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Stories by Thor Olavsrud

How CISOs can create security KPIs and KRIs

If your information security functions like most, it develops copious amounts of data about the business's security that it delivers on a regular basis. And typically it never gets read.

Written by Thor Olavsrud26 June 15 03:07

HDS adds to advanced analytics portfolio with Pentaho buy

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) closed its acquisition of data integration, visualization and analytics specialist Pentaho, building on its growing presence in Internet of Things (IoT), operational technology (OT), big data and machine-to-machine (M2M) analytics.

Written by Thor Olavsrud09 June 15 03:30

HDS adds to advanced analytics portfolio with Pentaho buy

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) today closed its acquisition of data integration, visualization and analytics specialist Pentaho, building on its growing presence in Internet of Things (IoT), operational technology (OT), big data and machine-to-machine (M2M) analytics.

Written by Thor Olavsrud06 June 15 02:59

Can a startup democratize big data apps?

Imagine a data platform that makes it easy for line-of-business users and data scientists to extract insights, as well as share and collaborate on them, from all data sets -- big and small -- for real-time decision making. All employees, regardless of technical background, would be able to utilize the same information without the need to restructure data for any specific query.

Written by Thor Olavsrud02 May 15 06:24

Why a data-driven transformation requires a cultural shift

It's a common refrain these days: Data-driven transformation isn't just about technology adoption, it requires changing the very culture of your organization -- the way your people think, interact and work. But what does that really mean?

Written by Thor Olavsrud08 April 15 05:31

In Pictures: 9 biggest information security threats for the next two years

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a non-profit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security threats over a two-year period. Here are the top 9 threats to watch for through 2017.

Written by Thor Olavsrud18 March 15 07:59

Why businesses should focus on wide data, not Big Data

In these heady days of Big Data, a lot of organisations treat data collection like a Pokémon game: Gotta catch it all. But Dane Atkinson, CEO of cross-platform marketing analytics specialist, SumAll, says most organizations need to think wide, not big, when it comes to data.

Written by Thor Olavsrud14 March 15 02:23

CIOs Share Lessons Learned From the Journey to the Cloud

The journey to the cloud can be fraught with peril and unexpected pitfalls, but many companies have undertaken to make it anyway due to the promised benefits from agility and scalability to cost reduction. IT executives who have successfully navigated the dangers have learned many lessons along the way.

Written by Thor Olavsrud28 Feb. 15 06:34

How to Mitigate Data Monetization Risks

Collect all the data. Store all the data. Once you've got a massive reservoir of data, you'll be able to answer all the questions the business wants to ask, right? Maybe you can even anonymize the data, package it and sell it, driving revenue to the bottom line.

Written by Thor Olavsrud27 Jan. 15 06:49

CEOs Have Rosier View of Data Initiatives Than Rest of Management

CEOs may have a very different -- and far more positive -- view of the current status and benefits of data initiatives than the rest of management in their organizations, according to a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Written by Thor Olavsrud23 Jan. 15 09:11

How Big Data Analytics Can Help Track Money Laundering

For the past decade, governments around the world have established international anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing efforts in an effort to shut down the cross-border flow of funds to criminal and terrorist organizations. Their success has encouraged criminals to move their cash smuggling away from the financial system to the byzantine world of global trade. According to PwC US, big data analytics are becoming essential to tracking these activities.

Written by Thor Olavsrud21 Jan. 15 08:33

Security Experts React to President's Cybersecurity Proposals

Information security experts today praised the attention U.S. President Barack Obama is lavishing on cybersecurity, but have some concerns about how proposed legislation will be implemented and enforced while others say the proposals don't go far enough.

Written by Thor Olavsrud14 Jan. 15 06:47