Stories by Thor Olavsrud

IBM launches cognitive computing consulting practice

The new IBM Cognitive Business Solutions will draw on the expertise of more than 2,000 consulting pros who bring backgrounds in machine learning, advanced analytics, data science and development, and industry and change management.

Written by Thor Olavsrud06 Oct. 15 19:00

Hortonworks unveils big data scorecard

The new Hortonworks Big Data Scorecard is designed to help organizations assess their capabilities and build a plan to jump start big data projects.

Written by Thor Olavsrud02 Oct. 15 00:25

MapR adds in-Hadoop document database

MapR Technologies has added native JSON support to its MapR-DB NoSQL database, giving developers the capability to quickly deliver scalable applications that leverage continuous analytics on real-time data.

Written by Thor Olavsrud29 Sept. 15 15:23

Cloudera unveils in-memory store, security layer for Hadoop

The Hadoop distribution specialist today announced a new open source project designed to enable real-time analytic applications in Hadoop as well as a new open source security layer for fine-grained unified access control enforcement.

Written by Thor Olavsrud28 Sept. 15 16:50

Splunk updates platform, adds monitoring and analytics service

Splunk Enterprise 6.3 is intended to help the platform scale data collection for DevOps and Internet of Things devices, while the new Splunk IT Service Intelligence aims to deliver a central and unified view of critical IT services.

Written by Thor Olavsrud23 Sept. 15 15:16

IBM and HCL announce partnership, unveil IoT plans

The new partners will bring together solution architects and technical experts at a new Incubation Center in India to work with clients to solve challenges around the enterprise and industrial Internet of Things.

Written by Thor Olavsrud16 Sept. 15 17:12

IBM Watson Health gets new home and its first GM

IBM has opened IBM Watson Health global headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., and announced a slew of new partnerships along with two new Watson solutions. The unit also gained its first general manager.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 Sept. 15 19:10

The Internet of Things comes to the NFL

Every NFL player and stadium will be equipped with RFID sensors and receivers, respectively, this football season, allowing the league to track fine-grained location data for every play.

Written by Thor Olavsrud07 Sept. 15 15:00

Think you're agile? You're probably wrong

Businesses worldwide are overestimating their ability to flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test and launch new applications, leaving the poorly prepared to deal with competitive threats.

Written by Thor Olavsrud27 Aug. 15 20:11

Security education in phishing can save companies millions

A new research report by Ponemon Institute finds that a comprehensive security training program with a continuous training methodology can improve the phishing email click rate an average of 64 percent.

Written by Thor Olavsrud26 Aug. 15 17:42

Hortonworks looks to 'Internet of Anything' with acquisition

The open source Hadoop distribution vendor aims to bring together streaming analytics and rich historical analytics with the acquisition of the key contributor to the Apache NiFi project and the creation of Hortonworks DataFlow.

Written by Thor Olavsrud25 Aug. 15 15:56

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