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John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

October, 2017

  • 20 October

    It is the desire of the good people…

    It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear. -Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States

  • 20 October

    Five Bad Communication Habits to Avoid

    In a mediocre project, people are always aware that there are things they do not know, and they do not make an effort to seek clarification. They just get used to working under vague or incomplete direction instead, and the results are tenuous. A great project manager will not let that happen. In a post at the Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall describes five things not to allow in your project communications: Communicating only once …

  • 18 October

    History can predict nothing except…

    History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated. -Johan Huizinga, Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history

  • 16 October

    Remember what punishments befell…

    Remember what punishments befell us in this world when we ourselves did not cherish learning nor transmit it to other men. -Alfred the Great, King of Wessex from 871 to 899

  • 16 October

    10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

    One of the big ideas behind mentoring, knowledge management, and lessons learned (among other similar principles) is that we want to save others from making the same mistakes that we already have made. But often, people end up making those same mistakes anyway. So in a post at A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, rather than give warnings, Elizabeth Harrin just shares 10 good-to-knows about project management: Manage scope. Learn the vocabulary. Review success continually. …

  • 15 October

    Improving Diversity in Computer Science

    IT departments are seldom overstaffed in all the skills that the business wants. IT departments of the future will depend upon enticing a broader, more diverse workforce right now. This video from Bloomberg Technology describes how efforts at diversification are going.

  • 15 October

    Is It Art? The Rise of Made-for-Instagram Exhibits

    People are building art installations specifically with the social media experience in mind. For businesses, this underscores the reality that experiential marketing is the future. We must think about how we can use technology to get people excited about our products and services.

  • 15 October

    NVIDIA Has Created a Holodeck

    This is cool technology at the highest level: NVIDIA has built the Holodeck, “a photorealistic, collaborative virtual reality environment that incorporates the feeling of real-world presence through sight, sound and haptics.” Its purpose, among other things, is to help engineers design prototypes before building them in the real world. Holodeck is also AI-ready.

  • 15 October

    How to Overcome Fear in Your Career

    Fear and excitement often trigger the same phenomena in the body. Could focusing on the excitement over the fear help you work past the fear? This video from Entrepreneur shares some steps to doing it.

  • 15 October

    Arthur Blank: Listen To Your Customers

    Products and services go under when nobody buys or uses them. To ensure this never happens to you, go to the customers directly and ask them what you’re missing.