key role for data-driven business decisions

What is a data analyst? A key role for data-driven business decisions

Data analysts help organizations understand the current state of the business by interpreting a wide range of data.

8 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

8 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

From BI analysts and BI developers to BI architects and BI directors, business intelligence pros are in high demand. Here are eight certifications that could give your career an edge.

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.

9 master data management certifications that will pay off

9 master data management certifications that will pay off

Individuals with expertise in master data management (MDM) are essential to helping organizations get the most out of their data and comply with regulations. Here are the MDM certifications that will give your career an edge.

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