Bob Violino

Contributing Writer

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

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.

Developing data science skills in-house: Real-world lessons

Developing data science skills in-house: Real-world lessons

Organizations are looking inward to fill data science needs, developing the culture, courses and programs necessary to deepen data analytics expertise.

7 keys to self-service BI success

7 keys to self-service BI success

Self-service business intelligence empowers business users to glean valuable insights from data — without IT intervention. Here’s how to make the most of this growing trend.

7 secrets to a successful multi-cloud strategy

7 secrets to a successful multi-cloud strategy

Deploying a multi-cloud strategy can lead to substantial benefits, while avoiding vendor lock-in. Here’s how to do it right.

8 keys to a successful RPA implementation

8 keys to a successful RPA implementation

Robotic process automation can reap efficiencies and free up staff time for higher-value tasks. Here’s how to do RPA right.

How AI will revolutionize DevOps

How AI will revolutionize DevOps

AI’s self-learning, prediction and automation capabilities will enable accelerated development of more resilient, feature-rich applications.

The pros and cons of outsourcing data analytics

The pros and cons of outsourcing data analytics

Organizations are increasingly tapping service providers to glean insights from their data. Here are the benefits and risks of analytics outsourcing.

The 7 fundamentals of IT consultant success

The 7 fundamentals of IT consultant success

Looking to strike out on your own? IT consultants reveal the skills and practices you’ll need to succeed as an independent IT pro.

Essential skills and traits of elite data scientists

Essential skills and traits of elite data scientists

These days the data scientist is king. But extracting true business value from data requires a unique combination of technical skills, mathematical know-how, storytelling, and intuition.

Risky AI business: Navigating regulatory and legal dangers to come

Risky AI business: Navigating regulatory and legal dangers to come

Artificial intelligence poses a wide range of hidden and unknown dangers for enterprises deploying the technology. Here’s how to guard against the legal and compliance risks of AI.

The unexpected benefits of data analytics

The unexpected benefits of data analytics

Data analytics can uncover surprising insights that lead to unexpected new program or product ideas, as these six real-world examples show.

Safeguarding your biggest cybersecurity target: Executives

Safeguarding your biggest cybersecurity target: Executives

Top execs make big targets, especially when traveling abroad. Here’s how to protect C-level officers from whaling, espionage, and themselves.

How to assemble a highly effective analytics team

How to assemble a highly effective analytics team

The right mix of skills, strong leadership and stretch goals are just a few of the secrets to building a top-notch analytics team primed to derive lasting value from your data.

12 myths of data analytics debunked

12 myths of data analytics debunked

From data concerns to staffing needs to technology combinations, data analytics misconceptions abound. Here’s a no-bull look at how to leverage data science to deliver bona fide business results.

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