Realizing what a time burden computer accessory distribution is, Facebook’s IT department set out to make this better. Facebook engineers brought in a vending machine and reconfigured it to sell computer components and accessories. They reworked the vending machine’s payment system to take employee ID cards, so that product could be billed to the proper department. Employees get the parts they need, departments get properly billed and the IT department isn’t overly taxed with unnecessary work. The problem was solved with a solution so innovative that it even landed them press on CNN Money.
This is a perfect example of accomplishing old task with an innovative approach!