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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.

Alcatel-Lucent Introduces ‘Carrier Cloud’

Alcatel-Lucent Thursday unveiled a new solution that it says is the foundation for a new class of carrier services...

Microsoft Minimizes Windows Update Auto-Restarts in Windows 8

Microsoft is taking the opportunity presented by the forthcoming Windows 8 release to streamline the Windows Update (WU) process...

AT&T Debuts AT&T Platform as a Service

AT&T sought to open up a whole new dimension for its business Tuesday with the introduction of AT&T Platform...

AMD Launches 16-Core Opteron 6200 Series, Expands 2012 Road Map

After a delay of several weeks, AMD Monday took the wraps off its new 16-core Opteron 6200 chips, formerly...

50 Android Apps to Inform, Monitor and Manage

With the right apps, your Android phone can become an incredibly versatile tool. It can call up...

35 Great Free Android Apps

Okay, we get it: you want more free android apps. Sure, we've already given you a list...

SAP Unveils Business Analytics Apps Aimed at Industry Verticals

Enterprise software giant SAP on Tuesday took the wraps off 10 new business analytics applications geared toward a host...

VMware Rounds Out Cloud Offerings With Security, Analytics Acquisitions

Seeking to round out its offerings in preparation for what it describes as the "third phase" of virtualization --...

Study: Firms Lack Business Analytics Benefits

The data analysis enabled by business analytics and business intelligence software provides a critical competitive edge to firms. Yet...

Intel Introduces Dual-Core Atom Processor for Netbooks

Seeking to keep its dominant position in the netbook market, Intel announced Monday that its new mobile dual-core...