Stories by Thor Olavsrud

In Pictures: Top Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service vendors

Choosing the right Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider is growing increasingly difficult in a highly competitive market. Here are the top IaaS players identified by Gartner and their recommended use cases.

By Thor Olavsrud | 30 July, 2015 08:59

Tags: Gartner, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IAAS), cloud computing

In Pictures: How 7 companies bring power to Hadoop Big Data applications

Intel and Cloudera joined forces just a year ago to accelerate enterprise Hadoop adoption. Here’s how seven companies have taken advantage of new technology to drive Big Data.

By Thor Olavsrud | 07 July, 2015 08:05

Tags: hadoop, big data, intel, cloudera

In Pictures: How IBM Watson apps are changing seven industries

These seven IBM Watson-powered apps are transforming the way work is done in industries ranging from healthcare and travel to entertainment and oil & gas.

By Thor Olavsrud | 10 June, 2015 08:53

Tags: apps, IBM, Watson, software

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.

By Thor Olavsrud | 18 March, 2015 07:59

Tags: information security, security, Information Security Forum

In Pictures: 10 IBM Watson-powered apps that are changing our world

IBM is investing $US1 billion in its IBM Watson Group with the aim of creating an ecosystem of startups and businesses building cognitive computing applications with Watson. Here are 10 examples that are making an impact.

By Thor Olavsrud | 07 November, 2014 08:49

Tags: startups, apps, PC, IBM, IBM Watson Group, Watson, Components, software, slideshows, cognitive computing

In pictures: 11 clean up tips for CIOs

Here are tips from four CIOs and CTOs for cleaning up your IT environment.

By Thor Olavsrud | 15 May, 2014 08:37

Tags: slideshow, IT environment, CIO

In Pictures: 12 Big Data predictions for 2014

It's been one of the big buzzwords of 2013, but what does 2014 have in store for Big Data? looks at 12 ways the technology and the market will evolve in the coming year.

By Thor Olavsrud | 12 December, 2013 08:47

Tags: slideshow, big data

In Pictures: 10 Big Data Trends Changing the Face of Business

Big data is slowly but surely changing the way companies do business. Here's a look at 10 trends shaping big data and the future of business.

In Pictures: 10 mobile device management leaders that help IT control BYOD

Managing devices in a BYOD environment is no small feat, and the right mobile device management product is a key component in making it work. Here are 10 top MDM vendors in the market today.

By Thor Olavsrud | 03 July, 2013 08:40

Tags: BYOD, device management, mobility, slideshow

In Pictures: 10 real-world Big Data deployments that will change our lives

The amount of data in the world is increasing exponentially, doubling every 18 months. Here are 10 real-world Big Data deployments you may not have realized were driven by big data.

By Thor Olavsrud | 26 March, 2013 08:49

Tags: analytics, slideshow, security, big data

In pictures: 12 scams of Christmas and how to avoid them

'Tis the season for online scams. Here are 12 of the most dangerous scams you're likely to see this holiday season.

In Pictures: 8 real-world Big Data deployments

The amount of data in the world doubles every 18 months. Here's a look at eight real-world big data deployments in a variety of industries.

By Thor Olavsrud | 05 November, 2012 08:46

Tags: slideshows, big data

In Pictures: 10 top Mobile Application Development Platforms

Development organisations are increasingly looking for a Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) that can support their needs for both current and future projects. Here are 10 that have been identified as leaders in the field.

In Pictures: 9 open source Big Data technologies to watch

With more and more companies storing more and more data and hoping to leverage it for actionable insights, Big Data is making a big splash these days. Open source technology is at the core of most Big Data initiatives. Here are nine key open source Big Data technologies to keep an eye on.

In Pictures: 10 mobile device management apps to take charge of BYOD

Managing devices in a BYOD environment is no mean feat, and the right mobile device management (MDM) product can be a key component in making it work. Here are 10 leading MDM products on the market today.

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