In a budget shortfall, we are forced to stop not backing up.

by Jonathan Wellons

Thanks for coming to today's steering meeting. I appreciate having all my senior staff here with me.

We're here to discuss a difficult infrastructure direction for our business logic and data which we're forced to make for budget reasons.

That's right, as a young company in today's market, we simply don't have the cash to not backup.

I wish as much as you that we could choose to not backup, but at this point, it's simply not feasible as a matter of money and resources. The time it takes to not backup won't fit into our timelines -- critical A-priorities would have to take resource hits and slip their schedules while we went about not backing up.

No matter how much we might like to do it, there's no way we could fit not backing up into this year's budget.

I hope as much as any of you that this is a temporary measure -- and that sales will pick up and we'll start to have the option again.

3 Comments

Bart van Kuik
2006-03-15 23:17:13
You had me laughing out loud here! An excellent way to prove a point.
Ole Hansen
2006-03-18 08:35:58
What point is poved here?
Jonathan Wellons
2006-03-18 19:15:29
Re: Ole Hansen
Good question. People often assume that doing something must cost more than not doing it. However, a realist knows the reverse is true in the case of backups. Another example might be freezing raises to save money. Doing this can be surprisingly expensive.