Stories by Thor Olavsrud

  • Millennials push for public cloud, innovation

    Millennials are moving into IT decision-maker roles in their organizations. A study by Microsoft and Wakefield Research suggests they are more likely than their non-millennial peers to push their organizations to embrace the public cloud and adjust IT policies to better enable innovation.

  • IBM invests $200 million in Watson IoT AI business

    Citing escalating demand from customers looking to transform their operations with Internet of Things and artificial intelligence technologies, IBM makes a $200 million investment in the IBM Watson IoT global headquarters in Munich.

  • 5 reasons 2016 will be the year of the 'new IT'

    Digital transformation is rewriting the rules of IT, and CIOs will need to revamp their approaches if they want their companies to survive and thrive. Here are five predictions for what 2016 will bring under the 'new IT.'

  • The Internet of Things comes to the NFL

    Every NFL player and stadium will be equipped with RFID sensors and receivers, respectively, this football season, allowing the league to track fine-grained location data for every play.

  • IBM Watson bring cognitive computing to fantasy football

    Logic. Stats. Cold calculations. That's what it takes to win at fantasy football. Or is it? After all, football is as much a game of passionate intensity as it is a chess-like mental contest. That's why Edge Up Sports is teaming up with IBM as an IBM Watson Ecosystem partner to deliver an app that tackles players' emotional feels alongside a host of other stats and analyses to provide fantasy football players with an expert adviser.

  • How to find agility in the Cloud

    When Girish Juneja left his position as CTO of the Datacenter Software division at Intel to take on the role of CTO of global financial services and business services company Altisource in January 2014, Altisource was struggling with a problem many companies would love to have -- it was growing so fast that IT operations was having trouble keeping up.

  • IBM woos Cloud developers

    IBM is stepping up its efforts to attract Cloud developers. Big Blue has announced a three-pronged approach that includes a new collaborative platform to help developers stay on top of open source technologies, the release of 50 tools and services to the open source community and partnerships with 200 academic institutions across 36 countries.