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Stories by Thor Olavsrud

GDPR is coming. Are you ready?

Regulators will begin enforcing the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on May 25. Here are steps you can take to make sure your compliance program is ready.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 April 18 19:48

Data privacy: What your employees don’t know but should

Employees tend to have significant gaps in their data privacy awareness, particularly about the data handling requirements of regulations like the GDPR and EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

Written by Thor Olavsrud09 March 18 22:00

4 data analytics trends that will dominate 2018

As businesses transform into data-driven enterprises, data technologies and strategies need to start delivering value. Here are four data analytics trends to watch in the months ahead.

Written by Thor Olavsrud02 Feb. 18 22:00

6 internet of things trends that will dominate 2018

Many organizations are already incorporating IoT technologies into their products, processes and workflows, but 2018 is shaping up to be a breakout year for IoT deployments. Here are six IoT trends to watch in 2018.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 Jan. 18 22:00

What is DataOps? Collaborative, cross-functional analytics

DataOps (data operations) is an emerging discipline that brings together DevOps teams with data engineer and data scientist roles to provide the tools, processes and organizational structures to support the data-focused enterprise.

Written by Thor Olavsrud21 Nov. 17 22:00

Why your BI strategy needs a universal semantic data layer

A universal semantic data layer is a single business representation of all corporate data aimed at helping users access data using common business terms via the BI and analytics tools of their choice.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 Nov. 17 22:00

5 pitfalls of self-service BI

Self-service business intelligence offers many benefits, but bringing analytics and reporting closer to business units by bypassing IT can have unintended — and costly — consequences.

Written by Thor Olavsrud20 Oct. 17 21:00

10 internet of things success stories

From government, to utilities, to logistics, the internet of things (IoT) is having a profound effect on many industries. Here are organizations from five verticals undergoing transformation thanks to innovative use of IoT technologies.

Written by Thor Olavsrud03 Oct. 17 21:00

12 Microsoft Power BI success stories

Microsoft Power BI provides organizations with self-service business intelligence tools that allow users to analyze, visualize and share data using the familiar Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Here are 12 success stories built on Power BI.

Written by Thor Olavsrud16 Aug. 17 20:00

Inside Antares Capital’s remarkable cloud-first transformation

After GE Capital sold Antares Capital, newly hired CIO Mary Cecola had to build an IT team and infrastructure from scratch. With an eye toward making IT a strategic partner to the business, she opted to go cloud-first.

Written by Thor Olavsrud24 July 17 20:00

14 big data certifications that will pay off

Data scientists and data analysts as well as engineers and developers with the skills to work with big data technologies are in demand and well-compensated. Want an extra edge looking for your next job? Get big data certified.

Written by Thor Olavsrud21 July 17 09:24
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