Chris Mann on Fri, 19 Jul 2002 12:25:44 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Postnuke

We did crunch the numbers, and that fee was for only one database
application. We've about 4 other floating around here as well. That and
the consultants are located in Chicago, and we would be responsible for
travel and lodging expenses for their 4 days per month that they're on
site. While that's fine for the one db app, it leaves our others hanging
out there with no one to mind them. 

Chris Mann
Systems Administrator
Legg Mason Real Estate Services

>>> 07/19/02 12:16PM >>>
On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 12:10:10PM -0400, Chris Mann wrote:
: I agree, case in point:
: Consultants (the asp toting ones) offer to manage our MS Sql
: databases.
: Cost 34k/year.
: Time spent per day: 4 hours.
: 34k/year for a part time person? We're hiring a new body. ;)

So, that's $34k/year for a half-time consultant.  Ok, hire someone
time for about what?  $60k or so, for someone worth having that has a
little experience?  Don't forget all of those extra costs associated
having an employee, such as the employer's portion of taxes, benefits,
training, etc.  I bet that $60k/year employee winds up costing when
all is said and done, over $70k/year...

With the consultant, you're not responsible for their salary (directly,
least), you're not responsible for their benefits, and you're not
for their professional development.

Sounds like you've got a decent deal going with the outsourced
Make sure you crunch your numbers before making a choice that you may
ultimately regret...

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