Bob Violino

Contributing Writer

Bob Violino is a freelance writer who covers a variety of technology and business topics.

IT Career Roadmap: Infrastructure software manager

6 strategies for avoiding cloud vendor lock-in

6 strategies for avoiding cloud vendor lock-in

A credible threat of defection can help you leverage competitive pricing opportunities and escape long-term relationships gone bad.

8 ways the cloud is more complex than you think

8 ways the cloud is more complex than you think

The cloud may spark automated push-button fantasies, but the reality of shifting to cloud services is quite a bit more complicated.

How to better integrate IT security and IT strategy

How to better integrate IT security and IT strategy

Organizations see a future in which IT security is deeply woven into their overall IT strategy. Here’s how they plan to get there.

6 ways to deal with the great data scientist shortage

6 ways to deal with the great data scientist shortage

Rather than wait for want ads to go unfilled, organizations should rethink, retrain, reorganize and reach out to fill the data science talent gap.

10 IT automation mistakes to avoid

10 IT automation mistakes to avoid

From RPA to DevOps, the upside of automation is an easy sell. But in practice automation can prove tricky if not tackled right.

Making the most of your data analytics budget

Making the most of your data analytics budget

Analytics investment is on the rise, but results can be elusive. Here’s how orgs are spending on tools and personnel to get the biggest bang for their buck.

Making the shift to microservices: 8 tips

Making the shift to microservices: 8 tips

The move to microservices represents a sea change in application development. Here’s how to unpack the complexity of such a big shift.

How virtual assistants are driving business value

How virtual assistants are driving business value

Leading organizations are leveraging virtual assistants to streamline operations and better serve the needs of staff and customers alike.

AI proves its value in improving customer experiences

AI proves its value in improving customer experiences

Organizations are transforming artificial intelligence into business wins, thanks to initiatives aimed at improving customer outcomes.

The high returns of low-code development tools

The high returns of low-code development tools

By accelerating app delivery and reducing development workloads, low-code tools are emerging as a key strategy for supporting business transformation.

5 reasons RPA deployments fail

5 reasons RPA deployments fail

Robotic process automation offers significant benefits, but many RPA pilot projects go nowhere thanks to a mix of planning, personnel and implementation issues.

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