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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.

January, 2018

  • 8 January

    To finish the moment…

    To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

  • 8 January

    7 Habits of Highly Effective Release Managers

    Release management is a big deal, in that it is usually the thing underscoring statements like, “Ugh, I hate the new version that just came out!” Of course, a release manager’s goal is to get people to say the exact opposite of that. So in a post at his blog, Joe the IT Guy discusses seven things release managers can do to work toward better releases: Understand the difference between change and release. Have a …

  • 8 January

    Project Management Tasks That Maybe You Don’t Always Have to Do

    There are some elements of projects that we take for granted as essential, and often they are. But there are still those who would like to get heretical and rock the boat anyway. In an article for the Digital Project Manager, Patrice Embry outlines a handful of practices that he thinks maybe are not always essential to project success. Not This Time First on Embry’s list are detailed budget and projection breakdowns: I have a …

  • 8 January

    Projects to Operations: Don’t Be a Butterfingers

    The product handoff to operations is often thought of like death—it is an event far in the future, and it is best to think about the here and now instead. Of course, operations and death have nothing in common; operations is where the thing you worked so hard to create finally starts its life, so it is time for project managers to spend more time acing the handoff. Elizabeth Harrin discusses this in a post …

  • 7 January

    Apple Apologizes for iPhone Slowdowns

    People had been wondering for years if Apple is slowing down its old phones, and… now we know they are. Is an apology and a discount on replacement batteries good enough for you?

  • 7 January

    Why Amazon Might Have Its Eyes on Target

    Target is huge. Amazon is huge. Wal-Mart is still much huger. Bloomberg is beginning to speculate that Amazon’s next big move may be to acquire Target, in order to give them a unified fighting chance (but still not a “huge” chance) against Wal-Mart.

  • 7 January

    The Hyperloop Speeds to a 240-MPH Record

    Commercial hyperloops are still a long way away, but they sure are fun to keep tabs on. This video shows what it’s like to woosh across space at 240 mph.

  • 7 January

    Kevin O’Leary’s Brutal (and Funny) Advice about Careers and Self-Sacrifice

    Different people are motivated by different things, but if you have big career ambitions, then you need to surround yourself with people who understand them. Entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary shares some brutal, yet funny advice he shared with an entrepreneurial college student.

  • 7 January

    4 Things You Need to Know about the Future of SEO

    The one thing technology is guaranteeing is that the future will be weird. This video explains how even the basic shape of SEO is changing right now.

  • 7 January

    The Best Advice for New Business Owners

    Thinking about starting a business, or maybe you already started one? Major business titans like Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg share their quick advice on what to remember to make your business a success.