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Comment: Glad to see my tax is being spent wisely (Score 2) 201

by Ice Tiger (#45745111) Attached to: It's Not Just the NSA: Police Are Tracking Your Car

" Another man, who spoke to journalists but chose to remain anonymous to prevent further harassment, says he was stopped more than 25 times by police under a variety of pretences after he had attended a peaceful local protest against duck and pheasant shooting. He finally made a formal complaint after police armed with machine guns pulled him over during an evening out with his wife."

Apart from the invasion of privacy, what a complete waste of resources, maybe some budgets need to be reduced in order to cut down on waste.

Comment: Re:Build a business case (Score 2) 383

by Ice Tiger (#45593449) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Convince Management To Hire More IT Staff?

Don't forget to include the opportunity cost of the current setup. People not working on projects that might lead to business outcomes that enhance the bottom line etc

You also might want to consider shifting anything that doesn't add to the bottom line out the door, for example use O365 instead of local Exchange as that will mean less person hours spent on a commodity service rather than something that differentiates the company in the marketplace.

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