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Flashback Fri: You can’t offer that stuff away

It’s the particular 1990s, which very big nonprofit medical center has 20 yrs’ worth of personal computer equipment when it chooses to invest $20 million to displace several independent techniques with one unified program.

As a fresh IT supervisor, this pilot seafood’s first job is to remove piles of the outdated products.

So he makes several phone calls — very first to the neighborhood community college, and then to the senior high school superintendent. Would you use some older equipment for the PC training lessons? he asks.

The fast response from the cash-strapped administrators: “Yes, many thanks!”

Fish and his group go to function identifying what must move. They look. They discover. The apparatus piles up.

In the end, fish fills the semi-trailer full with all sorts or sort of hardware computers he’ s ever offers and seen it delivered it to the faculty and high school.

But is his function done? Nearly. “Because the rebuilding of the network proceeded, we found even more stuff,” seafood says.

“This time, when I called my contacts at the educational schools, for some justification they would not come back my calls.

“But I did so get yourself a nice ‘simply no thank you’ email in one of the administrators’ assistants.”

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