Thor OlavsrudSenior Writer, CIO

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Thor Olavsrud covers IT security, big data, open source technology, Microsoft tools and servers for He resides in New York.

The Most Dangerous Hackers Want to Steal How You Make Money

Black hat hackers that penetrate your organization and steal sensitive information like customers' credit card data are a serious threat. But some of the most dangerous hackers in the world aren't after your money; they want to steal the way your business makes money.

Verizon's IP VPN Opens a New World of Wireless Possibilities

New Private IP Wireless (LTE) service to let businesses create IP VPNs that span and integrate wired and wireless networks.

Why Open Source Is the Key to Cloud Innovation

Free and open source software (FOSS) have become pervasive in computing over the past 25 years.

Intuit Brings Big Data to Small Businesses and Consumers

When you think Big Data, products such as QuickBooks and TurboTax may not spring to mind.

IT Must Change Security Strategies to Keep Up With Cybercriminals

With an eye to the threat horizon several years out, organizations can no longer afford to leave responsibility for managing security risks at the door of the information security department.