Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Budgets are tough everywhere. Tough budgets make decisions even harder to get, because now every penny is scrutinized. Of course, it's scrutinized in the form of a negative proof. Which totally sucks. You can lay out a plan that will save tons of money yet still get shot down because, hey, it might not happen like that, ergo why take the chance. It's almost reminiscent of those "nobody got fired for buying IBM" clichés, back before the kids and all the new hotnesses.
at 9:50 PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
I'm sure you've all been there, in that huge meeting where everybody punts on the details and leaves it all up to you. You, diligently, take up the reins and make bold, forward thinking design decisions. You then make a fatal mistake, you go back to get approval from a group that wanted no part in making those decisions. You must now pay the penalty.
Pro Tip: When going back, it's best to "inform" rather than seek "approval."
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Don't get me wrong, Google Apps is awesome. It's a better service than we could ever provide for our users if we built everything ourselves. There is something to be said about "all your eggs in one basket" or something like that. Just something to ponder...