Bob Violino

Contributing Writer

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

Videoconferencing vendors meet demands with free versions

Videoconferencing vendors meet demands with free versions

As COVID-19 forces workers to remote offices, videoconferencing is becoming a lifeblood of business. These free videoconferencing offerings can help you meet the demand of the new work-at-home norm.

What is a chief automation officer? And do you need one?

What is a chief automation officer? And do you need one?

Companies are creating a new C-suite position, chief automation officer, to oversee RPA, indicating how important automation has become in the age of digital transformation.

Scaling agile and DevOps for digital transformation

Scaling agile and DevOps for digital transformation

Overhauling your product and services development and delivery process at the organizational level can help ensure digital success.

Containers and Kubernetes: 3 transformational success stories

Containers and Kubernetes: 3 transformational success stories

This powerful combo of workload portability and orchestration has become an invaluable business asset in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments.

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.

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