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My Nguyen

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.

May, 2017

  • 12 May

    CIO Priorities: How to Set Goals That Matter

    Ambitious goals are popular, but they have their perils. With too many tasks and too little time to do them, goals can fall by the wayside sometimes. So how can IT leaders set goals that are realistic and achievable? Mark Samuels, in writing for ZDNet, offers four tips in creating goals that benefit business objectives: Make sure everyone in your team understands their targets. Create looser frameworks to help people deliver change with confidence. Understand …

  • 12 May

    IT Won’t Recognize Itself by the End of the Year

    Every email, phone call, financial transaction, and even order placed today involves the work of IT. There is nothing that doesn’t need some kind of technology, and we just cannot imagine how our lives would be like were technology to change. However, John Matthews, in an article for InformationWeek, argues that the role of IT will change more this year than in the past five years. He proposes three significant shifts IT can expect to …

  • 12 May

    3 Tips for Renovating Outdated Enterprise Software

    Jobs require knowledge workers nowadays. However, it is hard to maximize employee productivity when your employees spend half of the time at work interacting with other clients, stakeholders, and colleagues. Andrew Bourque, in an article for CIO.com, suggests that CIOs can make interactions more efficient by putting knowledge workers into a digital space. He points out three important aspects of renovating outdated enterprise software: Search is everything. Communication is key. Everyone should have an assistant. …

  • 12 May

    3 Popular Creativity Clichés Debunked

    How many times have you been asked to “think outside the box,” and how many times has it actually helped you be creative? Too many tactics and concepts are applied to describe or inspire creativity that do not really hold water. In a post at his website, thought leader and public speaker Scott Berkun writes about popular creativity clichés that may mislead your perception of how you should perform at work. Meta-Creativity Here is what’s …

  • 10 May

    5 Ways Your Company Can Find and Keep Tech Talent

    IT staff comes and goes, and CIOs find themselves contemplating how to keep on their feet. Finding and retaining talent has been the key in creating a competitive advantage for a business. However, according to Gartner’s statistics, it is also the number one obstacle keeping CIOs globally from achieving their objectives. In an article for TechRepublic, Alison DeNisco counts five avenues to help your IT organization build a better talent brand: Transparency/clarity Analytics Learning agility …

  • 10 May

    A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email

    Imagine you have a research project and you need to ask people to fill out a survey form. Would you send the survey via email or ask other people in person? You may probably think that it is faster, easier, and more convenient to send out an email to hundreds of people. However, according to a study, face-to-face requests are 34 times more effective than emailed ones. Vanessa Bohns, in writing for Harvard Business Review, …

  • 8 May

    5 Steps to Manage Project Dependencies

    Project activities hardly exist in isolation. Each task relies on the output of another activity, and everything contributes to the final result of the project. Therefore, whether you manage a simple or complex project, you will encounter dependencies. Knowing how to manage them across teams and departments is crucial in driving projects. Marian Haus, in writing for Voices on Project Management, lists five simple steps: Assess and document potential project dependencies. Align and interlock scope. …

  • 8 May

    Highlight and Reward Your Project Team’s Achievements

    There are good reasons why your employees are just not that into you. They grow tired and frustrated of being unappreciated or unrecognized for their commitment. This is bad, because you want to retain talents who can drive your business. Therefore, it is crucial to reward and recognize employee achievements to keep up their motivation. In a post for the Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall offers some tips to make reward and recognition programs effective: …

  • 8 May

    4 Change Management Tips to Avoid Change Advisory Bored-om

    A change advisory board (CAB) plays a crucial role in reviewing, discussing, and approving a change request to assess the significance and prioritization of change in a company. However, change management can be a tedious and exhausting process if you don’t know why you’re sitting to talk about it, don’t understand it, or find every change meeting a slow death. In a post for ITSM.tools, Duncan Watkins says that there are common issues regarding change …

  • 7 May

    What You Need to Know about Ergonomics for a Healthier Work Life

    A desk job can be hazardous to your health, as sitting in the same spot for a long time can induce many serious health problems. Instead of being stagnant all day, taking a break to stretch your body or alternating with other activities can ensure the health of your spine. The concept of ergonomics is all about adopting healthy work habits to achieve efficiency, productivity, and a good physical condition at work. However, does everyone …