Saturday, May 19, 2012

Government in Action

Re(1):  'State paid $22K each for Internet routers', The Charleston Gazette, Chip Ellis

The sales agents recommended a smaller router -- with a list price of $487.

Here is the ONLY reason for buying and installing a router capable of supporting thousands of connections at a   site of four client machines...

Because requesting, justifying, ordering, and buying equipment via baroque government purchasing processes is so inefficient that it subsumes the cost savings of right-sizing the purchase.

For example, if it takes two years to properly size, request, justify, order, and install the gear it might be more efficient to initiate the process quickly and simplify the purchase.  Oops, it took these goobers two years to buy and install the wrong gear.  Yowser...

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