Stories by Thor Olavsrud

Accenture expands AWS Business Group

In a move designed to help customer be more agile, Accenture is expanding its Accenture AWS Business Group to enhance its cloud application migration, development and management offerings.

Written by Thor Olavsrud02 Dec. 16 01:42

Microsoft embraces open source in the cloud and on-premises

Microsoft is positioning itself as the software vendor of choice for enterprises that maintain hybrid cloud environments, and it's opening its arms to Linux and open source software to do it.

Written by Thor Olavsrud22 Nov. 16 07:28

DataStax buys DataScale, plans to launch managed cloud service

The NoSQL database software specialist, which powers companies like Netflix and eBay, has acquired DataScale, a specialist in cloud-based management services for data infrastructure. The company plans to launch DataStax Managed Cloud service in early 2017 based on Apache Cassandra in early 2017.

Written by Thor Olavsrud17 Nov. 16 01:53

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 firm KPMG says data and analytics leaders need to make establishing trust a priority.

Written by Thor Olavsrud03 Nov. 16 06:29

Internet of Things poised to transform cities

Local, state and federal government officials agree that smart cities initiatives, enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT), will deliver cost and operational efficiencies.

Written by Thor Olavsrud01 Nov. 16 00:26

Companies 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,

Written by Thor Olavsrud29 Oct. 16 04:39

Formula One puts you in the Grand Prix with VR and AR

Last week, Formula One and Tata Communications provided a peek into the future of motorsport when they announced the winners of its 2016 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize, focused on fan-created virtual reality and augmented reality apps.

Written by Thor Olavsrud28 Oct. 16 04:47

What is MANRS and does your network have it?

The Internet Society's Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative is designed to provide measures to improve the resilience and security of the internet's routing infrastructure to keep it safe for businesses and consumers.

Written by Thor Olavsrud14 Oct. 16 00:41

How IoT makes electricity generation more efficient

With the help of GE Power, the New York Power Authority is leveraging sensors and predictive analytics to reduce unplanned downtime and make its 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines more efficient.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 Oct. 16 22:45

IBM invests $200 million in Watson IoT AI business

Citing escalating demand from customers looking to transform their operations with Internet of Things and artificial intelligence technologies, IBM makes a $200 million investment in the IBM Watson IoT global headquarters in Munich.

Written by Thor Olavsrud05 Oct. 16 03:21

MariaDB reduce admin overhead for DevOps teams

New version of MaxScale software adds support for data streaming, enterprise security and high availability to cut administration overhead for DevOps teams.

Written by Thor Olavsrud04 Oct. 16 08:00