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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

  • 1 May

    What Project Managers Should Know about RFIs and RFQs

    Jargon abounds in business and in the legal realm. People can especially be confused with acronyms like requests for information (RFI) and requests for quotes (RFQ). Knowing the difference and how to best implement each will help craft a good sourcing strategy for project managers. In an article for TechRepublic, Moira Alexander provides a “cheat sheet” to make crafting and responding to RFIs and RFQs much simpler: RFI: fact-finding document to seek more information from …

  • 1 May

    The Five Big Changes Project Managers Need to Make

    It is never fun to make changes, but at times, change is necessary. Project managers today not only need expertise, strategy, and leadership, but they also need a business lens and adaptability skills. Sometimes, they are even required to be change creators and trend leaders. In a post for the PM Perspectives Blog, Nadine Rochester list five changes that project managers need to make in order to keep up with the changing face of project …

April, 2017

  • 28 April

    IT Is Too Important to Leave to IT—Involve Your Business Partners

    The love-hate relationship between IT departments and end users isn’t something new and uncommon anymore. As long as there are IT people who want integration work and users who challenge every single detail of an online app, there are misunderstandings and frustration between these two groups. However, the needs of both sides must be valued in a manner that supports the needs of the organization and its overall business strategy. Mark Smalley, in writing for …

  • 28 April

    3 Sources of Project Failure

    Project failure is like a mental allergy that project managers all try to avoid. There are various reasons behind the big flop, but certain key factors that all project managers need to pay attention to are the same. James Mukoma, in a post at his blog, talks about these all-too-common reasons that explain a project failure and how to avoid these traps: Overpromising and under-delivering Micromanaging Withholding important information Playing with Fire Many project managers …

  • 28 April

    8 Tips for Smarter Risk-Taking in IT

    Many people tend to avoid risks because inaction can be safer than action. However, often successful people got to where they are because they were willing to take risks that no one else was. Carla Rudder, in an article for the Enterprisers Project, asked eight technology and business leaders to share how they cope with risks. She shares their tips for taking smarter risks in IT: Challenge the status quo. Embrace emerging technologies. Celebrate failure. …

  • 28 April

    How to Develop an Internet of Things Strategy

    Gartner predicts that by 2020, there will be nearly 20 billion devices on the Internet of Things (IoT), and more than $300 billion in revenue will be generated from IoT device. While the IoT can facilitate the process of building value for your company, success depends on various factors, such as the type of business you have, your capabilities, and your ability to understand this new technology. In an article for CIO.com, Thor Olavsrud says …

  • 26 April

    6 Pieces of IT Career Advice

    The IT career is hardly an easy journey. There will be stumbling blocks, and it’s great if you have people who can help you foresee and get through them. Brian Holak, in an article for TechTarget, shares the best pieces of IT career advice that a selection of IT executives have ever been given. Their responses are supplemental pills that can spare you some headaches along the way: Take the outsider perspective. Be a good …

  • 26 April

    5 Steps to Turn Your Company’s Data into Profit

    Most organizations believe that information is a valuable commodity, and having as much information as possible can change and drive business success. However, with a vast resource of data comes the need to interpret it into an advantage. In an article for TechRepublic, Alison DeNisco lists five steps to help businesses use their data to get the biggest business impact: Discovery Decision analysis Monetization strategy Agile analytics Enablement Don’t Hoard Aimlessly If you store information …

  • 26 April

    Machine Learning: Where It’s Been and Where It’s Going

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a budding field. Nowadays, many businesses are trying to figure out how to use it to their advantage. Indeed, AI can help reduce operational costs, improve efficiency, generate revenue, and enhance customer experiences. In an article for the Register, Danny Bradbury says that there’s a chasm between many current AI deployments and a mature approach with sensible business benefits, and companies need to know how to get from here to there. …

  • 26 April

    How to Get Your Team to Follow Through after a Meeting

    Project meetings are a part of any business life. A meeting is where goals are often set, tasks are assigned, and progress is expected. However, whether your team implements their roles after the meeting is questionable. Paul Axtell, in an article for Harvard Business Review, says that once you’ve left the meeting, things come up and priorities shift. Therefore, you should end the meeting with clear agreements on specific actions and completion dates for each …