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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 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...

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...

Intel Lowers Revenue Guidance by $1 Billion, Blames HDD Shortage

Placing the blame squarely on a severe shortage in hard disk drives (HDDs), Intel Monday said its fourth quarter...

Microsoft and HP Seal Deal on Public, Private Cloud Apps

Long-time collaborators Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard extended their relationship to the cloud Friday with a four-year initiative through which they...

Microsoft to Launch Windows 8 Beta, Windows Store in February

Microsoft confirmed Tuesday evening that it would launch the beta program for the latest version of its Windows operating...

Microsoft Updates Exchange 2010 with Service Pack 2

Microsoft Tuesday announced the availability of Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2, adding support for hybrid cloud environments, other enhancements...

Verizon Deals for More Spectrum as AT&T Lashes Out at FCC

Ratcheting up the pressure on its closest competitor, Verizon Wireless Friday announced that it would acquire $3.6 billion worth...

Microsoft Streamlines Windows 8 Setup

With the forthcoming Windows 8, Microsoft is aiming to make upgrading from older versions of its operating system as...

HP Chief Whitman Promises No More Surprises

Hewlett-Packard appears to have stopped the bleeding, but Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said Monday that the process of...

Box Offers $2M to Spur Enterprise Cloud App Development

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Box has launched a new program intended to spur development of enterprise applications on its cloud-based...