Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

Real-time analytics: 4 success stories

Real-time analytics: 4 success stories

These five companies are using real-time analytics to improve agility, respond to customers as needs change, optimize pricing, and identify inefficiencies affecting their bottom line.

Bayer Crop Science leverages image analytics for precision agriculture

Bayer Crop Science leverages image analytics for precision agriculture

Images captured by drones and processed by artificial intelligence help Bayer Crop Science better serve its customers and develop crops that are more resistant to insects, disease, and storm damage.

Legal analytics: Accenture applies NLP to analyze contracts and liabilities

Legal analytics: Accenture applies NLP to analyze contracts and liabilities

To find specific information in a million-plus contracts, the global professional services company turned to natural language processing and AI, launching a legal analytics hub in the process.

Tableau joins effort to fight pandemic with data

Tableau joins effort to fight pandemic with data

Tableau's COVID-19 Data Hub is an example of how data and analytics companies are mobilizing data resources to help combat the novel coronavirus.

KeyBank calculates the cost of analytics in the cloud

KeyBank calculates the cost of analytics in the cloud

With its on-premises capacity filling up, KeyBank is pivoting its analytics efforts to the cloud — a shift that will mean big changes to how its users work, given the variable costs of queries and egress.

10 most powerful data analytics companies

10 most powerful data analytics companies

Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 analytics vendors the biggest power players within the enterprise.

What is natural language processing? The business benefits of NLP explained

What is natural language processing? The business benefits of NLP explained

Natural language processing is a branch of AI that enables computers to understand, process, and generate language just as people do — and its use in business is rapidly growing.

Top 12 BI tools of 2020

Top 12 BI tools of 2020

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.

At Port of Seattle, machine learning streamlines air cargo operations

At Port of Seattle, machine learning streamlines air cargo operations

The government agency's air cargo team at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is using artificial intelligence and computer vision for object detection and cataloging to improve operational efficiency.

4 data analytics trends that will dominate 2020

4 data analytics trends that will dominate 2020

Modernizing data management, democratization of analytics, and the need to establish trust will be of critical importance this year, as data strategy becomes a key digital business enabler.

Bank of America brings AI to equity capital markets

Bank of America brings AI to equity capital markets

Machine learning and artificial intelligence is helping Bank of America's bankers more accurately identify investors for IPOs.

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.

Catholic Relief Services leverages machine learning to fight hunger

Catholic Relief Services leverages machine learning to fight hunger

Data collection and machine learning help CRS predict which households will face food scarcity within the next few months, allowing it to respond faster and more efficiently.

Oracle unleashes cloud-based data science platform

Oracle unleashes cloud-based data science platform

The database giant is leveraging assets from its acquisition of DataScience.com to deliver a new enterprise-grade, cloud-based data science platform focused on collaboration.

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.

Bayer uses digital twins to reshape business strategy

Bayer uses digital twins to reshape business strategy

Bayer Crop Science has created 'virtual factories' to provide dynamic digital representations of the equipment and processes for each of its nine North American corn seed manufacturing sites.

Verizon boosts customer service with NLP

Verizon boosts customer service with NLP

The telecom giant has reduced costs and improved customer service response times by leveraging natural language processing and deep learning to automatically process requests.

Predictive analytics help PPG customers prevent corrosion

Predictive analytics help PPG customers prevent corrosion

The supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials has created a new analytics service to help its customers maximize the uptime and life expectancy of their industrial assets.

Top 13 data engineer and data architect certifications

Top 13 data engineer and data architect certifications

Data engineers and data architects are in high demand. Here are the certifications that will give your career an edge.

The top 9 big data and data analytics certifications for 2020

The top 9 big data and data analytics certifications for 2020

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

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