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Thor Olavsrud

Thor Olavsrud is a journalist covering data analytics, security, infrastructure, and networking for CIO.com. He's especially interested in companies that use data to transform their business to tackle problems in innovative ways. As a senior writer, his articles focus on practical insights, analysis, and business use cases that can help CIOs and other IT leaders navigate the shifting IT landscape.

IBM Acquires Worklight to Expand Mobile Capabilities

Signifying the ever-increasing importance of mobile to the enterprise, IBM Tuesday added another company to its arsenal with the acquisition of Worklight, which offers a mobile applications...

Apple Blows Past Estimates with $46.3 Billion Quarter

Apple earnings report shocked analysts by topping the company's formal revenue guidance for the holiday quarter by $9.3 billion and analysts' revenue estimates by $7.2 billion. The company...

Despite Thailand Floods, Intel Reports Record 2011 Results

After lowering guidance in December due to the knock-on effect of flooding in Thailand that severely disrupted hard disk drive manufacturing, Intel Thursday bounced back, posting revenue...

Microsoft Defies Weak PC Market and Analysts Expectations

Despite softness in the PC market, Microsoft Thursday defied expectations to post record earnings of 78 cents per share for its second quarter, ending Dec. 31, 2011....

LG Signs Microsoft License Agreements for Android, Chrome

LG Electronics Thursday became the latest in a long line of mobile device manufacturers to ink a licensing deal with Microsoft to protect itself from litigation over...

Apple Leads App Stores in Revenue, but Android Is King of Free

In some ways, 2011 was the year of the App Store. The Apple App Store for iPhone and Apple App Store for iPad remained the kings of...

Microsoft Windows XP Losing Share to Windows 7

Microsoft appears to be losing ground in the operating system market to itself. The Windows XP operating system shed 2.4 percent of global market share in December,...

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Roadmap Leaked

The next release of the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating system, dubbed Tango, will be aimed at low-end smartphones with the "best prices" according to a leaked...

Apple Reportedly Snaps up Anobit, Will Build R&D Center in Haifa

Apple has reportedly acquired Israeli solid state drive (SSD) controller specialist Anobit for between $400 million and $500 million and also plans to open a research and...

CollabNet: Enterprise Cloud Development to Be Next Wave in 2012

As cloud development platforms mature to include enterprise-grade security and regulatory compliance, enterprise cloud development will come to the forefront in 2012, predicts CollabNet. Brisbane, Calif.-based CollabNet, a...

Microsoft Beefs Up Office 365 EU, US Regulatory Compliance

In a bid to make the Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite more attractive to European and US customers subject to regulatory compliance, Microsoft Wednesday announced it would...

Microsoft Windows Azure Update Previews Hadoop Distro

Microsoft Monday released an update of its Windows Azure cloud operating system with numerous new features, including a preview of an Apache Hadoop-based distribution for the platform...

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