Bob Violino

Contributing Writer

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

The top SaaS companies for business

The top SaaS companies for business

These 10 SaaS providers offer leading business management, productivity, software development, and collaboration tools from the cloud

Can the cloud save you money? These companies say yes

Can the cloud save you money? These companies say yes

How four companies improved storage, security, scalability, and the bottom line by moving to the cloud

What is big data analytics? Fast answers from diverse data sets

What is big data analytics? Fast answers from diverse data sets

Analyzing large volumes of data is only part of what makes big data analytics different from traditional data analytics

VMware Cloud on AWS? These customers are all in

VMware Cloud on AWS? These customers are all in

An electrical contractor, a cyber security vendor, and a law firm discovered three big reasons to run VMware on the Amazon cloud

What is IaaS? Your data center in the cloud

What is IaaS? Your data center in the cloud

The compute, storage, and networking you’ve long deployed in your data center are now available on demand in the public cloud

What is PaaS? Platform-as-a-service explained

What is PaaS? Platform-as-a-service explained

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

What is SaaS? Software-as-a-service defined

What is SaaS? Software-as-a-service defined

Internet-delivered software makes applications available anywhere, anytime

Cloud management: What you need to know

Cloud management: What you need to know

In the emerging multicloud world, new management challenges arise. And so do new solutions, including CSPs, CMPs, and CASBs

Machine learning lessons: 5 companies share their mistakes

Machine learning lessons: 5 companies share their mistakes

Machine learning can also go terribly wrong, making you regret that enthusiastic rush to adopt

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 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

What is cognitive computing? Here’s what you should know

What is cognitive computing? Here’s what you should know

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

What it takes to be a security consultant

What it takes to be a security consultant

The move to security consultant can be rewarding and challenging (in a good way), but be prepared to market and sell yourself and your services

Machine learning proves its worth to business

Machine learning proves its worth to business

AI on the verge: Early adopters reap business benefits, as machine learning nears the mainstream

To the cloud! Real-world container migrations

To the cloud! Real-world container migrations

Forward-thinking organizations offer real-world lessons for containerizing enterprise apps for the cloud

Machine learning offers new hope against cyber attacks

Machine learning offers new hope against cyber attacks

Game-changing technology could deliver a new level of protection for enterprise networks

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