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

How to assemble a highly effective analytics team
Feature

How to assemble a highly effective analytics team

Data-driven success hinges on strong, diverse, cross-functional data teams. IT leaders offer tips on creating and maintaining teams tuned for delivering keen data insights.
September 27, 2021
Making the most of university tech talent
Feature

Making the most of university tech talent

From establishing tech incubators to providing STEM education grants, companies are developing deep ties to tech talent at local universities while facilitating key IT skills development.
August 4, 2021
6 best practices for good data governance
Feature

6 best practices for good data governance

Data governance is becoming a key strategic initiative. Here’s how to ensure critical data assets are reliable, secure, and available for your business.
July 8, 2021
8 reasons data science projects fail
Feature

8 reasons data science projects fail

Data science may be the hottest tool for solving business problems, but flawed projects can cause significant damage, leading decision-makers astray.
June 22, 2021
7 pitfalls that undermine DevOps success
Feature

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
User acceptance: 5 tips for ensuring digital success
Feature

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
Career roadmap: Business intelligence analyst
Feature

Career roadmap: Business intelligence analyst

Data is often described as the 'new oil'. But while most understand the importance of data, it is the business intelligence analysts who are able to extract the value from data. As business intelligence technologies continue to grow in popularity, here’s a look at what it takes to become a business intelligence analyst.
February 4, 2021
5 tips for leading IT remotely
Feature

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
Feature

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
Career roadmap: Chief technology officer
Feature

Career roadmap: Chief technology officer

The chief technology officer role can be quite different from one organization to the next, but as digital transformation efforts continue across virtually all industries, demand for CTOs is likely to grow. Here’s a look at what it takes to become a CTO.
November 11, 2020
6 hidden risks of IT automation
Feature

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
Feature

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
4 tips for quick automation wins
Feature

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
What is a chief customer officer?
Feature

What is a chief customer officer?

A growing emphasis on customer experience is the most prominent trend in business today. The chief customer officer (CCO) position helps provide a single vision across all customer interactions.
May 15, 2020
Feature

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’
Feature

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
Feature

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
The high returns of low-code development tools
Feature

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.
December 4, 2018
5 reasons RPA deployments fail
Feature

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
Feature

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
How AI will revolutionize DevOps
Feature

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
How to assemble a highly effective analytics team
Feature

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
12 myths of data analytics debunked
Feature

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.
November 27, 2017
5 secrets of highly effective IoT strategies
Feature

5 secrets of highly effective IoT strategies

A winning internet of things strategy requires strong leadership, clearly defined roles and a dedicated team. Pioneering IT leaders offer hard-earned advice for IoT success.
August 8, 2017
The hard truths of navigating ageism in IT
Feature

The hard truths of navigating ageism in IT

In an industry that favors youth over experience, the best defense against age discrimination may be avoiding becoming a victim in the first place
May 30, 2017
Feature

5 things CIOs need to know about data lakes

A data lake is a massive storage repository, such as Hadoop, that can hold all types of data until it is needed for business analytics or data mining. But it's not a panacea for big-data projects.
July 31, 2015
BrandPost Sponsored by HP Inc.

Myth Busting the Open-Source Cloud Part 3

Fear of receiving adequate support for open-source cloud projects is a real concern, but one dispelled by community commitment.
May 6, 2015
Dropbox? When is it OK to say ‘yes’?
Analysis

Dropbox? When is it OK to say ‘yes’?

A healthcare CIO reverses course and lets doctors use the cloud service, but only with a layer of data encryption for security.
April 10, 2015
Feature

5 Things CIOs Need to Know About Hybrid Clouds

The definitions of 'hybrid cloud' may vary, but it's time to start planning the architecture now. It will require new ways of managing IT resources.rn
February 20, 2015
News Analysis

Pharma Company Prefers Vertical Industry Cloud

Biotech company Questcor Pharmaceuticals relies on a cloud service tailored to the specific needs of the life sciences industry--and its regulations.rn
November 24, 2014
Feature

CIOs Overcome Shortage of Business Analytics Talent

Business intelligence, analytics and big data are all the rage. But those enterprise endeavors require staffers with solid business knowledge, statistical expertise and presentation skills--skills many IT pros don't have. Here's what CIOs are doing to get them.
March 27, 2012
News

3 SOA Implementation Tips

Three tips for navigating the sea of service-oriented architecture standards.
April 27, 2007