Stories by Bob Violino

  • Will your next car steal itself?

    As vehicles offer an ever-growing number of digital features, they could present several security threats--unless automakers manage these technologies effectively.

  • Four critical trends in IT business continuity

    In IT, failure is not an option. Not surprisingly, organizations have made it a high priority to develop and implement reliable business continuity plans to ensure that IT services are always available to internal users and outside customers.

  • IT's 6-step guide to adopting consumerization

    If your IT department is resisting the "consumerization" trend, it's in the minority. Recent research shows that most enterprises are proactively addressing this trend and the new relationship between IT and users that often accompanies a consumer IT strategy. What do they know that you don't?

  • Cloud SWAT teams

    Cloud computing poses unique security challenges for organizations, and multiple industry surveys have shown that security and privacy are among the key concerns of executives considering the cloud.

  • Off to a Fast Start

    Feeling like your business intelligence efforts are a bit sluggish and out of touch with what the company needs? Maybe it's time to try agile BI, a rapid development methodology that solicits end-user input early and often and delivers BI systems fast.

  • 7 ways to do big data right using the cloud

    There's a wealth of data out there companies can use to better understand customers and identify emerging business opportunities and threats. But how to access and work with all that data? An emerging type of service called data as a service, or DaaS, promises to help.

  • Build BI tools fast with agile approach

    Feeling like your business intelligence effort is a bit sluggish and out of touch with what the business needs? Maybe it's time to try agile BI, a rapid development methodology that solicits end-user input early and often, and delivers BI systems fast.

  • Preparing for the real costs of cloud computing

    At a cloud computing conference in New York in June, a number of speakers pointed out that the cloud is moving past the hype stage and is beginning to deliver tangible benefits to organizations. These improvements include increased flexibility and agility.

  • Cloud Security Alliance updates controls matrix

    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has launched a revision of the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM). The new matrix (version 1.1), available for free download, is designed to provide fundamental security principles to guide cloud vendors and help prospective cloud customers assess the overall security risk of a cloud provider.

  • Sorting the security standards

    Many companies are using standards and frameworks to deal with certain aspects of information security. These models can help protect systems and data, but each plays a very different role in an overall security plan.