HOW do you convince your managers that the solution you have in mind is a good/the best solution?
I need to be able to explain in layman's terms (or maybe, in business terms) WHY the solution is, in fact, a good one. Of course, this makes the implementation of the solution more expensive by default. I have to take more time to research the options, to make sure that everything I say is true (backed by facts).
Looking back on what I just wrote, I don't think it's bad for my manager to be sceptical. This keeps me sharp, and it'll prevent me for going with a cookie cutter solution for the wrong problem, more or less.
What I am looking for is actually the things I need to provide to make a business case. My biggest flaw is that I'm a techie at heart, so my solution is not from a commercial PoV, but from an elegance PoV, if you will. I know I can implement certain solutions, but maybe it's not always needed.
Don't get me wrong. We DO have a backup setup, and we can deal with server outages. We don't have a huge capacity, so we have to be careful on what we spend our hours on. We've got some time every week for random things (free initiative time), so I think I'll take my time there to pursue these issues.
PS: please retag, can't find appropriate tags