Bob Violino

Contributing Writer

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

Machine learning lessons: 5 companies share their mistakes

6 ways to make machine learning fail

6 ways to make machine learning fail

When learning, machine learning will make mistakes. Adopters need to anticipate that—and be careful not to make matters worse through human mistakes by IT and business

Machine learning: When to use each method and technique

Machine learning: When to use each method and technique

What exactly can you do with machine learning? We explain the various methods and techniques available to you

How to choose the right NoSQL database

How to choose the right NoSQL database

NoSQL databases vary in architecture and function, so you need to pick the type that is best for the desired task

What is big data analytics? Everything you need to know

What is big data analytics? Everything you need to know

Analyzing lots of data is only part of what makes big data analytics different from previous data analytics. Learn what the other aspects are

What is SaaS? The modern way to run software

What is SaaS? The modern way to run software

The era of installing software from a CD or from a datacenter’s server is coming to a close, as internet-delivered software makes applications available anywhere, anytime

What is PaaS? Software development in the cloud

What is PaaS? Software development in the cloud

The cloud-provided application development platform provides greater flexibility in tools and less overhead so your programmers can focus on code

What is IaaS? The modern datacenter platform

What is IaaS? The modern datacenter platform

The servers, operating systems, core software, and networking you’ve long deployed in your datacenter is moving outside your walls to the public cloud

What is data mining? How analytics uncovers insights

What is data mining? How analytics uncovers insights

Data mining is the automated process of sorting through huge data sets to identify trends and patterns and establish relationships

How to avoid big data analytics failures

How to avoid big data analytics failures

Follow these six best practices to blow past the competition, generate new revenue sources, and better serve customers

Primer: Make sense of cognitive computing

Primer: Make sense of cognitive computing

If you’re confused about exactly what it means from an IT and business perspective, you’re not alone

What it takes to be a security architect

What it takes to be a security architect

While the path to security architect varies, anyone considering the role should have a passion for IT infrastructure and protecting data

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