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Q: Costs for ICT architecture ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Costs for ICT architecture
Category: Computers
Asked by: nickyict-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 01 Sep 2006 07:27 PDT
Expires: 01 Oct 2006 07:27 PDT
Question ID: 761370
In my ICT department there is a debate about reasonable costs for
creating an ICT architecture. We all agree that creating ICT
architecture for a smaller organisation should cost less than creating
one for a multinational. We do however not have any benchmark data for
this debate.
I'm looking for benchmark data for this debate. So my question is:
Are there any benchmarks for the costs for creating an ICT
architecture for different organisations. I would appreciate
benchmarks for initial cost and for maintenance costs (annually). As
my organisation the ICT department for a university, I would
especially like benchmark data for education organisations. But
really, other benchmarks would also be interesting
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Costs for ICT architecture
From: affordablemagic-ga on 02 Sep 2006 15:13 PDT

That is a great question but could you define exactly what will
constitute a correct answer and earn the $100? Just for clarity,
something like this:

The winning bid will be the person who supplies start-up, and the
initial year ongoing cost of any ICT architecture for a university of
40,000 based on a Windows 2000 not including telecommunications.

Otherwise what defines a correct answer is entirely subjective.

Look forward to supplying what you need.

Subject: Re: Costs for ICT architecture
From: nickyict-ga on 04 Sep 2006 02:16 PDT
The winning bid is the person who does the best job of making clear
(by providing good examples, and perhaps a few lines of text on
theory) which are defining parameters for the cost of ICT
architecture. And gives good price indications (of course).

For our debate, benchmark data on universities are very good to know,
but also data on other organisations are very interesting, to support
the debate. I'm preparing a presentation to tell more about this

Good enough to match my expectations is a list of minimum 15 benchmark
organisations of varying size, with good descriptions (eg. size of the
organisation, complexity of ICT architecture, inclusions/exclusions).
The benchmark should indeed describe initial costs and maintenance
costs (annual costs).

Your assumption is correct: my university is approx 40,000 based on a
Windows 2000 not including telecommunications.

Hope this helps

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