Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

Thor Olavsrud covers data analytics, business intelligence, and data science for CIO.com. He resides in New York.

What is natural language processing? The business benefits of NLP explained

4 data analytics trends that will dominate 2020

4 data analytics trends that will dominate 2020

Modernizing data management, democratization of analytics, and the need to establish trust will be of critical importance this year, as data strategy becomes a key digital business enabler.

9 master data management certifications that will pay off

9 master data management certifications that will pay off

Individuals with expertise in master data management (MDM) are essential to helping organizations get the most out of their data and comply with regulations. Here are the MDM certifications that will give your career an edge.

Oracle unleashes cloud-based data science platform

Oracle unleashes cloud-based data science platform

The database giant is leveraging assets from its acquisition of DataScience.com to deliver a new enterprise-grade, cloud-based data science platform focused on collaboration.

Top 13 data engineer and data architect certifications

Top 13 data engineer and data architect certifications

Data engineers and data architects are in high demand. Here are the certifications that will give your career an edge.

The top 9 big data and data analytics certifications for 2020

The top 9 big data and data analytics certifications for 2020

Data scientists and data analysts are in high demand. Here are the big data certifications that will give your career an edge.

12 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

12 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

From BI analysts and BI developers to BI architects and BI directors, business intelligence pros are in high demand. Here are a dozen certifications that could give your career an edge.

What is a data analyst? A key role for data-driven business decisions

What is a data analyst? A key role for data-driven business decisions

Data analysts help organizations understand the current state of the business by interpreting a wide range of data.

What is data science? Transforming data into value

What is data science? Transforming data into value

Data science is a method for transforming business data into assets that help organizations improve revenue, reduce costs, seize business opportunities, improve customer experience, and more.

GDPR is coming. Are you ready?

GDPR is coming. Are you ready?

Regulators will begin enforcing the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on May 25. Here are steps you can take to make sure your compliance program is ready.

Data privacy: What your employees don’t know but should

Data privacy: What your employees don’t know but should

Employees tend to have significant gaps in their data privacy awareness, particularly about the data handling requirements of regulations like the GDPR and EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

5 artificial intelligence trends that will dominate 2018

5 artificial intelligence trends that will dominate 2018

Everyone is talking about machine learning, deep learning, and AI. Here are five AI trends to watch in 2018.

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