Stories by Thor Olavsrud

How predictive analytics will revolutionize healthcare

In the bucolic Upper Connecticut River Valley in New Hampshire an academic medical center is working to rewrite the book on healthcare with the help of predictive analytics, wearable devices and the cloud.

Written by Thor Olavsrud30 July 15 23:31

How to find agility in the Cloud

When Girish Juneja left his position as CTO of the Datacenter Software division at Intel to take on the role of CTO of global financial services and business services company Altisource in January 2014, Altisource was struggling with a problem many companies would love to have -- it was growing so fast that IT operations was having trouble keeping up.

Written by Thor Olavsrud27 July 15 23:39

IBM woos Cloud developers

IBM is stepping up its efforts to attract Cloud developers. Big Blue has announced a three-pronged approach that includes a new collaborative platform to help developers stay on top of open source technologies, the release of 50 tools and services to the open source community and partnerships with 200 academic institutions across 36 countries.

Written by Thor Olavsrud23 July 15 06:21

Startup launches Big Data-as-a-service

For many enterprises, big data is hard and slow. Procurement and deployment of data infrastructure can be both expensive and difficult to scale at the pace that data volumes can grow. A startup founded by former Netezza executives says that the answer to these data engineering woes is the cloud.

Written by Thor Olavsrud23 July 15 02:42

The evolving meaning of the 'I' in CIO

The average tenure of CIOs has reached 5.8 years, according to CIO's 2015 State of the CIO study, but CIOs are still known for moving around a fair bit. When CIOs transition from one company to another, it's a great time to look into the future, reflect on the past and consider how the CIO's role is changing.

Written by Thor Olavsrud21 July 15 00:02

How Big Data analytics helps hospitals stop a killer

Big Data. Predictive analytics. Real-time. Actionable insight. There's a buzzword smorgasbord around the use of data to derive value. It doesn't help that sometimes the benefits can be esoteric, or at least hard to visualize. But sometimes the benefits are crystal clear, as in the fight against sepsis, one of the leading killers in the US.

Written by Thor Olavsrud19 July 15 00:51

In Pictures: Top Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service vendors

Choosing the right Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider is growing increasingly difficult in a highly competitive market. Here are the top IaaS players identified by Gartner and their recommended use cases.

Written by Thor Olavsrud15 July 15 08:59

How SAP plans to bring analytics to soccer

In what SAP and City Football Group (CFG) call a "groundbreaking event" for the sport of soccer, the two companies today announced a global, multi-year marketing and technology partnership that will provide CFG and its four international football clubs with analytics for business operations, fan engagement and player and team performance.

Written by Thor Olavsrud08 July 15 03:13

IT is not the bogeyman it used to be

Rogue IT (or Shadow IT) has been a bogeyman in IT circles for years, but new research from the nonprofit Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) suggests that business units increasingly find it important to keep IT in the loop, even as their power to purchase their own IT solutions is growing.

Written by Thor Olavsrud03 July 15 06:35

R Consortium aims to strengthen data analysis

The Linux Foundation today announced the formation of the R Consortium, intended to strengthen the technical and user communities around the R language, a specialized programming language for statistical data analysis.

Written by Thor Olavsrud01 July 15 04:22

comScore CTO shares big data lessons

comScore is no stranger to big data. The digital analytics company was founded in 1999 with the goal of providing intelligence to companies about what's happening online.

Written by Thor Olavsrud30 June 15 00:28

How CISOs can create security KPIs and KRIs

If your information security functions like most, it develops copious amounts of data about the business's security that it delivers on a regular basis. And typically it never gets read.

Written by Thor Olavsrud26 June 15 03:07

IBM announces container service for Bluemix

At DockerCon in San Francisco today, IBM announced IBM Containers, an enterprise-class containers based on Docker and built on Big Blue's Bluemix platform-as-a-service (PaaS). The service, IBM says, is intended to help developers deliver applications across hybrid cloud environments.

Written by Thor Olavsrud23 June 15 06:04

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