Just like the title says. I am looking for a word or phrase for a someone who "throws money" at a situation, but for technology. They may not know what they are doing, the underlying tech behind it, or if its the right solution. Instead, much like someone who "throws money" at a solution, trying to get it to go away (which often does not work), this person will "throw tech" at a solution to try and make it go away.

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    That's a "CEO", on even days. (On odd days the CEO lays off techies because the tech strategy isn't working.)
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 22:17
  • what? that doesn't make sense/
    – anonymous
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 22:18
  • Those people are called people with "more chips than brains".
    – JEL
    Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 0:06

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A general term for this is a brute force solution. I don't know of a tech specific variant.

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