Intranet 2.0 Q&A
Toby Ward has published a Q&A on “intranet 2.0″, based on a webinar he presented. To quote:
Q—What is the average cost for web 2.0 implementation?
A—Total cost varies from free for open-source licensed solutions such as MediaWiki or WordPress (not including internal “brown dollars” for internal IT hours and support), to potentially millions of dollars. Some social networking platforms can be implemented for less than $100,000 (e.g. Cubeless), platforms like SharePoint (MOSS 2007) can cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars; enterprise deployments of WebSphere Portal with Lotus Connections in large organizations could cost millions of dollars. I strongly suggest however securing a budget of $10,000 – $50,000 to develop the appropriate plan (Intranet 2.0 blueprint) and roll-out and pilot one to three different tools and to analyze and adjust accordingly.