Posts Tagged ‘IT budget’

Purchasing decisions – Push the server envelope or hold out a bit?

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Speaking of servers, our Heavy Duty C-19 power reboot switches provide the perfect tool for remote power control and management for high amp servers and switches …

In today’s technology landscape, the purchaser has more options than ever on server equipment. In this TechRepublic blog post, IT pro Rick Vanover shares thoughts on different models available right now.


One thing as an IT professional I always try to do is make the best forward-looking decisions. In one category, we’ve come to a crossroads of sorts. This is the question of processor models and the corresponding server model selections that are available. I brought this up in a post earlier on the new 30nm and 45nm processor models, but how does this translate to server model purchases right now? This is important as, in most situations, the average server we purchase today is way too powerful for the software requirements we are putting it up against. This is even the case in virtualized environments.


Slashing the federal IT budget – Can someone (please) help the FBI?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

It really boggles my mind how the government can spend millions of dollars on a project, and then never produce any results. Where does all that money go?

What is it with the FBI and overspending? Back in January 2008, the Office of the Inspector General released a damning report on the Bureau’s gross mismanagement of its finances, noting that in many cases phone companies had shut down wiretaps because the FBI wasn’t paying its bills.