Bob Violino

Contributing Writer

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

Best bang for your IT budget

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.

4 tips for quick automation wins

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.

How RPA helps organizations deal with a global crisis

How RPA helps organizations deal with a global crisis

The coronavirus has caused priorities to shift. There is a new focus on automation tools that can be rapidly deployed to decrease costs, support the remote execution of business processes and build resilience.

8 key IT lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis

8 key IT lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis

IT’s heroic response to the pandemic has highlighted the technologies, strategies and culture necessary to drive success going forward.

Career roadmap: Cloud engineer

Career roadmap: Cloud engineer

The shift to the cloud has been so pervasive that it has left a lot of companies with a skills gap they are struggling to fill with professionals who have cloud experience. That makes it a great time to be a cloud engineer.

How IoT is fueling digital transformations

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.

What is a chief customer officer?

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.

IT’s 10 biggest challenges amid COVID-19

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.

IoT analytics: Reaping value from IoT data

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.

6 tips for avoiding data analytics disaster

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.

5 keys to supporting telework effectively and securely

5 keys to supporting telework effectively and securely

Suddenly countless numbers of people are working from home. This massive shift in work processes can have huge repercussions from a security, privacy, regulatory and data governance standpoint.

Career roadmap: Machine learning engineer

Career roadmap: Machine learning engineer

Machine learning is one of the most in-demand skills in today’s technology job market. Kyle Hamlin, principal machine learning engineer at Sailthru, discusses what it takes to travel on that career path.

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 functies ideaal voor her- en bijscholing

CIO's moeten deze functies, rijp voor her- of bijscholing, in overweging nemen

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.

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