Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

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Many executives still mistrust insights from data and analytics

Many executives still mistrust insights from data and analytics

Organizations say they are increasingly focusing on data-driven decision-making to guide their businesses, but a majority of business leaders lack confidence in the insights generated from data and analytics. Professional services...

Companies are complacent about data breach preparedness

Companies are complacent about data breach preparedness

The good news is that most organizations now have a data breach preparedness plan. But the bad news that many don't review, update or practice it, according to a new study.

10 questions to ask analytics vendors (before you buy)

10 questions to ask analytics vendors (before you buy)

Analytics purchase decisions are littered with opportunities for missteps. These 10 questions will help ensure you get off on the right foot.

Why CIOs must plan for API deprecation

Why CIOs must plan for API deprecation

As the strategic value of APIs continue to grow, so do the risks associated with the common act of updating or retiring them. H

5 information security trends that will dominate in 2016

5 information security trends that will dominate in 2016

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2016, information security professionals must understand these five trends.

Organizations are sloppy about securing privileged accounts

Organizations are sloppy about securing privileged accounts

While most companies have processes in place for managing administrative and other privileged accounts -- the sorts of credentials frequently used in high-profile data breaches for the past several years -- most do a poor job of...

Security education on phishing can save companies millions

Security education on phishing can save companies millions

Research by the Ponemon Institute finds that a comprehensive security training program with a continuous training methodology can reduce phishing and save companies money.

The the 'I' in CIO has evolved

The the 'I' in CIO has evolved

As Ginna Raahauge, a veteran of Riverbed and Cisco, steps into the CIO position at data integration software specialist Informatica, she reflects on the changing responsibilities of the CIO.

How IBM Watson apps are changing 7 industries

How IBM Watson apps are changing 7 industries

These seven IBM Watson-powered apps are transforming the way work is done in industries ranging from healthcare and travel to entertainment and oil & gas.

Now on CIO: 5 big data technology predictions for 2015
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Now on CIO: 5 big data technology predictions for 2015

MapR CEO and co-founder John Schroeder predicts five major developments will dominate big data technology in the new year.

Now on CIO: 5 Infosec trends that will dominate 2015
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Now on CIO: 5 Infosec trends that will dominate 2015

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2015, information security professionals must understand these five trends.

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