Need advice on how to make case to upper management for IT purchases
Posted on 2012-04-11
Our server are old and failing...I need to find ways to make a presentation to upper management to validate the need for purchasing new hardware and software and services.
How do I go about putting this together, does anyone have templates or examples or experience doing this.
Our SharePoint Server is 12 years old, our email server is 9 years old...we don't have failover....we don't have adequate backup.
I asked for funds today to purchase services today to have a well known company host our email and replicate it to our onsite server so that it would provide failover, continuity and disaster recovery for our email.
I was shot down....and told no, but we will reconsider if you can make a presentation laying out in detail why you think we need it, but be prepare to be grilled and answer all our questions and we will have lots of questions.
Our president has a "wait till it breaks" philosophy. I'm open for suggestion on how to successfully deal with a mindset like this....short of leaving and getting another job.