Stories by Bob Violino


A faster, more accurate pricing tool helps this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree
lower expenses and increase margins.

Written by Bob Violino12 Sept. 16 20:30

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Predictive analytics paired with real-time data helps lower the rate of surgical infections for this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree.

Written by Bob Violino12 Sept. 16 20:30

MFC Netform

Cloud-based ERP helped turn this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, an upstart in its market, into an industry leader within 10 years.

Written by Bob Violino12 Sept. 16 20:30


A data analytics platform enables the early detection of bloodstream infections at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree.

Written by Bob Violino12 Sept. 16 20:30

Halton Regional Police Service

A data warehouse and BI software make this police department, a 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, more efficient.

Written by Bob Violino12 Sept. 16 20:30

The real dirt on programming certifications

With programmers and developers in such high demand these days, it may be tempting to think that a decision as stodgy as pursuing a certification is a waste of time. After all, doesn't it all come down to the art of your code?

Written by Bob Violino11 Aug. 15 02:20

5 things CIOs need to know about data lakes

1.The concept is still quite new. The term data lake, credited to Pentaho CTO James Dixon, has been bandied about for several years. But the idea of data lakes as corporate resources is still in its infancy, according to IDC analyst Ashish Nadkarni. A data lake is defined as a massive--and relatively cheap--storage repository, such as Hadoop, that can hold all types of data until it is needed for business analytics or data mining. A data lake holds data in its rawest form, unprocessed and ungoverned.

Written by Bob Violino01 Aug. 15 23:11

Dropbox? When is it OK to say 'yes'?

When CIO Gerry Moore joined US-based St. James Hospital Group last year, the staff and doctors wanted to use Dropbox, a popular, cloud-based storage tool often used for file sharing. Moore denied the requests because of security and compliance concerns.

Written by Bob Violino13 April 15 10:57

Architectural Firm Puts Giant Data Files in the Cloud

Perkins and Will, like many other global architectural firms, is struggling to manage ever-growing volumes of information. Data-intensive applications such as building information modeling (BIM) produce enormous files on a regular basis.

Written by Bob Violino31 July 14 07:08

9 signs you should jump ship to a new job

Poor teamwork, little experimentation, no clear career path -- your employer may be sending unmistakable signals of career stagnation. Don't miss them

Written by Bob Violino23 June 14 20:04

The Internet of Things gets real

A year ago, people were mostly talking about the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) -- what companies and government entities might do in the future to take advantage of this widespread network of connected objects.

Written by Bob Violino02 June 14 19:58

Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT

The major technology shifts under way -- the move to cloud-based services and reduced importance of the data center, the growth of mobile devices and apps and related decline in use of traditional PCs, and the greater emphasis on big data/analytics rather than traditional analytics -- are having a huge impact on corporate IT.

Written by Bob Violino18 Feb. 14 17:09