Bob Violino

Contributing Writer

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

How to harness the promise of ‘citizen developers’

How to harness the promise of ‘citizen developers’

With talent in short supply, IT is turning to end users to fulfill app dev needs. But turning these ‘citizen developers’ into business assets takes foresight and strategy.

Security vs. innovation: IT's trickiest balancing act

Security vs. innovation: IT's trickiest balancing act

An innovative initiative is only as successful as it is secure. Here’s how CIOs are balancing risk-taking with risk aversion.

6 IT roles prime for reskilling

6 IT roles prime for reskilling

Digital initiatives are not just transforming business — they are also significantly shaking up the requirements of IT roles that support them.

Career roadmap: Enterprise architect

Career roadmap: Enterprise architect

The enterprise architect role has emerged as one of the most pivotal in IT, especially for companies in the midst of a digital transformation. Here’s a look at what it takes to become an enterprise architect.

Cloud migration strategy: How to build a team of experts

Cloud migration strategy: How to build a team of experts

In order to pull off a cloud migration successfully you will need a team of experts. Here is a look at the roles you need to on your enterprise cloud migration team.

IT apprenticeships: Best practices for onboarding overlooked talent

IT apprenticeships: Best practices for onboarding overlooked talent

IT leaders share their experiences and tips for launching apprenticeship programs that successfully bridge the IT skills gap.

7 ways IT can help cut friction from the customer experience

7 ways IT can help cut friction from the customer experience

Top-notch CX is a digital business imperative. Here’s how to ensure your organization’s customer and client experience is hassle-free.

Career roadmap: Network architect

Career roadmap: Network architect

With the growing use of mobile devices and apps, edge computing,and IoT, the network architect role has become more complex and more important to the success of the enterprise.

IT pros go back to school to advance their careers

IT pros go back to school to advance their careers

To keep pace with change, IT pros are enrolling in courses and programs aimed at expanding their horizons. Here are five areas that are paying off.

IT Career Roadmap: Infrastructure software manager

IT Career Roadmap: Infrastructure software manager

A new and growing title in IT, infrastructure software manager is becoming a vital role for organizations, especially those embarking on digital transformations.

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.

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