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.

26 big data certifications that will pay off

Indiana University modernizes BI strategy to drive better decisions

Indiana University modernizes BI strategy to drive better decisions

The university’s Decision Support Initiative (DSI) has helped the administration and academic units improve decision-making through enhanced data, models, and processes.

Ebates looks to cloud data lake to resolve ETL dilemma

Ebates looks to cloud data lake to resolve ETL dilemma

Several years ago, an on-premises data lake was the answer to Ebates' BI infrastructure woes. Today, spikes in demand from ad hoc queries are interfering with core ETL workloads.

Farmers Insurance scales training with virtual reality

Farmers Insurance scales training with virtual reality

Farmers Insurance Group leverages VR to accelerate the training of its claims adjusters by giving them the opportunity to experience thousands of scenarios.

Digital transformation in food processing? Think automated audits

Digital transformation in food processing? Think automated audits

Food processing is still a highly manual industry, but packaging company Sealed Air is helping its customers improve yield and reduce waste with automated audits.

What is data science? A method for turning data into value

What is data science? A method for turning data into value

Data science is a method for transforming business data into assets that help organizations improve revenue, reduce costs, seize business opportunities, improve customer experience, and more.

At Wells Fargo, true transformation means making IT obsolete

At Wells Fargo, true transformation means making IT obsolete

Secil Watson, head of Digital Solutions for Business at Wells Fargo, tackles digital transformation by considering each challenge in three distinct time horizons. Her ultimate goal: to automate IT out of a job.

How virtual reality is helping Embry-Riddle transform air crash education

How virtual reality is helping Embry-Riddle transform air crash education

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has turned to virtual reality (VR) to enhance its air crash and safety investigation programs — and to launch a brand-new master’s degree in drone engineering.

GDPR is coming. Are you ready?

GDPR is coming. Are you ready?

Regulators will begin enforcing the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on May 25. Here are steps you can take to make sure your compliance program is ready.

6 data analytics trends that will dominate 2018

6 data analytics trends that will dominate 2018

As businesses transform into data-driven enterprises, data technologies and strategies need to start delivering value. Here are four data analytics trends to watch in the months ahead.

Data privacy: What your employees don’t know but should

Data privacy: What your employees don’t know but should

Employees tend to have significant gaps in their data privacy awareness, particularly about the data handling requirements of regulations like the GDPR and EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

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.

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