Nat Strickland November 20, 2008 11:57 am

The first order of business for IT is to keep everything in the company running. We have delivery trucks and forklifts, not really an "IT" thing, yet without the back-ground stuff working, the mechanics cannot order parts or pull up the diagrams for replacing instrument panels. Then the AP guys can't pay the bill that the parts supplier sends in. IT is everywhere, and a smart company knows that IT departments that are good, will always find a way to reuse existing hardware, or stretch the life out of things. We like to play and have challenges, so tough times mean we get to show off a little. Can we make a "million dollar data center" out of $250K? If we work at it we can... We are a constant cost, but we also should work to spend our budgets wisely.