Bob Violino

Bob Violino

Contributing writer

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

Articles by Bob Violino

7 pitfalls that undermine DevOps success
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7 pitfalls that undermine DevOps success

IT leaders seeking faster delivery of apps and services are increasingly turning to DevOps. But blending development and operations is tricky business.
May 11, 2021
IT confronts climate change
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IT confronts climate change

Data analytics and AI are taking center stage in efforts to combat the fallout of climate change and environmental disasters across the globe.
April 22, 2021
Skills and traits of elite IT automation teams
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Skills and traits of elite IT automation teams

From RPA to AI, automation has become a key IT priority. Here’s what to look for in building a versatile team suited to automating processes across your enterprise.
March 22, 2021
User acceptance: 5 tips for ensuring digital success
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User acceptance: 5 tips for ensuring digital success

Those most impacted by digital transformations can make or break your success. Here’s how to leverage their insights, address their pain points, and exceed their expectations.
February 18, 2021
5 tips for leading IT remotely
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5 tips for leading IT remotely

With WFH and hybrid workplace strategies stretching into 2021, IT leaders must settle in to new work habits to ensure success in leading IT from afar.
December 30, 2020
5 challenges every multicloud strategy must address
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5 challenges every multicloud strategy must address

Managing multiple providers in a single environment poses distinct challenges. Here’s how to ensure your multi-cloud strategy is secure, harmonious, and cost-effective.
December 14, 2020
6 hidden risks of IT automation
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6 hidden risks of IT automation

Automation is increasingly seen as a key IT strategy for competitive advantage, but pitfalls await those who fail to heed precautions.
November 10, 2020
AI gives IT an edge in improving customer experience
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AI gives IT an edge in improving customer experience

The pandemic has only accelerated IT’s need to improve digital customer experiences. From healthcare to retail, IT leaders are increasingly turning to AI for help.
September 22, 2020
Best bang for your IT budget
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Best bang for your IT budget

With budgets uncertain and project priorities pivoting in the wake of the pandemic, IT leaders are finding several key areas worth investing in.
August 3, 2020
4 tips for quick automation wins
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4 tips for quick automation wins

COVID-19 has enterprises eyeing automation to streamline operations and solve business issues spurred by the pandemic. IT leaders share tips for achieving quick, sustainable success.
July 21, 2020
How IoT is fueling digital transformations
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How IoT is fueling digital transformations

Sanmina, Michelin, and Hudl share how the internet of things has reshaped their businesses, providing real-time insights into business processes and new connected services customers can count on.
May 28, 2020
IT’s 10 biggest challenges amid COVID-19
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IT’s 10 biggest challenges amid COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted IT operations across nearly every industry. Here’s how IT leaders are rising to the challenges.
May 12, 2020
IoT analytics: Reaping value from IoT data
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IoT analytics: Reaping value from IoT data

The internet of things may be your key to data-driven transformation. Here’s how to turn vast troves of real-time IoT data into big-time business value.
May 11, 2020
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6 tips for avoiding data analytics disaster

Given its promise in driving business value, it’s no surprise that data analytics remains a top IT investment — but success is no guarantee.
May 4, 2020
How to harness the promise of ‘citizen developers’
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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.
February 19, 2020
6 IT roles prime for reskilling
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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.
January 15, 2020
10 IT automation mistakes to avoid
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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.
April 10, 2019
Making the shift to microservices: 8 tips
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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.
February 12, 2019
5 reasons RPA deployments fail
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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.
October 17, 2018
7 keys to self-service BI success
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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.
August 28, 2018
8 keys to a successful RPA implementation
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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.
July 26, 2018
How AI will revolutionize DevOps
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How AI will revolutionize DevOps

AI’s self-learning, prediction and automation capabilities will enable accelerated development of more resilient, feature-rich applications.
July 18, 2018
The pros and cons of outsourcing data analytics
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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.
June 12, 2018
Essential skills and traits of elite data scientists
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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.
March 27, 2018
The unexpected benefits of data analytics
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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.
January 22, 2018
How to assemble a highly effective analytics team
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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.
December 19, 2017