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Stories by Bob Violino

Essential skills and traits of elite data scientists

These days the data scientist is king. But extracting true business value from data requires a unique combination of technical skills, mathematical know-how, storytelling, and intuition.

Written by Bob Violino27 March 18 21:00

The unexpected benefits of data analytics

Data analytics can uncover surprising insights that lead to unexpected new program or product ideas, as these six real-world examples show.

Written by Bob Violino22 Jan. 18 22:00

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.

Written by Bob Violino19 Dec. 17 22:00

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.

Written by Bob Violino27 Nov. 17 22:00

7 sure-fire ways to fail at data analytics

Data analytics is fast becoming the key to a winning business strategy. But without the right approach, skills, and tactics, your data initiatives may never add up.

Written by Bob Violino07 Nov. 17 22:00

The secrets of highly successful data analytics teams

Effective data teams bring diverse, cross-functional skill sets to bear on clearly defined business priorities — without losing sight of the value of experimentation and ongoing education.

Written by Bob Violino24 Oct. 17 21:00

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

Written by Bob Violino22 Sept. 17 20:00

The next IT jobs boom? The internet of things

Massive investments in IoT will shake up the core skills in high demand at IT organisations in the years to come. Here’s how to transform your career path to capitalise.

Written by Bob Violino12 Sept. 17 06:47

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.

Written by Bob Violino08 Aug. 17 20:00

Are companies doing enough on the IoT security front?

If security executives thought they had a lot to handle with the growth of mobile devices and the expanding digital enterprise, the emergence of connected products, corporate assets, vehicles and other “things” is taking security coverage to a whole new level.

Written by Bob Violino10 Feb. 17 22:53