Riptide Software’s Nerd Challenge for employees, now in its third year, is just one of many creative tools used to encourage innovation in our organization. Contests like these promote problem solving, hones our developers skills, and creates a sense of community within the workplace.
There are only two reasons to have a messy server room. Either you personally have no idea what any of that stuff in there does, or the person you hired to handle that mess has no idea what any of that stuff does. Either way, both reasons are horrible ones, but luckily, ones we can easily fix.
We have all seen it before; the person who is in charge of running things on your network only has that responsibility because they've been there longer than anyone else, or just happens to understand computer technology a bit more than their manager.