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My is a staff writer for AITS. She has a varied background in writing and marketing, having previously worked for the World & Vietnam Report among others.

March, 2017

  • 24 March

    Why Efficient Project Governance Can Help Your Projects Succeed

    Project governance is a critical element of any project, as it addresses responsibilities for strategic decision-making, and can be particularly useful to the change control processes. When implemented well, project governance can make a positive impact on the quality and speed of decision making on significant issues. However, many organizations think of governance like a goblin, or something that holds no value to the business but required for legal purposes. Kiron Bondale writes on his ...

  • 24 March

    Transform Your HR Department to Keep Up with Digital Transformation

    From Nokia to iPod Nano, and then iPhone and Family Hub Refrigerator, technological innovations have tremendously changed the way we used to live, as well as improved the quality of our life. They have introduced an era in which almost everything is mobile and just a few clicks away. Along with that, companies buckle under the need to deploy technological advances simply because they cannot afford to stay behind the curve. Surprisingly, to become digitally ...

  • 24 March

    5 Things Enterprise Software Developers Can Learn from Consumer Apps

    Much of enterprise software has an unshakeable clunkiness to it. What can software developers do to cast off this impression? In an article for Network World, Mike Nadeau delineates a few practices that businesses can adopt to empower employees through simplified and easy-to-use applications: A mobile-first approach An eye toward development culture Self-service that employees actually see Personalized user experience Easier collaboration between business and IT View Your Employees as Your Loyal Customers Don’t assume ...

  • 24 March

    4 Customer Disruptions That Can Halt Your Team’s Progress

    Like a martial artist striking specific pressure points on an opponent’s body, just a few distractions can destroy the whole workday. The good news is that organizations and managers can actually help reduce distractions in the workplace. Maura Thomas says in an article at Harvard Business Review that many leaders don’t know that they are trapped in the following four situations that prevent a team from focusing on producing its best work: They create an ...

  • 22 March

    7 Tips to Create Work-Life Balance in Tech

    When was the last time you actually sat down for a long, good conversation with your friends or family? If you cannot even remember the most recent date, you are probably working too hard. However, your workaholism is neither a phenomenon nor a disease. In a recent survey from Comparably, only 65 percent of tech workers said that they were satisfied with their work-life balance. Alison DeNisco, in writing for TechRepublic, sees this problem and ...

  • 22 March

    What Is the Point of Learning C?

    Many programming languages have come and gone since C language was devised in 1972, and yet C has continued to survive up to this day. This doesn’t necessarily mean it’s thriving though–far from it, perhaps. So the question is–should people ignore this language completely and focus on something more useful and timely, or is it still something worth learning? Paul Rubens examines this question in an article for CIO.com. Old Habits Die Hard Azriel Fasten, ...

  • 22 March

    4 Key Drivers of Digital Transformation in 2017

    Digital transformation is something nicely said but hardly done. It is imperative and has reshaped businesses in all aspects, from enabling new business models to enhancing customer services. As digital technology continues to evolve, successful digital transformation (DX) will require more careful collaboration and thoughtful planning. Michael Segal, in an article for the Enterprisers Project, talks about four key drivers of DX, and how they will they impact businesses of all sizes: Digitization and employment ...

  • 22 March

    5 Change Mistakes a Good Program Manager Won’t Make

    By nature, program managers spin a lot of plates. They also want to make those plates spin better by spurring changes that improve the bottom line. However, changes don’t necessarily mean good results, and sometimes, program managers make mistakes that are costly to their business. In a post for Axelos, John Tibble points out five change mistakes that a good program manager will know to avoid: Ignoring the old 70-percent-failure factor Associating “change” purely with ...

  • 20 March

    6 Back-to-Basics Steps to a More Efficient Service Desk

    The IT service desk is the measure of a business’s maturity and intelligence. Without a service desk, a company easily finds itself trapped in futile practices where it keeps creating and delivering services or products that customers don’t need. In order to constantly enhance the two-way communication process, and become more ethical and strategic in doing business, the service desk needs to be improved. In a post for ITSM.tools, Elzette Wilkinson suggests six steps to ...

  • 20 March

    Why Note-Taking Practices Can Change Your Work Outcomes

    Unless you have a photographic memory, you just cannot remember every single piece of information that other people say or show you, and that’s why you need to write things down to “store” your data. To Sam Grier, writing at the IT Managers Inbox, note-taking is a daily skill and can be improved. Notes can get messy and useless if a person doesn’t know how to organize them. As a result, Grier introduces an information ...

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