It's the Economy, Dummkopf
Anyone with a 401(k), a TV set or an ounce of sense knows our economy is in
deep fill-in-the-blank-with-the-expletive-of-your-choice. IT has been through
bad times before -- jobs were lost, budgets were slashed and cool technologies
were never adopted.
This one could be even worse. And preparations, if not already underway, should
be made soon. Smart IT folks like yourselves are proactive, finding ways to
cut spending before bosses decide your salary is a great place to start. Upgrades
may be downgraded, servers virtualized so they do more, little-used apps decommissioned,
and perhaps cloud services eyed as replacements for expensive server-bound programs.
What are you doing now, and what will you do in the near and perhaps grim future?
Inquiring minds want to know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on November 05, 2008 at 11:52 AM