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bio website arttaylor.com
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CTO at commerce-related startup. Hobbies include programming languages.


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comment How do you explain the necessity of “nuke it from orbit” to management and users?
@RoryMcCune if you haven't established trust so management will take your estimates without debate on a small issue such as this, you have to work on that first. Until then, you need to use historical numbers from the usual sources (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, etc.).
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comment How do you explain the necessity of “nuke it from orbit” to management and users?
Quite often, an IT department will have a number of machines staged for replacement or delivery to new hires, either new machines or machines that have been cleaned after someone has left the company. Hiring managers often stink at letting them know that someone is starting on a particular date, so they buffer hardware. In this case, it's often simpler and less expensive (not to mention less disruptive) to walk to the person's desk, take their laptop, give them a "new" laptop, and wait for them to befoul it.
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answered How do you explain the necessity of “nuke it from orbit” to management and users?