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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.

Microsoft: Web Services is About Business Agility

NEW YORK -- With Web services beginning to gain acceptance in the business world, Microsoft came to InternetWorld Fall...

Intel Throws Down the Gauntlet

Intel , faced with continuing uncertainty in its traditional bread-and-butter market -- PC chips -- has been pushing hard to take...

Bush Administration to Call for Privacy Czar

The Bush administration is expected to recommend the appointment of a federal "privacy czar" as part of its forthcoming...

Netscape Tries Again With 7.0

Netscape Communications, not yet ready to throw in the towel in the dwindling browser wars, unveiled the Netscape 7.0...

Dell Branches Into ‘White Box’ Market

Dell Computer has begun an effort to capture a piece of the market for "white box" PCs, marking...

IBM Renews Offensive on Sun

The war between IBM and Sun Microsystems flared hotter Monday as IBM unleashed a three-pronged attack dedicated to...

Serious Vulnerability Uncovered in Apache 2.0

Red Hat Director of Engineering and Editor of ApacheWeek Mark J. Cox Friday warned of an Apache 2.0 vulnerability...

UDDI Gets Facelift

The concept of Web services has continued to evolve over the past two years since it was first introduced,...

Inktomi Narrows Focus, Appoints New CFO

With an eye to achieving profitability, Inktomi Wednesday revealed it will narrow its focus to its Web search and...

IBM Offers Processing Power As Utility

IBM on Monday took the next step on the road toward realizing its vision of computing as a utility when it...