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My Nguyen

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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.

April, 2017

  • 19 April

    8 Best Practices for Outsourcing App Development Projects

    Many start-up companies struggle with the cost and the need for a unique software application. With only limited employees, it is sometimes impractical and costly to develop the app in-house. This is when small companies should look elsewhere. Mary Shacklett, in an article for TechRepublic, suggests small companies go with the outsourcing route, and follow these practices to avoid problems: Do your research. Look for a firm with a local contact. Execute a non-disclosure agreement. …

  • 19 April

    Why CIOs Make Great Board Directors

    CIOs are a fastest-growing addition to the boardroom, and rightfully so. Craig Stephenson and Nels Olson, in an article for Harvard Business Review, say that CIOs can help address hot issues such as using technologies to enhance operational efficiencies, improving cloud computing and digitization, and detecting risks and threats associated with information security. There are three tips to keep in mind for boards to incorporate a CIO director: Update your mindset about the role of …

  • 17 April

    5 More Things You Need to Know to Be a Better ITSM Leader

    In a previous article, we learned a few tips to become a leader of change through impacts on the team and the organization. However, the truth about great leaders in the IT industry has more layers than that—it’s also about the person you are as an individual. Indeed, a certification doesn’t make you a great ITSM practitioner, and in order to become a great leader, you need to be a great apprentice, an enthusiastic learner, …

  • 17 April

    5 Reasons to Get PMP Certified This Year

    If you’re looking for a new professional goal this year, getting certified is a good way to boost your knowledge and have more inspiration to go to work every morning. More certifications means more benefits, and the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential is recognized worldwide. It shows that you are a master when it comes to project management, and you don’t have to talk your colleagues into believing it. Elizabeth Harrin, writing for Project …

  • 17 April

    How Project Managers Can Deal with Chronic Stress and Avoid Burnout

    Stress has been a close companion of project managers. Stress can make you feel productive and doing a meaningful job, but chronic stress is harmful to your body and can cause burnout. You cannot blame external factors like work overload or society for chronic stress, because sometimes, you yourself are the direct cause of the problem. Deeply rooted habits, beliefs, and perceptions on the inside are usually the inner force that generates more stress than …

  • 17 April

    Why You Should Avoid a Project Death March

    Project managers might think of themselves as the protagonist in a blockbuster, where they take on the lead role but also all of the stress associated with it. But in an article for CIOReview, Ned Johnson writes that project managers should put themselves in the role of a stage manager who knows how to share the spotlight with other players, and gives space for the right one to play at the right time. The alternative …

  • 14 April

    CIOs Should Make 5 Changes to IT Funding in an Age of Digitization

    The digital world is at our fingertips, and we have to digitize our products and operations to catch up with the fast pace of constant technological changes. As we rely on technology to go about our daily lives, CIOs are shifting their focus from projects to products, while getting up to speed with DevOps, IoT, and agile to maximize business capabilities and outcomes. Digitization means change and innovation, but it also requires a new approach …

  • 14 April

    How to Future-Proof Your Transformation Project

    Nothing can be a solid insurance for digital transformation. Whatever looks outstanding today might look basic a few years from now. IT leaders are not only tasked with driving the digital transformation, but they are also responsible for adjusting quickly to the environmental changes during the journey. Peter Bendor-Samuel, in writing for CIO.com, says that there are three key decision-making areas that can determine the success of a breakthrough if handled with a future-proofing mindset: …

  • 14 April

    How Far Can CIOs Go in the Tech Career Path?

    Maybe being a CIO is not the best thing that happens to your life if you have the ability to climb even higher on the executive ladder. But how do you know if there is a better place to be than a CIO’s desk? And what are the best things can a CIO really do? Mark Samuels, in writing for ZDNet, talks about the career path of CIOs and their future roles, which involve the …

  • 12 April

    The Death of the Job Interview, and How Top Companies Are Replacing It

    Interviewing is a pain for anyone who has to pass this all-in-or-nothing round. However, as the person on the other side of that table, you cannot tell if people are honest and telling the truth in an interview, unless you can read nonverbal signs or their minds. According to Ron Friedman, an award-winning social psychologist, we are creating a condition where people are being dishonest because it is the only way for them to get …