Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to its cloud service

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

Pentaho adds native Python integration

Pentaho adds native Python integration

The integration brings the most popular coding language to Pentaho's data integration environment, allowing it to better support machine learning and analytical environments.

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...

Partnership powers predictive and prescriptive analytics

Partnership powers predictive and prescriptive analytics

The combination of GoodData's cloud-based analytics distribution platform and Absolutdata's big data analytics consulting expertise will help the partners accelerate their clients' ability to deploy predictive and prescriptive...

 MongoDB extends database to new users, adds enterprise features

MongoDB extends database to new users, adds enterprise features

The latest version of MongoDB features graphical tools, business intelligence connectors and application performance monitoring tool integration designed to make data in the NoSQL database accessible to business analysts, data...

IBM stirs Spark-as-a-service into IBM Bluemix

IBM stirs Spark-as-a-service into IBM Bluemix

The new IBM Analytics on Apache Spark service is designed to allow developers to infuse applications on the Bluemix cloud platform with real-time analytics.

Back to the Future: Remote access technology then and now

Back to the Future: Remote access technology then and now

We may not have flying cars and hoverboards, but the world is much changed since Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown hopped in a DeLorean time machine in 1985 for the future of 2015. One big change is that the workplace is no longer...

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