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Saturday, 22 October 2011

When you have invest or fail

Often people don't invest in their business IT, can we keep it going another year? Its your job as support to make it work, I don't have the money right now.

If a server is six years old and it's done 24/7 for that time, it's tired. Full stop it will not perform as it did when you bought it.

Would a car be the same after six years no matter how many services it had had? Why would IT be different, if your business was to drive a van and your van is always breaking down would you buy a new van or see the business fail?

IT is no different, we all have to invest, year on year, otherwise we find old unreliable, out of warranty, end of life applications and the path out is really painful as everything has to catch up six years.

Invest every year, gradually, make IT like the utilities, something we cannot be without and budget for it annually and save that pain you will feel when services fail and your core business suffers.

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