Stories by Thor Olavsrud

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

Digital publishers struggling to get real-time data

Digital display advertising is growing at a torrid pace, and the publishers that are able to leverage real-time data analytics are likely to be the best positioned to capitalize, according to a Forrester Consulting report.

Written by Thor Olavsrud19 Aug. 15 19:44

Collaboration now tops list of cloud computing drivers

With cloud computing maturing, the competitive advantages provided by cloud adoption are declining, but not being in the cloud is turning into a serious disadvantage, according to a new report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

Written by Thor Olavsrud15 Aug. 15 07:05

IBM Watson bring cognitive computing to fantasy football

Logic. Stats. Cold calculations. That's what it takes to win at fantasy football. Or is it? After all, football is as much a game of passionate intensity as it is a chess-like mental contest. That's why Edge Up Sports is teaming up with IBM as an IBM Watson Ecosystem partner to deliver an app that tackles players' emotional feels alongside a host of other stats and analyses to provide fantasy football players with an expert adviser.

Written by Thor Olavsrud13 Aug. 15 23:45

IBM looks to let Watson Health 'see'

IBM today moved to bolster the Watson Health platform with rich image analytics through the $1 billion acquisition of Merge Healthcare, a specialist in medical image handling and processing. It is the third health-related acquisition for IBM since the launch of the Watson Health unit in April.

Written by Thor Olavsrud07 Aug. 15 02:28

GE launches industrial Internet PaaS

GE took its industrial Internet platform to the cloud today with the announcement of Predix Cloud, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering designed specifically for industrial data and analytics.

Written by Thor Olavsrud06 Aug. 15 02:21

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 Olavsrud30 July 15 08:59

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

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