How much should a IT assessment cost?It assessment
Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:14 PM
Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:14 AM
Hi Tecgirl37 and welcome to our forums.
You have not provided sufficient information for us to make meaningful estimations.
If you post back with details of the small business, size, no. of employees, no of computers, operating systems used, sioftware used, data storage required, Internet connection methodologies employed and the objectives of the IT system and priorities, together with the scope and objectives of the IT assessment it will enable our members to hopefully provide you with some sort of indications.
Posted 09 June 2017 - 05:38 AM
Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:00 AM
There are no written strategic plans, goals, objectives, no budget, no inventory list or list of all software used.
This is an alarming situation to be in, and needs addressing as a matter of urgency.
In the meantime it might be wise to focus on the issues of server malfunction and email outages as a troubleshooting issue rather than an IT assessment.
It should be possible for IT consultants to carry out an initial assessment of the main problems, prepare an action plan and recommendations in one working week. Costs are difficult to quote as local rates vary from territory to territory however in my location an initial assessment to determine the way forward would be around the £7,000 to £10,000 area (GBP) +VAT ( 20%)
This would indicate the way forward and does not of course include the remedial work that would be required.
It would be normal in the final recommendations to include reference to the Business Continuation (Resiliance) strategy, Disaster Recovery Plans, Back up Strategies,Training issues etc. however without addressing the issues of "There are no written strategic plans, goals, objectives, no budget, no inventory list or list of all software used. it is difficult to be more precise....
It would be fair to say however that the whole assessment will not be cheap, however the costs may pale into insignificance compared with the potential losses that could be encountered if insufficient resources are not allocated to the situation.
Hope this helps
Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:24 AM
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