Stories by Thor Olavsrud

Ease the need for IT security pros by writing more secure code

The demand for information security professionals, which already high, will surge in the next few years. Finding trained security professionals to meet the demand will be challenging, but businesses can ease the burden by training developers to write more secure code.

Written by Thor Olavsrud06 July 12 18:59

Red Hat bets on open hybrid Cloud

Calling cloud computing one of the biggest revolutions in information technology history, Red Hat's Paul Cormier on Wednesday signaled the company's intention to focus its efforts on it-specifically hybrid cloud.

Written by Thor Olavsrud28 June 12 19:20

Open source a $1 billion business, but just beginning

At the opening keynote at Red Hat Summit 2012, CEO Jim Whitehurst describes open source as entering the mainstream. While it's reach a billion in revenue, the battle for the future is just beginning, he says.

Written by Thor Olavsrud27 June 12 18:50

Social media sites lead the way for security, privacy best practices

How do your Websites stack up when it comes to consumer security and privacy protections? On the whole, when it comes to security and privacy best practices, social media sites are leading the way, while sites operated by banks and the U.S. government are lagging.

Written by Thor Olavsrud26 June 12 00:11

CIOs need to evolve or be left in the dust

For decades, business has looked to a centralized IT function to control technology infrastructure and offer services to business units and employees. Now new technologies--cloud computing, consumer-focused mobile devices in the enterprise and Big Data analytics-are eroding that structure. CIOs and the IT functions under them must prepare for transformation or be left in the dust.

Written by Thor Olavsrud22 June 12 19:26

Does VMware's move signal that Big Data is ready for prime time?

Deploying, configuring and maintaining Hadoop clusters is challenging and time-intensive, but VMware aims to change that with a new open source project that virtualizes the Hadoop cluster and makes it ready for the cloud.

Written by Thor Olavsrud13 June 12 13:20

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.

Written by Thor Olavsrud12 June 12 08:25

Big Data problem plagues government agencies

Big Data has the potential to transform the work of government agencies, unlocking advancements in efficiency, the speed and accuracy of decisions and the capability to forecast. But despite the potential benefits, most federal government agencies are struggling to leverage Big Data.

Written by Thor Olavsrud11 June 12 22:34

Ease Big Data hiring pain with cascading

Finding developers with the skills to create MapReduce jobs in Apache Hadoop is challenging, but you can ease that hiring pain with Cascading, an open source Java application framework for building enterprise Big Data applications on Hadoop.

Written by Thor Olavsrud06 June 12 19:24

VMware envisions virtualization in post-PC, BYOD era

Late last year, VMware launched a new bring your own device (BYOD) plan under which every one of its 6,000 U.S. employees was required to use his or her personal mobile phones for work. The mandate was more than a cost-saving measure. VMware appears serious about establishing itself as a leader in post-PC era enterprise computing, and getting intimate with the benefits and challenges of BYOD is essential to that plan.

Written by Thor Olavsrud17 May 12 06:55