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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

  • 6 October

    When Is the Right Time to Innovate?

    Okay, that does sound like a loaded question. The average executive would probably answer, “Right now,” while raising an eyebrow that the question was even asked. But the answer may not be quite that simple. In an article for Business 2 Community, Daniel Burrus adds a bit of additional nuance to the discussion. Innovate Soon On the one hand—yes, businesses should always be pursuing innovation of all kinds right now. On the other hand, when …

  • 6 October

    The Psychology of Risk and How It Affects Business

    Organizational risk, project risk, and personal risk are all different things, but the human brain addresses each of them from the same starting point. There is a genuine psychology to risk, and considerable effort has been put into studying it. In an article for Risk Management magazine, Katherine Heires discusses the psychology of risk and some takeaways to remember moving forward. Planning for Crisis From financial disasters to natural catastrophes, people’s inability to properly weigh …

  • 6 October

    5 Misconceptions about Microservices

    New concepts come with new misunderstandings. Microservices are suddenly the new hot topic of conversation in IT, and because they are so new, not a lot of people actually “get” them yet. So to help clear the air, Kevin Casey identifies and corrects five misconceptions of microservices in an article for the Enterprisers Project: Microservices are basically a repeat of service-oriented architecture (SOA). Microservices eliminate complexity. Microservices have rigid implementation requirements. Microservices and APIs are …

  • 4 October

    Posterity is as likely…

    Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else. -Heywood Broun, American journalist

  • 4 October

    4 Ways to Manage Your IT Team through Company Transitions

    Your business has reached a crossroads and could be on the precipice of big changes. During such times, it can be difficult to press ahead with big IT initiatives—since who can say if these initiatives will have any value after the changes? But there are still steps that can be taken to make IT best ready to act when the time comes. In an article for Tech Pro Research, Mary Shacklett discusses four ways to …

  • 2 October

    The New Age of Agile Product Innovation and PM: Networking Event

    Join Planisware, Computer Aid, Inc. and other PPM executives from across the Bay Area for a complimentary networking event and cocktail reception, featuring presentations from Michael Bragen of CAI, Inc, and the “father” of Stage-Gate, Dr. Robert G. Cooper. Dr. Cooper will also sign copies of his popular book, Winning at New Products: Creating Value Through Innovation. The event is a kickoff to Dr. Cooper’s two-day masterclass in San Francisco on October 25th and 26th, “Beyond …

  • 2 October

    There are three Things extreamly hard…

    There are three Things extreamly hard, Steel, a Diamond and to know one’s self. -Benjamin Franklin, polymath and a Founding Father of the United States

  • 2 October

    Rethinking IT Automation to Deliver New Levels of Business Value

    IT automation has scored lots of little wins for IT already, particularly in simple arenas like that of password resets. But there are higher, more valuable fruits on the tree still to pick. A post from SITS discusses the potential for automation to unlock new forms of value for the business, which will in turn position IT as a key partner in setting strategy into the future. The Wider Perspective In the view of Ivanti’s …

  • 1 October

    Literal Giant Robot Combat Is Coming

    MegaBots’s 12-ton, 16-foot “Eagle Prime” robot is reportedly getting ready to battle Suidobashi Heavy Industry’s also enormous Kuratas robot. It is America versus Japan in mech combat, and no, this is not a joke. The above video is about Eagle Prime. The below video is about Kuratas. For additional information, check out this article and die of delight: https://qz.com/1044197/megabots-is-finally-going-to-take-on-japan-in-the-worlds-first-giant-robot-duel/

  • 1 October

    The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

    What does it take to be an original, successful thinker? In this TED talk, organizational psychologist Adam Grant brings the data to root out the answers. Interestingly—it involves procrastination.