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John Friscia

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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.

June, 2017

  • 9 June

    The highest proof of virtue…

    The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it. -Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, British historian

  • 9 June

    5 Ways to Boost IT Metabolism

    In an article for the Enterprisers Project, Angela T. Tucci recognizes that saying “Get agile!” is not the solution—or even the right terminology—to solve every IT challenge. Nonetheless, there is room for improvement all the same. Tucci likes to describe IT’s potential speed and productivity increases as “metabolism,” and she shares five basic tips to get more of it: Have an inspirational vision. Consider the culture. Rethink your processes. Find the right tools. Learn and …

  • 9 June

    4 Ways to Reverse Destructive Mentalities for IT Decision-Making

    Are there still executives in your business who think of IT as a money vacuum? These are people who are going to stand in the way of IT evolving in the right direction, because they do not realize that IT is a genuine investment. In an article for InformationWeek, consultant Larry Alton shares four reasons why it is more accurate and healthier to think of IT as an investment rather than an expense: Allows IT …

  • 9 June

    Bimodal IT Is Past Its Due Date

    Bimodal IT, like Nixon in 1974, is getting harder to defend. In a brief post for Forrester, analyst Tim Sheedy takes a look at the trends among IT and CIOs and finds that bimodal is the wrong solution to changing demands. Because bimodal IT offers “fast” and “slow” IT—but the only acceptable speed for even operational IT is “fast” anymore. Sheedy thus discusses the paths CIOs are taking in lieu of bimodal IT in order …

  • 9 June

    5 Key Reasons Why Some Projects Succeed and Some Don’t

    Project success rates are finally on the rise, but success rates are historically so bad in the first place that it is not quite cause for celebration yet. The reality is projects keep failing, and businesses keep scratching their heads at the swamp of reasons for it. In an article for Project Times, Brad Egeland shares five underlying factors of project success that can make all the difference: Proper planning Close budget oversight Project team …

  • 7 June

    Society can exist only on the basis…

    Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks. -Lin Yutang, Chinese writer, translator, linguist, and inventor

  • 7 June

    Want to Be More Productive? Sit Next to Someone Who Is

    A pretty common practice with new hires in a business is that you sit them wherever there is an open seat. It is not the most eloquent solution, but it works. New data is revealing that there are benefits to getting eloquent though. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Jason Corsello and Dylan Minor share their research that shows how the seating chart can be leveraged to improve employee productivity. Areas of Influence Corsello …

  • 7 June

    5 Critical Tips for Stakeholder Engagement

    In a project, the project team members are mortals, and the stakeholders are the gods lounging around on Olympus. Stakeholders can be a boon to your journey, or they can smite you with a vengeance—and it all depends on if they think you are on their side. Some aspects of this challenge are considered more often than others. In a post for the PM Perspectives Blog, Elizabeth Harrin pinpoints five tips that especially make stakeholder …

  • 7 June

    Six Superior Tips for Hiring the Right Tech Talent

    Hiring the wrong person is like buying the wrong power tool, except the problems go deeper than having an embarrassing discussion with the customer returns desk at Home Depot. That is why it is prudent to hire the right person the first time. In an article for IT Business Edge, Don Tennant shares six tips from hiring consultant Scott Wintrip to effectively build the right IT team: Embrace experiential interviews. Cultivate a diverse workforce. Line …

  • 5 June

    Those that say that…

    Those that say that individuals are not capable of changing anything are only looking for excuses. -Václav Havel, Czech writer, philosopher, and politician