Yearly Archives: 2008

November 12th, 2008

In Business

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How much do websites cost?

You can set up a website for free. And Google has spent over $10 billion on its website. So it is safe to say that most websites cost between $0 and $10 billion. How much will your site cost? There is no way to be certain ahead of time, but we can offer some advice.

All websites fall into two categories:

1.) they offer content

2.) they offer a service

Examples: A blog about computers ...

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March 31st, 2008

In Business, Technology

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The most expensive software project failure ever: $3.7 billion

The modern, affluent standard of living depends on society’s infrastructure, both physical and intellectual: airports, highways, bridges, ports, telecommunication networks, databases, power plants, and the software that makes it all run.  150 years ago it was still common for massive bridge projects to meet with catastrophic failure. The engineers of the 1800s slowly mastered the art of working with iron and then steel. The projects grew in scale, and the skills of the project managers needed to keep apace.

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