[Mimedefang] MIMEDefang mentioned in InfoWorld article
matt at beyondzero.net
Wed Sep 12 13:31:16 EDT 2007
On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 01:24:24PM -0400, Cormack, Ken wrote:
> The response I got from management was "that's just a funny-money number",
> it doesn't respresent anything "tangible". Remember from the earlier thread
> this week, I'm the guy that lost the battle with management to preserve our
> legacy filters in favor of their "magic quadrant" commercial pick. There
> are some battles you just cant win.
> Just a heads-up.
Yep, been there. In the business parlance, the terms I hear are "cost
avoidance" and "cost cutting". Most senior management doesn't care
about or reward "cost avoidance" since basically you are saying "look
at how much money I did NOT waste."
The response tends to be "it is your job to avoid cost, if you want to
impress me, find a way to cut existing costs..."
The only success I've had with getting cost avoidance to be noticed is
when it is placed side-by-side with what equal competitors are
spending, i.e. we spend $10K a year preventing malware from getting on
the network, and our biggest competitor spends $100K, etc....
PGP RSA Key ID: 0x1F6A4471 aim: beyondzero123
PGP DH/DSS Key ID: 0xAFF35DF2 yahoo msg: beyondzero123
Theoretically, people see money on the counter, and no
one around, they think they're being watched.
Honesty through paranoia.
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